Frames and Tables

Written by Mary Hickey

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Frames and tables both should be checked and double checked withrepparttar two most popular browsers. What might look fantastic with Netscape often times looks like crap in IE, and visa versa, though Netscape seems to be a bit more forgiving. Especially tables. Get tables to work right and look right in IE and Netscape is happy. The only other thing regarding tables and cross-browser compatibility isrepparttar 134774 background colors of cells. Netscape reads background images, IE doesn’t. So be real sure that whatever background color you set forrepparttar 134775 table blends well withrepparttar 134776 background ofrepparttar 134777 page itself. If your using a plain colored background this doesn’t present a problem, however, for those of us that like a textured background, it becomes a MAJOR issue! Check, check and double check!!! Nothing grosser then to see your pretty table that looks incredible in Netscape rendered with some sick color background in IE.

As far as Frames, remember that some older browsers do not recognize them, so all that work that you put intorepparttar 134778 building ofrepparttar 134779 frames could be rendered into a jumble at best. Its always a good idea to createdrepparttar 134780 site without using frames as well for those that have older browsers.

Whether you are a fan of frames, or a table lover, or even torn onrepparttar 134781 choice of which way to lay outrepparttar 134782 page, keep in mind a few things:

1.Keep it simple. 2.Double check everything from general appearance to colors. 3.Compare IE and Netscape appearance. 4.Have fun!

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Web Site Design: Things You Should Avoid

Written by Gunter Gerdenitsch

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There are many companies specialized in helping you to make your web site look more professionally. Some of them are even quite generous about their free advice, e.g. ( ).

Screen Resolution:

When you design your web site locally, you will usually do it atrepparttar same screen resolution you have set your computer to as you use it for all other applications. When you are finished, it looks "perfect". Amateurish web designers would feel great now, and upload their stuff right away.

Yet, professional web site designers will deliberately transfer their design to any other browsers with different screen resolution or even to another computer with a different operating system. And, usually, they will be in for a shock: What was looking "perfect" initially, might be garbled now or hard to read.

The reason is, a HTML code is no "hard copy" (like e.g. a poster printed on paper). Instead,repparttar 134773 browser "paints"repparttar 134774 copy described in htm-code differently every time, according torepparttar 134775 available space. (Convince yourself: Display any .htm-file in your browser, but this time don't maximizerepparttar 134776 browser's window but set it to variable size. When you dragrepparttar 134777 window, say, atrepparttar 134778 lower right corner - you will see howrepparttar 134779 words and images move around. Up to a point perhaps at which you loserepparttar 134780 context when reading them!)

Gunter Gerdenitsch 1st Component Design - visit: Universal Software Components - Applications with minimal Programming phone, fax: +43 1 804 47 30

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