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Is your website valid? (w3c.org)

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    Yes!
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my website is "not valid"

  • techwiz
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why is my website "not valid"

If I remove all the stuff it tells me to, my website just gets all discombobulated.

http://htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.cg ... rnings=yes

It would be great if any one could help.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

  • zaiah
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have the some of the same issues with mine. Try a different validator and maybe the suggestions will be in a language you can better understand. And then I would go back and make each change or edit, one at a time. And then test it after each edit. That way you can find out exactly what is "discombobulating" it.
  • techwiz
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I hear you, but the changes it tells me to make actually amke the page look like this

http://techwizworld.net/ltop/index.2.html

vs.

http://techwizworld.net/ltop/index.html
  • Benat
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try to redesign your site using CSS, Its much easier to validate then what tables are.

... BUT

Margin attributes are usually used in CSS thats one reason why that validation is failing.
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Remove the attributes it mentions from the elements & use a style attribute instead.

Instead of somthing like
Code: [ Select ]
<table bottommargin="0" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" rightmargin="0" height="286%" background="bg.jpg">

You'll have
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<table style="margin:0; height:286%; background:url(bg.jpg);">
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The only trouble is i have no idea how to do that in css. I know Html I use Dreamweaver for the css.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

CSS is not that much different to HTML.

Just as a few examples, this is how CSS would work for a few of your HTML properties, I will do the first 2 for you.

Quote:
body {
background: url (url here);
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
}

div#container {
width: 765px;
padding: 0px;
border: 0px;
}



The HTML would be
Quote:
<body>
<div id="container">
Then other Div's for the rest of the layout go between the container div's
</div> - We end the container div
</body> then the body tag is ended.


Its pretty straight forward.
  • zaiah
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Post 3+ Months Ago

techwiz wrote:
I hear you, but the changes it tells me to make actually amke the page look like this

http://techwizworld.net/ltop/index.2.html

vs.

http://techwizworld.net/ltop/index.html


I didn't realize you weren't using CSS! That's the problem! LOL.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

zaiah wrote:

I didn't realize you weren't using CSS! That's the problem! LOL.


I am no master at CSS by any means and much more comfortable in table design so I understand your reasoning. I am learning CSS to improve my pages as all you need to do is look at the code and the difference is unbelievable how much cleaner a CSS site is. Also spiders like it more too 8)

Tables I use now for data only or if I need to put up a quick site and the time is not there for me in the work day to get something clean done and on the web as I am learning CSS.

Techwiz, keep at the CSS no matter how frustrating it gets, it is very satisfying to look at your work after and know you learned it and is a definate plus to advertise in your skillset.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks, I have got the validation worked out.

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