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    Hi. I'm programming my first website. I sort of got suckered into it, and have no experience. This may be a silly question, but I"m desperate.
    Can anyone tell me why this occurs and how to fix it...when I program something on my computer (a Mac) it will look one way. Then, when I pull it up on my wife's computer (a PC), it looks another way (text is getting cut off and icons have moved). What is really making me crazy is that, when I pull it up on a THIRD computer (another PC) it looks different than how it looks on the other PC and on the Mac.
    What in the world is going on? I feel like there must be a simple solution for this, but have researched all I can and am having no luck.
    Thank you so much for any help you can offer. I really appreciate it!


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    Senior Member aeroweb99's Avatar
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    Need to see a link or some code. It sounds like your using absolute positioning.

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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Welcome to the world of web design, where you'll go crazy trying to make
    a website look the same in all browsers ... IE6, IE7, IE8, FF, Safari, Opera, etc.

    It's the most frustrating thing about making websites, and there's no solution.
    You have to use the simplest and most clear coding you can, semantically correct,
    and XHTML/CSS validation is a plus.

    Give us a link to your website (the URL) and we can probably offer some ideas.

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    out of curiosity, what program are you using? And you should see the s*** I go through w/ publisher with cross browser support.

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    Senior Member diddy's Avatar
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    yes, definatley the most annoying and time consuming part of web designing is getting the cross-platform, cross-browser and cross-resolution right. And you almost never will get it perfect.

    We really do need to see a link/code, but I'm thinking it's poisitioning problems. The program you are using and the methods you are using to create your site also could be a contriubting factor.
    Are you using a WYSIWYG editor, or are you hand coding your site?

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