Goofy Menu Bug Fixed?

August 24, 2005 at 12:11am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I fixed a bug that made the primary website menu (Articles, Blogs, Classifieds, Directory, etc.) display incorrectly in some browsers. At least, I hope I fixed it. Can any Opera and Safari users let me know if the menu is behaving properly now? (Paging Abe of Lincoln...)

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Abe of Lincoln August 24, 2005 at 4:24am

Safari unless otherwise noted.

It’s different and better, but still not quite right. The tabs are no longer all stacked up. The link text is in them, and it appears to work properly. The color of the link text is black for some reason, making it hard to see.

Your “Version 0.5” banner seems to be under other stuff.“Current Weather” and “Section Navigation” appear in large letters in the Safari display, but not at all in Firefox.

All the login text strings from the upper right corner of Firefox seem to pile up in the main section (on top of “At first glance Evans…”)

I find this link helpful for keeping my code validated:
http://validator.w3.org/check/referer

Big pain in the neck initially, but not too bad to keep it valid after that.

This site is also good, and has error messages that are a bit less cryptic:
http://online.htmlvalidator.com/php/onlinevallite.php

Preview is still inoperative for Firefox.

Best,
Abe

Mr. Wilson August 24, 2005 at 3:03pm

Thanks for your notes, Abe. I clearly need to sit down with Safari and have a little figure-it-out session. As for the glitches you note:

I’m using the sliding doors method for the tabs. I wasn’t aware that the method had problems in Safari. And as for the link color being black, I’m stumped. There’s no reason that should be happening. I’ve implemented a small change that might fix it, but I’d be surprised if it does.

The “Version 0.5” banner misplacement doesn’t bother me too much. It won’t be there once the design is finalized. Still, I’m confused about why it would be misplaced. Even Internet Explorer gets it right.

Ditto for the login strings. Those are placed with basic absolute positioning. I’ll have to look into that.

You can SEE “Current Weather” and “Section Navigation” in Safari? OK, that’s just screwed up. I use a very simple CSS “display: none” to hide that text. I’ve implemented a slightly different (and more accessible) method now, which I’m told works in Safari. Cross your fingers.

And as for validation… yeah, I know, I should validate more often. It’s been a while. I’ll get on that this week.

Finally, I had forgotten about printing capabilities. I s’pose I should whip up a print-friendly style sheet one of these days.

Abe of Lincoln August 29, 2005 at 6:40am

Apparently Firefox still has my hotmail email address, which I rarely check, rather than the newer, gmail address.

As I said in the other post, everything looks great now, even the “Version 0.5” banner is working. The tabs are good and the letters are readable. The login entry boxes are back where they belong, and the “current weather” and “section navigation” headings are invisible.

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