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kbcad
01-07-2009, 03:38 PM
My wife has just created her first web page, for a friend. It comes up fine in Mozilla, our browser of choice, but IE 7 has problems with displaying the background colour, requiring a page refresh to do so. Can anyone offer advice as to how to correct this? All help much appreciated. KB.

Blam
01-07-2009, 04:03 PM
What software is she using?

kbcad
01-07-2009, 05:08 PM
HTML on Notepad.

GingerBeard
01-07-2009, 05:50 PM
Can you post the HTML for the header up until the <body> tag? Also, any CSS?

kbcad
01-07-2009, 06:23 PM
The page is online now: www.ariseministriesinternational.co.nz
The blue background on the link pages does not show up in IE 7. KB.

Speedy Gonzales
01-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Works fine in IE8, update it

kbcad
01-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Speedy - thanks for reply. Have been avoiding IE 8 (Beta?) as Telecom Help Assistant will not run in it, only in IE 7 (according to Telecom) KB.

Speedy Gonzales
01-07-2009, 08:49 PM
Its not in beta its final months ago. Got a link for Telecom Help Assistant? Or is it a program for broadband or something?

Blam
01-07-2009, 09:06 PM
If it doesn't run in IE8 you can run it in IE7 compatibility mode:)

DeSade
01-07-2009, 10:03 PM
I am very much the amateur when it comes to html but this doesn't look right to me.



<img src="arise_background_reduced.gif" alt= "Arise Ministries Logo" width="300" height="195" border=5 bordercolor='#006189' </br>


Note the missing > tag at the end before the br
I think it should be



<img src="arise_background_reduced.gif" alt= "Arise Ministries Logo" width="300" height="195" border=5 bordercolor='#006189'></br>


Firefox can ignore missing tags but IE has a problem with them.

kbcad
02-07-2009, 10:17 AM
DeSade - tried your suggestion, corrected the error. No change. Still have to refresh the page to get the background colour to display in IE 7..
Speedy - programme is McciBrowser.exe via Telecom
Blam6 - how do I do that?
Thanks to all. KB.

autechre
02-07-2009, 10:52 AM
Firefox can ignore missing tags but IE has a problem with them.

The "body" tag at the bottom of the page is also missing it's closing ">"

IE used to be the one that didn't mind broken HTML.

I've checked a few CSS forums & the background CSS should have a few extra ' in it, like thus:

body {background: url('arise_bkgrd_square.jpg'); font-family: "Arial", Arial, Helvetica, sans_serif; color: #000000; p {font-size: 40px});

Blam
02-07-2009, 12:18 PM
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/easier.aspx

Download IE and then click the compatibility view button

kbcad
02-07-2009, 03:19 PM
autechre - Changes made but still not working. Added a new font in sub pages and found it doesn't come up either until the page is refreshed, then we get a blue background and the new font. Looks like the problem is related to the .css pages. Will keep trying.

Blam6 - thanks for that. KB

robbyp
02-07-2009, 03:33 PM
My wife has just created her first web page, for a friend. It comes up fine in Mozilla, our browser of choice, but IE 7 has problems with displaying the background colour, requiring a page refresh to do so. Can anyone offer advice as to how to correct this? All help much appreciated. KB.

Have you though about building it via an online sitebuilder. Most web hosts provide you with one, many for free, and much easier than trying to cobble together your own code, unless you know what you are doing. Many of the templates they come with aree very professional looking, and you can create contact forms easily.

robbyp
02-07-2009, 03:36 PM
autechre - Changes made but still not working. Added a new font in sub pages and found it doesn't come up either until the page is refreshed, then we get a blue background and the new font. Looks like the problem is related to the .css pages. Will keep trying.

Blam6 - thanks for that. KB

I have looked at your code, and can see lots of problems with it. eg missing closing brackets for a start.

inphinity
02-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Lots of little typos in tags - missing closing brackets, some </br> (which is not a valid tag, linebreak is a single tag not a paired tag), etc. Some tags getting opened and never closed. The .css file is badly formatted.

hueybot3000
02-07-2009, 07:05 PM
Agree with everyone commenting on the messiness. Although it looks all there. There a quite a few html cleaners around. I use the one prebuilt in the software I use but have a look around.

Its basically a spell check for html or css. And they can format it better so its easier to read and edit

hueybot3000
02-07-2009, 07:08 PM
First result in google here (http://htmlcleaner.sourceforge.net/)

There are probaly better ones around but something like that will save alot of headache over one or two typos

robbyp
02-07-2009, 07:27 PM
First result in google here (http://htmlcleaner.sourceforge.net/)

There are probaly better ones around but something like that will save alot of headache over one or two typos

The errors would definately stop it working in IE properly. Also no doc type is defined, which IE looks at. They really need to design it either in an online sitebuilder, or using Dreamweaver, which helps with the coding.

hueybot3000
02-07-2009, 08:14 PM
Ive always coded myself, I figure if your going to code you need to know how to freehand. And for the most part they did pretty well.

It just needs a tidy up. Life would be so much easier if it wasnt for IE

kbcad
03-07-2009, 11:12 PM
Thanks hueybot3000 - really appreciate your encouragement. Did want to try the 'coding from scratch' rather than use "A Program'. Thanks to all others - still working on errors noted and learning heaps. AB.

hueybot3000
03-07-2009, 11:14 PM
Happy to help, Ive done a fair bit of coding now and I still get stuck on silly typos all the time. I would never get a job as a data input person cos I'm always hitting the wrong keys.