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First question I have is Can someone please explain how iPage or go daddy works? Looking forward for any answer. Another quick question... The left column of information seems like it's padded a little bit so that it's not to the far left of the larger table. For instance, the header and footer extend a bit beyond the distance of the left column. I was wondering how to fix that, or if the information is in a certain table, if I could assign an align="left" attribute to it..

Thank you,.

Josh..

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Of course! but... you might want to make sure and wait for another person to confirm it as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you call the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

If you understnad html good, then I would put your whole content in a table. Easiest way is at the bottom of your header.php, put in your table with a border, then in your footer.php, close out the table. Your padding for the menu is coming from what ever page you are at. So look at the top of your page where it calls your column left. <?php include column_left.php ?> and take out any padding in the table it is in..

NOTE: You will have to do this to every page in your catalog directory. Well almost, there is 35 or so files..

-Dennis..

Comment #2

Thanks for your help dblake. I thought the header.php and footer.php would be good places to put it, I was just messing up in the footer.php because I was stupidly putting the close table at the very bottom intead of at the top of the footer.php file. x.x As for the padding, thanks again. I changed it, but it seems I only needed to change it on the root index.php file and it kept the setting for all pages, so that worked out.

Thanks again..

Josh..

Comment #3

I'm not sure what your question is about the left column but if it just the spacing, try removing the cellpadding and cellspacing for the left column table..

As for adding a line, use css, it is much easier. See.

This thread..

Jack..

Comment #4

Have you looked on your shipping.php and any other file besides index.php? You will notice the padding coming back..

-Dennis..

Comment #5

Lol. that probably would have been easier. That's ok. I got the line thing working, but thanks anyway..

I was wrong about the cellpadding change in the index.php file applying to all other pages. It does apply to manufacturerers and categories, but not to things like shopping, and shopping_cart etc. Oh well...lol..

Stoned4Life..

Comment #6

He would still have to wrap it up in a table... So it will be more work if he did css too.

-Dennis..

Comment #7

If he does it as he suggested and decides to change the color of the bar next week, he has 30-40 changes to make. With css there would only be one change. And, no, a table would not be required since a div tag could handle it..

Jack..

Comment #8

I only made one change for the bar. I'm now making like 50 changes for the left column .. lol. I was able to slip the code for the bar in the header and footer.php so it was only one change there..

Josh..

Comment #9

Yea my fault, I'm used to STS, 1 file to change.

-Dennis..

Comment #10

The left column of information seems like it's padded a little bit so that it's not to the far left of the larger table. For instance, the header and footer extend a bit beyond the distance of the left column. I was wondering how to fix that, or if the information is in a certain table, if I could assign an align="left" attribute to it..

Thank you,.

Josh..

Comment #11

While on the topic of columns and tables, I also wanted to add a verticle line on the left and right of the content area to connect the header with the footer. I know what sense to do this in, but just not where to put the tables.. it would end up looking something like this in html.

<table>.

<tr><td>header</td></tr>.

<tr>.

<td background="line.gif" width="1"></td>.

<td> This is content area </td>.

<td background="line.gif" width="1"></td>.

</tr>.

<tr><td>footer</td></tr>.

</table>.

Hope that makes sense to someone.. here's a link to see what I mean :.

Http://www.sg-designs.net/osCommerce.

Please excuse the mess, lol..

Josh..

Comment #12


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