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I just built a website and am having some trouble setting the height of a table cell.

the site is www.say-something.org

The problem i am having is the top left cell (with the logo) is not responding to a height="" attribute and is pushing the navigation down the page. It seems to work fine with firefox however ie does not.

I would paste the code here but it might be easier if someone could just go to the site and look at it. heres a link to a problem page:

www.say-something.org/screening.html

Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks,
Shawn
Jan 16 '07 #1
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drhowarddrfine
Expert 5K+
P: 7,435
I would never use tables for layout, and I never have, so I have a lot of trouble helping people who do. The validator complains about your encoding and can't figure out line 35 for some reason. The problem goes away when you use a proper doctype.

New pages should always use a strict doctype. But you are using deprecated code which will force you to use a transitional one. The one you are using is incorrect. Use this one:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

Once you do that, putting a margin:0; padding:0; on your img in your css decreases the gap but you have not closed all your tags in some areas. Validate your html and fix those errors.
Jan 16 '07 #2

P: 67
Thanks for the help, it got me a little closer to what i am looking for. If you dont use tables for layout how do you go about it? I used to build pages when i was a teen so im sure my methods are a little outdated.

Thanks,
Shawn
Jan 18 '07 #3

Expert 100+
P: 1,892
You use <div>'s and CSS to address all/most of the attributes. Here is a link that should help get you started.
Jan 18 '07 #4

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