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dale snyder

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From: Lakewood Township, Duluth
Registered: Oct 21, 2002
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 1, 2003 7:08 AM
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I was wrong, the poly didn't wash off! Just couldn't see it last night. So I have one print with and one without. Now the sun.

X

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Posted: Jul 10, 2003 10:39 PM
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Lauren DeSteno

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From: Minneapolis, MN
Registered: Oct 19, 2001
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 11, 2003 12:05 AM
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X, you're right - there's a lot of stuff going on with your page, and it's pretty hard to diagnose. However, before you go too crazy with font sizes and cross-browser compatibility, you should know that if the person viewing your site doesn't have the "New York" font installed, they won't see your text in that fabulous New York font. It will default to Arial, Helvetica, Times, or Verdana (the "safe" fonts - 99.9% of computers have them).

And don't worry - you're not going crazy, Netscape and IE DO display font sizes slightly differently. Here is a link to a great webmonkey tutorial for your reference:

Sizing up the Browsers
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/41/index3a.html?tw=design


Also, while photoshop is a good tool, no - make that the world's most awesome and indispensible tool (umm...yeah, I learned a whole lot of cool new stuff in Photoshop this weekend and I'm sooooo thrilled I could just kiss the people that invented it!) You might want to take a look at:

1. Learning CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - CSS is a great way to control the layout, design, colors, typefaces of your page. The great thing about CSS is that instead of writing down on every page and every paragraph what you'd like something to look like, you can write one CSS document and have all of your pages "read" and display that style.

Here's another great webmonkey tutorial:
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/authoring/stylesheets/tutorials/tutorial1.html


2. Tables - tables RULE. Get good at using them - or go to Macromedia's website and download a trial version of Dreamweaver - and let the software do the work for you.

Macromedia > Dreamweaver
http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/


3. If you're totally stuck in Netscape Composer, and you know how to use Microsoft Word, you can create a New Office Document, and select "Web Page". It's a quick and easy stopgap solution while you are honing your other skills.


I hope this helps!

Lauren
(and Oliver, the friendly Magic 8-ball)

(8) <---- that's him!

Sam Spiczka

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From: Sartell, MN
Registered: Jul 20, 2001
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 11, 2003 12:19 AM
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Oliver is the name of my car! Metallic green '92 Volvo 240 Wagon. Just had to jump in here. As you were...

Sam

X

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Posted: Jul 11, 2003 7:39 AM
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Lauren DeSteno

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Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 11, 2003 1:14 PM
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Aww... shucks. I am really happy to offer help here for everyone. Keep asking!

I hope you're not totally overwhelmed, X! I just wanted to let you know that there are resources out there whenever you are ready to read them.

Also - you *CAN use different fonts, but you have to embed them (a whole other ball of wax - if you aren't comfortable with html yet, we won't go here). Besides, the safe fonts are very readable. Most folks create their logos/headers in Photoshop with whatever font they like, and then have the rest of the page content in a "safe" font.

Good luck!

Lauren

PSssst - yay for Sam's car!

X

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Posted: Jul 17, 2003 2:53 AM
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Lauren DeSteno

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From: Minneapolis, MN
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Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 12:12 AM
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Yikes! Well, X, you can check your email about the photoshop/rings.html thing. I emailed yuo last night and hopefully that will help.

As for the scanner issues, I really have no clue. When stuff starts to go crazy I run my norton CDs and fix it that way, or if it's really bad I archive everything and rebuild the machine. If I had to make a guess, it sounds like your hard drive is fragmented and having trouble with your scanning software - but this isn't really my specialty, so I will direct you to the Apple forums.

You can search the discussion thread and see if anyone else has encountered your problem - or you can sign in and post your question. Folks there are *really helpful.

Good luck!

lauren

Lauren DeSteno

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From: Minneapolis, MN
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Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 12:13 AM
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by the way... get your lust on right HERE:

http://www.apple.com/G5


awwwwww jyeeeah....

X

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Posted: Jul 20, 2003 2:59 AM
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Lauren DeSteno

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From: Minneapolis, MN
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Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 12:49 PM
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> What a
> job redoing all the pictures is going to be..

Talk to me before you redo them - I think I know how to save you a lot of time.

> Lauren, I greatly appreciate the efforts you've made.
> Thank you!

You're welcome!

> [Plus, I reassured the scanner
> that it was still going to be of use even when we
> adopt a digital camera.]

I always encourage folks to talk to their technology. Seriously, I do.

Lauren

Lauren DeSteno

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From: Minneapolis, MN
Registered: Oct 19, 2001
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 12:56 PM
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Also - I wanted to say a big Thank You to the folks who have sent PayPal donations through my website! I'm assuming it's for my work here in this thread, and I appreciate your support.

Someone even sent a book from my Amazon.com wishlist! Thank you!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! What a great way to start my day!

lauren

Sam Spiczka

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From: Sartell, MN
Registered: Jul 20, 2001
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 7:55 PM
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Wow! Congratulations, Lauren! Way to go with the foresight to even have the paypay donation link set up.

Sam

Sam Spiczka

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From: Sartell, MN
Registered: Jul 20, 2001
Re: Lauren Explains It All
Posted: Jul 20, 2003 8:47 PM
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Lauren, thanks for posting your web address. That must be new right? I know you're still working on it, but you should track down the exact link to your page on this site and post the link. That would make it really easy to see your work without running a search. And how do I know which book to buy you if you don't have your wishlist posted?

Sam

X

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Posted: Jul 20, 2003 8:49 PM
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