Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Had to export the new Bottle of Beer online to work with it since the new Tinderbox version doesn’t show the stretchtext and the html templates don’t show the hypertext flow. It’s easier to see where images might be effective in the linear flow of the work, and in the hard drive file of html pages, the files are alphabetical.

I do have a problem. While the stretchtext seemed to easily accommodate the images while I was working with the local files, once it was exported onsite, the images weren’t being called in. I’ve tried a couple different browsers (I use Firefox normally) such as Safari and IE, but so far, it doesn’t work. I’ve also changed the coding to reflect “url” though I’ve yet to type in the whole url, and I’ve changed the file location from a separate images file to standing within the whole “abob” file.

Switched the font to Rockwell which is a bit more readable in the colored text on black than Georgia was, and a bit more classy than the Lucida Grande I was using.

Found the no-repeat coding for the images on the background, though I still can’t seem to tweak the right lines to make the image go all the way across the screen nor have some top margin. But an alternate way of working with the background images is to produce a black screen in Photoshop and drag in the image and place it where I want it, such as this:

HYPERTEXT & CODE: Background Color of Block

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Oh goody–one more feat accomplished; figured the way to put a different color behind the text within a column, or block. All it calls for is this code in the <head> section of the individual html, without any change in the css sheet:

<style type=”text/css”>
#right {
background: #999999;


HYPERTEXT & CODE: Nitpickin’

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

There are two things that bother me online and it’s possibly overcome by skill that ole dopey me hasn’t developed yet, but 1) I’d like to do away with the portion of the URL in a box to insert a hyperlink; that “http://” that makes you either double up the http://, or have to backspace and delete it because it’s so much easier to copy and paste the entire URL rather than pick it away from its beginning.

2) the two-letter state designations in drop-down menus that take a whole lot more time and effort than typing those two letters in directly.