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FrontPage Discussion Web / Margin Removal

11:07 am on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I like the simplicity of using a FrontPage web to create a forum on my site, but I'm having some problems.

The appearance and layout of the forum can be changed, except for the pages it creates. (Whenever someone posts, it creates a new htm file for that post, and adds a link to the contents page.)

These pages appear in default font, default colour, default font size, and with some very ugly large text. They have no other formatting - the page is just white.

Themes can make small changes, but it still doesn't help.

Each of these "post" pages Includes a header and a footer, both of which are editable... but that's it.

I'd like people's posts to look like the rest of my site.

I managed to override the font settings and indent the text on the "post" pages, by putting an open font tag, and two open blockquote tags in the header that it Includes.

However, it won't accept the

<style type="text/css"><!--body { margin: 0; padding: 0 }

code that I put at the top of the header in the Included page (this code removes the margins.)

Has anyone got ay ideas on how to customise the pages that frontpage creates, or know of some other way to remove right and bottom margins?

Thx for your impending help :P

11:12 am on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This may not be the solution you are looking for, but:

I use FP to build my sites, and had nothing but trouble with the forum wizard, so I just used some free forum software.

I use Snitz forums, which are fairly basic, but serve the purpose and are easy to install and customise.

There is a Mod you can get for it (check their site) that allows you to add include pages for naviagation, so you can intergrate the forum into your site better.

Coupled with web based admin formatting and customising graphics, you can achieve a decent looking forum with relatively little effort.

Scott :)


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