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Help With "Black Ops"


 http://www.runboard.com/bnoname

 Is it possible to remove the "Black Ops" from the top of the page & put my forum name there? (when I get a name. emoticon)
 Also, how do I remove the "nav4" from the NAV BOX? I took it out of the HTML code but it's still showing up. I'm trying to add some sites in the "nav3" box & there's no room for them..
  Any help will be appreciated.

 btw/ I LOVE the skin!!!

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Re: Help With "Black Ops"


The thing that says Black Ops is an image, so if you can't make an image with your boards name on it, I'm sure one of use would do it, when you name your board lol.

As for the Nav problem, I could be wrong here, All those Navs kinda confuse me (lack of coffee), but I think you might be able to fix the problem by going to your Custom CSS and adjusting the height on this:


.nav3 {
border: 1px dashed #B4BCC0;
height: 43px;
left: 386px;
overflow: hidden;
line-height: 43px;
padding: 2px;
position: absolute;
top: 124px;
width: 248px;
font:400 12px 'Courier New',tahoma,arial,verdana;
}


If you are sure you won't be using the Nav4 class, you might remove it from your css.. it won't help your problem but it might prevent confusion later, and free up space. Hope that helps.

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Yep, that would be the place to do it, and I included the appropriate height at the end of this post. emoticon

I agree with Josh about removing the .nav4 definitions from the CSS, if you won't be using that box.

As for the board name, you could use text instead of an image, but only if you don't need that drop-shadow effect. To do this:

Replace
<div id="banbox"></div>

With
<div id="banbox"><h1>Board with no name</h1></div>

Then in your CSS, find this:

#banbox {margin:0 auto;background : url(http://www.rbbt.net/skins/PR/blackops/blackopsbanner.gif) no-repeat center 0;width: 800px;height: 69px; }

Remove that, and replace it with this:

#banbox {
    width: 798px;
    margin: 0 auto;
}
#banbox h1 {
    font-size: 55px;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0.25em 0;
    text-align: center;
    color: #ccc;
}


Adjust the font-size, padding, and color to suit. Note on the padding, the first measurement (0.25em) is for top and bottom, while the 2nd (0) is for left and right. 1 "em" = the height and width of the capital letter "M", so when the font-size is 55px, then 1em = 55px.


A few notes about the HTML you're using:

<div class="nav3"><center><a href="http://www.runboard.com/bbellad">Community Corner</a>
<br><a href="http://bella50.proboards.com/">The Pleasure Pit</a>
<br><a href="http://sassy55.proboards.com/">Debates & Discussions</a></br>
<br><a href="http://www.runboard.com/bakheva">Runboard Support</a></br></center></div>


</br> doesn't do anything, so you should remove those completely.

Explanation: It looks like you're trying to use it like <p>and</p>, but line breaks (<br>) are different. Paragraphs do need to be "nested" between <p> and </p>, but a line break is the HTML equivalent to a carriage return, which you would use at the end of a line, not before it. It should still be closed, however, which I'll explain below.


If you're interested in bringing your code up to current web standards, you should make these additional changes:

Change <br> to <br />.

Explanation: <br> is the old HTML way to insert a line break, but Runboard uses the more updated language, XHTML. XHTML is extremely similar to HTML, but one main difference is the need to close every tag, even if those tags wouldn't normally be closed in HTML.

In the case of tags that wouldn't normally be closed in HTML, you simply close it by adding a space and a slash before the right bracket, so...

          <br> becomes <br />
          <hr> becomes <hr />
          <img...> becomes <img... />
          <input...> becomes <input... />

<img> tags should also have an alt (for alternate text) attribute, for anyone (or any search engine) who can't see the image. Two possible reasons someone wouldn't see the image are (1) the image host goes down or (2) the person visiting the page is visually impaired and relies on an aural screen reader. For these cases, the alt attribute should display whatever text you would use if you weren't displaying an image. If the image is simply for design, you can leave it blank like this: alt=""

To give you an actual example from your board, combining the fact that XHTML requires the closing of all tags:

<img src="http://bestsmileys.com/welcome/3.gif">

...should be...

<img src="http://bestsmileys.com/welcome/3.gif" alt="Welcome!" />


Another thing you can do to bring your code up to current web standards...

Remove <center> and </center>, and center it in your CSS instead:

.nav3 {
border: 1px dashed #B4BCC0;
height: 94px;
left: 386px;
overflow: hidden;
line-height: 43px;
padding: 2px;
position: absolute;
top: 124px;
width: 248px;
font:400 12px 'Courier New',tahoma,arial,verdana;
text-align: center;
}


I also changed the height in the above CSS, after testing it in Firefox and Explorer.

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Curious, when I created the skin I set the banbox height at 69px. The font-size in the banner graphic is 63px if that helps but why would that height need to change if we are just replacing the sample banner with text?

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 I guess I should have come back here before I worked on it again. emoticon
 I DID get part of it fixed, though. I had already taken the '.nav4' out, but it was still showing so I took a break, then came back & played around with the '.nav3', finally setting it at 93. It works fine at that height.

   Lesigner Girl,...I can see I have a lot to learn!! I'm way behind. emoticon
  It will take some quiet reading time to absorb this. I have a 9 year old grandchild under foot tonight.
 Thanks for the help!

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You're welcome, Sassy. emoticon

Two good resources for learning this stuff are w3schools.com's XHTML and CSS sections, or my blog, IfYouCodeItTheyWill.Com. w3schools is extensive and there's only one (x)HTML tag that I couldn't find on their site. My blog isn't nearly as extensive at this early stage, but it's written with beginners in mind, which may help people better understand what w3schools is saying.

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Pastor Rick wrote:

Curious, when I created the skin I set the banbox height at 69px. The font-size in the banner graphic is 63px if that helps but why would that height need to change if we are just replacing the sample banner with text?



Neither of us changed the height of the banbox, Rick. I removed the height declaration completely, letting font-size and padding determine its height.

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