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    table prob.

    i again, me--the guy who doesn't know tables-- have made a pile of garbage for u guys to help me clean up(sry!)

    http://hk.geocities.com/mufcsq/downloads/wallpapers/badge.html

    i'm trying to leave the white spaces in the top banners out. but i just can't do it!!!

    plz help!!!

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    Your tables are almost fine, the only real problem I see is the TD that contains the last large wallpaper should contain the attribute colspan="3". This is because the row above it contains 3 cells.

    I believe the problem with the white space is caused by the image map, but I cannot pinpoint it.

    I dont know if you are aware, but there was a great thread on Website usability recently.

    Your page is 493 Kb, not including your JS or the geocities scripting and images, it would be better called an HTML download than a webpage.

    I would not even worry about the rest until you fix this. The load time for this would cause more people to hit the back button than would stick around to see the little white lines.

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    first of all, i don't think it's the problem of the image map, coz i took the image map out and there's still white spaces(and if it was the image map, why is there white space between the table that contains the wallpapers and the banner that said downloads?). second, i'm really affected by the time it takes to load the page too. but...

    P.S : is it faster to load a thumbnail, or a smaller copy of an imaga?
    Last edited by geek987; 10-06-2002 at 07:23 PM.

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    Here is the problem, Geocities has disabled "hotlinking". In order for me to really play with the code I have to have it on my computer or server, pulling the images, css, and scripts, to see how it all fits together. The other option is for me to manually download all the associated files, this is not an option.

    As far as the image sizes go, just making the image smaller in pixel size will not reduce the file byte size. You need to find a good thumbnailing program or script, maybe others have suggestions.

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    Whitespace will be parsed in a html document. You should begin you table cell with the td tag and end it on the same line. In other words, when you add a td tag then hit return and add your image code, the return is being parsed as a line return. ie: \n BTW, the code below will fix your problem. As far as the images, you need a basic image editor to resize and optimize your images. Infanview makes a very nice freeware editor that can do this.


    Code:
    <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
    <td><img src="top.jpg" width=777 height=101></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td><img src="menu1.jpg" usemap="#menu1" border="0" width=777 height=22></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td><img src="downloads/downloads.jpg" width=776 height=38></td>
    </tr>
    Last edited by sonofmidi; 10-06-2002 at 11:32 PM.

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    thx!!!

    one more question: would the page load faster if i cut the banners into pieces?

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    FYI, you can get Irfanview at http://www.irfanview.com .

    If you cut the banners into pieces, it would give the appearance of loading faster, but it really wouldn't, as the page would still be loading the same amount of data.

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    thx guys!



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