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  1. I must say, your responsive design is simplistically genius, grabenair! I know its almost a year later (since this post was posted), but I had to tell you that I admire your effort. I have a thing for trying to keep the same webpage for all devices when possible, and kind of get off when I see a responsive page. But you did do a little cheating by having a separate 'responsive' layout for the smaller devices, but still, I would say you at least have covered ALL the devises (with maybe only the necessity of two CSS media style layouts. Just had to tell you because: 1. I am still a beginner
  2. I got this from a forum site like ours on this very issue so you are not alone with this nuisance. (the people who make WAMP) Check this suggestion page: stackoverflow dot com /questions/3671141/hide-textfield-blinking-cursor If this does not answer your delema I hope it is inspiring and informing enough for you to conquer it yourself. If all else did fail (which I am sure somewhere there is an answer) you could move your balloon away from being on top of your text field. Ed Being smart is not knowing all the answers but knowing where to get them
  3. You may be right about media queries being a better way to adjust for different systems, of which I am not familiar with at this point (being a newbee). But I want you to keep this in mind, many web designers think in terms of how it looks, but I am for-most about appealing to information hounds, I am thinking of the reader's experience before cosmetics. So with this in mind, although I was using the appearance of a horizontal scrollbar to make a point, my real goal was that the reader would not have to use it to distract them from the reading. So if the scroll bar 'appears' I don't care a
  4. How new is new? Do you know basic html and css pretty good? If you do I think you will get something out of these discusions. But just a warning because I am pretty new too, if you don't know the basics you will kind of get lost in the discussions. And if you don't really have a handle on the basics, take the beginners video courses, you will learn pretty fast. I personally am taking (for the first time) the basic video course through the killersites university because they have question and answer tests, and mini scripting tests that make it fun - at least for me. I didn't think the kille
  5. grabenair, I am so sorry if my point is not being understood sometimes it’s hard without a picture orvideo, but my point is that one could have a fluid layout that would (in my case) display between 800px and 1300px wide without the user having to deal with a horizontal (sideways) scroll bar to read text (until it goes below800px). This would make a little more reader friendly. You have a fixed widthset in your script, so you’re missing what I am trying to say. I am not trying to plug my website (although it is very heart and mind provoking) but since mywebsite is fluid and so you ca
  6. Another way to see the actual body container is to put a border on it - then give it a min dimension and see what happens. No nerd theory will then be needed although there is an explanation (such as margin might compensate to fill a full view screen). It is true that the background color on the body will fill the screen, but not the border if there is a maximum, and a minimum will hold the body open when there is no other container (with set dimensions) inside, other wise the text can be squeezed down to one word on a line.
  7. It is true at full size the webpage will automatically fill the screen (and you can limit the width of the content with the body - I actually did this on my website - its proof), but I think you are getting confused between the monitor and the webpage - Restore down your window - you can drag the body to whatever size you want.
  8. Well Andrea you may have got me on the "auto." When I constructed my css I was reading a pocket book on the subject, and the author of the book did this also. So I thought the reason he used auto was to keep the web page in the center of the screen, if it was presented on a very wide screen that went past the maximum. And since you have pointed this out I disabled the "width auto" (if you have Internet Explorer and hit the F12 key, the developer tools allow a person to turn off css attributes) , and sure enough you are right the "auto" is not necessary for my application and in my browser.
  9. Another way, if you like a fluid layout, is to style the width with maximum and minimum perimeters. Take a look at my website (i think you can even view the css) mysteryfriendship dot com . Then restore down the browser window (shrink the window from full size), then drag the window wider and then smaller - it fluid to a certian point. This is so if the screen is too wide the text won't follow the full size of the screen and be harder to read, and also I have a low limit so that the sentences will not squezz down to two or three words. The nice thing about this format is that it might
  10. Activeworker dude; I am kind of new too, and the script you are questioning is a basic javascript to check to see if a person has submitted their name like in some kind of form box before being able to continue. And to cue you in to professional computer nerd terms (you either have to pick up some code books or do some of the video classes at killersites; they can be a little fun) a string is a bunch of chactors (like on your key board) strung together; usually letters and numbers. Any word or sentence is a string in the nerd world. I never heard of a parameter in the computer wor
  11. Well I finally got the inspiration (grabenair inspired me to search a bit deeper) to seek out what might be missing to send mail with my WAMP server. And we will also see if this link gets zapped by the system, but this post seems to imply one does need a STMP server or mail client to go with tha WAMP. Its from w_w w stackoverflow dot com http://stackoverflow...erver-using-php If anyone knows of another way let me know! Anyway I am going to study these posts myself because I haven't really gotten into reading them yet. But thanks so much for the response, I am so in the dark w
  12. I am taking the beginners php course and we (me and the video) are using the mail(); command or statement. I get an error on my WAMP (this is not a swear word or indescent part of ones body - its free server software), that it failed to connect to mail server, and that I should verify my STMP. Can a person change their STMP? How does one get to the STMP value (it does say finderhost not localhost if that is the problem); or do I need a mail plug in? Anyway for the classes I just print it to the screen but it would have been fun to email to my email. And yes I know I could use t
  13. Thanks grabenair,; sorry it took me so long to reply back, that site looks like they cover the java script functions. I guess it just that I am new to this and I am not used to the constant searching for nid bits of information, in the old days someone would have given a pretty complete composite in a book, but I guess times have changed and scripting evolves to fast to find it practical to list all functionality. Anyway, I so appreciate your response. Thanks! Ed
  14. I was wondering if there was a website or book that listed all the built in Java script functions, or even browser Dom properties? What I am saying is how do people learn of the built in's like new Array, onClick, if, else, whenever. other than learning it from word of mouth? I couldn't even seem to find the built in functions even on the W3S website, at least not all in one place {like a list of them}. Then there are all kinds of DOM objects with their properties, which I must say is somewhat clearly found at W3School, but it would be nice if there is a list with all of them named
  15. Yeh, another strange thing - it does seem to work fine in my explorer 9 browser on my desktop, but the on running "connecting" message in the tab of the page is active in my Fire Fox browser on my laptop. Strange??! I always though of Monzilla as being javascript sensitive in there applications - that is they would be more prone to being bug free as far as running javascript. Or maybe I have been hacked
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