Sometime around 6/5/08 (at 12:38 -0400) Rocky Slaughter said:
If viewed in Firefox, the background image does not extend to the bottom.
If viewed in Safari, the background image does extend to the bottom.
The background image you use in your page is one with a built-in
specific height, because it has white stripes at the top and bottom.
The problem is, no matter WHAT anyone does, different web browsers
WILL render things at least a little differently. It simply isn’t
possible to create a web page that behaves totally identically in
even the main browsers.
What you’ve hit is an example of how some browsers produce slightly
different heights for content, which can add up to a rather noticable
difference in overall page height.
You CAN make pages that behave virtually identically - but you do
have to learn to avoid certain kinds of contruction.
For the thing you’re trying to do, I’d change the background image so
that it didn’t have a white line along the top and bottom. Then, if
it was truly important, I’d consider putting a ‘foreground’ graphic
element (or HTML box) along the top to recreate the white strip there.
And THEN, if I really and truly couldn’t live without it, I’d
consider doing the same with a white-filled graphic (or HTML box)
along the bottom, pinned to the page/window base in some way.
Although that could prove to be slightly problematic in Internet
Explorer on Windows.
In Internet Explorer, the images are grainy.
Bwah? You’re not talking about Internet Explorer on the Mac I hope.
Anyway, the only ways I can possibly imagine that images would look
‘grainy’ is (a) because the screen resolution is coarser than on your
Mac display so you’re seeing the pixels more clearly, or (b) the
display is in 8-bit colour mode.
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