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TAN: html frustrations

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Monday, September 14, 1998, 15:35
I hate to burden the net with these technical problems, but I'm still not
too open to going to school and getting my students to help me on this,
although I can't imagine why at this point; I also hate sounding as though
I'm plugging my T. pages on the sly.  I would never do that.  I would
always be blatantly self-promoting.  To that end:  I've redone the
"Lesson1,"  shortening it, making it more accessible, less wordy--I
hope--and I've added some pictures (I'd like to do that with all the Teach
Yourself a running comic strip).  But for the life of me, I
can't get my transparent gif to load.  There is no uppercase/lowercase
inconsistency; it's a GIF not a JPEG; I've FTPed it (checking all the
usual stupid mistakes), and it loads fine in the browser when I'm editing
the page.  I've tried reloading the image to see if it's a matter of
storing and calling up the defective file instead of loading it afresh.
If it's working correctly, the graphic to the right of the opening logo
should show the black outline of the volant cat against a kind of
parchment background.  What I get constantly, you know, is the broken
image insignia, and it's really frustrating me.  Is that what everyone

Respond privately, hopefully with suggestions.  Is it because I added the
other images which, even though I scanned them in at low resolution, are
occupying the attention of the loading apparatus?  Is it because it's
a transparency?  I did it on Adobe Photoshop.  Why would it load on my
browser but not on the actual page?  This stuff is fun until it becomes

Sally Caves

                        Mr. Book: "Shut it down!"
                        _Dark City_

                         Christof: "Cue the sun!"
                        _The Truman Show_

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