8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2006 12:13 PM by Newsgroup_User

    css and layer's / table's

    treybraid
      is that possible and can someone please tell me how...ive created my page graphically in fireworks and placed it as a bacground with the css body rule---- and positioned it within my page...can i use css and lay out the rest of the page- in other word's place additional object's on top of the background--- im doing a baseball website; so, some of the additionall item's are a league standings table.... current game table... and an area for me to place my text.... please help...

      trey
        • 1. Re: css and layer's / table's
          Level 7
          Treybraid:

          You have already gotten lots of advice in previously posted threads. Why is
          this question different.

          Of course you can use CSS to place page elements over top of your background
          image. But what happens when the visitor resizes their text? The carefully
          placed containers all expand vertically and that wrecks your alignment.

          You have been advised that this layout is a difficult one - do you have any
          alternatives here?

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          "treybraid" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > is that possible and can someone please tell me how...ive created my page
          > graphically in fireworks and placed it as a bacground with the css body
          > rule---- and positioned it within my page...can i use css and lay out the
          > rest
          > of the page- in other word's place additional object's on top of the
          > background--- im doing a baseball website; so, some of the additionall
          > item's
          > are a league standings table.... current game table... and an area for me
          > to
          > place my text.... please help...
          >
          > trey
          >


          • 2. Re: css and layer's / table's
            Level 7
            Murray *ACE* wrote:
            > Treybraid:
            >
            > You have already gotten lots of advice in previously posted threads. Why is
            > this question different.
            >
            > Of course you can use CSS to place page elements over top of your background
            > image. But what happens when the visitor resizes their text? The carefully
            > placed containers all expand vertically and that wrecks your alignment.
            >
            > You have been advised that this layout is a difficult one - do you have any
            > alternatives here?
            >
            Isn't this the type of stuff that's best suited to a table anyhow?

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            in California
            8 ^ )
            • 3. Re: css and layer's / table's
              Level 7
              Not necessarily, Bonnie. But the layout would be quite complex with either,
              I believe. However, there may be a simpler solution that I am overlooking.
              Before tackling a layout like this, I would need to do quite a bit of
              experimentation and planning to make sure that it all came together
              properly.

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              "Bonnie" <kroko@pixel[occam]plum.com> wrote in message
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              > Murray *ACE* wrote:
              >> Treybraid:
              >>
              >> You have already gotten lots of advice in previously posted threads. Why
              >> is this question different.
              >>
              >> Of course you can use CSS to place page elements over top of your
              >> background image. But what happens when the visitor resizes their text?
              >> The carefully placed containers all expand vertically and that wrecks
              >> your alignment.
              >>
              >> You have been advised that this layout is a difficult one - do you have
              >> any alternatives here?
              >>
              > Isn't this the type of stuff that's best suited to a table anyhow?
              >
              > --
              > Bonnie
              > in California
              > 8 ^ )


              • 4. Re: css and layer's / table's
                treybraid Level 1
                why you ask murray-- maybe cause i cant get a straight answer to the question... all people here seem to get are lecture's when they start asking question's.... perfect example i ask " can i use css and layer's to lay out the rest of the page- in other word's place additional object's on top of the background "... well ive asked a question and has it been answered- nope... i get lecture's about this and that... and i see that throughout the forum with other people as well... a question is asked and it is answered with a question the majority of the time... your here to answer our question's not talk down to us in a condascending manner which you tend to do... im sorry i have bothered you - i will not bother again... fyi--- some people learn by actually jumping right in the middle and figuring this and that out...

                • 5. Re: css and layer's / table's
                  Level 7
                  You have gotten your answer in my last post. It was "Yes, you can do that".
                  Did you want more? I also cautioned you about why it's not a good idea to
                  do that.

                  What are you expecting - for someone to build the page for you?

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                  "treybraid" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > why you ask murray-- maybe cause i cant get a straight answer to the
                  > question... all people here seem to get are lecture's when they start
                  > asking
                  > question's.... perfect example i ask " can i use css and layer's to lay
                  > out
                  > the rest of the page- in other word's place additional object's on top of
                  > the
                  > background "... well ive asked a question and has it been answered-
                  > nope... i
                  > get lecture's about this and that... and i see that throughout the forum
                  > with
                  > other people as well... a question is asked and it is answered with a
                  > question
                  > the majority of the time... your here to answer our question's not talk
                  > down to
                  > us in a condascending manner which you tend to do... im sorry i have
                  > bothered
                  > you - i will not bother again... fyi--- some people learn by actually
                  > jumping
                  > right in the middle and figuring this and that out...
                  >
                  >
                  >


                  • 6. Re: css and layer's / table's
                    treybraid Level 1
                    no murray far from it... you answered the question...i would have never known it... i thought the forum was where you could get your question's answered; but, here the answer's can be so vague to the point where a question is the response to our inquiry...i decided to do the site in flash.. so i can lay it out the way i want to and it's a heck of a lot easier... you answered yes to css and layer's; but, you didnt say how to create the rule or even get started for that matter...
                    thanks though...
                    trey
                    • 7. Re: css and layer's / table's
                      Level 7
                      Flash? That would do it. Of course, all of your visitors would have to
                      have the Flash plugin - guessing from your intended demographic, I'd say
                      that is probably likely. Also, search engines cannot read your Flash
                      content, so your site wouldn't get spidered (i.e., indexed), but again, I
                      suppose that's OK for a site like this. I believe that this is really the
                      best option for you, though.

                      > you didnt say how to create the rule or even get started
                      > for that matter.

                      I think you have an unrealistic expectation.

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                      "treybraid" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > no murray far from it... you answered the question...i would have never
                      > known
                      > it... i thought the forum was where you could get your question's
                      > answered;
                      > but, here the answer's can be so vague to the point where a question is
                      > the
                      > response to our inquiry...i decided to do the site in flash.. so i can lay
                      > it
                      > out the way i want to and it's a heck of a lot easier... you answered yes
                      > to
                      > css and layer's; but, you didnt say how to create the rule or even get
                      > started
                      > for that matter...
                      > thanks though...
                      > trey
                      >


                      • 8. Re: css and layer's / table's
                        Level 7
                        >your here to answer our question's
                        Um, actually this is a user-to-user help place. And it works really well
                        most of the time because people *do* help each other. I think you're
                        confusing sound advice with not giving you the answers you want.
                        Jo

                        "treybraid" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:ebnjnd$6bi$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > why you ask murray-- maybe cause i cant get a straight answer to the
                        > question... all people here seem to get are lecture's when they start
                        > asking
                        > question's.... perfect example i ask " can i use css and layer's to lay
                        > out
                        > the rest of the page- in other word's place additional object's on top of
                        > the
                        > background "... well ive asked a question and has it been answered-
                        > nope... i
                        > get lecture's about this and that... and i see that throughout the forum
                        > with
                        > other people as well... a question is asked and it is answered with a
                        > question
                        > the majority of the time... your here to answer our question's not talk
                        > down to
                        > us in a condascending manner which you tend to do... im sorry i have
                        > bothered
                        > you - i will not bother again... fyi--- some people learn by actually
                        > jumping
                        > right in the middle and figuring this and that out...
                        >
                        >
                        >