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First question I got is What iPage web hosting company does Facebook use? Looking forward for any response. Second question of mine... Hi-.

There isn't a .class name length limit is there?.

E.g.: .iwonderifthisnameisoverkillforaclass.

The reason I ask is because all of a sudden one of my <div> wont doesn't work, because the text on the web page wont show up..


{text-align: right;.

Letter-spacing: normal;.

Word-spacing: normal;.

Font-family: verdana, serif, arial, "Times New Roman";.

Font-weight: normal;.

Font-style: normal;.

Font-size: 104%;.

Text-decoration: none;.

Text-indent: 0px;.

Color: black;.

Background-color: transparent;} <!RGB(244, 126, 83)>.

<tr width="100%">.

<td width="75%" align="left">.

<div class="pricequoteleft">.

Do you currently have a website?.



<td width="25%" align="right">.

<div class="pricequoteright">.

<input name="CURRENT-DOMAIN" type="radio" value="yes">Yes.


<input name="CURRENT-DOMAIN" type="radio" value="no">No.




There's got to be something I'm missing....

Thanks, Gandalf..

Comments (10)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Gandalf? Can I ask you a question?.

I'm not trying to be smarta$$ or anything, but in .pricequoteright, you have your font family set fo "Verdana, **serif**, Arial" in one, and mention Times New Roman in the other..

But these fonts aren't in the same family. Verdana and Arial are sans-serif, and Times (of any kind) is a serif font. Any particular reason for doing it that way?.

I was taught that if you didn't specify a font, the default browser font was a serif face/family. MInd you, I was also taught that serif fonts in a normal (2/10pt) size were for printed material and the sans-serif fonts were for pixellated screens such as TVs and monitors. And the size for the pixellated screens had to be one size larger - 3/12pt. <shrug>.

I'm just curious as to why you have the fonts set up like that..


Comment #2

Pegasus is absolutely spot-on! I was just about to post the exact same comment (except the stuff about the different medias, which I didn't know)..

Regarding font-sizes. You can have font sizes in excess of 100%, so 200% means twice the size...

Comment #3

Well, after reading your comments on my fonts, I've come to the conclusion I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to fonts. haha.

Can you explain the difference of them or direct me to a iPage site that explains them?.

Thanks, Gandalf..

Comment #4


Are you sure that above is not allowed ? .

I am not trying to be smart here, but I always thought you could use percentages exceeding 100%. e.g. if you have an element where the height is 20px, can you not make one letter which is 40px for example and thus exceed the space defined for the element ? Honestly I am not sure myself..

Comment #5

No I am not sure. it loks reall y strange to me but never said it wouldn't work. now takin form the spec sheets it says this..

P { font-size: 12pt; }.

BLOCKQUOTE { font-size: larger }.

EM { font-size: 150% }.

EM { font-size: 1.5em }.

If the suggested scaling factor of 1.5 is used, the last three declarations are identical. now that is CSS1.

CSS2 : A percentage value specifies an absolute font size relative to the parent element's font size. Use of percentage values, or values in 'em's, leads to more robust and cascadable style sheets..

So the way he is doing them is illigal as he doesn't have a set font size to start. that is my understanding anyway..

Percentage values are always relative to another value.


Comment #6

So then how do you set a base font if the p font in css is not the base?.

I'm printing off 22 pages from the link you gave and will probably figure our the answer to that question..

All I have to comment on this issue is, why wasn't this taught when I was taking the classes. Just because the professor was an idiot and the students new that, this seems like some pretty basic stuff any webber should know. *frusterated @ school system and damn those resumes for teachers which only make them look better than their capabilities*.

Thanks, Gandalf..

Comment #7

*g* Fonts aren't that difficult. Trust me. *lol* If I can understand the basics of them, anyone can. It's not rocket science..

Serif fonts, like the ones you see in the newspaper, have little ticks on the ends of the letters. Originally, these ticks were visual "lines" to keep people reading in a straight line..

Most monitors, however, tend to blur the ticks. Don't quote me on it, but I think it's because of the difference in resolutions. A bottom-of-the-line printer, if memory serves, prints about 100 - 150 dots per inch. A computer screen is 72 dots per inch. *g* In a manner of speaking. The sans-serif fonts don't have those little ticks..

And that's pretty much it in a nutshell. I did manage to find one place that has a fair bit of information on fonts in general - not that it's "general" in any way. <sigh>.


There's 17 sections altogether, that cover not only the differences in fonts, and (I think) how they could be used, but copyright information on font faces and which manufacturers use what fonts for their programmes and/or printers..

Check out parts 4 and 5. I think that would help the most..

There is also a book called, oddly enough, "The Font Book". We had a copy of it in school, and it gives a fair bit of information on fonts and how to use them. It also comes with a CD that has quite a few fonts available for downloading, if you're interested..

For myself, though, I usually have three main settings for my fonts. The one I use most on my web pages is "Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif". The second one I use is "Times, TimesNewRoman, New York, serif". Generally, if I want to use a smaller font, such as size 1 or 2 for things like 'updated on...' or my copyright information, I'll use a serif font. It seems to make the small print a bit easier to read, but I'm not sure why that is..

The third set of fonts I have, I don't use very often on my web pages. "OldEnglish, Viking, Olde English, fantasy". Those are for special titles that I don't want to have as an image. <shrug> Sometimes, on some computers, they end up being a plain Courier font but it does serve as a different way of emphasizing certain words or phrases...

Comment #8

<sigh> You and I had the same instructor, I think. Come to think of it, our Multimedia programme fell into the same category as "Pottery" and "Weaving". Says a lot for the attitude of the school, doesn't it? And their knowledge..


Comment #9

This thread has become quite interesting..

Well, as I said, I went to that link Scoutt posted and printed out 22 pages from it. I passed out after 11 of them..

But the conclusion that I came to was these people,, had a different approach to using font sets. Which is interesting, because they are two completely different sides of the coin, so to speak..

My thoery consists of *trying* to design a iPage site with a font and then if the first choice in that font set doesn't work, the second font choice in the set would give an alternate appearence to the site. W3's theory is that of, coming up with several fonts in a set, so that if the first choice font doesn't work, the second will keep the appearence looking similar to that which was wanted to be achieved with the first choice font..

I will finish reading the other 11 pages here over the weekend..

Thanks to all for your feedback on this, Gandalf..

Comment #10

Scoutt wrote:.

Scoutt, I'm not sure either, but doesn't it make sense that.


Font has a default size the size specified in the user's preferences? There are probably two defaults, one for proportional fonts, and one for fixed-width fonts..

If CSS didn't work this way (allowing percentage font size without specifying a base size), CSS would be useless for implementing pages which are automatically scaled as the user desires...

Comment #11

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