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Q: website does what it wants to! ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: website does what it wants to!
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: yellowdandelion-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 23 Aug 2003 11:13 PDT
Expires: 22 Sep 2003 11:13 PDT
Question ID: 247976
my very annoying Live Journal is not behaving.  It acts like it should
in my version of OmniWeb, and Macintosh's own Safari application...
but not in Internet Explorer!  All you should see is the background
image and blue and white text - no white boxes!  none!  This probably
has been baffling me for a week, and I'm about ready to rip out my
hair.  I no almost nothing about HTML, so it's all been done through
trial and error.

I need those white boxes banished, and just the background image and
the text to appear.

Request for Question Clarification by directrix-ga on 23 Aug 2003 11:16 PDT
I'm using IE 6.0, and I see no white boxes. Which version are you using?

Request for Question Clarification by directrix-ga on 23 Aug 2003 11:26 PDT
Actually, I believe I found the problem.

In your HTML, wherever you find: 


Delete it. For example,

     <td align="center" bgcolor="FFFFFF">

Now becomes:

     <td align="center">

Please let me know if that solves your problem.

Clarification of Question by yellowdandelion-ga on 23 Aug 2003 14:45 PDT
all of the white boxes seem to have disappeared - except for the very
first one up at the top.  is there way to get rid of that one too?  i
know it's picky - but it's reaaaaal annoying to see that white box!

Request for Question Clarification by directrix-ga on 23 Aug 2003 16:31 PDT
No problem. I assume you're talking about the very top of the page
where it has the image of an "M"?

If so, in your HTML try changing:

     .shadowed {
     font-size: 8pt;
     background: FFFFFF;


     .shadowed {
     font-size: 8pt;

If that works, I will post this as an official answer. Thanks.

Clarification of Question by yellowdandelion-ga on 23 Aug 2003 20:36 PDT
perfect!  thank you soooo much!   amazing how the small things are the
most irritating!! :)
Subject: Re: website does what it wants to!
Answered By: directrix-ga on 23 Aug 2003 22:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I'm glad I could help. I know how frustrating websites can be.

And seeing as we troubleshooted your problem in the clarification
section, I guess I don't really need to add much here.

All "FFFFFF" means is "white" in HTML speak. It's the hexadecimal
representation that web browsers use to display colors. Here is a
brief example of what numbers represent which colors:

Although, there are millions of possible combinations.

So what I did was search for "FFFFFF" in your HTML to eliminate the
white block problem.

Thanks for using Google Answers.
yellowdandelion-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
fixed the problem and gave me an explanation :)  perhaps now is the
time to invest in a good HTML reference book :)

Subject: Re: website does what it wants to!
From: megat-ga on 24 Aug 2003 04:42 PDT
As a bit of added information, for future reference, here's why
internet explorer was displaying the white backgrounds but the other
browsers were not. The correct HTML attribute would have been
"#FFFFFF", but the attribute in there was "FFFFFF". Most browsers do
not understand it if there is no "#". However, Internet Explorer copes
when the "#" is omitted, and so was displaying the white backgrounds
on the boxes. The others were ignoring the attribute because the
expected "#" was omitted.

Everything has a logical reason!

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