View Full Version : Web Designers? CSS HTML et al?

03-04-2005, 10:55 AM
Well, I'm doing web design for my company. Everything I know about it, I learned and forgot in college (2yrs ago) and have since relearned in the past 2 weeks. Since everyone is on these forums is genuinely nice and helpful, I thought I would look here for help. I've looked on other CSS forums and posted on a few (mainly CSScreator.com) but I get very little help with my problems. I am just wondering if there is anyone on here that does web design, knows it pretty well and could perhaps help me troubleshoot until I get the hang of it. I do all my coding and design on the mac, where it works beautifully (usually) but then I flip on the PC and everything fails. (Esp. in IE). For instance the thing I'm working on now, fonts won't go bold on the PC for rollovers. But they work on the mac.

Anywho, if there is anyone that wouldn't mind lending a hand to a stressed out mac user in a PC world that would be cool. I have a book, I've read tutorials but I need to be able to ask people questions...(On csscreator I would get 100+ views and no replies). Like why doesn't this work? And why did that solution fix it?

I understand how CSS works, I just can't troubleshoot it myself yet. Especially with IE's terrible quircks and other misbehavior. I also know that validating the CSS and XHTML is important and that you have to put IE in standards mode etc....

Thanks to anybody who can suggest a forum to go to or who is willing to lend me a hand. :D

03-04-2005, 11:13 AM
Join this list (http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/web-dev) - there are some pretty competent developers on there and you will get answers and if they can't solve all your problems, at least you won't feel so alone ;) ;)

Probably the reason you're getting lots of views and not responses on CSScreator is because everyone is searching for the same answers that you are :(

I found some good information at places like "A List Apart" (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/practicalcss/) and "Max Design" (http://css.maxdesign.com.au/index.htm) and then there's always the "CSS Zen Garden" (http://www.csszengarden.com/) where you can copy all that beautiful CSS and rip it off to your hearts content (if you can understand it) :D

If it makes you feel any better, trying to make your CSS work in IE is like hitting a moving target. There are lots of theories about how to do it; I'm not sure any of them work very well. I suspect that sites that work well in IE on Windoze are secretly coded using tables and fed separately from the CSS ones that feed the rest of the world.

HTH, Margaret

03-04-2005, 11:37 AM
I am on A list Apart at least 3 times a day :D But alot of it is over my head. I've been to CSS Zen Garden a few times too.

Web design will be the reason I never quit smoking, start loosing my hair, develop twitches and become prone to sudden outbursts of extreme rage.

Thanks for the links

03-04-2005, 02:05 PM
If you want some software to help you out, I use CSSEdit pretty frequently, works great for me, plus it can take the css from a url:

(just a satisfied user)