11-04-2008, 05:05 AM
Hi, all. I'm a total newb to both this site and to coding- so please excuse my stupidity. I need help with my coding drop down menus- I adapted some code that was being given out free online. I thought I had it right in IE, but when I checked in Fire Fox it was a disaster. I'm in the process of starting a business and simply can't afford a professional designer.
The URL is: www.dachsys.net
Can anybody please help?
11-04-2008, 07:06 AM
Make your document to a valid one by changing your DOCTYPE to a valid one (http://www.alistapart.com/stories/doctype/). Then validate your page (http://validator.w3.org) and the errors in your markup, if any.
PS: welcome to CF.
11-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the help- much appreciated. This is a steep learning curve for me.
When I tried to validate I got two errors- neither of which make any sense to me at all. Any ideas?
Line 1, Column 0: character "㰡" not allowed in prolog.
Line 1, Column 8252: end of document in prolog.
11-05-2008, 11:22 AM
Change your DOCTYPE to
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> and then validate your page.
11-06-2008, 02:14 AM
Thanks once again for your help.
Now my page works the same way in IE and in FF AND It's received a clean bill of health from W3C for both HTML and CSS. Not bad for a newb, I'm thinking, with a little help from my friends.
NExt task... SEO
Nope, not bad but the google panel is not correct in FF3. IN IE6 it shows me a map with the A1 in it. in FF3 I get the gogle maps ausstralia and then text info about 339 Esplanade.
welcome to CF.
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