I’m not sure I’m posting this in the proper forum. I’m trying to make a personal website. I haven’t tinkered with this stuff for awhile, but decided to stop procrastinating this morning. Previously, I had obtained web hosting. My editor (HomeSite) didn’t work on Win7 (and after trying it in Virtual Machine gave up) and found HTML-Kit editor and then Filezilla for uploading.
My in-work site is at: http://www.horseyhouse.com/ . The forum (here at Sitepoint) instructs that I upload code, but it seems like an awful lot to upload in a forum message; that would be rude.
I have “buttons” across the top (I know they’re not called buttons anymore, but they look like buttons.) It seems to me like the “buttons” are being crammed into a container at the top of the screen. I can’t figure out why??? And whenever I try to take them out of the container, I make a huge mess.
Can someone point me to a web reference that explains this?
I’d be open to other suggestions, too (as in what am I missing?) By the way, I intend to put the menu stuff in a server side include so I only have one file to mess with if I update the menu-ing.
I don’t know what I was asking; I think I was just frustrated. Sorry to bother you all.
I haven’t tinkered with this stuff in awhile. And I was really having trouble understanding positioning and floats. I found an article on the web that I think will help me; I haven’t had time to fully absorb/read it yet–weather got nice so had to shovel horse poop.
Floats can be tricky to understand at first and this old Sitepoint article gives a brief primer (It says published in 2014 but that;s just when it was presented in the new format - I co-authored the original many many years ago (hence the ie6 references)).
These days I would argue that for horizontal navs like that you should be using the display:table and display:table-cell properties (ie8+) for more robust and scalable horizontal menus.