1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 29, 2006 12:00 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Overall Table size

    lisamaenot Level 1
      Try as I may, I can't seem to keep the table sizes exactly the same from page to page.

      Here is the url: < http://www.mikelrouse.com/>

      Each section is an individual table and when I look at the html code, all the tables have the same sizes. Something is obviosly overriding these general settings.

      Is there a way in Dreamweaver to make all these table match? Any help appreciated.
        • 1. Re: Overall Table size
          Level 7
          You have just a ghost of a chance of your declared table heights working
          because, although table height is invalid HTML, with no doctype your
          page is putting browsers into "quirks" (= legacy rendering bugs and
          idiosyncrasies) mode, and some browsers do support table height to some
          extent in quirks mode.

          But the rest of your code is fatally dependent on text size as declared
          in <font> tags, and these sizes vary from browser to browser. And when
          you have a stretch of code like:

          <font size="1" face="Verdana"
          color="#000080">                                      <font
          color="#FFFFFF">
          </font></font><font size="1" face="Verdana" color="#FFFFFF"><br>
                                              </font><font
          size="1" face="Verdana" color="#009999">     
          </font>

          all of those non-breaking spaces are only size 1, whatever the browser
          takes that to be. And positioning page elements with long strings of
          non-breaking spaces does not a robust page make, as Yoda might say.

          I'd step back and, first of all, ask myself if having all of the tables
          in the site is truly desirable. Then I'd learn some basic
          table-building skills to achieve the results you want in a predictable
          and reliable way.

          --
          James M. Shook
          http://www.jshook.com