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  1. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am tweaking dark maple for a friend. I started with the one from the alexking contest. That one looked fantastic in IE on a PC. But I use macs, and in safari it was terrible (firefox not so good but better). Nothing lined up.

    I figured I messed up the css, so I got the new maple from moshu's site. I rebuilt the site with that, being more carefulf in the css this time.

    The second try looks GREAT in safari and firefox on a mac. and Firefox on a pc I am told.

    I was so proud, BUT the guy who I am dong this for uses a pc w/ IE. He says it is all messed up.

    Help!

    http://www.kennedyvmachine.com

  2. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In case you go there, I am back to the original dark maple theme now, so that it looks ok for the boss man for now.

    This whole thing is quite frustrating!

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have an old IE 5.5 on my old pc and the theme works on it. My wife has IE6 on XP - still looks OK.
    I've checked the website you gave on both machines and it looks fine.
    Did he clear the cache? Maybe he is seeing your earlier screwed version?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    P.S. There is a special single.php template in the original theme, but it seems you are not using it or you just changed either the code or the css. In the DM the single post is displayed without the right sidebar - that's why the content area is wider. You have 2 options:
    a) keep the sidebar, but modify the code in the single.php (i.e. change rapsing and contentsing - where "sing" stands for SINGLE - to rap and content
    b) delete the call for the sidebar from your single.php

    And BTW, it has nothing to do with my theme now - except that you forgot to change some colors, like borders and alternate comments :)

  5. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How do you decomment in the css?
    I was using <!-- whatever -->
    But it should be /* whatever */ Right?

    I am changing that right now.

    On the second theme I tried, I did fix the single pages, not the first, which is what is up right now. I'll get to that later.

    Thank you though.
    I am very new to this.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In CSS you should use /*commented out*/
    The other one <!--whatever--> is for HTML.
    // is for PHP

    Contact me if you have more problems: my name here at my domain

  7. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. I am still a rookie.

    I did a few quick things, and it is atleast viewable. I will dig deeper tonight.

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Both Moshu and I were involved in Gemini / Dark Maples construction so you will forgive us for taking a close interest :). Generally the browser you or your friend uses is a bad starting point for writing robust code. Gemini is designed to work in all the major browsers. Out of the box it is fine in IE 6 and Firefox. If folks hack about with it - particularly to accomodate IE on a Mac - anything can happen.

  9. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is it possible the the applet clock, the day by day cartoon, or the sitemeter code is messing things up? They all come with their own code to insert (as is they say), and when I ran the xhtml validator most of the errors involved them.

    I got the look back to where it looks great on safari and firefox. (in IE for mac the colors for the sidebar and links are off, but the rest looks good, we aren't concerned about IE mac, but the appearance of your demo site looks the same in IE as my site does header image, a no show, and side bar colors messed up) Maybe I got it?

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well my own site is not the same as the Gemini template if that is what you are referring to. Its a lot worse.)

  11. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Really odd, you know. Dark Maple is absolutely spot on for me in both FF 1.0.2 and IE6.whateverthehellitisnow. I can't imagine having that amount of problems with such a relatively uncomplicated theme.

    I would think it's the additions you have - especially if they have you adding code in various places.

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well I am glad you say that. Hundreds of WP users have found it robust and pretty solid cross platform. Minor glitches were fixed very early. Are task here is being made impossible by the wont of a url.

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also true. But that's up to the individual, ain't?

  14. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was referring to the dark maple demo on moshu's site.
    http://www.transycan.net/blogtest/

    It both the Dark Maple Demo and this site (www.kennedyvmachine.com) look great in firefox and safari, right now. The guy I did this for uses a PC and IE. He is on a business trip, so he's "out of the box" as he puts it.

    My next step if he still has problems is to remove the inserted items.

  15. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As for the design and ease of use it is great. I used the default on my own personnal site, and was afraid of digging into dark maple at first. But once I sat down and focused, it was an ease.

    Hats off to all involved. I am man enough to admit that the problems I am having are entirely my bad.

  16. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The URl was in the first post, just not clickable:
    http://www.kennedyvmachine.com

    I am not a designer genius or something - that's why I used a proven template to start with. That should work cross-platform.
    As for IE, it's true I didn't check it on Mac IE, but I did on PC for v5.5 and 6 and it works. It also works in Firefox.
    If I get a constructive feedback about issues in other browsers, I'll be more than happy to try my best to make the theme enjoyable for everybody.
    However don't blame me if a tweaked version has 109 validation errors vs. 0 in mine. Check wahtever changes you've made.

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, we posted in the same time... no offense was intended.

    As for PC IE I have to repeat and repeat again: even in IE5.5 on Win 98 works. (Those who are here for a longer time know well that I am the guy who scares everybody around here by going to their site with IE 5.5...LOL)

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, right now the kennedy site looks fine in FF1.0.2. In IE, it's fine though the sidebar is pushed down the page - that's something you need to tweak in the css, not sure what without getting into it more than I actually have time for right now (ask Lorelle - she can probably help more than I can on that). You didn't address Opera (I have the 7.03 version), but it's okay there too - except for some spacing issues in the sidebar (again, a css fix I would assume).

    You're on the right track. You just have to figure out which tweaks for IE are the right ones.

  19. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No offense taken. I don't use IE myself, nor Opera. I have added some links in the sidebar.php itself. That is probably it.

    Thanks again.

  20. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Or an image that's too wide... or some not valid code... (I was fighting with this issue the other day with another theme for someone else: tried to include an email subscription form in a sidebar, and happened exactly the same in IE - everythign went down)

  21. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    We have an image that is too wide! I will start there.

    Thanks

  22. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    One last thing if you could.
    I changed the bgle.gif to be blue. The sidebar color.

    How does this work then? If I take out the #bbbbbb the whole page goes black. Is this actually making the main part of the page gray (#bbbbbb) with a single row of (bgle.gif down the right side?

    #rap {
    width: 770px;
    background: #bbbbbb url('images/bgle.gif') repeat-y right;
    margin: auto;
    margin-top: 20px;
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    border: 1px solid #ffcc00;
    text-align: left; /* IE 5.5 hack part II */
    }

  23. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In Gemini Classic as it were (depending on the hackage) the menu bg is set by a tiliing graphic which is set up in #rap. To change it you can change the graphic - it is only a slip of a gif - or get rid of it. If you get rid of it then you would need to set the bg color in menu whatever. But unlike Gemini the color wont tile all the way down to the footer. From that you should see that ediing the bg in #rap in the CSS wont do it.

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