January 05, 2003

Well, Not Quite...

Okay. Close but no cigar re the 'new banner' up there. Somehow I have managed to layer or raster or vector or hector an image (I have no idea what I'm doing. No Really!) onto some text against a background. With Mr. Ron Bailey's spelling it out for me in terms an armadillo could understand, I put the html for the banner in the right place.

Now, dear hearts. What nice words do I tell it so it will spread all the way across the top of the page? Since "the page" can be all different sizes depending on screen resolution and window size, is there such a thing as "100%" as a width? If so, how and where to I put it? Give ya a cookie... ?

I'd like to get to where there was a placeholder in the header and I could easily replace the image every few days or at least every week. I'd like to get rid of the calendar and put quotes in that top space. I'd like... well, this will probably do for my wish list for tonight. Tra-la. Tomorrow is anotha day, with new things to whine about. Maybe even a rant. Wait and see.

UPDATE 9 pm: banner all the way across now (800 pixels!) and Rescue Ron shows Fumbling Fred how to remove the stupid calendar. Baby steps! Baby steps!

UPDATE 945 pm: So I acted like I knew what I was doing, and made a two cell table, one for my daily/weekly image! Of course, it looks fine and dandy to me, but I feel sure it looks like the aftermath of a bus wreck in MSIE6. Right? Grudgingly, I ask that you let me know if the banner doesn't work in your browser. Thanks and off to bed!

Posted by fred1st at January 5, 2003 07:21 PM | TrackBack

It's working in my browser just fine! Ahh . . . playing with the HTML . . . it's absolutely frustrating, and horrifically addictive! I myself am a bit of an HTML-tard and know just enough to get myself into a whole *lot* of trouble. But it's kinda fun. I figured out how to modify a bit of code to set up pop-up pictures just recently, and I'm still feeling the glow! Hee hee! Sleep well, Fred!

Posted by: Artichoke Heart at January 5, 2003 11:02 PM

::Applauding wildly from the bleachers::

Posted by: Da Goddess at January 6, 2003 01:42 AM

You are doing great! This html stuff isn't brain surgery but it ain't hopscotch either.

Add a value to the cellpadding variable so's your images/text don't bump up to the edges of the cell...looks more finished. That will help control the space too...increase the padding for more a centered effect.You can nest tables too.

A slick way to control placement is to split a table by nesting smaller more devided ones inside. Put your text or images in the nested cells...you can change your layout at will without screwing up your CSS or template. Just be sure to add comments so you can figure it all out the next time you look at it.

My Harley page is nested tables...a real simple html page from a sleep deprived puppy owner. ;-)


Posted by: feste at January 6, 2003 11:17 PM

YEA for Fred! (YOU deserve the cookie, for all that hard work :)
Congrats, and it's looking GREAT!

Posted by: witchy at January 7, 2003 11:52 AM

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