Sent by Jason Pruim on 28 March 2008 17:05
On Mar 28, 2008, at 12:49 PM, tmesa.mesadesignhouse wrote:
> Sorry!! I didn't mean to sound like I was criticizing you!
> And your fix for the donation box worked this time (because it's below
> the navigation), but I haven't checked it in all the browsers.
> I do sort of wish the fix for the navigation worked in DW too, since
> I'm using it to view my layout before I upload it to the server. Kind
> of makes it hard to lay things out when the divs are all akimbo. When
> it looks like that in DW, I kind of feel like I've taken the pieces,
> thrown them up in the air, uploaded them to the server, and hope they
> go where they're supposed to without a lot of extra work. Of course,
> I'm a print designer first, so I'm used to looking at things where
> they're supposed to be before they ever go to press (or in the case of
> websites, to the server).
I came to web design basically the same way... From the print and
design world. What I've done to figure out how it looks before
uploading it to the server is, make a change to your page, and then
save it, and load it up in your local browser(s). That way, you don't
corrupt your server copy of it, and you can still see it locally
without relying on dreamweaver to display it... Never could get that
to work correctly anyway so I just code all my stuff by hand.
> I'm going to set the navigation font size so it doesn't resize. The
> words are pretty big as it is.
The hardest part for me was realizing that the web is not print...
Unfortunately we don't have full control over how it looks unless we
make it a PDF to download, which isn't optimal.
Once I was okay with it not being pixel perfect, my life got a lot
less stressful! Just thought I would share my experience since we have
somewhat close to the same perspective! :)
> But thank you so much for your help! I'll dig into this some more.
> Theresa Mesa
> Mesa Design House
> 909-796-5789 (Fax)
> On Mar 28, 2008, at 9:20 AM, Gunlaug Sørtun wrote:
>> tmesa.mesadesignhouse wrote:
>>> Very interesting. The first fix made the site work in all the
>>> browsers, but boy, did it break the rendering in the DW! Now my
>>> main content and the donate button are hanging off the right edge
>>> of my content box and kind of off the edge of the DW window. Could
>>> the float:left on the div#nav AND the float:left on div.list-menu
>>> be causing that? The div#nav wraps the div.list-menu and div.donate.
>> Forget DW's rendering. DW is not a browser.
>>> On the donate button sitch. Sorry I wasn't clearer. I don't want
>>> the donate button to be part of the navigation box. I want it to be
>>> it and centered underneath it. The version you gave me a link to was
>>> totally broken, because the box for the navigation is a background
>>> image that is only 230px high and should only have navigation in it.
>>> Your fix caused the background box to start doing some sort of
>> Not tiling, but demonstrating how such a background should be
>> applied if
>> you don't want the nav to look broken in every browser on earth when
>> subjected to font-resizing. I didn't bother to create the two images
>> necessary for the effect, since it was just a quickly made example.
>> Of course, what your design can take, or not, is not my problem, and
>> didn't ask for a solution. Reload my example to see the easily broken
>> version, with the centered button below the nav...
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