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Question I have... Can anyone recommend a decent iPage web hosting client? Hoping for any answer. Another quick question... I am a newbie to HTML. I just uploaded my first iPage website to a free server just to see how it would look. I used BBedit instead of simple text.



Can someone tell me if this is a common problem. And how do I fix this?.

(NO, I am not getting a PC!) :-).

Thanks..

Comments (6)

You betcha! but... you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the iPage guys because they can answer your iPage question better...

Comment #1

Here you go oreo, as The Quinn said you need to remove the align="left" from the img tags..

One other thing I'd note is that if you open a p tag, i.e. <p> you also need to close it each time, i.e. </p> In other words the p tag effectively defines a paragraph. An example would be this:.

<p>This is a paragraph full of lots of wise sentences and lots of nonsensical words. Words such as jfadlj and l;jfal;kj make an appearance, but now I think I'll start a new para. However first I must close this one. </p>.

<p>This is a new paragraph, but a short one.</p>.

Anyway, for a first attempt your iPage site is a nice clean start. And as a bonus, the code below will get your links lined up. By the way, the didn't line up in IE 6 on a PC either..

<html>.

<head>.

<Title>index.html</title>.

<base target="main">.

</head>.

<body bgcolor="black">.

<div>.

<a href="main.html"><img src="home.gif" border="0"></a>.

<br>.

<a href="services.html"><img src="services.gif" border="0"></a>.

<br>.

<a href="guide.html"><img src="care.gif" border="0"></a>.

<br>.

<a href="nailsweb.html"><img src="mma.gif" border="0"></a>.

<br>.

<a href="gallery.html"><img src="gallery.gif" border="0"></a>.

<br>.

<a href="links.html"><img src="link.gif" border="0"></a>.

</div>.

</body>.

</html>.

Neil..

Comment #2

I know you haven't asked for a iPage site review, but you have done quite a nice job with this. The only bit that I didn't like was the links page, as the text wasn't easy to read (It is also a bit empty)..

Just a note of a few minor errors, some pointers to possible improvements, and an answer to your original question:.

On the very first page, the.

</a>.

Is missing from the code on your link. See.

This link for the code and errors.

..

How about having a header, with a TITLE, Keywords, Description, etc? See.

This link for an example.

..

A link to the.

Code and errors for the Frameset page.

..

A link to the.

Code and errors for the Left Menu Bar.

..

A link to the.

Code and errors for the Main Page Window.

..

The very first line of the.

FRAMESET.

Page, before.

<html>.

Even, could be:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN">.

And the first line of.

All of the other pages.

Could be:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">.

This tells the browser what sort of document is about to follow. There are different versions of HTML..

The problem with the links not being aligned could also be solved with a TABLE instead:.

<table Summary="nailsbyjulie nail care index" width="222" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="6">.

<tr>.

<td><a href="main.html" title="to nailsbyjulie home page" ><img src="home.gif" border="0" alt="nails home page"></a></td>.

</tr>.

<tr>.

<td><a href="services.html" title="nail care services from julie"><img src="services.gif" border="0" alt="las vegas nail care services"></a></td>.

</tr>.

<tr>.

<td><a href="guide.html" title="nail care guide"><img src="care.gif" border="0" alt="caring for nails"></a></td>.

</tr>.

<tr>.

<td>.

<a href="nailsweb.html" title="the dangers of using MMA"><img src="mma.gif" border="0" alt="MMA information"></a></td>.

</tr>.

<tr>.

<td><a href="gallery.html" title="client and nail art gallery"><img src="gallery.gif" border="0" alt="nails image gallery"></a></td>.

</tr>.

<tr>.

<td><a href="links.html" title="nailsbyjulie, other links"><img src="link.gif" border="0" alt="other nails iPage site links"></a></td>.

</tr>.

</table>.

This should fix the problem, as well as the.

Alt.

And.

Title.

Attributes helping non-visual browsers (and browsers with image loading turned off) around your site, and giving a keyword boost for search engines at the same time. You can decide what text you want for the.

Alt="".

And.

Title="".

Attributes...

Comment #3

Thanks so much. I fixed the links, now in Netscape, my main page doesn't show up, only the links show. Go figure!.

I REALLY appreciate the time you spent to help me out. I know that my links page is kind of empty, but I am still working on that too..

If you can help with why my home page isn't showing up in Netscape, that would help me out too...

Comment #4

This may be the culprit:.

<frame src="indexside.html"noresize >.

There should be a space between attributes..

Check out the other links to error reports above, and fix..

There is a quote mark missing at the end, and the final trailing.

/.

Should be removed from:.

<meta name="keywords" content="acrylic, na ... il, tammy taylor.

/.

>.

The.

/.

Is.

Required.

In XHTML, but really should be omitted when using HTML only..

The ending.

</title>.

Tag is in the wrong place..

Note that.

<marquee>.

Only works in IE. This text is invisible in Netscape..

Try to use the.

Title.

And.

Alt.

Attributes to add words for browsers without images, and as a boost to search engines. See the links within the table example above...

Comment #5

Giz,.

Thanks! I went to the error links. Some of it I don't understand, but I am sure that I will learn as I go. I am not understanding the alt error. It says alt not specified. I can't see where I omitted anything. Also, I fixed some of the errors that you pointed out and I still don't get a home page in Netscape.



Also, on those error pages, that is way cool! Is that a iPage site that anyone can visit to detect errors...

Comment #6

Ooopsies. You added the.

</a>.

But if you check the error message link, you'll see that where there was one error, there are now three, because you accidentally put the.

</a>.

In the wrong place..

Check where that.

</title>.

Is again. It's in the wrong place. See my header example below..

For the end of the meta tag that was:.

.....taylor />.

I hinted that the.

/.

Should come out. You did that, but took out the.

>.

Mark as well. However, the.

>.

Is required as is a quote.

".

Mark before the.

>.

Mark..

Try this as a HEADer on each of your pages:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">.

<html>.

<head>.

<title> Your Title Here </title>.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="EN-US">.

<meta name="Keywords" content=" your keyword list here ">.

<meta name="Description" content=" Your Description Here. ">.

</head>.

You will need to put in the Title, a brief Description and a list of Keywords..

The very first line of the FRAMESET page, before.

<html>.

Even, should be:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN">.

But the first line of all of the other pages should be as above, i.e.:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">.

Because these options have already been selected on the tick box options of the Code Tool, when you add these options to your page and use the tool, the option will appear twice at the beginning of the file in the results screen. This is normal. For pages where the option appears only once, this means the option is missing from your page and needs to be added to your file..

The.

ALT.

Attribute is used by browsers to put some words in place of an image if the image fails to load. The.

ALT.

Text is also used by braille and voice browsers for disabled people. On older browsers the.

ALT.

Text is also used as a Tool Tip, a little yellw pop-up box when you mouse over the image. Newer browsers use the.

TITLE.

Attribute for this Tool Tip text instead. You can see how to use.

TITLE.

And.

ALT.

In my.

TABLE.

Example above. The.

TITLE.

And.

ALT.

Attributes are also read and indexed by Search Engines, so provide a good way to help index the content of your site..

To break text on screen up into paragraphs you may be better off using.

<p>.

At the start of the paragraph, and.

</p>.

At the end, followed by.

<p>.

For the start of the next one. You can then delete the.

<br>.

Tags. It is nicer to use.

<p>.

....

</p>.

As this shows more of the document structure..

The tool for listing errors is available to the public and invaluable for finding and correcting errors...

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.