What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by prechrchet, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. prechrchet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2002
    I have just completed the following page:

    http://www.adoptionvoyages.com/new5.html [edited: this address is no longer valid]

    (If I can get it to work, I intend to use it as a new design.) When I pull it up in Dreamweaver, Safari, or in IE (Win 95 via VPC), it looks fine. The viewer sees a tan colored rectangle, with the Adoption Voyages logo, and a row of links.

    But, when I pull it up in Opera (8.54) Netscape (7.2), or Firefox ( some of the background colors don't show up. You get the logo, the text, the links, but not the backgrounds.

    Am I missing something?


    edited to add: I just saw that the background colors are not coming up on IS 6 in WinXP via VPC. :(
    edited (again) to add: Folling around with it, it seems that the browsers that do not render the page the same as Dreamweaver are simply not detecting the background color that I have assigned to each layer. Any idea on a work around?
  2. prechrchet thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2002
    Issue Fixed, but question remains..

    I finally fixed the problem, but the solution raised a question.

    I had a variety of layers, most of whom I had specified a background color within the html code, but not the CSS. When I went to the CSS and added a few lines naming the layers and giving them the background color, they showed up fine.

    Just for future reference, why were some browsers not picking up the color definition in the html code, but were able to see it in the CSS?

    Any ideas?


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