Breaks at Round Corners In IE

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Hi,

I'm new to the group and to web design. Recently I hired a "professional" designer to work on something for a client of mine. He did a little work and then pretty much left me hanging. The site in progress looks fine in all browsers except IE. There are breaks in the design at the rounded corners. Here is the link http://bodybalanceliving.com/uptown/index.html . Before anyone says it I had to piggyback this off of another site. I know that is very unprofessional, but they are somewhat owned by the same people and I have their permission to do so. If someone can tell me why this is happening I would greatly appreciate it. I created the site on the front end and I know a little CSS. So please put an answer in the most simple terms. It looks like I will be finishing this one on my own :(
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You just need to wrap the images in generic DIVs.

Change this...
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<img src="images/bottom_curve.gif" alt=" " />

to this...
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<div><img src="images/bottom_curve.gif" alt=" " /></div>


...and don't hire those tards again. ;) They clearly have no idea what they're doing.
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you have another little problem - the sub-menu that unfolds when I hover over the 'partners' link in the top right corner is behind and partly hidden by the burning flash banner that says 'detroit's most wanted bbq' - you'll have to find a way to bring it to front. sadly I can't tell you how to do this but someone here is sure to know.

I'm viewing in FF by the way.
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all flash on a page needs transparent backgrounds (wmode = transparent) to be set or z-index will have no effect. (dropdowns, etc)
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I took the site off the server. But Thanks all for your replies! I really appreciate it. And the "tard" hasn't contacted me. So I guess I will be finishing the site and keeping the remainder of the money. I hate to be like that, but I really don't have a choice. I'd rather struggle thru finishing it, than risk the chance of finding another tard. What's really sad is the guy has tons of experience according to his resume. What's worse is I showed him what the client had in mind and he gave me a price and then dropped the ball. THinking about scrapping it and doing the entire thing in FLASH. Not that I'm an expert but I think it would do it more justice and be closer to what the client wanted.

THe client actually wanted something like this http://www.bbqnyc.com/ can anyone give me a rough estimate on what they would charge for something like the above site?

THanks again!
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Well that example you gave IS all in Flash with some pretty heavy transitions, etc. I did a similar food site http://www.solospizzacafe.com that ended up at about $8500, but I did a lot of marketing consulting as well as the design and writing. I'd guess your looking in the $3k - $5k range for production on something like that.

You can probably get it cheaper if you go with html and little bits of Flash, but it usually holds true that you get what you pay for. When I outsource a project I'm typically wary of freelancers who charge significantly less than I would for the same project.

If you have all the designs complete and you just want good html/css you might want to look at a production only company. I hear nothing but good things about this place http://psd2html.com/ however I've never actually used them so I can't give first hand advise.
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Well that example you gave IS all in Flash with some pretty heavy transitions, etc. I did a similar food site http://www.solospizzacafe.com that ended up at about $8500, but I did a lot of marketing consulting as well as the design and writing. I'd guess your looking in the $3k - $5k range for production on something like that.

You can probably get it cheaper if you go with html and little bits of Flash, but it usually holds true that you get what you pay for. When I outsource a project I'm typically wary of freelancers who charge significantly less than I would for the same project.

If you have all the designs complete and you just want good html/css you might want to look at a production only company. I hear nothing but good things about this place http://psd2html.com/ however I've never actually used them so I can't give first hand advise.


Thanks alot. Maybe that is what happened. He underbid it and then realized it was too much work. Sad part is the client was willing to pay more. But they are being patient, so I guess I better pull out my Flash books :)
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Well good luck. I'd offer to help out but I think my wife would kill me if I take one more project right now, but PM me if you get stuck on the flash or post in the flash forum here and we'll try to help.
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^Thanks for the offer!
Is this your personal site? http://www.whenimnotsleeping.com/v1/index.html

Awesome work! I'm completely self taught and I can't wait until I can start putting stuff out like that. My visionary concepts are like the Mona Lisa but for some reason I feel like I keep producing 2nd Grade hand-turkeys. Any advice for a newbie or a link of some good design development tutorials?
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Thanks, I'm glad you like my work, and don't worry you'll get there. By the way I have a friend who says that "hand-turkeys" aren't bad if they solve the problem. Point being theres a time to produce really finessed work and theres a time to do something else so don't worry if you don't always get what you wanted. Sometimes other things can solve the problem just as well or better.

As for design development I always recommend this book: Basic Visual Concepts And Principles For Artists, Architects And Designers unfortunately its kind of expensive but its the best book I've seen about the "why" that goes with design. I believe the "how" changes so frequently that it isn't the best part of a foundation.

Best of luck

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