Matching Up HTML boxes and Text

I’m working on a website, and what is the best way to get a html text
box that has a color applied to it, to automatically match up with the
content of the html text? Basically, I struggle with when I use a
photo as a background, and I want to put white boxes (or any color of
box) on top of the photo to hold HTML text info, how do I keep the
text from overflowing into the background, because what I see in
Freeway Pro (5.3.2), doesn’t always match up nicely to what I see in
Safari - sometimes the text runs past my text area colored box, or
sometimes the text runs short and then I end up with an unnecessary
blank area.

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Joe


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There is a setting in Pro that allows you set the height of a box as undefined ie it fits the content.

You can set this in preferences under Preferences>Layout as a default Yes/No or Ask

You can also change the HTML box in the inspector with the Box selected 1st Tab then down to Dimensions. If you click the up/down arrow graphic left of the height quantity box this will “undefine” the height of the box ie allow it to grow to suit the content.

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On Jun 11, 2009, at 7:02 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

There is a setting in Pro that allows you set the height of a box as
undefined ie it fits the content.

You can set this in preferences under Preferences>Layout as a
default Yes/No or Ask

You can also change the HTML box in the inspector with the Box
selected 1st Tab then down to Dimensions. If you click the up/down
arrow graphic left of the height quantity box this will “undefine”
the height of the box ie allow it to grow to suit the content.

David

Thanks David! That is just what I needed. However, my 2 photos I’m
using for the backgrounds average about 400Kb. I’m wondering if that’s
too much, or if there’s something I can do to make them more efficient.

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You might give this action a try for your background…http://www.actionsforge.com/actions/view/141-full-background-proportional

it will re-size the image background to fit the browser window and will keep the image in proportion, I’m not sure if it will shrink the file size.


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