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Problem with Firefox viewing html

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Hello,
I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
The part that is messed up is the graphics and a little text also.
Jan 22 '07 #1
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John <Jo*********@nnnnnnnnn.nowherewrites:
I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
It's impossible to tell, since you didn't post a URL.

In general, try validating your code - errors in markup are often handled
differently from one browser to another.

<http://validator.w3.org>

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Jan 22 '07 #2

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John wrote:
Hello,
I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
The part that is messed up is the graphics and a little text also.
That's strange. I have a page that looks fine when using SeaMonkey 1.1;
but when I view it using IE 7.0, it doesn't look right at all.

What's different about your problem and mine is that I'm giving the URL.
It's <http://www.rossde.com/>.

With SeaMonkey, the "Statistics" sidebar is to the right of text about
my daughter receiving a solicitation from American Express. With IE,
the text is below the sidebar.

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Jan 23 '07 #3

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On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:50:11 GMT, John <Jo*********@nnnnnnnnn.nowhere>
wrote:
>I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
90% of the time it will be IE that is lying to you, never mind that it
looks "right" to you. Designing to look "right" for a broken browser is
an exercise in futility.

Jan 23 '07 #4

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David E. Ross wrote :
John wrote:
>Hello,
I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
The part that is messed up is the graphics and a little text also.

That's strange. I have a page that looks fine when using SeaMonkey 1.1;
but when I view it using IE 7.0, it doesn't look right at all.

What's different about your problem and mine is that I'm giving the URL.
It's <http://www.rossde.com/>.

With SeaMonkey, the "Statistics" sidebar is to the right of text about
my daughter receiving a solicitation from American Express. With IE,
the text is below the sidebar.
Many of your css declarations could be either combined or removed: parts
of your stylesheet are also over-constraining. I checked your sidebar
right code and I believe all you have to do is to remove the width: 90%
from your .quote rule (and maybe replace it with text-align: center).

Gérard
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Jan 23 '07 #5

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Gérard Talbot wrote:
David E. Ross wrote :
>John wrote:
>>Hello,
I have a webpage that looks fine when using IE 6.0, but when I view it
through Firefox, it doesn't look right at all. Do you think it has to
do with the css stuff?
The part that is messed up is the graphics and a little text also.
That's strange. I have a page that looks fine when using SeaMonkey 1.1;
but when I view it using IE 7.0, it doesn't look right at all.

What's different about your problem and mine is that I'm giving the URL.
It's <http://www.rossde.com/>.

With SeaMonkey, the "Statistics" sidebar is to the right of text about
my daughter receiving a solicitation from American Express. With IE,
the text is below the sidebar.

Many of your css declarations could be either combined or removed: parts
of your stylesheet are also over-constraining. I checked your sidebar
right code and I believe all you have to do is to remove the width: 90%
from your .quote rule (and maybe replace it with text-align: center).
First of all, my message was intended to be facetious.

As for my .quote rule, I want the box to be centered, not the text. The
box should be less than the full width of its parent, following an old
style of doing typed documents with lengthy quotes, in which the quotes
are Italicized and indented from both the left and right margins rather
than in-line within quotation marks.

I fixed the page by moving the paragraph with "class=quote" ahead of the
sidebar.

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David E. Ross
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Jan 23 '07 #6

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David E. Ross wrote:
>
As for my .quote rule, I want the box to be centered, not the text. The
box should be less than the full width of its parent, following an old
style of doing typed documents with lengthy quotes, in which the quotes
are Italicized and indented from both the left and right margins rather
than in-line within quotation marks.
Sounds like a <blockquote>.

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Jan 24 '07 #7

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David E. Ross wrote :
Gérard Talbot wrote:
>David E. Ross wrote :
>>John wrote:
Hello,
>Many of your css declarations could be either combined or removed: parts
of your stylesheet are also over-constraining. I checked your sidebar
right code and I believe all you have to do is to remove the width: 90%
from your .quote rule (and maybe replace it with text-align: center).

First of all, my message was intended to be facetious.
I know :)
As for my .quote rule, I want the box to be centered, not the text.
It can be centered without setting its width.

The
box should be less than the full width of its parent, following an old
style of doing typed documents with lengthy quotes, in which the quotes
are Italicized and indented from both the left and right margins rather
than in-line within quotation marks.
Then

blockquote {font-style: italic; margin-left: 2em; margin-right: 2em;}

fits perfectly your description above.
I fixed the page by moving the paragraph with "class=quote" ahead of the
sidebar.
Well, I still maintain that you can improve your stylesheet in many
ways, in several areas. Avoiding over-constraining webpage elements in a
stylesheet is often a difficult task and is definitely a webpage design
matter.
I also agree with Jim Moe that <blockquoteis semantically better.

Regards,

Gérard
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Jan 25 '07 #8

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