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From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Saturday, October 17, 1998, 13:18
None of yours, mind you!  I'm referring to the well known book and Website
that teaches you grace and etiquette and beauty when designing your
webpage.  This is off topic completely, but maybe some of you could help
me.  I apologize ahead of time to the people who have logged into my
homepage (the Sally Caves bragpage) and seen what a mess it is.  I thought
I could have my cake and eat it: a really gorgeous, messy background, the
kind you like to drool over but would never for an instant choose, and the
plain background everyone can read your text from.  Solution: put a table
with one big column in it that takes up eighty percent of your page and
give it a solid background.  Then the baroque background just peeks around
the edges.  It works fine on my computer.  But when I went to my computer
at school, and then looked at it from another computer, I saw that
Netscape wasn't filling in the "aqua.gif" for my table.  In fact the table
was transparent, with the background poking through, and that's what you
have to read the text against.  Checked the page source; nothing wrong.
Why can I see it correctly on my computer screen at home (fifteen inch),
and at seventeen inches it won't load the background in the table?
Curiously, it will load BGCOLOR.  So the same arrangement on "Real Audio
Teonaht" looks fine on all three computers.  So background colors will
load in a table but not tiled .gifs?  But why should I be able to see it
when I call up Netscape at home?  In fact, isn't this what Peter Clark is
doing for his Slova Pages?  Baroque background, central foreground is
yellow.  I like that plan.

I've been getting quite a few hits, but I hope it isn't because somebody
has nominated my page for Websites that Suck <GGGGG>.
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