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I have put together a site, and I did it with some of the things most of
you recommend not doing (ie - JavaScript, tables), so I figured I'd ask how
you would do it to get the same effects.  (Well, you would probably do it
better, even using my method, as your graphic skills probably trump mine.)

Here is a page I put together awhile ago, outlining what I did:

I tried doing it with straight CSS, but was unable to get the collumns and
left border bar working correctly, so I gave it up.

Any suggestions for improvements are welcome, even though they may just be
stuck in my memory banks for the time being, as I continue groking all of
this stuff, and finishing the other parts of my current project.

David (who was once 'John')

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That's a pretty general question.  If I had trouble with parts of my
page, I'd try to solve each one in linear fashion.  'Steps to Success',
so to speak.

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You're Welcome,
Neredbojias (who was a john at least once, too)

Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.

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Neredbojias wrote:

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I did, and that's what I ended up with.  It works, but you probably have
things you would improve, that's why I asked.  I'm posting a question in
Chaddy2222's thread that will illuminate one of the predicaments I faced.


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David wrote:

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I just had a look at the site in question. It's not bad but you may
want to check it with the W3C's Validator @
then just fix the errors (if any) that come up.
I think you may have problems with those people who have JavaScript
Disables though.
regards Chad.

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Chaddy2222 wrote:

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This will illuminate just one of the problems I worked to overcome as I
designed the site.  The first major problem with the page is:

=>line 95 column 2 - Warning: <script> isn't allowed in <tr> elements
(from Tidy, gives same error as "Error  Line 96 column 31:
document type does not allow element "SCRIPT" here; missing one of "TH",
"TD" start-tag."

This occurs in the following context:
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
       //--></script> style="background-repeat: no-repeat;
                background-position: right top; width:

This is pasting the 'upper left corner' rounded edge graphic into the page.
  Even though this is flagged as an error, both IE and FF parse this
correctly, and insert the graphic into the page properly.

FYI, the purpose of the 'insertTdWithBackground' is to insert the graphic
as an absolute reference based upon a stored variable.  It allows me to use
a common header throughout the website without having to worry about
relative links.

For instance, if I have the following made-up page:\someDir\someSubDir\page.shtml, I don't have to
link to the '\common' subdirectory holding my common header and footer via
"..\..\common" on this page, and as "..\common" on another page.

You could say, why don't you use "\common\header.shtml" as an absolute base
reference, but that doesn't allow you to look at it on your development
box, where the path may be "D:\Web Work\John's Site\Third test

The JavaScript scripts I have used get around that to a large extent.  I
say 'a large extent', as I cannot figure out how to view the page with
header and footer on my development box, as SHTML is used on the server
side to paste everything together.  This method does allow me to view the
main table cell, which is the content that changes on a page-per-page
basis, so I live with it.

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I know, but as far as I can tell, JavaScript is benign, other than allowing
web pages to move and resize browser pages, and that can be disabled.  Many
big business pages use JS, and it solves SO MANY problems, I quit caring.


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