Is there any way to make this look good.

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I am having a problem.
I just hope that it isn't a big problem.
I am currently designing a site at /
and I am struggling with an overflow problem.

IE 6 works fine.
Opera 6.05 does not display the <div style="overflow: scroll;>
    But I can live with that
Mozilla 1.3a works fine
Netscape 7.1 works fine

My main problem is that when viewed on a macintosh some content acts
like it has no boundaries.  Particularly the middle column.

Anyone have any ideas?
My clients (The Delphos Herald Inc.) have all Macintosh computers in
their building.

Please someone tell me I havn't wasted my time designing and testing
this site.
Someone tell me I don't have to start a month's worth of work over!
For users that view this site on a Macintosh (IMAC or whatever) I am
very interested to hear what you have to say.
Everyone else let me know what you think anyways.  :)



Re: Is there any way to make this look good. (mike) wrote in

looked at it in 3 browsers on OS X

looks well behaved in Safari 1.0

many problems in IE 5.2

Mozilla 1.4 - looks well behaved..

I dunno, for a news site I would probably emulate sites like and and make the whole page scrolling (easier to read)
rather than have embedded overflow sections. Probably makes for easier
cross browser coding as well. At a glance looks like you have box model
difference issues among other things.

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Re: Is there any way to make this look good.

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Try to validate your page. You will see that many, many things are=20
problematic. First your page has no DOCTYPE. Start there, and decide if=20
you are using HTML, or XHTML, and what version.

Then validate it in
and decide by yourself what you want to modify.

Then, when I see long lines of "&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;" I become =

suspicious, because the desired effect can probably be obtained in a=20
much cleaner manner.

The style instructions look to me very erratic, sometimes
font : "MS Serif", "New York", serif;
sometimes without commas:
font : "@Arial Unicode MS" serif monospace;
and AFAIK the basic instruction should be font-family:
not just font:

In any case, the font is mostly Times when I look at your page with NN=20
7, and mostly sans-serif (my default) when I look at it with Safari.

One can also wonder what something like
<body onload=3D""...>
is trying to achieve...

Finally, the page is too busy for me, and I would wish the navigation to =

be concentrated somewhere, not left, top and right. But this of course=20
is a matter of taste...

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Re: Is there any way to make this look good.

The reason the page has no DOCTYPE is because as soon as I put one in
my javascript navigation disapears.  But I just tried putting it back
in and it works now!  This used to happen no matter what DOCTYPE I
The &nbsp; is used to move the browser branding at the top all the way
to the right.  As for the onload = ""- is generated from my template
that I created in php.  I optimized this with an if ($onload != "")
statement so that will not show up again.  Thanks for your input

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