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  1. #1
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    Dec 2003
    Sidman, Pennsylvania
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    I wasn't exactly sure where to put this message, because I both want to know how this page looks, and have any suggestions on it, and also have a few questions. So I thought I'd come to this forum.

    I've been trying to learn how to use css. Actually I admit I didn't start to really try to learn it until, err, last night... well not to say I didn't know some about it but yesterday I really went into it.

    Anyway I have been planning to rebuild my site, for a few reasons. I wanted to try for xhtml complience firstly, (that was only part of it, I'm not insane enough to rebuild that whole thing just for that). Also so that I had a bit more freedom with what I can do, since I will have built the thing and so can change whatever in it. So yesterday I thought I may as well try out a basic layout. So I made a basic table layout, nothing too fancy or anything; just header, navigation on the left and content on the right, then with a footer. Then I posted somewhere asking something, and also if the equivalent could be done with divs and css, since I had heard from someone before that this is better. So someone showed me an example and I researched about css a bit and tried my own example; doesn't seem to be working too badly. (I will get to my point one of these days, by the way) :laugh:

    Ok so first the page where this thing is. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions on it. I've had a few friends help me out with this but that is about all. so here is the link to the page:

    Thankfully that is xhtml 1.1 compliant! And css too!

    Now for the questions

    for xhtml 1.1, is that top line in the document supposed to be:

    <?xml version="1.1" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    Ok also. In this situation, is the way those columns are made in the middle row, the best method? I used float to do that.

    With those two links at the bottom, what will be the effect if I float the valid xhtml link to the left but float the valid css link to the right? I have the feeling that they are a bit off-centered right now, and would probably look better on either side like what I just described.

    Finally, would it be better to use percentages rather than fixed values? For instance, the entire outside div could be 100%, while the header and footer could be (thinks) 98% to leave room for the padding on both sides? The left column in the middle could be 18% again to leave room for padding and the right column about 78%. I'm assuming in all cases that padding is 1%. would that be better than the fixed width?

    That's about all. Hope you don't mind my ramblings. Thanks.



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