My new site: looking shifty

The text box and orange ‘special offer’ boxes look OK in Safari and Firefox (centred under the links and main image where I intended them to be), but in Internet Explorer they have both shifted to the right.

What can I do to fix this?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

We’d need a link to see it.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Oops, can’t believe I forgot to include the link! It’s www.comms-plus.co.uk.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Hi Jackie

Please remember when you are posting a link to a site to include the http:// bit as well.

This will ensure that it is a clickable link for everybody and it is then more likely that people will go and have a look.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Oh dear, I’m not doing very well today am I!

OK, here’s the proper clickable link http://www.comms-plus.co.uk.

Any help and advice would be appreciated from the wonderful people on this forum.

Thanks in advance.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Hi Jackie

Nearly there but be careful that you don’t include anything extra in the link that mucks it up

Your link has a full stop on the end that has become part of the link and breaks it

Anyway we are looking to see what we can find wrong - watch this space.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Hi Jackie

How did you put this section together - I mean the ‘Sign up…’ and the ‘Welcome …’ bits.

These are not html layers inserted into a div are they.

Try drawing an html box (Blue button on or check the Layers box) full page width.

Double click inside till cursor flashes>insert html item (resize to suit sign up text)

Repeat process to insert a second html item and resize to suit Welcome text

1st box click and choose float left 2nd float right

Copy your texts into these 2 boxes and try it.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

On 9 Jun 2008, 10:53 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Hi Jackie

1st box click and choose float left 2nd float right

Strike that, reverse it (as Mr. Wonka would say). Right first, when it comes to floats.

Walter


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

So second box float right before you float the 1st one left?

Remind me Walter what happens if you float them in the wrong order - its IE6 that has the problem is it?

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

It’s Firefox, too. The issue is that if the right box goes second, it
appears approximately one line of text lower than the left box. It’s
first enter the right box, float it right, then second, enter the
left box and float it left. The important thing is the order of the
boxes in their parent.

Walter

On Jun 10, 2008, at 8:18 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

So second box float right before you float the 1st one left?

Remind me Walter what happens if you float them in the wrong order

  • its IE6 that has the problem is it?

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Huh… I’ve never noticed that problem before on my own sites (I’ve
always left, left, right a 3 column). I usually insert a fourth div,
1px height 100% wide and set to clear both. Am I correct in thinking
the semantic order is the insertion order, regardless of float?

Walter Lee Davis wrote:

It’s Firefox, too. The issue is that if the right box goes second, it
appears approximately one line of text lower than the left box. It’s
first enter the right box, float it right, then second, enter the
left box and float it left. The important thing is the order of the
boxes in their parent.


Ernie Simpson – Freeway 5 Pro User – http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

I believe so, but I believe that at one point Freeway was re-ordering
floats to fix this particular problem. I haven’t tested it lately to
see if that was/is a figment of my imagination.

Walter

On Jun 11, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Ernie Simpson wrote:

Am I correct in thinking
the semantic order is the insertion order, regardless of float?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

“How did you put this section together - I mean the ‘Sign up…’ and the ‘Welcome ……’ bits. These are not html layers inserted into a div are they.”

They are two html boxes, ‘Sign up’ has coordinates of X 19 Y 240, W 191 H 105, while ‘Welcome’ has coordinates of X 246 Y 240, W 425 H 427.

I don’t think they are ‘html layers’ or ‘divs’ (I checked the knowledgebase and they have a blue border not a green one so I guess they are ‘normal’ html items).

I followed the instructions above and got this result:

http://www.comms-plus.co.uk/test

It looks as though the page width is narrower in IE than Safari and Firefox, and that’s what’s causing the problem?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Jackie said:

They are two html boxes

To back to my previous posting

Try drawing an html box (Blue button on or check the Layers box) full page width.

Double click inside till cursor flashes>insert html item (resize to suit Welcome text)

Repeat process to insert a second html item and resize to suit Sign up text

1st box click and choose float right 2nd float left

Copy your texts into these 2 boxes and try it.

It looks like you are still trying to do this as a Tables layout

Make sure that BIG BLUE BUTTON is lit up! Before …Try drawing an html box

Once you have inserted the html items into the container html item check to see (in the inspector ( Item General Settings>Properties)) that they are CSS positioned items (CSS Check box ticked)

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thank you David,

I couldn’t see a big blue button but I checked the Layers box and the CSS boxes, and the outlines changed to green which seems to have improved things a bit. Here it is again:

http://www.comms-plus.co.uk/test/?


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Along the top of the Feeway layout page

Back/Forward, Select, Zoom, CSS Layout…- CSS Layout should be Blue in its active state. Table Layout when inactive.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thats better Jackie

But you will need to use the same method on the other elements on your page coz when you enlarge your text everything gets screwed up.

Start a fresh Master with Blue Button on and remake the page using the insert html item method just as you did for these two boxes.

You can copy/paste your stuff over.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

On 17 Jun 2008, at 00:02, DeltaDave wrote:

Back/Forward, Select, Zoom, CSS Layout…- CSS Layout should be
Blue in its active state. Table Layout when inactive.

Could be that Jackie has her ‘Appearance’ system Preference set to
'Graphite", in which case the big blue button will be grey …

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thank you, I think that’s fixed it.

http://www.comms-plus.co.uk/test/??


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options