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Re: TAN: webpages that suck...

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Saturday, October 17, 1998, 23:26
On Sat, 17 Oct 1998, Christopher Palmer wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Oct 1998, Sally Caves wrote: > > > So background colors will load in a table but not tiled .gifs? > > Correct. This depends on the version number, platform, and design of the > Web browser you're using. Earlier versions of Netscape do not support all > the features of the newest one, and other browsers (OmniWeb, Mosaic, et > c.) may not support them at all.
Well, you're absolutely right; here at home I have Netscape Communicator. There at school I have Netscape Navigator. So far, both have exhibited more or less the same image--up until I tried this trick with the tables and the backgrounds. At least my text up until now has been legible, and I don't have the problem some pages have where the whole thing loads within your screen and your browser at home but on some computers it's hanging off the right edge and you have to use the bottom lateral arrow keys. One friend of mine had this problem using tables where one column was taken up by a paragraph of wrapped lines. He can't seem to control how wide it is on different machines. I didn't know how to counsel him, being five months new to this artform myself. I tried making a table of two columns where the left hand column is a paragraph of wrapped lines and the same thing happened to me. It fit fine on my little screen at home, and everything was pushed to the right on the screen at school. I do also have MIE loaded but not the default, so I can test the images in each browser.
> Redundancy and standards are your friends. Try specifying a color as well > as a background image (<td bgcolor="whatever" > background="images/ugly.gif">). Also, try out your pages on every version > of browser you can find for your platform,
how do I do that?
> and try it out on as many other > computers as possible. Never depend on browser-specific features for > legibility. >
I'm thankful that I have access to other computers, then. Thanks for your suggestions. Sally ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sally Caves Rin euab ouarjo vopy vytssema tohda uo zef: ar al aippara brottwav; ad kemban aril yllefo brotwav fenom; vybbrysan brotwav an; he ad edirmerem brotwav kronom. "A cat and a man are not all that different. Both are on my bed; both lay their head on their arm; both have mustaches; both purr when they sleep." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++