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website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

stakesbyarmsfc
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Registered: ‎07-05-2008

website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

www.staithescc.org.uk
hi people
the above site is in a table to prevent the distorted look appearing, but when i log on at work the blue menu does not like up with the start of the blue on my banenr, and the writing goes along the line far 2 long as it should stop at the end of the logo as its in my table
any ideas as to how to solve this so it doent alter the appearance on different size screens?
thanks
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Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

Using Firefox on a 1680 x 1050 screen but with it windowed I can see a couple of problems.
First is that the menu on the left hand side isn't positioned relative to the table
Second the table right hand cell isn't fixed width so when it is expanded it goes well beyond the blue header.
I don't use tables in websites so I am not going to suggest how to fix it.
Pictures below
Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎13-04-2007

Re: website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

The problem is in the JS file
var StartTop=180; // Menu offset x coordinate
var StartLeft=90; // Menu offset y coordinate
if the table is centered then the start of the menu will be different every time for different resalution if you set the table to left it will put the menu in the right place on the left make the table 100%
pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

Normaly this is cured by using frames, but I dont like frames, bit of a muck up when printing,  did my own private site more than a few years ago, tried it on several browsers and screen resolutions to make sure it came out ok, I was using a text program and a handbook to write it, no fancy paid for programs.  will have a look at mine to see how I did it
screen shot below
Code for first part, I think the wrap code is what makes it stay to the side of image
hope that helps
  <title>Braintree Weather Data</title>
</head>
<body text="#000000" bgcolor="#ffffff" background="tile2.gif" target="_top">
<h2>Braintree Essex England Weather Data 2000/2001(Possibly the driest place
in the UK?)</h2>
Recorded on a <a href="davis.html">Davis &reg;</a> Weather Monitor II every
30 minutes <a href="index.html">Return to main</a><img src="uk.jpg" alt="Map of UK" height="293" width="200" align="Left">
<br>
&nbsp;<!-- The following table was generated by the Internet Assistant Wizard for Microsoft Excel. -->
<!-- ------------------------- --><!-- START OF CONVERTED OUTPUT --><!-- ------------------------- -->
<table border="0">
  <tbody>
    <tr valign="Bottom">
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <th align="Left"><font face="Arial">Temp</font></th>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right" nowrap="true"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
      <td align="Right"><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></td>
    </tr>
Denzil
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Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: website coming up at all different sizes on different workstations.

So this is what you meant when you told me it were distorted? Your table is set to 100%, which means it expands and contracts to fill the browser window. A simple way to deal with that should be to add a width="200px" (or something - you have to try it) wherever it says width="21%". That should fix the width of that column.