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  1. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    I notice that when I am displaying my own website... http://webhome.idirect.com/~orange1 that some of the text displays wrong smaller than the rest. Internet explorer does not do this. I have the latest 1.0.2 version of Firefox.

    Any ideas what is wrong, please tell me if you see the same anomoloies.
     
  2. Scott L

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    Read up on CSS. Tagging groups of words as "small" isn't really a good idea for compatibility between browsers. A WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver MX will do CSS for you.
     
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    I second the suggestion. I use CSS to style all my sites, and it's great. You can use PX or em to set the font size.
     
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    This is the problem when web pages are made so they suit the built-in bugs in IE. Of course, all the other browsers that actually expect somewhat valid web code will "have a problem"... [​IMG]

    I'm sure if you run your page through the validator, the validator will choke on it.
     
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    Also, IE implements the CSS font sizing around keywords (small, medium, large, etc.) differently than Firefox. If you really want to tighten down font size than set to pixels, but also realize that IE's "Text Size" adjustment will not work. Other browsers' text sizing features will, however.

    Did I mention I hate IE? [​IMG]
     
  7. Neil Joseph

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    OK gents, in English, what exactly do I need to do to the html to fix this? .... get rid of the "/small" and "small" statements? If not then what exactly?

    Thanks
     
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    If you want to do it the old way with the font element:

    Remove all the small opening and closing, then:

    font size="1" color="#000000" face="Arial">Blah blah /font

    Don't forget the brackets [​IMG] Is there a way to insert code here without the code being read?

    Note that "size" and the closing tag are additions to your existing code. The size can be set from 1 to 7.

    That said, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the future and the future is NOW. [​IMG] I've done a fair amount of text formatting with CSS, but have avoided doing page layout until recently. I don't see any reason to go back to tables, though, as usual, browser compatibility with some features can be a frustration. But I'd say its worth it for the flexibility.
     
  9. Neil Joseph

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    Guys I thank you. I have gone through my site and cleaned up all the "nested" commands as suggested and all is fine in both IE and FF.
     

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