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html advice for someone like me...

Post 1


Hello people,

I was wondering if you'd be so kind as to explain some of this html stuff to a newbie like me. I've been on h2g2 for ages, and quite easily got to grips with GuideML (I mean, for goodness sake, there's an html code that makes sense-hurrah!) but I'm having trouble with all this css/html nonsense as I've recently had to go over to the dark side and get meself a myspace.
I got a load of html/css basic tags off the net and did the ol' copy n paste trick, and it works up to a point.
But what I want to do is this:
Resize my background pic in html so that it doesn't tile, making sure it fits the whole of the page. But, although myspace tells you how big your page width is, is doesn't tell you how long it is, which is useless if you're trying to resize a pic. (just ask a video compositor)
...the aside to this is that my pic shouldn't be tiling anyway, as it is massive, and would easily fit my whole myspace page...smiley - ermsmiley - doh
If anyone could fill me in on this, that'd be great. Sorry if this is a right old dunce's question.
Thanks in advance
Kaz smiley - smiley

html advice for someone like me...

Post 2


oh, and I view webpages using safari (lovely mac smiley - smiley) but not that that should make a blind bit of difference,just in case anyone needed to know.

html advice for someone like me...

Post 3

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

kaz, start off with the beginners' pages at http://www.webmonkey.com and work forward as far as you feel you need to. smiley - geek

You'll find them under "Tutorials -> Web Basics".

html advice for someone like me...

Post 4

Pirate Alexander LeGray


All the references are here, apart for the complicated stuff.

html advice for someone like me...

Post 5


thanks, that's brilliant.

smiley - smiley

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