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Inion de Dia
07-15-2002, 09:38 AM
*pounds nail into middle of forehead* Oh yes, that does feel about as good as I do now...

At any rate, my website (http://the-mist.has.it) is still slightly under construction, but I'm coming to a rather disturbing obstacle in my road to future "webdom." Well, it's distrurbing for me anyway.

My site is dedicated to my writings, and to begin posting my works on the net, I started creating a template (like I always do) for my pages. You can view it here: http://www.geocities.com/inion_de_dia/poetry/practice.html

And no, all the "blahs" are not what I write. I simply wanted to amaze you with my blahhing ability. (pardon the sarcasm; I'm always this way)

Anyhoo, my problem lies with the middle of my table, where I have the second half to my butterfly wing. Obviously, it looks like that butterfly has had one heck of a ride to have that gap between its wing! In other words, I need to get rid of the gap. I want that second image to slide right up to the first row in the table, fitting seamlessly.

I've never quite done that, and after searching many tutorials at both this site and htmlgoodies, I could find nothing to aid me in my dilemma. So this brings me to one of two conclusions:

One: It can't be done. (Wow, that's deep...)

Two: I'm just not looking from the right perspective. (It's happened before!)

If anyone knows how to help me on this please email me, contact me via the form on my website (contact section), or just reply to this. Any help would seriously sooth my frazzled nerves (perfectionist speaking...).

Well, I'm off of webbie-world for the night, my friends! I have to get up in a couple of hours, and I might as well get that much sleep. What is it they say? That people my age (15) are supposed to get at least eight hours of sleep a day?

Good Lord...I'm going to die very young, then.

Have1abanana
07-15-2002, 09:44 AM
What butterfly wing where?!
Cant help If we dont know what to look at :)
Any chance of a direct link please?
Thanks!

Inion de Dia
07-15-2002, 09:49 AM
It might help if you looked at the link I already gave you, sweet.

http:///www.geocities.com/inion_de_dia/poetry/practice.html

murphyz
07-15-2002, 11:57 AM
It's a very hard image to see...try putting the cellpadding="0" and the cellspacing="0" for your table!

Mxx

SYP}{ER
07-15-2002, 03:06 PM
Seems like I've managed to do it :P

http://24.112.168.19/Inion%20de%20Dia/

Just read over the code.

PS: That's a butterfly?!

Tonz
07-15-2002, 08:14 PM
ok..

This will do the job.

Image tags should include width, height, border ("0") and alt (Text).

I note you quote some attributes but not others.... good practice to quote all.

Hope the project goes well....



<html>
<head>
<title>Mists of the Valley :: Bleh...practice</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../colors.css">
<meta name="DESCRIPTION" content="Mists of the Valley :: A library of poetry and novels of many genres created by Lelia Katherine Thomas.">
<meta name="keywords" content="art, artist, artwork, fantasy, science fiction, sci-fi, dream, fiction, poetry, Lelia, Katherine, Thomas, Lelia Katherine Thomas, novels, writing, creative writing, personal homepages, romance, alternate reality, time travel, alternate worlds, urban fantasy">
</head>
<body bgcolor=000000 TOPMARGIN="0" LEFTMARGIN="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0" MARGINWIDTH="0" bottommargin="0">
<table border="0" align=center width=670 cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td valign="bottom"><img src="top.jpg" border="0" alt=""></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign="top"><img src="middle.jpg" border="0"> Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah...
<p>
Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah...
<p>
Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah... Blah...
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="bottom.jpg" align="left" valign="top"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>


Tonz

P.S. The friends you make here can be very valuable, so as Felicity says... lets keep it polite....

Inion de Dia
07-15-2002, 08:32 PM
Thanks, Tonz!

BTW: What I said before, by calling you sweet, wasn't ever meant to be ugly. I think it was just a misunderstandment. I called you a nickname (I'm called Cat quite often myself); no ill was meant by it. I apologize if you felt it was aimed toward you in a bad way.

As far as being pleasant to people, I didn't see where I really was trying to be mean. But, you know how the internet is; you can't always tell what a person's meaning is.

Although, I have to say if I had been doing anything wrong (which, as said above, that wasn't my intention), you merely stooped to the same level with dissing my artwork.

I never said it was a butterfly. I said it was a butterfly's WING (it's broken/aged looking) in the top corner. It's meant to be dark and a mere shadow to the page. It's not meant to be outstanding and more three dimensional such as the graphics on my main site at http://the-mist.has.it

But, really, I don't care about you dissing my creativity. It's meant to be dark. It's done the way I like it, and when it's finished, it will look nice, as does the rest of my site.

Tonz, thanks again. Oh, and I do use quotes in the other computer languages I use on the side (CGI, ASP, and a few others), but HTML is pretty good about not requiring quotes on everything...so...*grin* I just don't do it. Laziness is a disease I carry!

Anyhoo, thanks to those who helped, apologies to those who misunderstood, and goodbyes, because I (unfortunately) don't have enough time to balance another forum into my net time. :p

Bye!

SYP}{ER
07-15-2002, 08:46 PM
Hey! What about mine? My code was more valid than Tonz's :p You also forgot to close the <p> tags, which isn't good practice. That's something only IE has been pragrammed to handle nicely.

Well see ya then...

Inion de Dia
07-15-2002, 08:49 PM
Yeah, I clicked on your link and viewed the source. Then I really DID want to ram that nail into my head. I saw my mistake.

Thanks.

ronaldb66
07-16-2002, 02:13 PM
Well, never got to see that butterfly... :( "Page not found", resp. "Unable to load".

Inion (?),
do come back for a site review once you've got it all up and running; i'm certain the people around here can help you to optimize your site for the best result.

Tonz
07-16-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by SYP}{ER
Hey! What about mine? My code was more valid than Tonz's :p You also forgot to close the <p> tags, which isn't good practice. That's something only IE has been pragrammed to handle nicely.

Well see ya then...

Heyya you get your share of attention:o


I shoulda spotted those </p> tags though


Tonz :thumbsup:



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