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Post Posted: October 21st, 2012, 2:06 pm

Thank you, Liamw411. That will sort things out for me while I work on it, so I may do that. I wonder, however, if my web host and others may all start using php 5.4.4 sometime, causing the problem to eventually resurface online. Perhaps, to make it future-proof, I need to find a way to fix the probl...

Post Posted: October 21st, 2012, 5:37 am

Ah. Thank you.
My web host has php 5.3.3 and XAMPP has 5.4.4. So it is the 5.4.4 that it is not rendering properly on.
Anything I can do to ensure it works on both (bearing in mind that I really know nothing about php code)?

Post Posted: October 21st, 2012, 12:02 am

Thank you so much for your reply Liamw411 . I did use http://localhost/. Having had to leave it all for some months, I went back and tried again, just before I received your email, and oddly enough, it worked sort of (now have no idea what was wrong before but before I tried again, I replaced some ...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2012, 9:05 pm

Ok, I have no idea where the problem is or how to fix it, as I don't know much about php or sql. Here are the bits of the three php files that I wonder if the error can be found in. My database in xampp is called esite and the file I installed in it is called I don't know if these piec...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2012, 12:48 am

Aha. I have just discovered something, it fixes one problem but shows up another. I was using Chrome browser and now realise that if I open the php files in Firefox, they work (sort of), but if I open them in Chrome, they don't, they just display the code typed on the file. I have no idea why but at...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2012, 4:35 pm

I've been Googling like mad for days now but can't find an answer. If anyone can tell me how to get the site's php files (in xampp's htdocs folder) to display as web pages when I open them in a browser instead of just showing the actual php code, I'd be eternally grateful. I'm sure I am incorrectly ...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2012, 10:33 am

I have now managed to install the .sql file as a zipped file (, so I can now access the database via phpMyAdmin, but when I open my site's home page (stored in the xampp htdocs folder), I still only get the site's index.php file's php code showing in the browser, the home page (and all othe...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2012, 9:13 am

I had already just Googled and found that :-). I changed it from 8M to 25M but it hasn't helped. Also tried changing it to 0 but still same problem as below. Now getting. No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your P...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2012, 8:44 am


Please check my previous post, it may have changed since you first read it. I got so far with your instructions then hit a problem importing the .sql file, due to its size.

Post Posted: September 24th, 2012, 8:27 am

Thanks for your help and patience with me. When importing my .sql file into the newly created database, I got this... Warning: POST Content-Length of 21009913 bytes exceeds the limit of 8388608 bytes in Unknown on line 0 localhost You probably tried to upload too large file. Please refer to document...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2012, 9:15 pm

Thank you

Where can I find the phpmyadmin reference tutorial to learn how to create a database and then import my .sql file?

Found some in a Google search but do you recommend a specific one?

I haven't changed anything in xampp security.


Post Posted: September 23rd, 2012, 3:20 pm

I don't know if this tells you anything useful but if I go to localhost/index.php (or just localhost) in my browser I get only...
Cannot select database. Unknown database 'esite'


Post Posted: September 23rd, 2012, 9:39 am

Thank you so much for your reply, Zealous Professor. I really appreciate it. I have put my .sql file into the xampp/phpMyAdmin folder. I suspect that may not be what you meant, as you said "load the sql", not copy it to there but I don't know how to load it. Now you say, "then you're ...

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2012, 3:56 pm

Firstly I should let you know that I have no idea what I am doing, so will need explanations in very simple terms. About 7 years ago I created a website, with database, using XAMPP on my PC while I worked on it. I then had the site online for years but hosted by someone else, so I uninstalled XAMPP,...

Post Posted: January 20th, 2012, 2:18 pm

Hi. I live next door to my mother's house, with my house in the same garden but just a few feet away from hers (an ex farmhouse and farm worker's cottage). Both houses have very thick stone walls. We only have one land line phone between us, through which I get my internet connection, and I want to ...

Post Posted: December 22nd, 2011, 1:38 pm

While it may only have taken you ten minutes or so, you must remember that you spent time learning how to do the work, whether as a work skill or just for fun, and the payment is for your knowledge and the time and effort you put into gaining it, as well as for the time spent doing the job for them....

Post Posted: November 1st, 2011, 3:55 am

Hi. Not sure what section to post this in. Can anyone tell me, please, what to add to my htaccess file to block this completely? I know how to block a single IP but not a range from - or even if that is how to do it. I looked up the IP that was bombarding my website and got t...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2011, 5:06 pm

Can anyone tell me how I do this? [code]/* Admin Bypass [default: $anti_hammer['admin_agent_string'] = 'MyCrazyUserAgentString';] If you insert this exact string into your web browser's user-agent string (just tag it onto the end), you can bypass the hammer altogether. Very h...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2011, 6:21 pm

Yep, it only all worked if I used the full path, including the domain. The little favicon showed in Firefox with just the relative path but it didn't in IE or Chrome and none of them added the icon to a page shortcut dragged from the address bar to the desktop. The full path solved that. With the fu...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2011, 12:30 pm

ok, I changed the path from /images/favicon.ico to the full web address http//www................/images/favicon.ico and it shows on all 3 of the browsers now and the shortcut now displays the icon too. In Chrome, however, it does not show it in the actual address bar but does on the page tab in the...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2011, 12:08 pm

cleared the cache and reopened the page but still no change to the shortcut icon, though the new 64x64 favicon does show in the address bar. I've also just noticed that my address bar favicon does not show in Chrome or IE, though it does in Firefox. It used to show in IE, at least. In a post on Ozzu...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2011, 11:38 am

Thanks for replying.
I've just tried replacing mine with a 64x64 favicon and the new icon showed in the browser address field as the little favicon but, when dragged to the desktop, I still just got the standard Firefox shortcut icon. I must be doing something wrong.


Post Posted: October 19th, 2011, 11:02 pm

Hi. When I drag a shortcut to an Ozzu page onto my desktop, the webpage shortcut icon is a big, bold OZZU logo instead of the standard Firefox page icon (see attached picture showing the Ozzu shortcut and the standard web page shortcut on a desktop). How is that done? I don't mean a favicon; that I ...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2011, 6:45 pm

I found this section that apparently is how to make it skip a folder but I either did it incorrectly, as it didn't work, or it isn't the way to do it. Any ideas if it should have worked and, if it should, what I did wrong? [code]/* Skip certain files and folders.. aka, basic "Ignore&quo...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2011, 1:52 pm

Hi. Does anyone use anti-hammer ? I added it to my site to try to stop so much bandwidth being wasted and it works fine except that it includes me and halts me when in my site admin. Does anyone know how I can exempt my own IP in anti-hammer? It does s...

Post Posted: September 21st, 2011, 3:55 pm

I'm not sure if this is related to the webhost's change to PHP 5.3 too but there is just one other area that is suddenly causing a problem, though it was fine for 4 years until recently and is not to do with date format this time. It is this... The error message is... Warning: extract() expects para...

Post Posted: September 20th, 2011, 10:59 pm

ah, ok, thank you. That reassures me. I will try your suggestion, though, just to see if I can work out how to do it but it is good to know the htaccess file is a good enough way, since I don't hold much hope of changing the php files successfully. I didn't have an htaccess file at all until fairly ...

Post Posted: September 20th, 2011, 10:02 pm

Hi. Thanks for your help. The pages should look like this but due to the date format thingy, they look like this unless I remove the code I mentione...

Post Posted: September 20th, 2011, 12:04 pm

Sorry, I forgot to include the error message that I got with all pages with date code... Warning: date() []: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. I did some searching an...

Post Posted: September 18th, 2011, 11:30 am

Hello. I have a website with php in it but I cannot write php at all and have long lost touch with the one person I knew who understood it. It was fine until my webhost updated from PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.3. After he did that, all pages using code referring to dates messed up completely. It seems the date...

Post Posted: July 15th, 2011, 8:20 pm

Hi. I have external hard drives and, on my laptop, lots of shortcuts to various things on just one of them. When I plug that hard drive in, sometimes it becomes drive F and sometimes drive G. The shortcuts only work if it is drive G. Is there a way that I can ensure it is always drive G, regardless ...

Post Posted: June 30th, 2011, 1:41 pm

Hi. I want a QR reader for laptop webcam. QR is Quick Response code, a sort of barcode thing that can open a website when scanned, usually scanned on a phone but I want to be able to do it on my laptop via the webcam. You find QR codes on business cards, labels etc. This is a qr code that should ope...

Post Posted: May 5th, 2011, 9:52 am

Forgot to say that I use feedburner, to get stats, but images didn't show before I used that either.

The feed is here

The 10 latest items have images added, the rest do not, but none show

Post Posted: May 5th, 2011, 9:44 am

Hi. I made an rss feed for my website, listing new additions to the site. It works fine except, although it does display a picture for the feed that I added to the <channel> section, it does not display the thumbnail pictures I added to each <item>. I have tried numerous ways. I used <...

Post Posted: April 25th, 2011, 11:13 am

I have php files that find items in my database and display them on a webpage. I want to create links that make it find and display items from all categories in the database that have a date not more than 7 days from the current date. The php file shown below, currently finds and displays items in a...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2011, 5:37 pm

Ok. I did some searching and found some info about GUID. I have now added a GUID line to each item code... [code]<item> <category>Misc Items</category> <title>2 Japanese Itomaki xi212</title> <link>;p=1026...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2011, 3:57 pm

Hi. I created an RSS feed for my website but, although it validates, there are two things thrown up that I don't know how to deal with. One is guid elements and the other is rel="self"... see the validation report and the rss feed .xml below (I removed a few of the items, just to make it s...

Post Posted: April 22nd, 2011, 7:03 pm

Ok, I have the RSS feed worked out now and in place. It works fine in Firefox and in IE but in Google Chrome, with its 3, inefficent, faffy options for finding a feed, it doesn't work. When it comes to Google Chrome, its problematical. One option they give for finding and subscribing to a feed on a ...

Post Posted: April 20th, 2011, 10:02 am

Hi. I'm sure the answer is already here on Ozzu somewhere but I can't find it. I want to try adding an rss feed to my website, to notify people each time I add new items to the site (I sell vintage Japanese kimonos and such). I assume it would give them links to the pages showing each item. People r...

Post Posted: March 16th, 2011, 3:43 pm

I've just downloaded that and copied the instructions.

I find myself wondering if there is any question that you cannot provide the answer to. You've helped me in 3 different areas in the pastfew days now. Thank you.

Post Posted: March 16th, 2011, 12:18 am

I backed up everything on the laptop, then rebooted. It loaded Windows updates (that I'd removed when doing a system restore earlier in my attempts to fix it) and rebooted fine. It has started up with no problems numerous times since, so all seems well. If it happens again, at least everything is ba...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 6:53 pm

Oh my goodness!! I did set and restarted and the laptop started up, all files still on it and accessible. My daughter will be over the moon. I am now copying files from her machine before I risk shutting it down and trying to start it up again but I'm hopeful it will start ok again. Thank you so muc...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 6:35 pm

ahum... well checked. I'd forgotten the bootrec.exe bit. I think my brain is now melting. ok, it said it carried out bootrec.exe /FixMbr and bootrec.exe /FixBoot successfully bootrec.exe /ScanOs made it dispaly... Successfully scanned Windows Installations Total Identified Windows Installations: 0 T...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 6:16 pm

Yay! It found and displayed all three I put in.
Thank you

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 6:10 pm

FixMbr gets
'FixMbr' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

FixBoot also gets... is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

ScanOs gets the same result too


Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 6:03 pm

bootrec.exe throws up 4 pieces of info. FixMbr (I've tried that with no success) Fixboot (I've tried that with no success) /ScanOs - scan all disks for installations compatible with Windows Vista and display and display the entries that are currently not in the boot configuration store. /RebuildBcd ...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 5:45 pm

May I ask you a database search question, please? I am useless with databases but I know how to search for one item at a time in my website's; I just put in the item code (e.g. wk660) at the pd_code line in the phpMyAdmin search page, but I don’t know how to search for more than one item in a single...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 5:37 pm

just tried going to the cd's dos dir and running testdisk_win.exe but got the same result of...
'testdisk_win.exe' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I've run out of things to try now.


Post Posted: March 14th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Thanks. Downloaded it now and will have a go. I've just been trying the manual repairs shown here (scroll down that page)... In the early stages of doing those command prompts, when I put in... del...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 9:54 pm

ok. I tried D:\>fixmbr and all I got was... 'fixmbr' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file I then got reckless and tried D:\>fixboot and all I got was... 'fixboot' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch fil...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 9:07 pm

tried running it from the DOS folder, same result as before... testdisk_win.exe is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file that dos folder only contains a readme text file If type in C:\>dir it says... 0 files 1 Dir(s) 3,203,436,544 bytes free If I do D:\...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 6:54 pm

Another step forward but thwarted again... I noticed the win folder had <DIR> beside it so I got in with just E:\>dir win and now the testdisk_win.exe shows so I put in E:\>testdisk_win.exe but got... testdisk_win.exe is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 6:30 pm

Rats. I typed in... dir ...and it listed all the testdisk cd contents, I then put in... cd testdisk-6.11.3\win ...which matches the path on mine, so I thought it should work but I get... The system cannot find the path specified I tried it without cd, in case you hadn't meant me to type that but got...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 5:54 pm

When I go to command prompt, should testdisk show up in place of the windows cmd.exe? I'm getting this. Am I just being stupid? This is what I have when I go to command prompt I am not very familiar with command prompt, so can't...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Sorry, I'm not being too bright here, I think my brain is beginning to overload with instructions for all the different things I've been trying to fix it with. I booed the laptop using the Vista disk, I'm now at the Recovery options - see photo

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 4:57 pm

Excellent, thanks. I'll burn it now and read through the instructions again.


Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 4:52 pm

I have downloaded TestDisk to my own laptop but I can't install it on the laptop that won't boot up, so can't work out how to use it on the corrupted one. Have I overlooked that information?


Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 3:41 pm

The instructions I mentioned from the Dell site... to Type copy x:\i386\ntldr c:\ (where x is the drive letter for the optical drive), and press <Enter>. etc are for Windows XP, I'm wondering if there is a slightly different way to do them in Vista but I can only find XP instructions. Clutchin...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Hi. I'm keeping a full system restore as a last resort. I know how to do that but am desperately trying to not lose data (it's actually my daughter's computer and she has a lot stuff on it for work but it is easiest to write here as though it is mine. She will be devastated to lose all the stuff on ...

Post Posted: March 13th, 2011, 2:55 pm

Hi. Thank you, I did as you suggested and checked the boot order and diskette was first boot device, so I was able to re-order it so that internal HDD was first but it hasn't resolved the problem. Nothing was done or added that might explain the problem arising. There was a windows update a couple o...

Post Posted: March 12th, 2011, 3:26 pm

I've just booted from my Vista cd and selected system restore, it offered a restore point and it says it successfully restored but the startup problem is still there, just goes from the Dell startup to 'NTLDR or Is Missing' and 'press key to restart'. Can't get an option for start in safe mode, f8 i...

Post Posted: March 12th, 2011, 3:01 pm

While in f12 screen, I ran a Pre Boot System Assessment (although I can't recall how I got to that option as I can't find it again). Everything passed, then it asked if I wanted to do a complete memory scan (I think) and, after scanning, it came up with No diagnostic utility partition defined. Pleas...

Post Posted: March 12th, 2011, 2:24 pm

Thanks for the reply. I've now tried that. when I do all it gives me the choice of hitting f2 or f12, neither of which leads me to a start in safe mode or last good configuration options. If I don't hit f2 or f12 very quickly, it again goes black with 'NTLDR or Is Missing' and 'press key to restart'...

Post Posted: March 12th, 2011, 11:57 am

My laptop won't start today, though was fine when I shut it down last night. On startup, I get the Dell loading screen briefly, then I just get a black screen with 'NTLDR or Is Missing' and 'press key to restart, which just makes it repeat that. I tried booting from my Vista Disc to repair it. Start...

Post Posted: February 25th, 2011, 3:33 pm

Hello. Can someone tell me, please, how to create a slideshow header for the top of a website? The images for it are uploaded on Photobucket. I don't want any slideshow controls, text, titles etc and transitions aren't essential. I do not know javascript or php. I am a novice but I'm sure it must be...

Post Posted: August 21st, 2010, 3:43 pm

Thank you, Don2007, for your reply. I was hoping for a way that did not require a third party, though I don't know if that is possible. Perhaps there is no way to just add something to the page code to do it. If it isn't something I can just add to the code, I'll see if the club want to pay for the ...

Post Posted: August 21st, 2010, 1:36 pm

Hi. I do the website for a local club and have been asked to mask an email address so that people contact them using one email address, via an email link on the site, but it actually goes to another address entirely, so the sender does not see the email address of the contact person. In the words of...

Post Posted: May 23rd, 2010, 4:29 pm

I at least know now why I managed to save the files with long names, even though I can't copy them. I tried again and the dialogue box says 'The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path', so it w...

Post Posted: May 23rd, 2010, 8:33 am

Thank you for that, Don2007. I have bookmarked that page of downloads, I think I may need it. However, I am still hoping I might find a solution that does not require me to change any file names at all. Since I had no problem saving the files with the longish, descriptive names, I really ought to be...

Post Posted: May 22nd, 2010, 2:38 pm

oh dear, that's a little over my head. It isn't truncating the file names, it's refusing to copy them at all. The external hard drive is formatted as NTFS I couldn't work out if your reply was giving me a solution to it that would allow me to copy the files to the external hard drive. If it was inst...

Post Posted: May 22nd, 2010, 12:23 pm

I can't find this in a search here, so hoping I'm not repeating a question. When I back up a folder containing thousands of files, I always end up with over a thousand that don't copy from my laptop to my WD external hard drive because I get a message saying 'file name too long'. Since I managed to ...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 9:31 pm

Thank you. I'll try that
The vanishing circle is nice but this will do fine.

If anyone finds one with a vanishing circle, please post it too.


Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 3:26 pm

Can anyone tell me how to do this zoom effect on a web page, please?
You can see it used on the magazine cover picture on this site page...

Thank you.


Post Posted: April 7th, 2009, 9:12 pm

Excellent. Thank you. I'll give that a try


Post Posted: April 7th, 2009, 7:00 pm

I'm sure there will be instruction on this site somewhere but I searched and can't find them, so can anyone point me towards instructions for making Mega Drop-Down Navigation Menus, with mouse hover opening, ideally with with a 0.5 second delay mouse hover and 0.5 second mouse exit delay? I'm lookin...

Post Posted: January 2nd, 2009, 9:04 pm

I've sorted it now. I had already done the rightclick the folder/Properties/Sharing/Advanced Sharing and selected Share this folder but I looked there again and it was unselected, so I selected it again and it all worked. I know I did select that before and checked it again that I had, when it didn'...

Post Posted: January 1st, 2009, 11:34 pm

Hi. Re: problems opening Vista laptop Shared Folder on XP pc (although not vice versa) I have a pc running XP and have just got a laptop running Vista. I set up sharing folders and all is well when I'm on my Vista laptop... on the laptop I can access the shared folder created on my XP pc and I can a...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2008, 3:06 pm

Thanks. I found some examples of them in little online guides here and there, so am playing with those to check them out. I've always used Dreamweaver and Fireworks to make web pages, just tweaking the code here and there but I realy need to learn how to do an entire page layout using just html code...

Post Posted: November 20th, 2008, 12:48 pm

Perfect, thank you.
So much to learn. Thank heavens for this forum and all its helpful people!


Post Posted: November 20th, 2008, 1:16 am

That's odd; I tried that, as it seemed the obvious thing to do, prior to posting my query here, but it didn't work but, when I saw you suggested it too, I tried again and now it does work.

Thank you.


Post Posted: November 20th, 2008, 1:01 am

Hi I'm trying to learn page layout using css. This is my first attempt and I have hit a glitch. I used word-spacing: 40; to space the menu's words apart as I wanted but, of course, it spaces out all of them and I want the words ABOUT ME kept closer together, treated as one word. My code is below [co...

Post Posted: November 19th, 2008, 9:54 pm

Hi. I have thumbnail images on a site, which, when clicked, swap an image on another part of the page. I did it in Dreamweaver, which produced this code... [code]<td width="101"><img src="images/cropcos/thumcos/pdress.gif" width="100" height="100"  cl...

Post Posted: November 18th, 2008, 2:47 pm

Hi. I'm a real novice at html and am stuck with something on the site On that homepage, the images are links and, when you click down on any one, a coloured line appears round it and when you then go Back to the homepage, the line is still there un...

Post Posted: April 10th, 2007, 7:02 pm

Excellent, thank you. I see the coming months are going to be 'fun'. I'll check those out, if too advanced for me, I'll look for something more for beginners and work my way up to those. I know html a bit and can learn more as I need it, I've tried one or two tentative steps in SQHELL, sorry, SQL, a...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2007, 5:49 pm

lol... 'some of it...'? replace 'some' with 'all'. Well, I understand what you mean but have not the first idea of how to do it I suspected that was what I was going to hear, I was just hopeful. Not a hope of me being able to do that. Any suggestions of how I would learn that... can you point me som...

Post Posted: April 5th, 2007, 11:15 pm

I logged in to post a question and, in the meantime, have found a bunch of other neat things here I didn't even know I was looking for! I've been copying and pasting info like mad and saving it all to my 'handy tips and instructions' folder Just followed the instructions above and made a cute little...

Post Posted: April 5th, 2007, 7:23 pm

Hi. I have created a site with Paypal 'Buy Now' buttons and what I need is... when the button is clicked, an image on the same page (of an item for sale) must swap to a different image (one with SOLD written across it). I can get the image to swap ok but I need it to make that change permanent, so a...

Post Posted: February 6th, 2007, 6:34 pm

Hi. My knowledge of html is somewhat limited but I can dabble with it, although I will be creating my site in Dreamweaver. I want to create a site selling vintage items. I plan to use Paypal to receive payments and know how to set that up with 'add to basket' buttons but each item is a one-off, so I...

Post Posted: February 28th, 2006, 5:32 am

Hi. Muddy: I don't think I did play it in wmp but, to be honest, I can't recall. I'm now wondering if it was a wav file I extracted and not an mp3, as I thought it was, mainly because of what the cause and solution seem to have been to the folder that contained it not deleting... see below AlcatrOz:...

Post Posted: February 28th, 2006, 2:45 am

Hi. Thanks for replies. Muddy: I didn't use anything to extract the file, I just dragged and dropped as it was just an mp3, but the mp3 file is long deleted, it's only the empty folder I made for it that remains. AlcatrOz: I got procexp.shtml and when wmplayer.exe is open and shows up in it and I se...

Post Posted: February 27th, 2006, 5:22 pm

Hi. Thanks for the replies. The folder is just called Bill Bailey. I created it and I named it, just to contain a sound file temporarily. The sound file it contained was from a disc I have, not downloaded or part of any application or anything, so not connected with anything I've overlooked that may...

Post Posted: February 26th, 2006, 11:32 pm

Hi. Hope I'm in the right section. I have a minor problem that is nonetheless driving me to distraction. I created a folder, copied some sound files into it and, when done, tried to delete it. It just reappeared. I managed to delete the contents successfully but I can't get rid of the darned folder....

Post Posted: November 1st, 2005, 6:02 am

I can think of nothing I'd change, not even colours. Ozzu has served me well and people are helpful. I've found it very user friendly, especially as I don't use forums much, so am always a novice here. I am not an expert at anything so can offer little to members but I have received willing help fro...

Post Posted: January 5th, 2005, 7:52 am

I have been asked to add a live webcam link to a webpage but I have no idea how to do such a thing. Can anyone advise me, please?


Post Posted: December 27th, 2004, 1:05 am

I have a couple of gmail invitations if anyone wants them


Post Posted: December 16th, 2004, 11:24 pm

Hi. I know this forum isn't for M'Soft Access but you give me answers for eveything else and I'm desperate. I'm sure someone here excels at Access so I'll give it a go. I wanted a Switchboard page in Access to open automatically when the database was opened. I've done that but, as I did it, while in...

Post Posted: December 11th, 2004, 1:42 pm

so many have been helpful some names I forget (sorry) but recently a real gem has been...


Patient, very clear in his explanations and more helpful than I could possibly have expected.


Post Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 3:42 pm

Hi. Thanks It has only appeared since I reformatted and installed Windows SP2. The Spybot site says... "Microsoft did already close this gap with security updates, so with current Windows updates and patches installed, it will no longer be a threat to your system." but, when I checked for updates, t...

Post Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 8:23 am

Hi. Spybot search and destroy finds 5 entries under DSO Exploit, some kind of registry changes, I assume. All point to Internet Settings\Zones. Spybot says it fixes the problems but, if I run it again immediately, they just show up again. I ran AdAware, Registry Mechanic and SpySubtract but to no av...

Post Posted: December 3rd, 2004, 8:17 am

it was very simple.
Allow drag and drop had got unchecked in the start menu prefs.

All fixed now

Post Posted: December 1st, 2004, 11:04 am

I use Spybot Search and Destroy (also free) as well as AdAware, it catches somthing now and then that AdAware doesn't. I also use Webroot Window Washer, it gets a mountain of stuff but don't know if it will get that sort of thing.


Post Posted: November 29th, 2004, 9:44 pm

Hi, an odd thing has happened on a PC with Win XP. I used to be able to rightclick everything on the Start Menu, to get a pop-up menu for each item with Properties, Open, Create Shortcut etc. Now, when I right click on anything at all in the Start menu, no pop-up menu at all. Anywhere else on the PC...

Post Posted: November 29th, 2004, 10:44 am

HI I have numerous email accounts popped through outlook express, on Win XP. For each address account in outlook, I have stipulated the reply address, yet, with some, when I open an email then click Reply, the from address on the reply mail isn't the one it was sent to, it's one of my other addresse...

Post Posted: November 24th, 2004, 9:06 am

You're a gem. Thanks. Now I just have to work out how to draw a hierarchy of my site. 11 pages all linking to each other. Then that's me all done with the coursework for that one module. Still got the Access, Java and Professional Snoozefest Issues coursework to do but what the hey, I have a week le...

Post Posted: November 24th, 2004, 7:20 am

hi. Ok, I thought I understood what all the script was doing but, now that I try to put it in words in a document, I'm not sure of all the details. May I ask you to explain these lines of code as nicely as you explained the bit at the end that you amended to append the right string to the dates, ple...

Post Posted: November 24th, 2004, 1:43 am

Thank you. That's much neater.


Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 9:38 pm

oh, you must have posted the amendment to your reply just as I was writing my Yay one.

Thanks. All is well now.

Your help really is much appreciated.


Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 9:37 pm

yay... got it!!! it may have been what you were telling me, I just got confused by the first bit of your reply. Instead of... [code]<day> <dayname>BBC - Solar System</dayname> <daycontent>This is the BBC's science site section on the solar system</daycontent> <dayurl...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 9:28 pm

Hi, I need it to display the urls that are listed on the xml document, using the xml to get the addresses listed on it, and make them working links, not put just them in the actual xml doc. I'm assured it can be done, it shouldn't be adding the bit to them that is the path to my hard drive, I need t...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 8:17 pm

Damn it! in Firefox it isn't formatted at all!! Browser says... XML does not appear to have any style information associated with it It lies!!! IE can see it! Not sure what you mean, is it this kind of snippet?... in xml doc... [code]<day> <dayname>BBC - Solar System</dayname> <...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 7:57 pm

Ooh, it can be done! Thanks. What would the javascript doc layout contain, I mean the external doc that I am calling into my webpage with
Code: [ Select ]
<script type="text/javascript" src="baroof.js"></script>
? Obviously it contains the javascript but what else? C...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 7:51 pm

I have xml and xsl files, when the page opens showing the xml table info, formatted with the xsl doc, it all works fine but the links to the urls on it don't work. they display fine but, when clicked, they add the path to my HD in front of them. Eg....

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 5:37 pm

Excellent. Thank you so much. I've amended it now and think I even understand it! I have added your details to each page too, to give you credit. Is there a way in which one can put javascript, such as that, on an external document and call it into a webpage? I use it on numerous pages in the same s...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 3:06 pm

ok, I'm going very wrong somewhere. Now my page just displays the word 'undefined' instead of the day and date. I'm either making the amendment in the wrong place or leaving something out or some such thing. I'm sure doing something wrong. May I ask you to put the javascript together with the latest...

Post Posted: November 23rd, 2004, 2:19 pm


Thanks, should have thought of that. I can still upload for validation if I use Firefox.

I'd still like to know why IE won't work for that but the problem has been solved by Firefox now.

Thank you.


Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 6:48 pm

ooh, changes have been made. I don't seem to be getting my emails telling me of replies to my posts anymore. can you explain what is happening in this bit, where you made the changes, please? I'm a bit lost. Proabably lack of sleep again, 36 hours since I got up. Still way behind in much of my cours...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 6:44 pm

Hi Katana,
I need to credit you for writing that date javascript, used in my coursework. We may use other folk's javascript as long as we can explain how it works and have given them credit for it.

What name or details do I put to it for you?


Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 6:37 pm

hi. here's an example, sorry, all have this javascript so I left it in... [code]<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WC3//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html> <head> <script type="text/...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 9:07 am

Hi. I don't know whether to put this post in this section or in the Windows one. This one, I think. I am doing some website work for a uni project and the pages that were validated as transitional XHTML by W3C are no longer validating, since I installed XP SP2. Now, when I check the W3C validation o...

Post Posted: November 22nd, 2004, 12:29 am

Hi. Thanks for reply. When I read your list, I knew I could rule out all but two. That left the firewall (just installed SP2 and don't know all about its firewall stuff yet) or antivirus software. The latter was the easier to check. I had installed Norton 2004 but it wouldn't load at first, so I uni...

Post Posted: November 21st, 2004, 3:24 pm

I installed SP2 and my machine balked, just kept restarting after the black Windows starting screen. I ended up reformatting, installing SP2 then installing everything else. All was fine, email up and running, both sending and receiving but now, though I'm not aware I changed anything in it, my emai...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 11:50 pm

Rats!! I don't doubt you know what you're talking about, so will be correct. There goes my whole can't-enter-site-without-registering idea!. No time to find another way around it just now. One step forward, two steps back. Oh well. It was my last hiccup but rather a major one. I downloaded that form...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 9:27 pm

I will get back to all that, what I think I want now is something that stops my text changing to a link if the user selects Cancel, rather than Ok, in the pop-up box asking them if it's ok to email the form info. Is that possible? The text on the page that changes to new text with a link, is done li...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 8:26 pm

ohhhhhhhh. You're scaring me now. Why is nothing simple??? :shock:

(Sorry, I don't seem to be very good at selecting the right category in which to post my query)


Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 8:22 pm

Hi. Thanks, I'll bear that in mind for the future. The site I speak of is not for actual publication, it's just a practise site for coursework at university, just a site built using the html, css, javascript etc. that I'm learning. Very fundamental stuff, I'm only a beginner. If I change it to [code...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 7:23 pm

Hi. When creating a form on a site, using...
Code: [ Select ]
<form id="UserData" name="UserData" method="post" action="" >
..when the submit button is clicked, it throws up a box telling the user that the form will be su...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 12:34 pm

Thanks for reply.

I'm sorry, I still have no idea how to amend it. I went to W3c and read stuff there and am still none the wiser. I haven't a clue what I'm doing here, I've got completely lost.


Post Posted: November 17th, 2004, 11:09 am

Hi. I'm just starting to leatrn xml. I created an xml page and a css for it. If I open the xml it is formatted by the css. When I put it in a webpage, it isn't. Nothing has been moved, all docs are in one folder. Can anyone tell me why? The stylesheet also has some classes to fomat text on the webpa...

Post Posted: November 15th, 2004, 7:03 am

no, no. I understand what the % does ok. I just don't quite understand how it calculates at the end, which days get which appendage. The arithmetic of it and what the three switch loop case things are doing. I haven't grasped how it works out what gets which. Like, how does it know where to put rd a...

Post Posted: November 15th, 2004, 4:29 am

Hi. Thank you. Very clever!! I am doing a course in which I'm studying Database Design and Admin, Fundamentals of Web Systems Development, Fundamentals of OOP and that utter snoozefest, Professional Issues. I'm fretting away trying to catch up on it all as I have coursework to hand in very soon. In ...

Post Posted: November 15th, 2004, 2:10 am

HI. I have a piece of javascript that lets me display the date on a webpage [code] // javascript to display current date on page function niceDate() { var date = new Date(); var day = date.getDay(); var dayToString; switch(day) { case 0: dayToString ...

Post Posted: November 15th, 2004, 1:57 am


Thank you.


Post Posted: November 15th, 2004, 12:59 am

The little 'show desktop' shortcut icon that was on my taskbar and in my Start menu has ceased to work. Can anyone tell me how to get a new one or fix the one that leads nowhere now? It's, sadly, not quite as straightforward as creating any other shortcut seems to be.


Post Posted: November 14th, 2004, 11:56 pm

Thanks for reply. Erm, don't know how to do that. Code on page to run javascript is [code]<form name="mchild" action="form_action.asp" method="get"> <input onclick="inDate()" type="button" value="Day Finder"></inp...

Post Posted: November 14th, 2004, 3:34 pm


Thank you ever so much.

Damn, I love this forum!!!


joebert, have you checked out my other javascript query yet? huh? huh? The one about the pop up box?? hint, hint :wink:

Post Posted: November 14th, 2004, 3:23 pm

I have a webpage with javascript making a box pop up with a text field to be filled in, on top of the page. It pops up over the top, left corner the page and I want it to appear in the middle instead.

How can I do that?



Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 7:34 pm

Hi. I want to be able to click on a line in a rhyme on a webpage and have that swap one image for another on the same page. I have this javascript which I've used in the past to swap images... [code]function swapImage() { //v3.0 var i,j=0,x,a=swapImage.arguments;

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 2:39 pm

Hi, I did try fixing those. I tried for hours!! In the end I gave up trying, I'd sorted all the other validation problems and finally could bear it no more, I opened it in Dreamweaver and let it check the XHTML and it sorted the two problems for me. Time was of the essence, I'd spent way to long stu...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 12:16 pm


thank you so much, folks.

Now it does exactly what I want!!

Now if I can just get the 25 W3C XHTML Validation failures on the page sorted out....... sheesh!

Sometimes I wish I had a clue what I was doing!!


Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 12:10 pm

Hi, yes, I realise they are floating out of place, Maedhros, the problem is that if I remove them or put them elsewhere, the page falls apart, I understand that I have done it incorrectly, what I can't work out is how to get the same appearance while doing it corectly. Obviously there must be a way ...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 10:31 am

Hi, can you tell me where in the code I should put the two
Code: [ Select ]
I tried putting them immediately before the two TDs that weren't working but W3C just threw up two different validation errors instead, telling me I had closed two TDs I hadn't opened. I suspect I'm being really dumb...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 10:09 am

Hi, thanks for that. I used ... function changeCaptionToLink(container, label, URL, cssClass){ document.getElementById(container).innerHTML = "<a href='"+URL+"' class='"+cssClass+"'>"+label+"</a>"; } and it works beautifully...... but for one little detail. I need the cursor to change to...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 9:13 am

I try to learn, I take two steps forward and one step back! :-( I have created a practise page which is uploaded to it's is laid out exactly the way I want it to look (though the visible table borders are just there as guidelines just now, t...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 5:47 am

Hi. Thanks for your reply. The only problem is that, using that code, it makes the initial text, 'Please register', a link too and I don't want it to be a link, I only want the text that is swapped for it, using onclick, to be a link to another page. (I changed it to onclick, in place of mousedown, ...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 12:20 am

Hi... new query I have a line of text in a table on a webpage...
Code: [ Select ]
<div id="caption"> <p class="p5"> Please register...</p> </div>
and later on, clicking a register button in a form on the page, changes the 'Please register' text to ...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2004, 12:10 am

hi, I found another example of javascript that produced accurate results so have used that instead, adapting it very slightly to my needs, more or less. It produces a little pop up box instead of creating a form on the page and I don't have time to find out how to make it a page form instead, which ...

Post Posted: November 12th, 2004, 1:32 pm

thank you so much. It worked exactly as I'd hoped.

If I can just get that darned 'date of birth to dispaly day of week born on' thing to work (a different post I put on Ozzu today) I'll be such a happy bunny.


Post Posted: November 12th, 2004, 12:38 pm

Hi, Thank you for all that. I have to admit I haven't a clue. I don't know what goes where in the page code let alone how to get it to append the st/ nd/ rd/th to the dates or even how to then get this to be displayed on the web page as text. I'm sure, from reading the posts, that I should knw but I...

Post Posted: November 12th, 2004, 5:12 am


Can anyone tell me the javascript to get a webpage to display the current date in the format ...
Friday 12th November 2004 ?



Post Posted: November 12th, 2004, 4:57 am

ok, I got it to add the line from the rhyme but still need the inaccuracies worked out, where it gives the wrong day for some dates like 29 August 1973 and allows impossible dates like month 22 and years of two digits rather than 4 to be input, giving completely wrong answers. I also still need it t...

Post Posted: November 12th, 2004, 1:05 am

Ah, problem... the thing I used to calculate the day of the week from the DOB is behaving strangely. It gives 'invalid date' when I type in the date 14 07 1956 yet it gives a day of the week if I type in something like 22 22 1956, so something is definitely amiss. (NB, I mean dates as dd mm yyyy, no...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2004, 10:16 pm

Excellent, thank you. Took a bit of fiddling but I've got it doing that now. I used the example on to get it to display the day of the week, which it displays in a field after the user inputs their DOB NOW what I need to know is how to get it to take the day of...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2004, 7:46 pm

hi this line has already been amended by another Ozzu member ...>>Sick of big ugly banners that doesn't fit your page layout and is stealing your visitors attention? << Should say: Sick of big, ugly banners that don't fit your page layout, and that steal your visitors attention? ... but ...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2004, 7:29 pm


I'm creating a website in which I'm putting a form that lets the user input their date of birth. I then want a page to use that information to tell them what day of the week they were born on. Anyone have any idea how I would do that??



Post Posted: November 11th, 2004, 7:24 pm

hahaha, just reading this post and I saw Katana's... System.out.println("Hello world!"); ...and it made me laugh. I'm just starting to learn Java and have recently done 'Hello World'. Desperately trying to catch up on my studies, having procrastinated for weeks, as I've been hit by an unexpected tes...

Post Posted: November 8th, 2004, 3:22 pm

Thank you. She's had the same problem since but I just got her to do the triple login again and it started working again. She shouldn't have to keep doing that, so, next time I visit her, if it's happened again, I'll phone the ISP to report it and see if they can stop it happening. In the meantime, ...

Post Posted: November 7th, 2004, 11:30 am

Hi. Finally my daughter can get online! After many hours on the phone to the ISP helpline and to friends, the ISP helpline guy asked me to log into the ISP connection using a BT login and password, immediately followed by logging in with a sort of combined BT/ISP one, with its own password, immediat...

Post Posted: October 27th, 2004, 4:45 pm

Too late, she's left and the keys have gone with her. I have to study for tests at uni next week anyway, so it wasn't too convenient to go and spend another 9 hours battling with her connection anytime in the next week anyway. Not looking forward to my next visit and beating my head off the wall aga...

Post Posted: October 27th, 2004, 9:57 am

Hi, the ISP's dhcp is ok, the router's dhcp is ok too; the pc's IP is ok too. I can't do anything for about a week, now. My daughter lives 20 odd miles from me so I go back and forth to deal with it, no checking from here, but she's gone away for a week, so can't get back to it until she returns. I'...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2004, 3:36 pm

Thanks for replies.

the answer is 'yes' to all of your queries (btw it's a router with a built in modem, not separate modem).


Post Posted: October 24th, 2004, 10:43 pm

Hi, My daughter has just got broadband and I have installed a router, supplied by her ISP, for three PCs in her flat to use. At the moment it is just linked up to one PC. She uses Win XP. The PC was recently reformatted, no other modem/router has been connected since then so nothing 'left over' and ...

Post Posted: October 24th, 2004, 10:21 pm

ok, I got my new PSU last Tuesday and put it in the PC. Since then it's worked fine. Now, I don't know if the problem lay with the PSU, so the replacement solved it, if I just happened to tighten something up in the process of putting the new one in, and that solved it or if it's yet to seize again ...

Post Posted: October 17th, 2004, 2:01 pm

haha... thank you, ATNO, you're right, I (btw, I'm a she, not a he ;-) ) don't hit it hard and wouldn't if I could avoid it. I do tend to yell out, 'I KNOW!!!' each time I read , 'you shouldn't hit your PC, it's not good for it'. When it is all repaired and working properly again, I promise to do no...

Post Posted: October 17th, 2004, 9:57 am

Hi, the one old thing inside the case, is the psu. It and the case were oldish when all the new components were put inside. I should have the replacement PSU by tomorrow or Tuesday, so we'll see if that makes any difference. Whether the cause of the seizing or not, it certaily needs replaced as the ...

Post Posted: October 16th, 2004, 8:55 pm

ok. It's not the HD. I took it out and put in another, still had to be hit to start up and still seizing at times when in use. I did open up my PSU and it looks pretty dodgy, one component in there has the coating coming off it, as though it's got hot at some point so new PSU ordered and as replacem...

Post Posted: October 12th, 2004, 1:01 pm

Hi, I took the HD out, disconnected the wires completely, and, coincidentally, cleaned the fans and everything else in there before putting it all back together but it has made no difference whatsoever. All fans are working fine and now clean so doesn't seem to be anything to do with dirt on anythin...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2004, 7:41 pm

Thanks for reply.

I tried that but will try again. I think I'll take my HD out completely tomorrow and put it back in, just so I know everything is secure there and I haven't overlooked anything. Just disconnecting all the wiring and reconnecting it didn't help, though.


Post Posted: October 10th, 2004, 7:11 pm

my HD is Maxtor but I downloaded and ran the DLG diagnostic test anyway. According to it, all is well with my HD.


Post Posted: October 10th, 2004, 6:39 pm

Hi, thank you Wisdom. I wondered about the HD but when I realised the clock was stopping at the same time I began to think it less likely to be that. A friend in Belgium told me tonight that he has just posted me a HD as a gift (very sweet, as he knows I'm too brtoke to buy one myself just now), so,...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2004, 6:26 pm

A computer that is hit and works is of more use than one not hit and not working at all! Unless I'd hit it to get it to start, I wouldn't have been able to post my question here, so hitting it is the only option until I find out how to fix it. Suggestions of what is possibly causing it are a tad mor...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2004, 5:21 pm

Hi, my PC has developed a problem I can''t fathom out so don't know how to fix. Sometimes everything on screen freezes completely. Still all visible but mouse cursor won't move, clock stops etc. To get it to free up again I have to hit the PC gently. It may take numerous hits, freeing it up for only...

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2004, 12:09 am

Hi. The site has a nice, clean, polished look to it. Easy on the eye. I noticed in the tutorials section that it said... 'free advertisement to does who submit a tutorials'. I assume the word 'does' is actually meant to be 'those'. I also spotted, in the same section of italic text... 'These adverti...

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2004, 10:22 pm

hi. The site is certainly easy to navigate, as you planned. I dislike sites that make me work out how to get to what I want to find. Form over function irritates me and I feel one should always compromise, make it easy and obvious how to navigate and create a nice design around that. They are not mu...

Post Posted: September 1st, 2004, 8:02 am

HI. Thanks for the replies. The PC was new when he got it, a few years ago. The CD in it worked fine until relatively recently. I'm sure he would like to upgrade to XP but until the CD works, that's not an option. I hope tonight to find out how big a HD it has... tiny, I imagine. It only seems to ha...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2004, 8:37 pm

Hi. thanks for the reply. I'll direct him to the page for the shutdown solution. That looks straightforward. Removing the reference to the fntldr.exe sounds possible too, don't think he can go too wrong there if I explain step by step. The CD drive was in the PC when he got it - he won the PC, new, ...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2004, 6:18 pm

Hi, Sorry if this waffles on a bit. My brother has an Intel Celeron PC running Win 98SE. He's hit a problem and has no idea how he caused it or how to solve it. Sadly, he lives several hundred miles from me, so I'm trying to get info from him via messenger and discovered tonight that he didn't even ...

Post Posted: July 23rd, 2004, 5:59 am


I got the answer... I removed the sizes, in the code, of the original image and now it works a treat.

Thanks for replies.


Post Posted: July 23rd, 2004, 3:52 am

Thanks for the reply.

I've never used layers. Do some browsers not have problems with those? If some do, I don't want to risk using them if I can avoid it at all.


Post Posted: July 22nd, 2004, 8:49 pm

Hi, I have a table on a webpage (created in Dreamweaver) in which there is an image. On clicking thumbnails elsewhere on the page, this image swaps one to go with the thumbnail clicked, an enlargement of the thumbnail. The large images vary in height though are the same width. I find if the first im...

Post Posted: July 12th, 2004, 6:19 pm

Hi, I'm a tad confused about all this. I have created a site for someone which is just on my ISP's free webspace at the moment but she wants her own company domain name and the site needs its own home to move to. One with no banners etc, too. I was advised to get the domain name separately from the ...

Post Posted: July 11th, 2004, 4:27 pm

I thought I'd take the advice of getting the domain name independently of the webspace. Where to get the webspace I've decided now, so just the name to register first.

Any advice on how/where to register a domain name? Again, I'm a bit overawed by webs searches



Post Posted: July 4th, 2004, 11:07 pm

Thank you.

I'll have a look there.


Post Posted: July 4th, 2004, 10:00 pm

Hi, I have a website designed, created and ready to upload. It's only about 8 pages and about 7MB. It's just a portfolio website, nothing complex, no database stuff etc. I need to get a chosen domain name for the person whose site it is and webspace to upload this site to. I've never purchased eithe...

Post Posted: June 27th, 2004, 8:52 am

Hi, sorry, should have said... Win XP Pro and I have tried old versions and the latest versions of yahoo messenger and downlaoded those new ones from both the uk and .com yahoo sites, in case they differ. Same problem with all versions. Both the old and new versions used to work on my PC fine. When ...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2004, 5:55 pm

Hi I reformatted my PC and reinstalled Yahoo Messenger. Now it just opens and immediately closes. I uninstalled and reinstalled, no improvement. I reformatted my PC again, assuming something was amiss there, reinstalled Yahoo, it still crashes and closes as soon as I open it. It just comes up with '...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2004, 1:26 pm

thanks, it seems I WAS just overlooking that option while installing, which allows you to avoid all that invasive stuff. All is well now

I like Plus because it has a boss alert.



Post Posted: June 26th, 2004, 9:34 am

Hi, I hope this is the right place to ask this... I use MSN messenger and like MSN plus but, when I install it, it brings a browser hijacker which changes my homepage setting and adds a toolbar, sometimes to the browser, sometimes to the bottom of my screen and redirects me to its own search page. A...

Post Posted: June 24th, 2004, 12:24 pm


now got 160ft of ethernet cable with rj11 plugs on ends, leading from phone connection box in one building all the way down to building with my PC and usb broadband modem and it works!!



Post Posted: June 18th, 2004, 1:35 pm

Hi, thanks for replies. I looked into routers. Finding it hard to find one that I can plug a USB modem into but I can just get a router/modem instead if I have to A possible solution has been proposed and a few seem to think it will work... I get a 100 foot long ethernet cable with rj11 plugs on the...

Post Posted: June 16th, 2004, 1:28 pm

Thanks for replies.
yep, I tried having a filter at each end of the cord but it didn't help.

Post Posted: June 15th, 2004, 7:20 pm

Hi. I have my PC set up in a part of the building, 100 feet away from the telephone connection socket. I use a 100 foot long telephone extension cable for the phone beside my PC and for the dial up modem. It seems to work fine like that. I have, however, just signed up for broadband and had the phon...

Post Posted: June 11th, 2004, 10:27 pm

I'm having a problem with Task Manager in Windows XP. It was fine until a few days ago and now, when I open it (ctrl Alt Delete), it opens for a split second then immediately closes.

Can anyone suggest why this is happening and how I can fix it?



Post Posted: April 19th, 2004, 10:37 pm

I have a link at the top of my browser, on my links toolbar, too lazy to go to Favorites/Forums or whatever

Post Posted: April 4th, 2004, 11:31 am

Hi, while there amending 'you're', the word using has no e in it and costum should be custom. If you paste your text into a Word doc and run a spelling and grammar check, it will catch many of these things for you. It's very useful for that though it still leaves errors when a misspelling or typo pr...

Post Posted: April 4th, 2004, 10:04 am

'So you want a website of you're own', it says on your site. Erm... there is no apostrophe in 'your', kind of important to get such things right if you want to impress potential clients. They expect proof-reading to be done and, if you don't do it on your own site, it won't instil confidence. This m...

Post Posted: April 4th, 2004, 9:47 am

Hi, I moved any <br> I could to outwith the headers and paragraphs, oddly I found it took less of them to create the same spacing that way, removed some bits in the code for the text that even I spotted had been left in the code accidentally and, though I haven't got the hang of CSS spacing ye...

Post Posted: April 2nd, 2004, 8:21 pm

hi. Great, I'll have a go at that. I'll carry out your first suggestion, which looks pretty fool-proof, then try the second. At least if I mess up the second, the first will still be an improvement. Again, your explanation is nice and clear. Thank you so much. I'll get the hang of this stuff someday!

Post Posted: April 2nd, 2004, 2:29 pm

Hi, 'I think that if the string of html being passed to the function is cleaned up and css is used to create your spacing that the problems with text shifting will go away. It looks like mozilla is ignoring at least one of the line breaks after the swapping occurs - although I'm really not certain w...

Post Posted: April 2nd, 2004, 2:20 pm

Hi, thanks for replies. Can anyone tell me why code changes? all those &lt;br/&gt; in there were not originally like that, they were <br/> but seem to have changed all by themselves. Only the later ones added, stayed as typed. It's not the / that does it, I don't think, as I've had the...

Post Posted: April 1st, 2004, 12:32 pm

Hi, when you do get a chance to try Dreamweaver, go to help and run through the turorials, they are soooooo easy to follow and quick to get through. Once you've done that you'll find lots more in the Help section when you want to know more and this forum has been a huge help to me. Dreamweaver's hel...

Post Posted: April 1st, 2004, 12:18 pm

Hi, I just looked at your site and you may consider the colours boring but I have to say they are very kind on the eyes, by no means unattractive or putting form over function. It's very clear and easy to read and the most important thing, which is the text on the page, is crisp and clear and not ov...

Post Posted: April 1st, 2004, 12:00 pm

Hi, just a thought, try to avoid placing shades of red on green and vice versa or swapping one for another as a highlight, as to one in ten of the male population, who have colour blindness, both colours will just look like shades of brown to them and be hard or impossible to differentiate. Some als...

Post Posted: April 1st, 2004, 11:55 am

hi LJ,
you can see the site and get to its code here...

its temporary home until I move it to its own domain, where there will be no frame with the Freeserve banner at the top.

Thanks for having a look for me.

Post Posted: March 30th, 2004, 8:15 am

Ah, just realised that Q2. was not particularly clear. What I mean is, how do I include a piece of text in my swapping text which is inked to elsewhere, like another page or site? E.g. if I had the phrase, Ozzu forum site, in the swapping text with a link to the forum site, how would I write that in...

Post Posted: March 30th, 2004, 7:31 am

I am a real novice at creating websites but find the swap image in Dreamweaver's behaviours incredibly easy to use. If I can do it, anyone can!

Post Posted: March 30th, 2004, 7:27 am

hi. ok, this is really nothing to do with whether or not it is a better option to include it in your site but I shy away from using Paypal as a customer as I once payed for something using paypal, then discovered the seller didn't accept paypal and paid by cheque. Ages later, I discovered that Paypa...

Post Posted: March 30th, 2004, 7:21 am

Hi, I got the text to swap on mouseclick, be formatted and include punctuation, much to my delight. However, two further questions have now arisen... Q1. The text swapping is perfect in IE but in Netscape and Mozilla, the inital text on display, when the page opens, is slightly differently positione...

Post Posted: March 19th, 2004, 1:15 pm

Yay! I have apostrophes. I couldn't have borne to leave them out.

Thank you!!

Post Posted: March 19th, 2004, 1:00 am

Hi. Aha, a new question has arisen. Some of the text that swaps, requires words with apostrophes (e.g. Nico's) but when I put in an apostrophe it affects the code, rather than just being part of a word in the text, and stops the swapping text working. How can I add apostrophes to words without it af...

Post Posted: March 18th, 2004, 12:23 am

it loaded really fast on my PC and I have the slowest connection in the world, not only just a modem but connected to an extension from the phone in the house next door (I have no landline in my house) down miles and miles (well, about 40 metres) of extension cable. It seems to have extra resistance...

Post Posted: March 17th, 2004, 11:59 pm

Hi, absolutely perfect!! Just what I wanted. I even got it to work pretty much straight away this time, once I'd finally got some sleep and could think straight again. Thank you so much. You chose the right profession, you are very patient and explain things very clearly. An ideal teacher. Greatly a...

Post Posted: March 16th, 2004, 10:35 pm

I've just noticed the text sits in a different position in Firefox from the position in IE and Netscape.

That may be due to my use of lind breaks to shunt it up the cell to nearer the top. I don't know how else to do that. There are differing amounts of text to fit in that area when it swaps.

Post Posted: March 16th, 2004, 9:25 pm

Hi. Thank you so much, I got it to work. Despite your fabulously clear instructions and even an example page to follow, it took me hours to get it right..... d'oh! Sometimes I wonder about myself! :oops: I have three further questions now, I'm afraid. The site, as far as it's done to date, is tempor...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 5:16 pm

That is EXACTLY what I want, only difference is mine will be in a table cell to the right of the big image.

Now, can I get my head around how to do it???? :roll:

Thank you for doing that example.

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 3:28 pm

Hi, I may be getting ahead of myself here but I also want the swapping text to be formatted by my CSS, two to three slight variations of style in each little block of text. Can one include that instruction in the code? I'm not sure where I 'keep' the text until it is needed on the page so don't know...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 3:07 pm

Hi, Thanks for looking at that. there is a vertical band of 7 thumbnails down the right side of the page, which, on mouseover, swap an image near the top right of the page (img src="images/portheads/blnkhead.gif) called 'heading' (one vertical thumbnail shows an image heading saying profile, another...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 8:42 am

I know of one simple site for a famous UK artist, very badly designed, I may add, making it very hard to find the info you want and, surprisingly for an artist, with almost none of his images, the few of those that are available are mostly via links to other people's sites. It's also a site of few a...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 8:22 am

Yay! It worked perfectly.

Thank you so much. One more puzzle solved.

Now, if I can just get text to swap when and where I want it to, I can finish the site. First I need sleep, must stop these all-nighters but I have an impending deadline so I'm a bit :shock:

Thanks again.

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 8:16 am

Hi, ok, tried that and must have gone horribly wrong somewhere. I ended up with the text and thumbnail displaying above my webpage! Even then I didn't know how to get it to swap it. I'm overlooking something obvious. I'm trying to have different text for each of the horizonal thumbnails, the text an...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 3:55 am

Ooh, sounds a bit beyond me at first glance but I've copied your post and will go over it carefully soon and see if I can do it.

Thank you

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 1:18 am

Thank you

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 12:08 am

Hi, I have thumbnails, with behaviours set (on mousedown), which, when a thumbnail is clicked on, change a larger image elsewhere on the same page. When you mouseover the thumbnails, the cursor doesn't change to let you know to click. It only seems to do that when there's a link to a page. Can I get...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2004, 11:59 pm

Hi, I'm using Dreamweaver MX to build a site. When clicking on a thumbnail pic, a behaviour is set to change a larger pic, showing an enlargement of that thumbnail. I also want it to change typed text (without making the text an image which swaps). Can I do that? I'm sure I can get text to swap but ...

Post Posted: March 11th, 2004, 9:59 am

Hi, thanks. I have Image Ready, never used it but I'll give it a go and see what happens with my animated gif there. Can .swf files be placed in wepages? When I go to insert an image in a web page, animated gifs show up in Dreaweaver XP but .swf ones don't, so I can't select one. I don't know anythi...

Post Posted: March 10th, 2004, 6:30 pm

Hi, I'm just beginning to try out Flash. I'm clearly doing something wrong. I created a very simple image of a black and white (well, black and mauve, actually) photo of a face fading in on a plain mauve ground. When I export it as an animated gif, it is very grainy/speckled in appearance yet it loo...

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 10:37 am

Sorry, should have said I tested it in Mozilla Firebird, Netscape 6 and IE 6 on a PC with Win XP Pro. It's really bad for it on IE, it was doing it with Mozilla too but that seems to be fine now so I'm hoping that remains ok and she can use that. I don't trust it, though. I'll keep testing it there....

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 10:00 am

Hi, I've just completed a site for a student who will display it on PC at her graduation show. She won't have access to the internet there so the site will have to be on CD or on the PC itself and accessed locally from there. I'm having a problem with that. When viewed online, the page loads up fine...

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 8:31 am

thanks for checking that for me. I've never heard of Firefox. My solution to the Mozilla and Netscape problem must have sorted it out there too.

Thanks again.

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 8:29 am

Yay! I solved it! I had made the first two cells to the left of main section of the page (ie the menu cells and the little graphic line cells adjacent to them) with specific sizes and the larger cell to the right of them in percentage. I went back and made the percentage cell into a specific size (a...

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 7:55 am

Hi, sadly, that doesn't seem to be the cause. The cell spacing of 2 is just to shunt the thumbnails a tad further over from the menu, it is set to 2 in all pages with thumbnails and some of them display fine in Netscape while some don't. I tried setting it to 0, just to test it, but it made no diffe...

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 7:18 am

Hi, I decided to use individual thumbnails, as I knew how to get those to swap other images on mouseover, whereas I didn't know how to do it using them grouped into one image with image maps on it. As the thumbnails were all rectangular and didn't need fancy shaped image maps over them, there was no...

Post Posted: March 3rd, 2004, 7:02 am

Hi. I seem to be overlooking something and I'm flumoxed. If you check you will find that the pages Design, Models, Scenic and Contact, from the menu, although displaying perfectly in IE, are wrong in Netscape and Mozilla. The menu cells don't line up with...

Post Posted: March 2nd, 2004, 8:23 am

Hi. I have a table of 1 row and 2 columns, the left cell contains a single image displaying about 10 thumbnails (pic 1). with an image map over each thumbnail. The cell to the right shows an enlargement of the first thumbnail. I want, on mouseover on any thumbnail on pic 1, to have the image on the ...

Post Posted: March 1st, 2004, 6:23 pm

I posted much the same question here recently. Check out replies in the post entitled.....
'CSS text link hover - setting multiple link colour options'

Post Posted: March 1st, 2004, 6:21 pm

ah, I see. I didn't know that. I'm curious now and will try that too.

Post Posted: February 27th, 2004, 1:32 pm

Hi, thanks, I'll try that latest example. ATNO/TW... the hex error was just in the code I put in my post, I didn't notice that, as I carelessly typed it. I didn't actually use that in the test page I made, the hex in my link's code was ok, so that wasn't the problem with it. Sorry, misled you there....

Post Posted: February 27th, 2004, 10:59 am

Hi, ok, I tried... "I would think the easiest way to do it would be as follows (using an example from my own style sheet) Code: a {color:#07a; text-decoration: none; } a:link {color:#07a;} a:visited {color:#663399;} a:hover { color:#80003D; } a.invisible {color:#008080; text-decoration:none;} a.invi...

Post Posted: February 27th, 2004, 10:50 am

Hi, nope, that doesn't work. I think it's something to do with the regions I've made editable. If I change those, I can then modify the page title in evey page made from the template; unchanged, I can only modify the title in the template itself, not the pages made from it. I'l just redo the editabl...

Post Posted: February 26th, 2004, 12:19 pm

Hi, I suspect I'm being dense here but I can't seem to change the title on any page made from a template in Dreamweaver (Modify/Page Properties/Title). I can change it on the template but then all pages made from it have the same title. I even tried making the entire page editable (just out of curio...

Post Posted: February 25th, 2004, 11:02 am

Excellent. Thank you. I'll check them all out.

Post Posted: February 25th, 2004, 6:41 am

Hi, can anyone guide me somewhere that will teach an absolute beginner how to create pages purely in CSS? I keep reading about how this is a much more efficient way to do things, so I think I should look into it. I don't even know much about html, let alone CSS. I use Dreamweaver and just tweak the ...

Post Posted: February 25th, 2004, 6:29 am

....I HIGHLY advise against doing it as it pisses people off.....

Oh boy, are they right! I get SO pissed off when a site does that. *I* choose what size I view at, no-one else.

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 7:14 pm

Excellent, I'll give that a go.

Thank you.

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 7:10 pm

Hi, thank you for info. I had multiple versions of Netscape on my last PC, without any problems. No sepatate OS or anything, all on the same drive partition too. It's a pity it's apparently not so simple with IE. I have IE 6, Netscape 6 and Mozilla all on it currently, no conflicts with Netscape 6 a...

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 4:04 pm

Hi. Can anyone tell me where to find older versions of IE and Netscape for testing sites? It seemed obvious to go to, for example, the Netscape's site but I found nothing there. Perhaps it was staring me in the face but I gave up. I have version 6 of each of those browsers and want older versions to...

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 11:25 am

Hi. I have a lowly modem connection, not only that but it seems to be the slowest modem connection in existance. However, both sites loaded INCREDIBLY fast on my PC. Never known pages open so fast! I haven't had time to have a good root through the sites yet, I will return, but I liked the look of t...

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 11:06 am

that sounds very promising but I'm rather lost. Too much of a novice to fully grasp it. Is it possible to paste a bit of code here that I can see that done in, then I can follow by example?

Thank you.

Post Posted: February 20th, 2004, 2:26 am

I love your photos.

Might I just suggest that you make the alignment of the headings the same on all pages, in a couple (like 'home' on the homepage) they indent a tad further than the others. A very minor quibble, I know, no big deal at all.
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