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  1. I think I should have posted this in the beginners website design. Anyway, it's in this section now. some help would be grateful received.
  2. Hi all, I have created a new charity website and I am trying to fix somethign on one of the pages. I have content with an image beside it then a horizontal line underneath it, what is happening is depending on what browser you are using and depending at what browser you are using and other settings, sometimes the images are ending up in the line, above the line, below the line etc. I want things to stay i in places they should be no matter what browser or device they are watching it on. I am not good at website design and in the old days I just used to put everything in a table and
  3. Thanks Eddie, I think I know the solution to use now. I just need to not be scared.
  4. Hi I am creating a blog for a charity and I can't afford to get it wrong. I am not an expert on wordpress by any means so the most important thing for me is to make sure I have solid backups. What is the best software or plugin if I am creating a site that I can't afford to go down and not be able to restore. I don't mind paying, I just need the most reliable. I am thinking vaultpress or Backup Buddy,. Any advice would be great. I am not technical and I just need something I can just pretty much set and forget and trust it's doing it's job and if there is an issue with my site I
  5. Hi Ben, Long time no speak to. I am sure you answered a bunch of questions for me like 3 - 4 years ago. Thanks. Yep, that is what I was referring to. I was hoping it was something I could adjust i.e. maybe something in a file just needed to be above something else to load first. I have just refreshed the MSN home page and I can see that big images are taking a lot longer to load. So that I can eliminate it, is there no way it could be something that can be adjusted to make it better. I know images will load second but maybe there is something in the specific files to make the imag
  6. Hi all, I have a wordpress query. I am using a theme called the Hueman theme. I am not having much joy getting answers to a question on the Wordpress forum so thought I would try to get help here because it's probably quite general. I have a site I am setting up similar the the site below, which also uses the Hueman them: http://viajarataiwan.es/ If you look at the site you will see that the content below the featured images slider at the top of the front page loads before the images. Does anyone know of an easy way to get the Image to load first. I think it maybe som
  7. Hi, I am trying to set up an exit popup script so that when someone clicks on exit/close a page pops up in the background giving them an option to stay on the page for a special gift of some kind. Once you have the script installed just below the </body> tag then you are supposed to be able to but the following code on any outgoing link so that it doesn't prompt the pop-up. onSubmit="throughlink()" However, I have tried this and as yet, I can't get it to work. Does anyone know of a code I can put into outgoing links so that they do not trigger the popup when clicked on?
  8. I think the site has potential, but as everyone else has said, it needs a little work. Personally, I don't like all the text as it is on the home page. I like home pages that are more bullet point orientated and then if you want more specific info on a certain section or topic, you click the relevant section. As it is, the site seems a bit disjointed.
  9. Hi Ben, Thanks for that. That did the trick. Now I just have to try and follow Eddie's advice to deal with the other problem. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks for that Ben. I figured it was the positioning that was causing the problem but I just didn't know how to fix it. I have tried to implement what you said, but there is still a big white space, it still isn't taking it out of the flow of the rest of the page. I obviously doing something wrong. I don't know if there is some special rule for it because it is a js script. I am at a loss, I have been trying to figure it out for about 2 hours. Here is what I have now: in my css file: #headwrap {margin:0 auto; position:relative; width:918px; height:270;} #headwrap .photosmove
  11. I almost forgot. Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix the second problem I am having about the white space?
  12. "Friends" are always a difficult one and I try to avoid working on things with friends or family as a rule. However, it is very difficult when they have been asking for a while. But it hardly ever turns out well in my experience. People get very demanding when they know you personally. A contract, even with a "friend" is definitely the way to go in the future. I think you just need to be open with them and tell them how it is, in nice way. Tell them you could have finished by now if they didn't keep wanting things changed and tell them that you are prepared to finish the job but the
  13. These are pretty cool. Now all I have to do is to figure out how to change my 404 page... Off to google to search. Thanks
  14. Hi all, I am looking for a developer to work with long-term. I am creating a social network using PHPfox with vbulletin as the forum. As far as I am aware they are both built with php. I need someone who has extensive php experience, ideally someone who has worked on phpfox and/or vbulletin either for themselves or for clients. With a site like this I like to have about 3 developers I work with as needed that know the programs. I already have one but I have a few problems that I could do with fixing and I would like someone else to come in and fix it. We would agree a rate
  15. Thanks Eddie, The amazing thing is that what you have just said to me, two months ago it would have been like you are talking an alien language, but I actually kind of understand what you are saying and I will work this weekend on putting it into practise. Thanks
  16. Hi all, I wonder if it is okay if I ask two questions. It is? Good! 1. If you look at my test page (at the bottom of this post) on one of my sites that I am updating you will see that I have 6 squarish boxes and the image at the bottom (the go image) changes whenever you hover over anywhere on the images. However I would like it so that it only changes when you hover over the "Go" not when you hover over the image in general. My guess is I will probably have to "Map" it in someway just as I would if I wanted to map a link to a particular part of an image, but I don't know how to
  17. Hi Eric, I love the site. I love the little sound effects when I hover over the menu, makes me feel like I am at kindergarden. It feels like a site done from the heart and one you can trust.
  18. I will try and do as you suggested. I need to just give it a bit of thought and get my head around it. Thanks for the complement on the site, it is getting there. I started off using a template but with some of the stuff I have learned here and on w3schools I have gone off and pretty much redesigned the whole thing. Still a work in motion though hopefully it will be read for launch early April.
  19. Hi all, I have a test page up for my site, it is: http://tinyurl.com/6cu4u6s If you look at the image of the smiling man, I want that to be an image that fades through different photos of different people. You can look at my home page to see exactly what I want placed in this spot. (give it about 2-3 seconds to see the picture fade into a different one) http://tinyurl.com/64gz6l5 The fade effect (or whatever you want to call it) is done via javascript and I wanted to place this exact script in the spot on the test page where the still picture is; however, I have no idea
  20. Hello, Congratulations on your first client. I am not a designer so I will leave it for others to give input on that; however, the bottom left image with text: "Motors for Sale" is half way under where I think it is supposed to end. What I mean is that it is half way on the white background with the rest of content and half way on the background of water drops. I am using IE8. Was there a reason you didn't put the css in a separate file? Congratulations again, as with anything, I imagine the first one is the most difficult to get out the way.
  21. Thanks Ben, I will play with the float:left option. I have also asked on the forum of the software developers so I am sure I will be able to figure it out soon. Thanks for taking the time to help.
  22. Thanks ben, I will PM you the details now. The conditional comments was exactly what I had in mind but I just couldn't locate where in the template I would put it in so it would appear on every page. I am not great with firebug and don't always know how to find where it is telling me to edit. (I must look up if there are any good firebug videos on Youtube or something. )
  23. Hello all, I have a social network that I have created using phpfox and I have a problem that in IE7 the search box is out of alignment. I have been racking my brain for about 12 hours (no joke) over the last week trying to get it aligned properly. It is fine in IE8 just not IE7. The problem is that you can only see the search function if you are a member, so I can't even post a link. I really need help on this, since my site is now live and I am expecting an influx of visitors when I kick off my marketing next week. I was wondering if one of the regular experienced posters on
  24. Bingo, That solution actually came to me on my way to work this morning. I got confused because in with firebug it said one of my other images was 260px and that image seemed to span the width I wanted, but on closer inspection, I was looking at the wrong dimensions. Thanks
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