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All I can say is, whoops. I've got three machines here, and it is fine on all of them. Dunno what to do to change it.
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Nice site Charlie. One of the pictures looked like a target hit by a wad cutter in a couple of places. Closer inspection revealed sand paper. ;~)
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Looks good on Safari (Mac) in most cases.
http://www.charlieselfonline.com/aboutus.html the thumbnails are low res, but expand nicely. Same problem on other pages. You may have to create 72 DPI thumbnails and link your images to them. Just scaling them looks bad.
Your hardwood page has no left margin. I noticed another page or two with no/limited margins on the left side.
Resumι header has the accent in the wrong direction. It is aigu, not grave.
Also, changing the window sizes triggers the bottom scroll bar. Another way to do that is as I do on http://www.topworks.ca/faqframe.html The text simply re-justifies itself (up to a point).
All in all, the site does the job, it informs nicely.
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I don't know if it's possible with this program. I can check.

Hey, they go out of here with margins. I guess this indicates that placement isn't going to stay sensible, no matter what.

Sheeit. That's off Word's list. I left it off totally at first, and Larry Jaques caught it. Shit. I don't put the accent on my hard copy resumes, so I'll just dump it again. Frenchified nonsense anyway. In truth, it had been so long since I'd used it, I forgot it existed--the accent, that is.

Thanks. I'll keep pecking at it. In a year or two, it might be right!
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I think I see the problem with the left margin. That's my fault, as I was working with limited space and didn't want to make cuts.
I'll see what I can do later.
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The site looks fine to me, I don't see the problems others have mentioned and I'm using IE6 also.
Chinaberry?? My experience with this has been terrible as it splits if you just look at it. Way too brittle, pith like cotton, and a bland figure. What am I missing? Or is it just that the wood I tried grew in Phoenix and that climate made it crap?
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On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 14:00:30 GMT, "Charles Self"

It looks real good to me, Charlie.
'cept for that old bearded guy leaning on the Bosch.
You just gotta start hiring bwetter lookin' models ;-]...
Seriously though - the site looks great.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1/ (website)
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"Tom Watson" wrote in message

Yabbut, how come Marines always manage to hang on to their hair?
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My wife calls it my Indian hair. You'd have to see a picture of my father to really understand, I guess, but he was about 1/2 Injun somewhere along the line in the Oklahoma branch of the family. The way he looked, it might have been closer to 99%.
Anyway, it used to be really thick, as the shot of me on the OSSA shows. Of course, that was nearly 35 years ago.
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"Charles Self" wrote in message

Met an 82 year old lady a couple of weeks back whose hair was thick and dark brown. I originally thought it was dyed, but later in the conversation her husband mentioned her hair. She was part Cherokee, and apparently her whole family has never turned grey.
FWIW, I use both Firefox and MSIE 6, with the former being default.
With Firefox the "P" in "Photo and Words" is obscured by the Pentax camera jpg, all the other pages/images/text combinations looks fine.
With MSIE the Pentax camera jpg is not a problem on that page, but the UsefulInfo.html page, which has a large number of issues with the bold text headers superimposed over other text, is basically unreadable.
The content of that page is so superb that it's a shame it is obscured to a great degree for MSIE users, which, like it or not, is the most used web browser on the net.
Just my .02 ...
... as an old "virtual notepad" html coder in the early days of the web (basically moved on to other things just after "cascading style sheets" were introduced) who hasn't run a "view source" in a few years, it is amazing the number of useless tags generated by the supposedly WYSIWYG html "editors" these days ... and I thought FrontPage was bad.
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On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 11:25:36 -0600, Swingman wrote:

I was a programmer for many decades, but after retiring I didn't wnat to learn yet another langusge. Nor did I want to use vendor-specific extensions on my web pages. I tried a few different HTML programs and settled on Netscape Composer (AKA Mozilla Composer). I never really looked to see how good the HTML generation was, but I know it was the simplest (non-vendor-specific) program I found with the capabilities I needed.
No, I don't own stock in the product, I just pass along my experience hoping it may help others.
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If I were sure what tags were useless...and so on, but the only way I can see to tell is to spend a lot more time fiddling with the HTML than I have to spare.
I have taken someone's suggestion, though, and changed the major headers to JPEGs. I unthinkingly started another page, though, on hand planes, and that is almost ready to go, minus about a dozen photos I need to shoot late in the week. So I'm in a quandary. It's either put up an unillustrated, incomplete page, or sit on all the changes until next weekend, in the hope I have time to spend my bit of weekly shop time with a camera in one hand.
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"Charles Self" wrote in message

Just my opinion, but a note at the top that the page is under construction and is incomplete, so check back later, will insure that most interested in the first place will re-visit.
All in all, a damn good design concept - lots of INFORMATION, with no whiz/bling/bang/flash to detract for those not suffering from ADD.
In short, it's doing what you want it to do ... and that is ALL that counts.
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Thank you. You'll note that I followed your advice...before I read your post. That is, you'll note that if you go back to the site.
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"Charles Self" wrote in message

Mighty fine. Most of us are definitely ego-centric when it comes to our sites ... it's refreshing to see a more balanced approach.
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I want to eventually balance the site between selling my books and my services. I'm starting with the services because so darned many of my books are now out of print. By late mid-year next, that will change a little bit. I hope. The kind of raising I got doesn't make me comfortable with tooting my own horn, but these days, there's no other way.
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I'm not. I know mine is crappy, but I did it all myself, hard coded using a text editor. Just like all those projects on ABPW. :-)
Luigi Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address www.yukonomics.ca/wooddorking/humour.html www.yukonomics.ca/wooddorking/antifaq.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Woodworking
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Charles Self said:

Most of it looks pretty good. However, while the "The Basics of Wood" page looks fine, the "Selecting & Buying Wood" page is all messed up.
Since not many people have the font you used for the page layout, why not consider using a more common font? Or allow the page to download the font, if it isn't restricted by copyright issues.
Content looks great, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet..
JMHO,
Greg G.
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Greg G. said:

Oh, yeah - another minor observation...
As I bookmarked the page I noticed it had the name "Home". Giving the pages a descriptive name helps when bookmarking.
Like "Charles Self's Home Page".
FWIW,
Greg G.
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daily, so will probably find a way, some time later this morning.
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