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  1. Faylene (remember the little doe from Bambi?)
  2. Only scored 19% on Annie's test ... damn, I guess I'm just not a geek no matter how you slice the pie! On the other hand, if I'm 19% geek on Annie's test and 17.5% geek on the lengthy test, that means I'm 81-82.5% normal. It sounds much cooler to say "I'm 81% ..." instead of "I'm 19% ... "
  3. Been about 72-75 F here these past several days. Overcast and cloudy in the morning but sunny in the afternoon. Friggin' chilly at night. Went out with my husband for coffee last night (he had a hard day at work -- poor baby). I had jeans and a t-shirt on, but froze in the coffee shop even though I had a hot drink. Thank goodness my very old circa 1998 laptop computer heats up pretty good. At least the tops of my legs got very warm while it was sitting on them! (Yes, I take my laptop with me when I go to coffee. But based on the Geek test posted in the Fun and Games forum, I'm a geek, so it's to be expected!)
  4. Glad to have helped... Good luck revamping the rest of the site!
  5. James, The problem with the left-column navigation is that you've got the first two image elements (Mountain and Sea Guides, Summer Mountaineering) enclosed within <p> tags but not the other navigational images. My suggestion would be to remove the <p> tags from the first two images. Paragraphs have built-in padding to visually separate them from other elements. I removed the <p> tags and the column realigned as it should look. Alternately, you could place each of the navigation elements in it's own <p> tag, but make sure you style them as <p style="margin: 0; padding: 0;"> to remove all space around them. As a third possibility (and my favorite, since your navigation is really a list of items), place each nav image as a <li> within a <ul>. The following code should be helpful. In the <style> portion of your head document or in a separate style sheet: >ul#nav { list-style-type: none; margin: 0; padding: 0;} ul#nav li { padding: 3px 0; /*provides 3px top and bottom padding*/} In the html, code your links as ><ul id="nav"> <li><a href="index.htm"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_home.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_summer.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_winter.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_kayaking.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_tariffs.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://www.applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/button_booking.gif" width="165" height="54" border="0"></a></li> </ul>
  6. James, Take a look at my test page. I copied your source and modified the two images of interest to use explicit location "http://..." rather than referential " ../images/...". (I had to do this because otherwise, I wouldn't be able to see your images unless I saved them to my machine.) As you can see, the header works in both IE and Firefox. So I think the problem is you need to replace the backslashes in your background styles with forward slashes. Let me know how this works for you. I'm attaching my test page code for you to look at. You should open it in IE and Mozilla to see what I'm talking about...
  7. James, Why don't you try replacing this: ><td height="141" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background: url('..\images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg') repeat top left;"> <div style="height: 141px; background: url('..\images/msg_layout/images/top.jpg') no-repeat top left;"> </div> With this: ><td height="141" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background: url('../images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg') repeat top left;"> <div style="height: 141px; background: url('../images/msg_layout/images/top.jpg') no-repeat top left;"> </div> I notice backslashes (\images/) rather than forward slashes (/images/). I'll keep working.
  8. How strange! When I tested my sample code, I used IE and Firefox. Both of them showed it a-OK. But I just looked at your page in Firefox, and you are absolutely right, there is no more header! I wonder what interaction is taking place? I'll have to think about this one. I think I'm going to steal your background image and see if I can recreate the strangeness that's going on using the test page I created.
  9. James, Here's a little piece of code I came up with. ><html> <head><title>My title</title> </head> <body> <table width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td height="141" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background: url('http://applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg') repeat top left;"> <div style="height: 141px; background: url('http://applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/images/top.jpg') no-repeat top left;"> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hello</td> <td>World</td> <td>Kasey</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html> Apparently, the row wasn't being styled correctly, so I moved the row styling to apply to the column and moved the column styling to apply to a div contained within the column. I left everything as background images since that's how you had them specified in your original code. Alternately, you could do something like this, which I haven't tested, but which should work if I've done it right... ><html> <head><title>My title</title> </head> <body> <table width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td height="141" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background: url('http://applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg') repeat top left;"> <img src="http://applecross.uk.com/newsite/images/msg_layout/images/top.jpg" height="141px" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hello</td> <td>World</td> <td>Kasey</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>
  10. James, Without too much time to look at your code, I'd say your best bet would be to set your "stretchable" graphics as the background image for your header and navigation sidebars. I've never tried it before, but you might try something like this... ><tr style="background: url('../images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg') repeat top left;"> <td height="141" colspan="2" valign="top" style="background: url('../images/msg_layout/images/top.jpg') no-repeat top left;"> </td> The actual order of css style properties might need to be changed around a bit. I can never remember whether the repeating property comes before or after the positioning properties. I always have to look it up. You would produce similar code for your sidebar navigation... Also, if the images don't show up at all, it's because I've screwed up the reference in the url(' ... ') portion of the style. You can reference them explicitly as url('http://www.site.com/images/msg_layout/images/top_rep.jpg'), for example. I wish I had more time to look into this for you and give you actual code that will work. I know it's a very simple solution.
  11. Congrats on solving your own CSS issue! I wish I could do that more often instead of bugging others ...
  12. So glad to have you back, Jim! I hope your time away from the forums was for something fun (e.g., time spent with family or friends) and not for something as mundane as work!
  13. Excellent point. Someone will have to tell me how to exempt one directory from the backup process!
  14. Weezy, It's down on the left hand side. You have to scroll down a bit...
  15. As a new question that follows very closely to this topic, I want to do nightly backups of my site using the cron daemon. The subject of nightly backups has been discussed here: http://www.totalchoicehosting.com/forums/i...?showtopic=7787. I want to do the same thing, with one change...I don't have a remote FTP server, so I'd just like the backups stored in my home directory rather than being FTPed to a remote server. How can I do this? Is there a cron command similar to the one used by Lisa to backup SQL databases that will perform a backup of the entire web site? Thanks.
  16. Rick, Thanks so much! I remember seeing "with-pear", but didn't understand that it was referring the the Pear package. Don't ask my why...probably because I'm not yet familiar with how to read the phpinfo() results. Thank you very much for installing the Cache_Lite extension! Just another reason why Rock Sign
  17. Got a question about deleting some files from my /tmp/ directory. When I first set up my blog, I put it under a subdomain called, quite creatively, "blog." Before I even took it live, I created a new subdomain, moved my stuff to the new subdomain, and deleted the subdomain named "blog." My tmp directory still has traces of blog.pudgypuppy.com. Since I never did anything with that subdomain and it's now been deleted, is it safe for me to delete the following site statistical files? /tmp/analog/blog.pudgypuppy.com/ --> This folder is completely empty /tmp/awstats/awstats.blog.pudgypuppy.com.conf /tmp/awstats/awstats042004.blog.pudgypuppy.com.txt /tmp/awstats/awstats052004.blog.pudgypuppy.com.txt /dnscachelastupdate.blog.pudgypuppy.com.txt
  18. Just ran the phpinfo(); command, and it looks like PEAR is not installed. I tried reading through the veritable volume of information output information from phpinfo(); but didn't see anything about the Cache_Lite package. Too bad. Oh well, I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat. I'll have to keep researching this one. Thanks again, Jim!
  19. Thanks, Jim...I'll have to do that! I know I've done it before, but it was awhile ago, and I honestly didn't even remember it ... yikes, is that the onset of old-timer's disease? Egads Naughty
  20. I had them change me over to Monsoon. It's taking a bit of getting used to because the typeface default is larger than the X skin (or whatever skin it was that I was on before...can't remember). But I do like it, especially that I can change the color to suit my mood!
  21. All I can say is "duuuuuuh" to myself. If I had even thought about what your post said instead of immediately thinking of questions, I would have not even needed to ask the question about -ppassword because I would have understood to type it as -phereismypassword. Silly me. Yes, Lisa, thank you for clarifying for me what the email address is for. It makes much more sense now. Boy, I'm just learning so much about managing a web site. Very, very cool. Thanks for 'splainin'!
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