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Hello again...now I am having a problem with the "send message" button not showing up completely in the Shout Box, as shown below.  Thanks for your help!



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Hello 555deb,

If you recently made a change to your global.css file, a padding value may have upset the submit input.wide_button. The best way to figure this out is to use a browser tool such as Firebug or any similar browser specific tool.

If you give your site address, it could be pointed out for you if you prefer.

Jean
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I couldn't reproduce this one either. Your profile here, 555deb, says you're running IE9 – so I tested on this, including on IE's compatibility mode, but couldn't reproduce it.

A workaround would be to put this command into OcCLE:

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:set_value('no_frames','1');

That will stop the shoutbox running in a frame, meaning there's no way it could not misalign. The down-side is submitting messages will cause a full page reload.


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I don't know if this is related in any way, but I've experienced a similar situation with the shoutbox iframe last night while I was experimenting with some Adobe Edge and jquery animation scripts. I've misplaced the my starting stage div id within GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP.tpl instead of keeping everything with my javascripts in HTML_HEAD.tpl. This resulted in a corrupted shoutbox running my edge iframe.

So, I'm thinking that a misplaced javascript could be doing something similar for 555deb, but that's assuming a script was added.

Just a thought!;)

Jean
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Wow...thanks for the replies, Jean and Chris...and I should have mentioned (again, as I asked another question elsewhere) that I am really a Newbie to this, and frankly, I don't understand most of what you're saying :lol:.  I am trying to learn as I go, and will usually search through tutorials here and elsewhere to try to educate myself, but right now it seems like some of what you are saying is way out of my league, and I may need to hire one of you to go in there and fix it...   

However, I did switch over to Firefox, to see if I could use the Firebug app as was suggested (again, beyond me right now...), and in this browser the Shoutbox doesn't have the same problem...in fact, it seems to have extra padding (see pic below).  Knowing this...that in my IE9 browser it is cut off, but in Firefox it is fine, with seemingly "extra padding" -- do you have any different suggestions??   I have not edited any CSS, or anything like that (because that is beyond my ability)...I am just trying to implement all this in the most basic way possible, according to my limited knowledge, and learn as I go, because it just seems like such an incredible alternative to other website/cms software.
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Deb,

Post your URL here - whether or not the site is 'finished' in your eyes - and we can take a look at your issues, using various browsers.

That's about all I can suggest at the moment …

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:P ....OK, it is not anywhere near being ready, but I just opened it, so you're very welcome to have a look , thank you so much!  :)   www.555life.org
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Took a look (and so did several others by the entries in the shoutbox!), but can only agree with Jean that it is an iframe-specific issue. Filling up the allocated space in the shoutbox iframe appears to have resolved much of the whitespace below the button - BUT - each browser renders it differently (HUGE image attached).

I've had similar issues with the shoutbox in past versions (haven't activated it in my 9.0.2 installation, so shooting in the dark), and it has eventually been resolved. So, my immediate advice is to "live with it" for now, but raise the issue again in a little while, especially if 'filling' the shoutbox iframe as I intimated above, isn't to your liking. ←(THAT'S A FAIL)

The other display issue I spotted that CAN be fixed immediately is the size of the 'Send message' button. It is classed as a 'wide_button' in the CSS and it is tied to the 'wide_field' property. Later (yup, later) I'll try and talk you through 'splitting' the two properties if it becomes necessary, but for a down-and-dirty-quick-fix attempt to get you used to editing your CSS, go to:

Admin Zone Style Manage themes Choose Edit CSS: global.css

and follow what I've done in my image attachment:



If, after completing this task, you find that you are not filled with apprehension about editing your CSS and Templates 'n' stuff, I think it can be counted as a success!

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Wow...thanks Fletch, I followed your instructions there, and now it does appear correctly in both IE9 and Firefox.  :thumbs:     Thanks to all of you for your help!  ....now hopefully I have some points accumulated here that I can give away!
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555deb said

 ….now hopefully I have some points accumulated here that I can give away!
Naaaahhhhh! Save them for later. You'll probably need to ask more questions - and you'll probably find there are as many peeps in here willing to help!

Enjoy your tinkering …

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Update: Too late! Looks like you've been lavishing points all round, but …

thanks




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Fletch said

555deb said

 ….now hopefully I have some points accumulated here that I can give away!
Naaaahhhhh! Save them for later. You'll probably need to ask more questions - and you'll probably find there are as many peeps in here willing to help!

Enjoy your tinkering …

 :thumbs:


…too late  :lol: Now I need to earn more!  I do appreciate how helpful everyone is!!!
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