10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2007 1:17 PM by NateWeb

    Spry False

    newneena
      I have created a horizontal spry drop down menu - when I view in the browser (IE6) I can barely see under the first drop down option the word "false" - I suppose I have added something I am not aware of.
        • 1. Re: Spry False
          Level 7
          newneena wrote:
          > I
          > suppose I have added something I am not aware of.

          I suppose you have. Unless you upload your page to a website, and
          provide a URL for others to look at, we'll all be playing a guessing game...

          Well, actually we won't. This is a website help forum, not a gathering
          of mindreaders. ;-)

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          • 2. Re: Spry False
            newneena Level 1
            your wink doesn't really soften your words.

            http://www.stvfoundation.org/board/HospEd/draft.html

            • 3. Re: Spry False
              Level 7
              newneena wrote:
              > your wink doesn't really soften your words.
              >
              > http://www.stvfoundation.org/board/HospEd/draft.html

              I'm afraid there's no way to soften the message that I'm about to
              deliver. The page you have uploaded is so badly made, it's a wonder that
              it even displays in a browser.

              What's wrong with it?

              It doesn't contain the basic building blocks essential to every web
              page: html tags, a head section, and a body. Although it appears that
              you have created part of the page with Dreamweaver, it contains numerous
              mistakes that Dreamweaver would never make, such as missing out
              quotation marks around the value of attributes, and mixing XHTML with
              HTML syntax. It looks as though you have taken part of a page from
              elsewhere, and attempted to apply a Spry menu bar to it. It just won't work.

              Many people mistakenly believe that you never need to look in Code view,
              but unless you have a solid understanding of (X)HTML and CSS, you will
              be forever struggling to get pages to work the way you expect. I suggest
              that you ditch that page entirely, and start afresh inside Dreamweaver.
              By doing so, it will insert the necessary html, head, and body tags. It
              will also use the correct syntax for tags and attributes. By starting
              again, you stand a much better chance of creating the effect that you
              want. Unfortunately, there are just too many errors in the existing page
              to attempt to put right. (Yes, it could be done, but it would take much
              longer than starting afresh.)

              Sorry to sound so brutal, but the page really is a mess.

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              • 4. Re: Spry False
                newneena Level 1
                I appreciate your tips but this page is made for a portal platform that doesn't allow for the head tags - it is transferred into a wysiwyg editor for non html users. Anyway, I see another post for false in the drop downs so I will see what he finds out. Thanks
                • 5. Re: Spry False
                  Level 7
                  newneena wrote:
                  > I appreciate your tips but this page is made for a portal platform that doesn't
                  > allow for the head tags - it is transferred into a wysiwyg editor for non html
                  > users.

                  It doesn't alter the fact that the code is full of errors. Even if the
                  portal platform adds the head and body tags later, you cannot expect
                  Spry and CSS to render correctly if the code is invalid.

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                  • 6. Re: Spry False
                    newneena Level 1
                    it's working. thanks
                    BTW, went to check out your website to look into some of your books - your pages do not load when you click on your links - actually it times out on me.
                    • 7. Re: Spry False
                      Level 7
                      newneena wrote:
                      > BTW, went to check out your website to look into some of your books - your pages do not load when you click on your links - actually it times out on me.

                      Thanks for letting me know. The server has been very sluggish for the
                      past few days, and I'm getting reports of the CPU being maxed out for
                      hours on end. The hosting company is looking into it for me, but hasn't
                      yet got to the bottom of the problem.

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                      • 8. Re: Spry False
                        NateWeb Level 1
                        What was the answer?
                        • 9. Re: Spry False
                          Level 7
                          What was the question?

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                          > What was the answer?


                          • 10. Re: Spry False
                            NateWeb Level 1
                            Why is the false text being added to my menus and how do I get rid of it? It displays in IE 6 and 7.