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  • www.soundsoftheholidays.com

    I created a website using an Expressions template.  Works great when I see it on any windows and Internet Explorer but not on Mozilla, iphones or macs. 
    Any suggestions for this novice?

    THANKS!

     

     

     

    Friday, October 1, 2010 6:15 PM

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  • You have frames pointing to a dwt.

    Look at your source code on Firefox (View Source) and this is what you see:

     

    <html><head><title>SOUNDSOFTHEHOLIDAYS.COM</title><meta name="keywords" content=""</head>
    <frameset rows="100%", *" border="0" frameborder="0">
    <frame src="http://www.daviddelk.net/SOUNDSmaster.dwt" name="SOUNDSOFTHEHOLIDAYS.COM"></frameset>
    </html>

     

    No wonder it doesn't work.  Why are you doing this?  The EW template didn't come like this.  Use the template as-is.

     


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    Friday, October 1, 2010 6:21 PM
  • Thank you for your response.

    Why am I doing this?  I don't think I'm savy enough to change the template...unless it was accidental.  YIKES.  I did change colors and such but nothing big.
    Should I just start over and be careful?

     

     

    Friday, October 1, 2010 6:27 PM
  • No need to start over, just scrap the frame approach and use the content of the DWT as-is (call it an .htm page).  I suspect you're misunderstanding the usage of DWTs.  What I would do is read the Before Posting thread and watch the Beginning Tutorial by Cheryl (regular poster on the forum).  I think that video will set things straight for you.
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    Friday, October 1, 2010 6:34 PM
  • Ironically when I "view this frame only" in Firefox I see exactly the same thing as with a frame just with a little less space and every link loads w/o a frameset. Kill off the frameset and it should work however the page code is a complete mess, spaces in file names, points for font sizes, spans all over the place w/o any reason.

    <h2 class="style21">
    <em><span class="style3"><strong><span class="style24">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 
    A fundraiser for the &nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> </span><span class="style5"> <img alt="" class="style25" height="40" src="../../img7A.gif" style="float: right" width="133" /></span></strong></span></em></h2>

    Come on

    how do you expect a browser to make a consistent presentation with a mess like that? Do not use the spacebar to add spaces, bad practice that ends up with very inconsistent results cross browser/OS/resolution.

    You have an external stylesheet, use it and use meaningful names. Do go click happy on the format or standard toolbars. Go back to the beginning a learn a little bit about what you are trying to do creating web pages is not the same as putting together a print flyer. You need to learn some of the basics of the medium you are working in. That's why Chris is recommending you work through the Basic Website tutorial at http://by-expression.com/post/2009/09/22/Basic-Website-Tutorial.aspx


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    Saturday, October 2, 2010 8:02 PM