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ian haydon
post Sep 24 2006, 03:14 PM
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Hi im new, please be gentle. Basically im new to designing and this sort of lark i usually create images for sites on a freelance level. So this site im doing for a friend is a starter. It may not be CSS or the most complex but it looks visually ok, and thats all i carefor at present.

Basically the template for a site im doing can be be seen on the link below:

http://www.focuswebs.co.uk/clients/hollie/

It looks lovely in firefox and is exactly how i planned for it to! However ther two issues i have is that-

Ive just found IE5/6 doesnt support PNG files. Im working with IE7 at home so its my ignorance that let me get this far in without noticing! Is there a way to fix this? Ive heard of some "HACKS" but i wouldnt have a clue about implementing them or which is best? I am using both PNG files in images and repeating BG images(which look fine in firefox).

BAsically if u view it in firefox-this is how i want it in IE.

The other prolem is the bottom of the film reel doesnt line up with the footer? I know FF and IE interpret tables wrong? IS there an easy fix for this?

I appreciate any help you guys can offer - Il b about alot on here as ive read some interesting articles before i joined!

Thanks in advance- IAN
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Christian J
post Sep 24 2006, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE(ian haydon @ Sep 24 2006, 10:14 PM) *

Hi im new, please be gentle.


I'll do my best. ohmy.gif

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http://www.focuswebs.co.uk/clients/hollie/

Ive just found IE5/6 doesnt support PNG files.


It does, just not alpha (gradient) transparency.

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Is there a way to fix this? Ive heard of some "HACKS" but i wouldnt have a clue about implementing them or which is best?


There are hacks. However, I don't see the need for alpha transparency on your page. You should be able to do it with normal images as well.

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The other prolem is the bottom of the film reel doesnt line up with the footer?


You'll get a gap in FF too, if you increase user text size. In wide windows some BG images (e.g. "film5.png") will repeat horizontally.

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IS there an easy fix for this?


Hard to say. unsure.gif You really should simplify your table layout. Perhaps use a single large BG image for the film roll rather than many slices.

BTW, the random BG image script adds a new BODY tag in the middle of the page, which makes the HTML invalid. It's better to use a script that only changes the attributes of the already existing HTML body tag. Some other errors: http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.c...clients/hollie/






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