HTML Page "Head"

Alan Aug 23, 2000

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am busy building a new site for my Andersley Western Railroad (currently on Homestead). I am getting on fairly well writing the html, but I have a question regarding what should be in the 'head' part of the document.

    The title goes there, of course, but what else? I have viewed the source of a number of sites, and some have nothing more, others have loads! Meta Name, Meta Description, Author, etc. Plus a lot of stuff I don't understand.

    Is there code that needs to be there for browsers to read? I have viewed my new pages with IE, and all is well, but on Netscape the gifs (link buttons) and jpg's do not load. Is there a way of configuring a site to be viewable on different browsers?

    Anyone's help would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]

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    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
    Alan's American Gallery
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan,

    Description and keywords are very important. You can look at the HTML on a good sites to see the head. I would like to see the page that won't load right in Netscape.

    Charlie

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  3. virtual-bird

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    yes there is code that wont work with IE and Netscape.

    but this is usually only old version 3.x of both..

    Ok... I have now looked at the page and yes its not happy with life or Nutscrape 4.7x.

    IE 5.5 it loads faster than a speeding bullet!

    I have tried editing it with Homesite4.0 but it comes up as being fine..

    I will look at it in Notepad over the weekend and see what I can see.

    I have viewed the code and its not how I would have done it! What editor are you using to code this?

    Just one quick point, when coding, try to space things out, so decoding is easier for yourself... all the code jammed together makes it hard.

    just a thought..

    take care


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  4. It doesn't work on my Netscape either, but works like a dream on IE 5. I took a look at the code and I can guarantee that I would not take the time needed to try to decipher it. Whatever you are using is IE proprietory. That's ok if you don't want us Netscape users viewing your page. MS strikes again! :)

    Roger

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  5. mdrzycimski

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    I refer to an HTML tutorial giude called "The Bare Bones Guide to HTML" by Kevin Werbach. The guide is available at http://werbach.com/barebones/ This guide lists all of the tags that current browsers are likely to reconize. Also, he notes whether the tags are specific to Netscape or MicroSoft. This could help you Alan.

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  6. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks VB for the ICQ chat earlier, it was a great help, also Mike for the link, I have printed the pages, but the download will not work.

    Now I have some studying to do [​IMG]

    I will yell again when I need more help. [​IMG]

    BTW, I am aware of the problems some browsers have with the Homestead sites system, which is why I have switched to trainweb for my new Andersley site, and writing it in html, using 1st page 2000, and WS_FTP

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    Alan

    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
    Alan's American Gallery

    [This message has been edited by Alan (edited 24 August 2000).]
     
  7. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan,

    I found problems with your remarks. An additional 'dash was in the start and end tags for the webring. should be !-- only.
    Also, when I tried Netscape through First Page 2000 I got all the text over the top of itself - interesting effect.
    I then noticed all the division tags had a -2891px value for the top margin. I changed these to a positive value and it spaced everythign wide apart. Seems to be something in the division tags that is screwing Netscape.
    I couldn't get IE5 to view your page, either, but that is normal for me with any Homestead site for some reason. It's the java scripting used bouncing off the firewall probably at fault.

    Gary.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gary, the webring code was as supplied to me, I just copied and pasted it !!

    I know there are problems with viewing homestead sites by some browsers, which is why I have moved to trainweb for my Andersley Western site. I may take other sites from homestead, as I find my way around html. But not sure about my ac-models site, as this is free on homestead, and I don't know of another provider with free business sites (without ads.)

    I just bought a book form Amazon called HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, by Elizabeth Castro. (Looks like some interesting bed-time readind) [​IMG]

    I am slowly building my new site, as I get the time, a lot of it is temporary, until I make some graphics gifs, sort out what background I want, etc. But if you would like to have a look, and advise me as I go along, it is at:
    http://www.trainweb.org/andersleywestern/index.html

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    Alan

    The perfect combination - BNSF and N Scale!

    www.ac-models.com
    Andersley Western Railroad
    Alan's American Gallery

    [This message has been edited by Alan (edited 25 August 2000).]
     
  9. espee2

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    that book will put you to sleep...LOL... seriously... here is my favorite HTML tag / browser compatability site...: The Compendium of HTML Elements
    simply click on a desired tag, and it will show a list of appropriate attributes and a graph of compatable browsers...its great to just check out and surf...

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    Alan, I think your new Andersley Western site is looking good [​IMG]!

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