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  1. I'm sorry but I'm obviously not understanding your suggestion. Can you give me an example of the coding you're describing? So far all I've managed to do is make the image AND caption invisible <sigh>. Thanks! Colette
  2. I tried enclosing them in <p> tags the the W3 validator told me I was full of it :-) But perhaps I wasn't doing it properly. I'll try again and see if I can figure out another way to do it. We'll see! Thank you! Colette
  3. I'm basically working with a two-column page with a header and footer, navigation on the right. My CSS calls for a border on the right side of the "contents" (which basically divides the "contents" and the right-side "menu". It also calls for a border on the bottom of the "contents" area. Within the "contents" area I'd like to align an image to the left with a short caption to the right. Below that image, I'd like to align another image to the right with a short caption to the left......and continue thusly for a number of images. My problem is floating the image and keeping the captions where I want them. Unless there is enough text to wrap under the image, the images and text seem to all jam together in a mish-mash. I've tried the "clear" properties and this causes my right-hand border to break. I can separate all these images with <br> tags in the html but that's not only messy, it changes the text and image positions depending on how large any browser window is. Also, without sufficient text BELOW the last image, the last image floats down past the bottom border. I suppose I could fix all this with a table but that's really not what CSS is supposed to be all about, is it? Can anyone help?? (I can post the html and css if it will be helpful. So far there's no point in uploading this mess :-) Thanks! Colette
  4. Thanks, gentlemen! I appreciate your help. Colette
  5. Okay, I understand part of this. I'll work on understanding the rest of it before I simply pester you all to early deaths. One more question though now, if I may. I managed to see that .htaccess is blank, as is .htaccess1162143719. But .htaccess1662143704 has a string that apparently refers only to Front Page: "# -FrontPage-IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??*........." Since I'm not using Front Page, do I care? Shall is simply create a new .htaccess page and delete these other three? Or create a new .htaccess page and include the Front Page instructions? Thanks again, Colette
  6. I don't mean to be dense. I have three .htaccess files in the public_html folder, two that apparently have no size whatsoever. I don't know how to open them or what they might say. I can create an html 404.htm page okay. I don't understand what you mean though by "in the file is a site map...". Nor do I understand what to do with the .htaccess file. Sorry! I suppose if this is too complicated I can just ignore the errors :-) Colette
  7. Thanks! Can I push my luck by asking how I create a custom 404 error page? I know I need to go to the "Error Pages" in Cpanel and then down to 404. Then what? "Requested URL" gives me the following: <!--#echo var="REQUEST_URI"-->. What should I add in there? Or am I on the wrong track? Thanks again, Colette
  8. My Error Log is showing consistently the same errors: /home/****/public_html/404.shtml /home/****/public_html/favicon.ico I have no clue what this means. I've checked my CSS and HTML for any reference to "favicon" and can find none. Any ideas? Thanks! Colette
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    Normally I'd agree with you but I only loaded up the page for you to see. I spent a LONG time blasting that sidebar all over creation before finally giving it the same ID. What I probably did was hit upon the right combination yet fail to properly close a tag - or some other equally brilliant move :-) Thanks a bunch for your time! Colette
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    I'm not certain what exactly changed (since I've been dinking with this for three days <sigh>), but changing to <ul-class="mainnav"> in the html and changing #ul.mainnav to #sidebar ul.mainnav in the css gives me two separate lists in the navigation bar that both are working properly. And the html validates! So I'm going to quite whilst I am ahead. (They really ought to keep people like me off the internet :-) Thank you for your patience! I really appreciate it. Colette
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    Fair enough :-) It isn't finished but here you are: http://www.parrotletsplus.com/ I appreciate you all taking a look at it. I think I've bitten off more than I can chew. The very bottom box "Site Info" seems to change back and forth as well, undoubtedly an I.E. "thing" that I haven't figured out yet. Thanks! Colette
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    Css Question

    In the html, I changed "ID=" to "div class=" In the css, I changed: #sidebar { #ul#mainnav { TO .mainnav { or #sidebar .ul .mainnav { or #sidebar ul .mainnav { or #sidebar .ul mainnav { or #sidebar ul mainnav { #ul mainnav { or ul.mainnav { or #ul.mainnav The closest anything got to working was ul.mainnav { which at least produced the background color - though nothing else I can't seem to get anything to work. Thanks! Colette
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    I guess I'm not very smart <sigh> When I change the ID to "class", the first section of the navigation menu behaves properly but not the second section. As it is now, with "id=", the css reads: #sidebar h3 { font-size: 150%; font-weight: bold; display: block; text-align:center; margin: 0; padding: 0.2em 0 0.2em 10px; } ul#mainnav { list-style: none; margin: 0 0 10px 0; padding: 0; background-color: #0561A5; color: white; } If I change BOTH "id=" to "div class=", how will the CSS read? Seems like I've tried every possible combination - but obviously I haven't tried the RIGHT one. Thanks! Colette
  14. I'm having a LOT of trouble coding the navigation section of a page. I want one navigation menu, a break, and then a second navigation menu. If I give them the same ID, the page looks as it should - but the html validator tells me I can't do that. I can't seem to figure out how to properly do this as either separate ID's or by putting them in a class. The first menu always looks as it should but the second menu always loses the format. The HTML follows if anybody can help. Thanks, Colette <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /> <title>Parrotlets Plus!</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="NewPPlusIndexa.css" type="text/css" /> </head> <body> <div id="wrapper"> <div id="header"> <img class="displayed" src="images/logo1a.jpg" alt="ParrotletsPlus" height="191" width="700" /> <div id="header-bottom"> <p id="tagline">The World's Most Gorgeous Parrotlets!</p> </div><!-- header-bottom --> </div><!-- header --> <div id="main"> <div id="content"> <div id="mainfeature"> <h3>Parrotlets Plus</h3> <p>The companion site to the Yahoo Chat Group "ParrotletsPlus", dedicated to the tiny 4" parrot commonly known as the "Parrotlet" - a place hundreds of us call HOME.</p> <p class="more"><a href="http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/ParrotletsPlus/">Come Join Us!</a></p> </div> <!-- mainfeature --> <div class="inner"> <h2>Features</h2> <ul class="features"> <li> <h3><a href="photoalbum.html">Members' Photo Gallery</a></h3> <a href="images/twiglet.jpg"><img border="0" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="images/twiglet1.jpg" alt="Twiglet" width="85" height="99"/></a> <p class="describe">Visit our members and their birds.</p> <p>Our members and their feathered families say "Hello"!</p> <p class="more"><a href="photoalbum.html">Album</a></p> </li> <li> <br /> <br /> <h3><a href="photocontest.html">Photo Contest Winners</a></h3> <a href="images/2003pippin.jpg"><img border="0" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="images/2003pippin1.jpg" alt="Pippin" width="85" height="98"/></a> <p class="describe">Winners through the years.</p> <p>View the winning photos of our yearly photo contest, this year and through the past.</p> <p class="more"><a href="photocontest.html">Album</a></p><br /> </li> <li> <h3><a href="memorial.html">Memorial Page</a></h3> <a href="images/mariah.jpg"><img border="0" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="images/mariahsmall.jpg" alt="Mariah" width="85" height="99"/></a> <p class="describe">To our departed feathered loves.</p> <p>Members pay tribute to their birds that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> <p class="more"><a href="memorial.html">Album</a></p> </li> <li> <h3><a href="memberlinks.html">Members' Links</a></h3> <a href="images/2004chipper.jpg"><img border="0" vspace="10" hspace="10" src="images/2004chipper1.jpg" alt="Chipper" width="85" height="99"/></a> <p class="describe">Members' Web Sites.</p> <p>Visit the web sites of members who breed parrotlets and sell bird-related items.<br /><br /><br /><br /></p> <p class="more"><a href="memberlinks.html">Links</a></p> </li> </ul> </div> <!-- inner --> </div> <!-- content --> <div id="sidebar"> <h3>On-Site Navigation</h3> <ul id="mainnav"> <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li> <li><a href="photoalbum.html">Member Photo Album</a></li> <li><a href="photocontest.html">Photo Contest Winners</a></li> <li><a href="special.html">Special Somebirdies</a></li> <li><a href="memorial.html">Memorial Pages</a></li> <li><a href="memberlinks.html">Member Links</a></li> </ul> <h3>Off-Site Navigation</h3> <ul id="mainnav"> <li><a href="http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/ParrotletsPlus/">ParrotletsPlus Yahoo Group</a></li> <li><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ParrotletandotherParrotlovers2007convention/?yguid=231505383">2007 ParrotletsPlus Reunion</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.commandobirdies.net/">Commando Birdies!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.aviannetwork.com/">Avian Network</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.stoppdd.org/"><img border="0" vspace="40" hspace="10" img class="displayed" src="images/pdd.gif" alt="Stop PDD" width="98" height="181"/></a></p> </div> <!-- sidebar --> </div> <!-- main --> <div id="siteinfo"> <ul> <li><a href="http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/ParrotletsPlus/">Join Parrotlets Plus Yahoo Group</a> |</li> <li>©2006 Commando Birdies |</li> <li><a href="mailto:webmaster@commandobirdies.net">Contact Us</a></li> </ul> </div> <!-- siteinfo --> </div> <!-- wrapper?--> </body> </html>
  15. Thanks very much, folks. That's pretty much what I expected. They weren't claiming that my domain was about to expire but they seemed a little "off" on what they were and weren't telling me. Their site "looks" legitimate enough but so do the fake E-Bay sites. I appreciate your time. Colette
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