Monday, June 21, 2004

HTML / CSS help?

I've got a problem that I've been trying to figure out for a little while now, with no success. I'm no HTML or CSS wizard, although this blog has given me a chance to learn a lot.

A couple of you may remember that, for a couple weeks near the beginning of this blog's existence, there was a really cool background image. The site looked great in IE -- the weblog posts floated over the image nicely, having encapsulated white backgrounds that allowed them to be readable. Netscape and Firefox, however, didn't display the posts correctly, and all the posts ended up being basically unreadable. So, I removed the background.

I'd like to add the background in now, though. I've got two possible solutions to the issue, but haven't been able to implement either. First, I could fix the posts so that they show correctly in Netscape and other browsers. Second, I could add in a little scripting so that the page determines what browser is being used, and only shows the background in IE. I've found general solutions online for the latter, but have yet to find one that works correctly on blogger/blogspot.

Any answers out there??


Anonymous said...

HTML Expert/CSS Intermediate at your service B)

First of all, I don't see any Cool Pic lol Geocities won't find the site :P Second of all, even though Netscape originally "invented" javascript, there is a whole lot of HTML/CSS/Java/etc. that won't show up on Netscape. Why? I haven't a clue. It's just dumb like that. Third of all, if you can somehow find the cool pic again, then I can whip up a nice little CSS Script that *should* work for you lol

-Steph P.

UndercoverPunk said...

You can also catch the pic at:

If you can write an example up and send it to me, that would be great, Steph! Of course, you can check the source to my weblog (View --> Source in IE), see what I'm doing now, and also the line of code that I was using before -- it's commented out near the top of the code, and is meant to replace the body line under "style type="text/css".