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May 29th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Hi Guys,

Hope you can help.

A bit of background: I've completed a web design intro course and have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. At the moment I basically just add content to an existing site. Nothing overly difficult.The previous developer who built the site I'm working on has left the company though and I'm stuck so I was hoping to get some help from you kind souls

The problem is that I now need to add some text to our homepage and I can't get my addition to behave like the rest of the content. When I zoom in/change the magnification on the page (ctrl + scroll) the sentence jumps outside of the container its meant to stay in while the other text stays put. I've added my bit before the </div> assuming that it would behave in the same way but unfortunately it does not.

Please could you have a look and provide a solution? The site is http://vsms-za.stg.vsms.net/ - the news box is bottom left and the text is 'Read more press articles here'.


May 29th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Have try removing the explicit height from .boxbody4new. At the moment it's not extending just because it's not high enough.

(You also have an invalid security certificate on that site.)

May 29th, 2012, 04:59 PM
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry! That seems so simple. Thank you so much :thumbsup:

Any subject in particular you'd suggest I read up on to gain more insight into this?

(Thanks. I'll bring the certificate issue to the attention of the man in charge.)

May 29th, 2012, 05:11 PM
There's a fair amount of help available in the sticky at the top of this forum.

W3Schools (http://www.w3schools.com/) is flawed but useful for a starting point I think. Also HTMLDog (http://www.htmldog.com/).
I think the best way to learn is by doing though.

May 29th, 2012, 05:25 PM
I think the best way to learn is by doing though.

Agreed! Another arrow in my quiver after this experience!

Thanks again for your help and tips.

Keep well.