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Our home page is out of whack

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Created on: 07/24/09 08:24 PM Views: 1395 Replies: 3
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Something has happened to our home page and you have to scroll way over to the right to log in. One of us tried to correct this by making the text about our successful reunion elongated down the page thinking that would shrink it. Could you please look at this for us and help.

Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11:54 PM - Response #1

No worries, I fixed it for ya. You had two problems, and here's how you can fix them yourself next time:

1) Your home page had two instances of numerous hard spaces in a row. You can learn what a hard space is and how to fix them in this thread.

2) Your home page was loaded with Microsoft Word code. I ran a filter to strip all of it out. It cleaned up over 100 items on your page. Never, ever copy text from Microsoft Word and paste it into your web site. When you do, a bunch of Word source code that is not compatible with the web will paste in behind the scenes. Instead, just click the "Paste From Word" icon on your editor toolbar instead of the regular "Paste" icon. When you do this, our system will filter out all of the Word code on the fly and it will never get into your page in the first place.

There ya go. Just FYI, both of these problems are very common, and fortunately both very easy to fix. Now that it's fixed though, you will have to go into your home page content and clean things up a little bit (rejoin some sentences, etc).

Edited 07/24/09 11:55 PM
Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM - Response #2

Brad, you are the best in the world! We'll do everything you suggest and we won't worry when we screw stuff up...since we are learning...because you guys can FIX IT! You're our Main Man!!

Edited 07/25/09 9:45 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM - Response #3

Once you get past the simple mistakes, then you can really start screwing things up badly. Wink

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