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TN_Dreamer
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2005, 6:43 am

My webpage is : dreamingintn.blogspot.com

I am a coding idiot & I am have no idea how to fix this. I only knew there was a problem this morning when a reader told me about it. After reading your FAQ, I am sure I have probably several coding errors.

If you look at the main page, you have to scroll all the way down to view the posts & they're really jumbled up. The newest posts are not listed on the main page, but the titles are viewable on the sidebar. All of the posts are fine to read if you click on them individually EXCEPT this one: http://dreamingintn.blogspot.com/2005/0 ... re-ii.html .

Please tell me how to fix this as the reader who alerted me to it says 33% of screenwriting viewers use Firefox & right now he has to use IE instead. His stats are Mac OS 10.3.9, Powerbook G4, using
Firefox 1.0.4. I don't think his stats are the issue, since I am having the same problems viewing the page on a Dell, Firefox 1.0.4 (sorry I can't give more info, I wouldn't know where to look).

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Post Posted August 1st, 2005, 6:58 am

You're better off asking this in the Web development forum. A mod may come along and move this there. But step one is always validate your code.
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Post Posted August 1st, 2005, 11:16 pm

First things first:

You have an extra comment start (<!--) sitting all alone on line 536 of the page source that is causing much of the page to be commented out.

Find it and remove it. Firefox and IE handle comments with sight differences, and in this case its messing you up.

Its between the "Powered by Blogger" image and the "Counter start" comment.

If that doesn't resolve things, let us know.

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2005, 6:27 am

thanks, it doesn't fix the primary website, but now readers can click on the next post to view it. if you can find what's wrong to fix the rest of it, that'd be great.
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2005, 7:25 am

The... er... rest of it? I can't see anything else obviously wrong.

Perhaps you could be more specific?

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2005, 7:50 am

This any help?

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2005, 8:01 am

The validation report linked above shows quite a number of syntax errors in your code, including unescaped ampersands, LI elements without the required enclosing UL or OL, and closing H2 tags with no opening tag. Fix those and see if that helps.
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2005, 10:39 am

You're right! It's fixed, thanks a lot. I must've tried looking at it without refreshing. You guys are fast.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2006, 7:02 am

I'm having the same problem and I'm more of a coding idiot. I think I've pasted too many different types of code into the template, but i don't know. I know several people have told me they can't view my blog in Firefox because it's too dark. I know I can't read it on my blackberry either. But IE seems fine. here's the link to the blog if you'd like to view it. i also can't get a margin on the left side, and there's a problem with the bottom of the page. It looks like it's trying to duplicate itself. I've searched online for answers, and this is the first site that seemed to know of the problem. Maybe I don't know what to put in the search box to find the answer. Maybe you guys can help. http://www.beneaththeivywreath.blogspot.com/

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Post Posted September 26th, 2006, 10:22 am

That page has 245 validation errors when I checked. It's claiming to be XHTML Strict, while its code is actually far from it.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2006, 10:53 am

greenc wrote:I know several people have told me they can't view my blog in Firefox because it's too dark. I know I can't read it on my blackberry either. But IE seems fine.

I assume you want the pink paper at the top to extend all the way down the body of the document. For some reason that's probably too complicated to find in 5 minutes, Firefox think the "main-content" part of the document ends before the blog content. Fixing taht is the solution, but time is short so here's an emergency workaround style rule for the blog "body":

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div#main, div#sidebar {background-color: #fec}

You can add that between one of the pairs of <style> ... </style> tags in the <head> section of your page. It's not pretty, sorry, but it might help you with the Blackberry.

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