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    Serious HTML problem

    Hey guys, i am having serious HTML problems with my site...i think it has a lot of errors and i am finding it hard to easily see the errors that the validator found and change them confidently....without messing up the site i mean. as a matter of fact when i look at the errors found by the validator it seems it has no errors there

    can someone please please help me...this is my website
    http://www.stigmaglobal.com/

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    I'll fix this for you, can you please explain how exactly it is meant to be appearing at the moment?

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    Oh yeah, your code is kinda messy. It all starts already with the lack of a doctype. But there is no point in trying to fix code a program has written for you with you apparently having not much experience yourself. I could only ask to rewrite it manually using semantic HTML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Oh yeah, your code is kinda messy. It all starts already with the lack of a doctype. But there is no point in trying to fix code a program has written for you with you apparently having not much experience yourself. I could only ask to rewrite it manually using semantic HTML.
    I've just realised this, and when I copied their code, I was unable to edit certain fields.

    As this is currently only basic, it shouldn't take too long to re-do, even if you don't know how to do so. Have a little Google research on div's and styling, HTML and css is fairly easy for what you've done so far.

    I can help you along the way if you want? Simply ask on here or PM me.

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    You have some serious issues with your website.

    I don't understand why you used a table :S

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    Definitely some serious issues. That is not a layout, it is a drawing using absolute positioning. A page with a thousand ways to break. Plus no doctype to give the browser a clue what rules it should apply for rendering and using tables for layout makes it a 20th century relic.

    Please help yourself by taking some time to learn HTML and CSS basics. Just google for some tutorials. You do not need to become a master of web development, but you need to understand enough to realize how bad that template is.
    100% standards compliant code is 100% correct 100% of the time.
    one of my toys from my repository and perhaps some help getting help

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    darn it, OK so is it because i posted the url and not the template, will it help if i sent the template itself? how can i change the coding now?
    the thing is i put myself in it now...i need to upload the site in the next few days
    how do i do an intensive course on HTML coding? i really need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTIMarshall View Post
    I've just realised this, and when I copied their code, I was unable to edit certain fields.

    As this is currently only basic, it shouldn't take too long to re-do, even if you don't know how to do so. Have a little Google research on div's and styling, HTML and css is fairly easy for what you've done so far.

    I can help you along the way if you want? Simply ask on here or PM me.

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    i think the reason is because i made a template first (which has uneditable elements when made into a page), and then made the page from the template. all done on dreamweaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTIMarshall View Post
    I'll fix this for you, can you please explain how exactly it is meant to be appearing at the moment?

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    should i do a screenshot?

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    http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/document/

    What you want to learn is, HTML, CSS or CSS3, jQuery or Js.

    Once you have learnt them start learning, MySQL, PHP and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tempz View Post
    What you want to learn is, HTML, CSS or CSS3, jQuery or Js.

    Once you have learnt them start learning, MySQL, PHP and others.
    Whoa, take it easy, will ya? The OP said they need to go live in a few days so don’t overburden them with terms that are completely irrelevant for the imminent task at hand and would take at least a year to learn properly (I would even claim that learning plain ol’ HTML in a few days is a little too much to ask for).

    And are you seriously referencing a source that says “Copyright 1997–2002”, i. e. which is 10–15 years old?? I get eye cancer by looking at the uppercase tags already and shudder when I see someone talking about attributes like “topmargin=0” and the Netscape browser. Go with time, man, and update your sources. Even W3Schools is more up-to-date although that wouldn’t be my first recommendation either. I recommend http://htmldog.com/ for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Whoa, take it easy, will ya? The OP said they need to go live in a few days so don’t overburden them with terms that are completely irrelevant for the imminent task at hand and would take at least a year to learn properly (I would even claim that learning plain ol’ HTML in a few days is a little too much to ask for).

    And are you seriously referencing a source that says “Copyright 1997–2002”, i. e. which is 10–15 years old?? I get eye cancer by looking at the uppercase tags already and shudder when I see someone talking about attributes like “topmargin=0” and the Netscape browser. Go with time, man, and update your sources. Even W3Schools is more up-to-date although that wouldn’t be my first recommendation either. I recommend http://htmldog.com/ for starters.
    I typed HTML Tutorial in Google and that looked the easy to start learning. I don't go around checking dates etc.

    If want to spend your time making sure he's learning up to date code, be my guest!

    On the other hand, It's better for him to learn HTML then move on to PHP/MySQL because most modern websites require some sort of php script.

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    Dreamweaver template ?

    If the template is a problem. View>Source of site page, Select ALL (cmd/ctrl-A), copy (cmd/ctrl-C), create a new HTML doc in Dreamweaver, in CODE view select all and paste (cmd/crtl-V) Source code you copied from site. MODIFY>Template> Detach from Template.

    That does ot solve the HTML or CSS errors, but it will release you from the erroneous template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector418 View Post
    You have some serious issues with your website.

    I don't understand why you used a table :S
    I see what you did there!



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    i put the doctype, still not exactly sure what doctype i should be using. ran the page through validator some of the errors are hard to understand, but i've been trying to fix most of them. im think im just gonna try and upload it in the interest of time, then rewrite it again with more time. i welcome any help which willbe extremely appreciated.


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