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here I have my very first website; maxilla.nu

I have run into difficulties on page 2 ”om mig / about me”.

At the top, I have tried to do a timeline, but I do not get the portraits of the us. presidents to ”sit” properly. Or more correctly, the texts telling their names…

I have tried very trick ”in the book” to circumvent this, bout it all falls down …Any suggs.?

And also, the title of the website ”MAXILLA”, jumps up and down a little…, but that is not such a great issue any more… Or what do you think?


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At the top, I have tried to do a timeline, but I do not get the portraits of the us. presidents to ”sit” properly.

Each of the portraits and their captions are in separate Divs which means that different browsers when rendering text at slightly different sizes will make a mess of your layout.

This applies to your whole page and you can see that if you look at your page in Safari. From Safari’s View Menu choose ‘Zoom Text Only’ - now use Cmd+ a couple of times to increase the text size. What happens to your layout?

That is what viewers using other Browsers and Operating systems will see.

For your Timeline I would create a Table to hold the images and text in different cells which will keep everything together.

But for your other elements you will need to allow ‘wriggle room’ to allow for text to display at slightly different sizes.

BTW - Do you mean to have the following in your Div m2

© Arne Gustafsson, Stockholm Sweden

This is something that I would more often expect to see in a footer at a legible size.

David


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Dear David!

Thanx f your reply! But I have no idea what this means;
”Div m2”? And your first sentence, it also reads:
”their captions are in separate Divs”…

I do not know what that means either…
Even if I understood it, I could do something about it…! :wink:

I once chooses FW Pro since I hate coding, but now I do understand that you have to go under the ”hood” even in theis magnificent software and do some coding… Or at least try to understand it…


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I once chooses FW Pro since I hate coding, but now I do understand that you have to go under the ”hood” even in theis magnificent software and do some coding… Or at least try to understand it…

No coding required - FW creates Divs to hold each of your images or blocks of text unless you choose to use Table Layout.

A Div is like a an individual item that stands alone on your FW page so 2 Divs side by side on your page have no interaction with each other. That is why if you increase the text size these Divs can grow to accommodate the enlarged text and instead of pushing the item (Div) next to it out of the way, instead they overlap obscuring what is behind.

So Div m2 is an item you created on your Master page that contains your copyright text.

If you use FW’s Table Layout method then items cannot overlap and will push each other around the page.

What I am suggesting you do is ‘draw’ a Table and place your text and images within the cells of the table so that the Table will hold the relative positions of the text and images together.

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You wrote:
”A Div is like a an individual item that stands alone on your FW page so 2 Divs side by side on your page have no interaction with each other.

How can I prevent this from happening?

So Div m2 is an item you created on your Master page that contains your copyright text.

Should i remove the copyright bit?

I have tried the table thing today, but it was not such a great success…


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How can I prevent this from happening?

If you want Divs to interact with each other then you have to use an inline layout. ie resizing of one Div will push another out of the way rather than overlap it.

Should i remove the copyright bit?

No I dont think that you should remove it but I do think that you should put it somewhere more appropriate and at a size where it can actually be read.

I have tried the table thing today, but it was not such a great success…

If I get a chance I will put together an example later.

D


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