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macforray
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Feb 26, 2006, 01:05 AM
 
I hope I am in the correct forum. Here is the issue. I belong to a small organization and we have a website that a friend has developed and maintained. He wrote it on a PC with Microsoft Front Page and it is being hosted by GoDaddy. The problem is that it only renders correctly when viewed on a PC with IE. On a PC viewed with the latest version of Firefox, there are obvious, but small errors. On my Mac (Mini with 17" LCD at 1280 x 1024), and with any of the four browsers I have installed (Safari, Firefox, Camino and Shirra) it looks pretty bad. Features are not centered and there is some overlap of layers. Again, it looks pretty good on a PC with IE. I do not have IE for Mac to try.

So, is it the code and Front Page (which means I may be in the wrong forum and to the moderators, I am sorry), or is it my browsers, or something entirely different? My friend has written and maintains a number of sites, all written with Microsoft Front Page. They look ok on my Mac with my browsers.

The site is http://www.camdenbassmasters.com/index.htm

Thanks.
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Thinine
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Feb 26, 2006, 01:10 AM
 
Looks fine in ToT and 417.8 Safari, aside from a slight overlap in the middle bottom, the "Visit our Favorite Shoppes" text overlaps the other stuff down there.

In an unrelated note, your friend should stop using FrontPage, because that site belongs in 1997.
     
JKT
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Feb 26, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
It will be FrontPage - it is notorious for producing really, really crummy code... and I'm with Thinine - that site will never look good in anything (Sorry, that's harsh, but it is true). You might want to look into using something like RapidWeaver (Mac only) or a PC equivalent for producing a more modern, nicer looking website that is easy to maintain yet is cheap software.
     
macforray  (op)
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Feb 26, 2006, 04:44 PM
 
Thanks for the constructive criticism. I will try to "politely" pass this along. I suspected the problem to be more to do with Front Page than anything else. I am the rebel of our group as the only Mac owner. I am obviously in the minority.

I can live with little anoyances. I just want to isolate the root cause.

Thanks again.
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