Help with website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I've decided to hardcode my site (Been a VERY long time) but im having a few probs www.geocities.com/vics.world i need the menu in the corner and the text aligned next to it not under it. What have I done wrong?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I can see that this is hand-coded HTML, and a now-obsolete variety. You'll want to read up on CSS to get rid of those FONT tags. In the short term, you'll want to make sure you are closing the ones you are using, I see lots of missing </font> there.

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    On to the immediate problem you asked about though:

    First, you have a <td> before your <table> tag. Lose that.

    Second, you are missing a <td> after the first </td> (if I understand what you are trying to do, it should go just above the <center> tag before the "Vics.world" title).

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    More less pressing things you'll want to think about: that sea of <br> tags is kind of evil, but fine I guess for quick-n-dirty formatting. Also, <center> is another tag that's been obsoleted by CSS.
     
  3. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    mmm ... if you use CSS it must be that you forgot to float the menu element

    <edit>oops ... apparently no CSS use but tables</edit>
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it sure has been awhile since I've coded in HTML (About 5 years!) I should take a class at uni of how to do it

    Edit: That fixed that problem how do I put a larger gap between the links and the text? Man I've forgotten everything :(
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The quick fix would be to increase either the cellpadding or cellspacing in your <table> tag. Or, you could add an empty table column between the menu and body text, and give it some width that looks good to you. ( <td width="10pt"></td> or something like that, after your first existing </td>, would be one simple way.)
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cheers thanks for that :) I think everything is sorted on the front. Can anyone suggest how I could brighten it up a bit? (I'm a beginner so nothing too complex) :D
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There are lots of things you could do, like this or even this (be sure to download the hymn, it's a treat).

    For now, a perfectly good option would be to keep it basic. It may be easier to figure out what would make a good look after you have some of those links up and running. The content is what the pages there for, right?

    Did you have any sort of look in mind yet? A request for ideas to brighten things up without your likes in mind could be dangerous...
     
  8. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just wanted to keep the website simple and basic...I want to use a white background but didnt realise how bland it would look...I want it to look classy and professional but not over professional you get me?
     

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