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Thursday 10|25|01
CSS is not your friend

Trying to upgrade DesignWritings to the new layout which is totally done with CSS. Combined with GreyMatter, I am finding the full template set a little wacked out. This main index page looks fine, but the individual entry seems to be uncooperative. They are almost identical templates, but sit in different directories. Am wondering if that would screw things up. Most of the right nav is missing on the lower pages.

Anyone else have these kinds of problems? It is late and I have to go to sleep - so apologies for this being screwed up.

Posted by erin at 11:43 PM | in Techniques

Comments

why i know not, as yet

Posted by Eric Scheid at October 26, 2001 09:41 AM
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Note - Netscape 6.1 on PC renders this page fine. IE 5.1 and 5.0 on the MAC are screwing it up.

Posted by erin at October 26, 2001 10:37 AM
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Ain't CSS a blast? Honestly, I think the design looks great. It just takes a little more debugging.

Posted by PhotoDude at October 26, 2001 08:31 PM
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btw - you need some kind of seperator between each of these comments

Posted by Eric Scheid at October 26, 2001 10:30 PM
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Do I win a prize?

Posted by Eric Scheid at October 26, 2001 10:41 PM
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Yep, the unclosed [a name="comments"] is an artifact from Greymatter. I don't think HTML 3.2 required a closing tag there, but CSS most certainly does, as does XHTML.

Posted by PhotoDude at October 27, 2001 07:12 AM
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That was it - the missing close tag. I never would have found that. I was looking in other templates in grey matter. THanks so much for the help and the design suggestions. Also added comment dividers. Now am going to fix the double head tag issue.

Posted by erin at October 27, 2001 10:29 AM
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I don't know if you were planning to move design writtings to Movabletype as well, but it produces valid XHTML markup which made it a really easy for me to deal with.

Posted by Jamison at November 2, 2001 06:44 AM
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