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    Hello. I am a web design novice who is designing my first website. I've learned everything pretty quickly (Dreamweaver CS3, etc.). However, I absolutely can NOT make any sense of the coding unless instructions are written clear enough. Therefore, my problem is this: I just finished designing a website after contantly checking it in multiple different browsers along the way. I validated the entire site, and everything comes back without any problems. But NOW (and this is what I don't understand!) when I check my pages in Internet Explorer and Firefox, there is a thick border around the left and top sides (about 10 px). I've checked all of my CSS rules for those properties, and everything shows not to have a border. I'm sure there is something else I'm not checking. I'd appreciate any help you could give me! Thanks.

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    We'll need to see the website ... give us the URL.


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    It's not up yet. I'm trying to figure out how to upload it.

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    My guess is that you have an HTML or BODY background color different from
    your "content" and there is some sort of margin set.

    Your body ID should have this line in it ...

    body{
    margin:0px auto;
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    .
    .
    .
    }


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    Thanks. That helped. It never said it had a margin, but once I set it at zero, it corrected the problem.

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    I recommend you use a free FTP program like FileZilla to upload your pages,
    and transfer files back and forth between your PC and your website.

    OK to use DW for editing pages, but the WYSIWYG interface can add a lot of
    unnecessary code. You should learn how to code by hand, using the DW editor
    feature (not the WYSIWYG interface).


    http://filezilla-project.org/


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    Or go the hard way (but the way that teaches you the best) and use notepad or something like 'phpDesigner' (is what I use).

    I coded for a long time in Notepad and I feel like it dropped me right in to XHTML/CSS and taught me quickly.

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    stair ...

    I tried Notepad++ and now I'm hooked on it.
    The line numbering and highlighting is great for PHP edit and troubleshooting.

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm


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    Thanks man, I'll have to check that out.


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