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    i am having a problem with text not wrapping in a table. once IE updated to the new version, this problem started. the site address is here: http://www.dedrickscheese.com/ProductPages/Cow(1).htm

    as you can see, it looks funny. please let me know what i can do to fix this. i am currently using frontpage 2003. this is driving me crazy!

    thanks in advance!

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    Oh my ...

    <tables> AND FrontPage.

    The main fix for this would involve re-coding each of the items using <div>
    instead of <table><tr><td> ... basically, not using tables.

    To solve this for now ...
    I think it might be related to the unclosed <p> tags.
    You open a <p> tag, but don't close it ... like the red closing tag below:
    <p align="justify"> blah blah </p>

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    But you have a gazillion items, so you should actually start by creating a
    simple database to contain the items. A PHP script would then be used to
    generate your pages of items. This would eliminate the need to edit those
    web pages (you edit the text file instead). An actual MySQL database would
    really be the best. You could have a simple admin page where a user could
    add/edit/delete any catalog item, and each catalog would be generated
    dynamically on the fly.

    Here's the deal though ... to use PHP and a database, you then cannot use
    FrontPage. You can't run PHP scripting on your PC, so all coding and changes
    would be edited by hand (using Notepad) and uploaded using FTP.

    If you wanted a freelancer (like many of us) to do the database for you, it could
    be done for around $100-200 ... I'm sure someone would take on that job.
    They would only need to do the catalog database, and the 4 catalog (product) pages.
    The database would also be searchable.


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    It's pretty impressive that you coded all that through frontpage.

    white-space: nowrap; is probably your culprit in the code for causing your sentences to not wrap.

    One fix is opening the file in notepad and doing a replace all and getting that out of there. In deed as mlseim said, a Content management system would help you out tremendously allowing you to add and edit those items.

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    I love your products and the amount of information you have there. I recommend building a mysql database cms that would create a page for each cheese product. Here is why. If someone searches for "Point Reyes Original Blue" if you have a separate page you will have a better chance of getting into the results for that specific keyword. It would really make your site large which is a good thing! Mainly because you could have a <title> tag, <h1> tag and the description. As apposed to a slew of information crammed on one page.

    Coding all of those pages by hand though would be painful and highly inneficient especially if you ever needed to make changes.

    Once you have that in a database you can edit the template to move and change things around.
    Brandon Tran - Asheville Web Design


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