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    l'Anziano DavidP's Avatar
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    there's too much empty white space...how the crap am i going to fill it all up

    a good background image/design would fill it up nicely...but it would have to work with the color scheme
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    Two words: Nude Pics
    Barring that you could have some text on the first page

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    lol lol

    how about not

    p.s. just put some text on the 1st page
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    is there some better way to align a picture other than using the float property? it is screwing things up.

    for example, on the Bio page, I want to align things, but I want to keep them within the bounds of the current div tag.

    There are 4 main segments to the bio page: the bio text, the picture, the "About Me" text, and the "Availability" text.

    Depending on what browser you are using, the bio text can either go below the bottom of the picture or it never reaches the bottom of the picture.

    In the case of the text not even reaching the bottom of the picture (those who use Mozilla will experience this), the picture will then overlap the boundary line of its current division, and the other two text fields wont even be within it.

    In the other case (for those who use IE), everything looks dandy.

    If I make the other two text fields not float, then the page looks fine, except for the fact that they are not adjacent to each other and I need them to be, and so then the page actually ISNT fine.

    oi this is making me frustrated....
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    for all you Mozilla fans out there that say it "follows the standard" better than IE does:

    The float property sets where an image or a text will appear in another element.
    Tell that to FireFox.

    IE seems to comply with that just fine.

    FireFox is gay.

    [EDIT]

    yes indeed after an extensive test I have concluded that Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox are gay.

    After looking at the following site:

    http://students.cs.byu.edu/~dprucs/dasavo/profile.php

    With IE 6, Mozilla, Mozilla FireFox, and Opera, it turns out that IE and Opera were the ones that followed what the standard says about the float property aligning the text in another element. Meanwhile the Mozilla family of browsers completely took the text out of the parent element and threw it somewhere else when it saw the float property.

    [/EDIT]
    Last edited by DavidP; 07-25-2004 at 01:03 AM.
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    this line definately needs to change. you might as well just say "I have no idea how to operate in the professional world"

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    tell her that, not me

    she gave me the text for the bio, i just typed it up. i also thought that wasnt really a good line though. i will bring it up to her.
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    Hey DavidP you really struck something with your portfolio lay out, it almost came off across as professional. (Seriously that was a complement).
    http://www.jeremygiberson.com/images/dasavo.jpg (large picture)

    I think the design overall still has a bit too much white space.
    This is another sketch I did that I think will really improve the site, basically all I added was an eastern kind of background (light) and really emphasized the border of the content. If you like the idea and want the background just ask. It's just a suggestion. At the very least I do think you should do all of your pages in the same method, keep it boxed as you have in the portfolio.php.

    Nice job.
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    i think you mean profile.php

    edit:

    A couple other things:

    1. I do like the background. Can you send it to me? I will try it out and show it to her and see if she likes it. Thanks.

    2. I notice that your "Dasa Vo .com" logo at the top of the page doesnt look the same as mine. I need to change that from just plain text to a .jpg file so it will appear the same in everyone's browser because I am using a font that probably not many people have.
    Last edited by DavidP; 07-25-2004 at 01:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP
    i think you mean profile.php
    yeah.
    edit:

    A couple other things:

    1. I do like the background. Can you send it to me? I will try it out and show it to her and see if she likes it. Thanks.
    www.jeremygiberson.com/images/eastbg.jpg
    2. I notice that your "Dasa Vo .com" logo at the top of the page doesnt look the same as mine. I need to change that from just plain text to a .jpg file so it will appear the same in everyone's browser because I am using a font that probably not many people have.
    3 options here:
    1.) what you said, save it as an image
    2.) use something called embeded fonts http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...ng/default.htm
    3.) use php and create a script to output text in any font as a dynamic image... http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/doc...gettftext.html (this is how www.george-says.com works btw) Then you can use your script say like this
    Code:
    <img src="fontgen.php?font=supercool&text=Dasavo">
    With said script you can use it to make fancy paragraph leaders--you know with one big letter all fancy at the beginning of a paragrapy.
    Code:
    <p><img src="fontgen.php?font=supercool&text=T">he first time I started modeling...</p>
    Any way, thats an option that could lead to fun things.
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    oyi, I tried option #3 and its a pain in the arse to setup. From what I've been able to find, if it doesn't work then it won't work unless you can recompile php.

    Edit: nm just had to restart apache after installing the library. Of course its still not working but at least its not giving me an error now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    oyi, I tried option #3 and its a pain in the arse to setup. From what I've been able to find, if it doesn't work then it won't work unless you can recompile php.

    Edit: nm just had to restart apache after installing the library. Of course its still not working but at least its not giving me an error now
    Yes, you do have to have the GD library available to do image work. However, most website hosts with php4 or greater have it included. I didn't bother to set it up on my home computer--too much trouble. I just test it out on my domain. I probably shoulda mentioned that.
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    well both my personal computer and my domain don't have it. I'm upgrading php from 4.1.2 to whatever version debain has setup with dselect

    ok for some reason it didn't upgrade the version but I did find the php_gd package and installed it (I had already installed a GD package however). Now I just need to figure out the font issue
    Last edited by Thantos; 07-25-2004 at 10:27 PM.

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