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Susie

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  1. There is no such thing as float: center. To center something, use margin: 0 auto; The 0 is telling the top and bottom margins to be 0 and the auto is telling the right and left margins to be equal.
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    Host Problems

    It came right up for me. No real delay.
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    Host Problems

    I'm in Columbus, Ohio and it took about 30-45 seconds to load and when it finally loaded, it was without any styles applied. When I refreshed to get the styles to load, it timed out and won't display. Weird - this site shows that it's "just me" : http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ Edit to add - now that site is showing it's not "just me".
  4. I agree with everything Ben said. Also, if you prefer creating background and graphic sets, maybe you should focus on something like creating Design Kits that people use to decorate their blogs. I think that would be profitable for you - there are a lot of mommy and hobby bloggers that might like your design style. Here's a quick example of a blog designer who uses design kits to design blogs for people. And here's some info about blog wear. If you really want to continue providing templates, you might look into creating blog themes (I recommend working with WordPress rather than Blogger). WordPress design is in huge demand right now.
  5. It sounds like you may have forgotten to close the favicon line. It should look something like this: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://url.com/favicon.ico"> Post a link to your site (or the code in the <head>) and we can take a look.
  6. Well, I just added a 30px bottom margin to #home-bottom-widgets and it seems to have solved it. But I'm not sure if it's the correct way to do it. I hope it won't negatively affect other pages down the road...
  7. I don't know....I tried adding padding and borders and it didn't work for me. If I add enough padding for it to look right on the long pages, it's too much for the ones on the short pages. Thanks for trying, Lynne.
  8. Right - the footer at the very bottom is only 30 pixels high. That gray widget area should sit directly on top of the footer. And on long pages, the gray is cut off....you don't see the bottom dashes nor is the content properly padded....
  9. Actually, the footer does stick to the bottom. The part that is white and has some links on the left and the copyright stuff on the right is the footer....
  10. BTW, thanks for taking a look, Lynne. I appreciate it!
  11. That didn't work either. Hmmm.... Oh, Beeeennnnnn.....
  12. No, I'm using Firefox 4. You don't see a difference between these 2 pages? http://bit.ly/gLgj2Z http://bit.ly/gzUAUw
  13. Yeah, that part is working. Ugh.... this is killing me. Plus, I've got issues with the bottom widget area (the part in dark gray). On long pages, the bottom gets cut off. On short pages, it displays just fine. I know it's a silly error somewhere, but I can't find it! Nevermind the fact that the whole section is supposed to sit at the bottom right on top of the footer.
  14. Yeah, they were working before the z-index was applied. I have the jquery in the head appearing after the calls to CSS. What you see in the footer is related to the wp_cycle plugin that controls the slideshow on the home page.
  15. That works! But now the jquery slide out isn't working. Do you know how I might be able to make them work together? The slide out tabs are based on this: http://tympanus.net/codrops/2009/11/30/beautiful-slide-out-navigation-a-css-and-jquery-tutorial/
  16. URL: http://bit.ly/gLgj2Z See the 3 tabs on the right side of the page? I want those to appear "under" the #wrap div. I tried using z-index, but it didn't work. What am I missing?
  17. Just ran across this article on Twitter - not totally the same, but good points. Navigating the Pitfalls of a Client-Friend Relationship
  18. I agree with Stef's advice. And to answer your question, using a system like WordPress isn't considered a shortcut (in my opinion). Learning WordPress makes you marketable and in high demand. For the past year or two, almost every single one of my new clients have requested WordPress services. It's a great CMS which puts the power of editing the text and photos into your client's hands and frees you up to work on developing sites rather than making small edits here and there for them.
  19. It would be easier to figure out if you post a link to your page, but my guess is that it's a path issue. @include("banner.php"); Maybe you need to use something like ./banner.php (the . tells it to look one directory up for the image). Or use the full path. ??
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    CSS3 Box Shadows

    Thanks so much to both of you! The 3 number shorthand has always confused me. I think I've got it now. And the box shadow....I've learned something new. Thanks again!
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    CSS3 Box Shadows

    I have a silly question, but I can't seem to figure it out. Is there a way to make a CSS3 box shadow show on all sides of the container instead of just two sides? No matter how I change the following code, the only time I see the shadow is when it's on the right and bottom. CSS declarations with only 3 numbers like this confuse me. -moz-box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1; -webkit-box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1; box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1;
  22. You can just use padding instead of trying to declare a height on those <li>s. Like this: div#nav ul li{ display: block; width: 180px; font: 10pt arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; background: transparent; color: #fff; border-top: 1px solid #630; } div#nav ul li a{ display: block; width: 180px; text-decoration: none; color: #000; padding: 10px 0; } And then at the top of your CSS, you'll need to either remove this or make it more specific with a class so that it won't affect the nav: li { text-align: left; font: bold 12pt arial, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 30px; } Those margins are messing up the nav when left as is.
  23. Everything looks good for me, too. I checked in Firefox, IE, Opera, and Chrome. What specifically are you noticing?
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    Percentages :S

    Well, I'm viewing in Firefox and it's not centered at all. I've used percentages for container widths before (though I much prefer to use pixels) and it's totally fine to use pixels for positioning at the same time. Just use this for centering your container: margin: 0 auto;
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