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it has a scroll bar at the bottom and only about 3/4 is viewable within the screenThat's the key piece of information for me, so hopefully we can get a solution without needing more code.
not sure where Laura has gone
but have you taken a closer look at the html?Yup - recalling the reason for looking at the code is try to find the source of the error and this is very good compared to what we frequently see here. There is an unclosed <p> and <a>, which the browsers are self-closing. The remainder are missing "alts", and deprecated properties/values that won't be having an effect. That leaves the entity references and given one of my tests was to remove all child elements (which also means all invalid code), they aren't having any effect either. So while validation is really important, in this case invalidities do not seem to be the problem.
To eliminate the first variable - is your montior resolution wider than the others? Second, can you just confirm this is definitely not happening in ie or chrome - but is doing it for a maximised firefox? And when you return, can you also provide the versions?
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I've just followed your second link, and no matter the resolution i try, the page remains within viewport for me, and does not force a scroll bar. in any browser.
The page looks identical on all five of my browsers with one interesting exception that I can't pinpoint in the code. In Opera and Camino the 10px-border around the main image displays as "outset". In all others (Firefox and the Apple Web Kit-based browsers Safari and Chrome, as well as the text editor's html preview) it's transparent.
even if you've already said in three other places that you want transparent borders
If you've never had a browser merrily disregard something that's supposed to be the default, you've been very very lucky or just haven't tried enough browsers. It's not always MSIE, either.that got my attention until I realised the "you" was generic - not "you" at SuzyUK specifically. Suzy, please don't ever get the urge to share the list of browsers/versions you've coded for - there's still a forum limit on post size ;)
so I pasted in my own xhtml boilerplate ... It is IDENTICAL to yours, but the validator shut up.Yup, given my issue with the document being validated as html the first (and sometimes second) time, I wondered if there were some stray hidden characters in there. I didn't have time to check - but I suspect you "got it in one" by pasting in a replacement.
colour=red, but in ff it is visually a dirty red/gray mix, winSafari and ie the browser default gray and grey-ish, and only Op is really red