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re: IWEB, IMAC and FETCH (4 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by monaraehill
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • monaraehill Member

    Hi.

    Yes, the website is www.vintagevisions.org.

    It currently loads as:

    www.vintagevisions.org/sites/home.html; www.vintagevisions.org/sites/romeo.html; etc.

    I think you mentioned that this is because of the way IWEB publishes it to the host?

    Is there a way to change this, so that my site comes up without subdirectories?

    I thought about deleting the home.html file, in the SITES subfolder, since it appears to be merely a duplicate of the
    index.html file at the www.vintagevisions.org level.

    I actually tried to make both the SITES folder and the index.html file, sit in the same top directory, before, but the host notified me that it was causing a conflict, and asked me to delete the home.html file.

    I didn't actually dare to do this, since I wasn't sure what would happen; that's pretty much the point at which I just started over completely.

    I am wondering now, though, if I shouldn't delete the home.html file in the SITES subdirectory, and move everything up into the main directory, eliminating the SITES subfolder, altogether?

    Does this seem reasonable?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    I reply-ed to the other post, but my reply's don't appear to show up, so I posted new threads..............am I doing something wrong?

    No, there is a bug in the message board software where new replies sometimes do not show up until you reload the page. All your replies have been showing up; the next time you post a reply, just choose Reload Page from Safari's View menu and you will see your reply. Sorry for the confusion.

    Yes, the website is www.vintagevisions.org.

    The problem appears to be the font you're using. Windows does not have a font that is equivalent to Snell Roundhand, so some of the text looks bad because Windows is substituting another font.

    When you add special formatting to text, such as a shadow, iWeb turns your text into graphics, so that they appear correctly in every web browser. That's why much of your text looks okay. However, for other formatting, iWeb just leaves your text as text, and that's what is not displaying properly on Windows.

    One way to solve the problem is to add a slight shadow to the picture labels that look bad on Windows. This will force them to become graphics instead of text, and then it will look correct on Windows, too.

    Another option is to investigate using a different font. Even with a different font, you may have problems with the arrow characters, because the Windows font may not include arrows like the Mac version of the font does. It would probably be best to just not use the arrow characters, and find some other way to indicate which photo is which.

    It currently loads as:

    www.vintagevisions.org/sites/home.html; www.vintagevisions.org/sites/romeo.html; etc.

    I think you mentioned that this is because of the way IWEB publishes it to the host?

    Is there a way to change this, so that my site comes up without subdirectories?

    Unfortunately, no, there is not a way to change that if you continue to use iWeb.

    I thought about deleting the home.html file, in the SITES subfolder, since it appears to be merely a duplicate of the
    index.html file at the www.vintagevisions.org level.

    I actually tried to make both the SITES folder and the index.html file, sit in the same top directory, before, but the host notified me that it was causing a conflict, and asked me to delete the home.html file.

    I didn't actually dare to do this, since I wasn't sure what would happen; that's pretty much the point at which I just started over completely.

    I am wondering now, though, if I shouldn't delete the home.html file in the SITES subdirectory, and move everything up into the main directory, eliminating the SITES subfolder, altogether?

    Does this seem reasonable?

    No, you shouldn't delete any files or rearrange any files. Your site will stop working properly if you delete or rearrange stuff. You must leave the site organized exactly as iWeb created it for all the links and displays to work correctly.

    Even though some files appear to be duplicates, they are all necessary because of the way iWeb creates websites.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 03-08-2007).]

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • monaraehill Member

    Thank you so much! That's really helpful!

    While I am not really looking forward to doing that much editing, since I am currently behind on schoolwork, it's really nice to know how to fix the problem, so that the next time I have time to actually sit down with it, I can do so.

    THANK YOU! I can't tell you how relieved I am that someone with some know-how, has pointed me in the right direction..........(my host, as you can gather, has been less then helpful.....) God bless you. :)

    Mona Richardson

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Mona,

    You're very welcome!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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