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Why not another news box question!
« on: August 03, 2008, 09:35:38 am »
I just noticed that my site doesn't display the banner or news box or anything xepher related. It used to display fine I guess it must have stopped since I've been updating but I don't know what i might have done. I haven't changed that section of code since I started here.

Did I miss something regarding this? If so can anyone help me out?


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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 10:48:31 am »
The newsbox/banner code hasn't changed since the new server. However, if it's really been that long since it worked, check http://xepher.net/help.php for instructions concerning the current box. If that doesn't help, post a link with the page you THINK should work, and then I can determine what's wrong.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 02:40:21 am »
Got it working, now I'm just having trouble centering it.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 02:45:54 am »
Never mind. I got it.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 04:39:47 pm »
I tend to have trouble centering the Xepher box and other things, too. In fact, concerning things like that, divs inside divs, and other elements, they never seem to center when some things do... e_e (Maybe I should start a thread about that sometime, too.)
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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 06:29:17 pm »
Got it working, now I'm just having trouble centering it.

Just how exactly did you center it? I tried it with
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<p align="center"> but that didn't work for the banner. Odd enough, it only NOT works on the banner.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 11:53:49 pm »
EDIT: Oh crap... you are right! It DOESN'T work!

Mine is within tables, so the table/cell is aligning it.. not < p align> nor < center>

Is there a javascript aligning code? Maybe that would work.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2008, 11:56:45 pm by fesworks »

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 06:26:46 am »
The newsbox is formatted entirely using CSS, which can often override/break older formatting (like the <center> tag.) If I didn't use CSS however, then it wouldn't look right for anyone who IS using CSS to setup their page. Web standards are very annoying right now. If anyone has a better solution, I'm always happy to tweak the newsbox code.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 02:19:53 pm »
I should really learn some CSS coding for my web pages... I kinda got shunned a couple episodes ago on The Webcomic Beacon for all the tables I use... also for not using "strong" tags instead of the "b" bold tags... I also use Frontpage Express....



Partly off-topic,... actually, I'll start a new thread elsewhere.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 02:52:18 pm »
I've done it with a table now. Works fine. Thanks, fes. ^^

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 11:51:51 am »
« Last Edit: September 16, 2008, 06:41:52 am by griever »
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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 02:24:06 am »
Yeah, nested CSS positioning is one of the most annoying things about CSS currently. CSS3 is supposed to fix a lot of that, but nothing really supports it yet. Thanks for the working example though Griever.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008, 10:18:33 am »
Hmm...
Everything on my main hub page is centered except the Xepher newsbox. See here: http://www.senshuu.com I guess I'll try the above!

I have trouble centering things however, and stuff like forms and dropdown lists (and divs with percentage widths rather than a hard number) will randomly not be centered when everything else is. If I can overcome this problem finally then I'll be just... so happy!

Also, since I don't want to start a new thread for this: Xepher, can you make a petite newsbox? One button-sized, or maybe long (horizontally) and thin? <3 I just love smaller button versions of things... When using banners, I usually go for the smaller ones.
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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2008, 03:21:01 pm »
If you can't get the centering to work, let me know and I can try and work on it with you. Definitely try the suggestion above though.

As for the "button-sized" newsbox. I'm afraid not. The whole purpose is to be an ad for other sites here, and tiny buttons don't really provide any space for them to plug their site. You don't HAVE to put it on the splash/first page though. My requirement is just a general "most people will see it" thing. So you could put whatever fits best on your three subsites, and bury them a little deeper down the page or what there if you want.

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Re: Why not another news box question!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008, 04:22:49 pm »
You can always put it in a table or a table's cell where the contents is centered. I know that works.

A table on such a small page should not have to worry about loading too much. Though I know too many tables with a lot of info can cause slow loading.