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Complicated CSS layout = impossible?

I tried getting a complicated, multi-column box design on it's way on
my web-site and it works out fine on the IE6. Because I'm a relative
beginner to all stuff related to CSS and am used to workung with
tables to achieve the results I want, I'm still baffled by how easy
and good looking CSS-Layout can be, in code and the on screen results.
I will surely never use tables again...

But here's my problem: If you look at the site

http://www.stud.uni-giessen.de/asta/

you will find it displays correctly with the IE6. It will get messed
up with opera and netscape though. And try to sort through the
validation results here:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...ssen.de%2Fasta

and here:

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...usermedium=all

I can tell you, it isn't pretty. Apart from that, I hate writing
invalid HTML. But right now, I really have no idea how to get my site
valid an displaying correctly while using CSS to describe the content
(provided by a CMS).

Other nags:
- How do you get everything fluid except the menu on the left?
- stuff keeps busting out of its frame... try making the
browser-windows smaller, you'll see what I mean...

All I'm looking for are a few good tips on how to get the site the way
I want it without having to worry about validation, the big browser
slip-ups, etc. I've been looking through the tutorials (glish et al.)
but nothing quite desribes what I need...

Hoping for help, thanks a lot,
Tom
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Tom Schmitt wrote:

http://www.stud.uni-giessen.de/asta/

sort through the validation results


You may only use a particular id once per page. You might want to use
the class attribute instead. Start with that. BTW, if this is a new
site, you ought to author with html 4.01/strict

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Jul 20 '05 #2
I find it difficult, because I split the page into a navigation and a
content part and have category properties and descriptions skewn all
over the page, interspersed with articles and other stuff... is it
possible to define one <div id="cat_prop">-Block with elements all
over the page?

If it is, I'll try...

Thanks,
Tom

Brian <us*****@mangymutt.com.invalid-remove-this-part> wrote in message news:<A7Edb.611463$Ho3.119312@sccrnsc03>...
Tom Schmitt wrote:

http://www.stud.uni-giessen.de/asta/

sort through the validation results


You may only use a particular id once per page. You might want to use
the class attribute instead. Start with that. BTW, if this is a new
site, you ought to author with html 4.01/strict

Jul 20 '05 #3
Hi,

[snip]

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...essen.de%2Fast
a


You really have to fix Validators' first error:
ID "ROW" already defined

Fix this first, then you can go on. Is AStA-CMS providing the multi-use of
id's?

[snip]

Marko

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Jul 20 '05 #4
Please do not top-post.

Tom Schmitt wrote:

http://www.stud.uni-giessen.de/asta/
Brian wrote:
sort through the validation results

You may only use a particular id once per page. You might want
to use the class attribute instead.

I find it difficult, because I split the page into a navigation and
a content part and have category properties and descriptions skewn
all over the page, interspersed with articles and other stuff...
I don't know what I'm suppose to say here.
is it possible to define one <div id="cat_prop">-Block with
elements all over the page?


I don't know what you were trying to say here. Have you looked into
the class attribute? Will it do what you need?

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Brian
follow the directions in my address to email me

Jul 20 '05 #5

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