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Re: forum admin needs help

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In article <dkhIl.151279$(E-Mail Removed)>,
"Woody" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Hi. I'm the content admin of an online forum residing on purchased webspace.
> My sidekick, the tech admin, has good computer knowledge but is a novice at
> html, and needs your help.
> We created a splash page to act as a portal. I am told that, as a result of
> a truly crappy html editor, the page contains a lot of inappropriate dead
> code. The big problem, however, is that we can't get it the page resize
> automatically to fit various browser windows.
> We have asked for help from html-knowledgeable people in our own community
> but they all want to redesign the look of the page to suit their own tastes.
> We like the look of the page just fine if we can just clean up dead code and
> get the page to resize properly.
> Kindly provide a brief explanation, or link to an explanation, of how to do
> auto resize.
> Alternatively, if you wish to view the page and its code, it's at
> All assistance much appreciated.

* Use a proper strict doctype right at the top of your HTML doc.


* Ring up your webserver admin and tell the to make sure their server is
configured for your website to deliver a character encoding. Tell them
you want UTF-8. In the meantime stick in

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

in the <head> of your HTML document.

* Then, read up a bit at


and especially on how to separate content from style:


and see if you can get your man to make the doc valid, close tags and
all the stuff you need to do as basic jobs.

If you get *every single bit* of presentational mark up out of the bit
after <body>, even if you have no CSS to substitute, you will have a
greater chance of someone here spending time on it to suggest ways to
put it on a firmer footing.

You cannot just learn to make it auto size any more than you can easily
learn how to turn a frog into a beautiful princess by means other than
kissing it and hoping for the best.

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In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
dorayme <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> > Alternatively, if you wish to view the page and its code, it's at
> >

Also, tell your man not to use *absolute positioning*. It is not for

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