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    A Netscape Problem?

    Could someone please take a look at http://www.freewebz.com/revert/itc_home.htm I'm currently setting backgrounds for tables within my CSS. I've been told that Netscape doesn't support this, is that true? I was considering then using layers, i've also had problems with them aligning correctly in both IE and Netscape. Is there a specific way to use them so both render the same. I know it's pretty bare right now but i need to get these images displaying correctly accross all browsers before i continue. I have little experience with web design so i'm pretty much learning as i go along so i'd appreciate any advice.

    ADVISOR EDIT: Sorry, if you want advice/review on your site you need to post in the Website Reviews/Site Elements forum.
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    I tried downloading your stylesheet but it was refusing to let me have it. Could you post it here?

    There are certain elements which are IE only... for more tips on CSS use, be sure to have a look at www.w3.org (and www.w3schools.com).

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    Strange, it works when i type the url for the style sheet, anyway, here it is...



    .logo { background: #6079A5 url(logo.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;}
    .navbar { background: #6079A5 url(navbar.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;}

    .lowbar { background: #6079A5 url(lwrbar.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;}

    .topcorner{background: white url(topcorner.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }
    .bottomcorner{background: white url(bottomcorner.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }

    .content { color: black;
    font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica;
    font-size: 8px;}
    .copyright { color: white;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica;
    }


    scrollbar-face-color:#6079A5;
    scrollbar-shadow-color:#C0C0C0;
    scrollbar-highlight-color:white;
    scrollbar-arrow-color:white;


    body{
    HR {color: #6079A5;}
    H1 {font-size:18px;}
    }
    A:LINK, A:VISITED, A:ACTIVE
    {
    color: White;
    text-decoration : none;
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-weight : bold;
    }

    A:HOVER
    {
    color: #8BB432;
    text-decoration: none;
    font-family : Arial, Helvetica;
    font-size : 12px;
    font-weight : bold;
    }

    Thanks.

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    Looks identical in IE 6 and Mozilla .9.8 on Windows 2000.

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    Thanks for that psalzer. Someone said it looked messed up in Netscape.

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    Older versions of Netscape are likely to be a problem. Here at work I only have 4.0 and it is messed up in that. That's Netscape's fault. If you want your pages to display right in Netscape 4.x you're going to need to download a copy for yourself, because it's not standards compliant and it's not always easy to predict what problems might arise. There are a lot of ways to approach it. If you don't expect any significant portion of your users to be using Netscape 4x you can ignore it, but that's probably not the best way to go. You can use a browser sniffer script and redirect Netscape 4x to a version for them, or one without a stylesheet at all and an explanation. Some people send Netscape 4x to a page telling them to upgrade and don't let them access the site with that browser at all. It's your call but I like that solution least of all. You can also limit your design to what will be supported or at least all right in Netscape 4. It'll be much easier to make that decision if you have a copy of the guilty browser on your computer.

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    Thanks for the advice, appreciate it. The site is going to be quite big with a lot of scripting. I really dont want to be having to create 2 sites. If only Netscape 4 is the problem i guess i'll have to decide either i design for that version or the redirect asking to upgrade. Thanks for the help.

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    You can also try doing a stylesheet for Netscape 4. A very simple one, bare bones one. It does support some of CSS. Then redirct Netscape 4 users to that. Two stylesheets are easier to deal with than two whole sites. I usually design for 4x and up, but my sites are pretty simple and not all that big so it's not that hard to do for them.


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