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Robbie
06-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Sooo...I'm working on making some minute changes to the homepage...well, not terribly minute...We're working on changing the way we do Featured Maps...and that's going to involve making them a bit more frequently as well as drawing a bit more attention to them as a whole. To start with, I'm changing the homepage to show the last 3 featured maps as opposed to the ONE featured map. It cheapens the victory for the most recent feature, but it sweetens it for all of them as they get more face time now.

I'm making the homepage a little more content rich, yet still driven by the forums themselves...I'm doing a news summary on top of the most recent posts (mainly to help thicken the right side up)...and while testing it I noticed that my left and right sides are NOT lining up in IE 6 and 7...I can't figure out why, but it works fine in Firefox...SO...if anyone wants to check out the homepage and its CSS, and let me know whats causing that crap, I'd be very appreciative...otherwise, bare with me as I work on the homepage.

jfrazierjr
06-24-2008, 09:51 PM
sooo...i'm Working On Making Some Minute Changes To The Homepage...well, Not Terribly Minute...we're Working On Changing The Way We Do Featured Maps...and That's Going To Involve Making Them A Bit More Frequently As Well As Drawing A Bit More Attention To Them As A Whole. To Start With, I'm Changing The Homepage To Show The Last 3 Featured Maps As Opposed To The One Featured Map.

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Robbie
06-24-2008, 09:53 PM
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Yes...you had a little bit to do with this one ;) hehehe

Midgardsormr
06-24-2008, 09:55 PM
Try reducing your right-hand column to 49%. I had the same problem with a site I set up a while ago. For some reason, IE reserves a portion of the viewport width, so the second column doesn't actually have 50% of the viewport left, resulting in the unwanted wrap.

jfrazierjr
06-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Try reducing your right-hand column to 49%. I had the same problem with a site I set up a while ago. For some reason, IE reserves a portion of the viewport width, so the second column doesn't actually have 50% of the viewport left, resulting in the unwanted wrap.


Also, double check your nesting. Though I did not verify, it looks like there may be a div not properly nested (or without a closing tag) and ie, freaks out over that stuff some time.

Joe

jfrazierjr
06-24-2008, 09:58 PM
Yes...you had a little bit to do with this one ;) hehehe


ABSOLUTE POWER!!!

ummm...err... I mean thanks....

Joe

Robbie
06-24-2008, 10:11 PM
That worked...but I'm not sure I liked the results...I have another problem if anyone knows what I can do about it.

In IE each DIV expands in response to its content...in Firefox, not so much...I'd like to find a way to make all the divs expand to accomodate their content...but how??? Here's a pic...IE on left, FireFox on right.

Robbie
06-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Also, double check your nesting. Though I did not verify, it looks like there may be a div not properly nested (or without a closing tag) and ie, freaks out over that stuff some time.

Joe

I've checked my nesting ridiculously...I'll update the code to put the /divs on their own lines to prove it...

Midgardsormr
06-24-2008, 10:48 PM
You have a height of 138px specified on .NewsFeature. IE may be ignoring it, but FF quite properly is not. This looks like an odd case of IE's broken behavior giving you what you want when it really shouldn't.

Robbie
06-24-2008, 11:02 PM
Yeah...I'd rather have the growing height than the 138...I haven't tried to see what firefox woudl do if I take that out...one sec...

SeerBlue
06-24-2008, 11:50 PM
I downloaded the home page into Microsoft expression where I changed the div height to auto for your NewsFeature div in your css, works for me in both firefox and exploder (which I never use),
I didn't check anything else to deeply, though to see if it throws a wrench into the rest of the page. The only errors that firefox shows in the error console are scroll bar colors, but those are commented for IE only anyway.
SeerBlue

Robbie
06-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Yup...the height for the newsfeature was oversight on my end. Fixed.

Now I just need to work out something to kill off that space in the middle...maybe set the newsholder background to the dark brown...

Midgardsormr
06-25-2008, 12:30 AM
Yeah, it's very easy to miss things like that when you've been staring at the stylesheet for too long.

I don't know if this will work in all circumstances, since I only have IE here at work. If you remove both the width and float statements from .NewsRightHalfHolder, it looks correct under IE and gets rid of the empty center column.

Robbie
06-25-2008, 12:31 AM
Yeees....that worked rather nicely...sorta...I wish I could make the space below the last 15 posts the lighter hollow color...but thats not a big deal...Also, at reallly wide screen res, the thumbnails for the features will overlap the one below it...Bleh.

Robbie
06-25-2008, 12:37 AM
Yeah, it's very easy to miss things like that when you've been staring at the stylesheet for too long.

I don't know if this will work in all circumstances, since I only have IE here at work. If you remove both the width and float statements from .NewsRightHalfHolder, it looks correct under IE and gets rid of the empty center column.

That worked nicely too...I'll play with it some more tomorrow...I haven't messed with stylesheets in a while so this is a refresher for me. ;)

Thanks you guys for the help.

delgondahntelius
06-29-2008, 02:43 AM
Dreamweaver :D CS3 ;D

Robbie
06-29-2008, 12:12 PM
How'd you know?

delgondahntelius
06-29-2008, 03:05 PM
Magic 8-ball