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Webpage Problems in Win9x

By carterr ·
I have recently developed my first webpage.

The URL is www.michellerosegilman.com. I did this for a friend.

I used Dreamweaver and Fireworks 4.0. After looking back on it I made some mistakes right off the bat....

I used layers in some of the pages, instead of sticking to all tables which most browsers seem to handle better.

Mistake number 2 was the links bar on the left of the page. I used a picture sliced into pieces, and javascript rollovers to create the text effects. Iknow now I should have created a green background, then inserted text over the top of that.

Here is my question....
I have been told then under Windows 98, and ME regardless of browser version, spaces appear in between all the slices, and makesthe page look horrible. I only have access to Win2k, and WinXP Pro machines, and the webpage looks fine to me.

Anyone seeing this problem, and know why it only appears under Win9x machines? Remember this problem seems to only occur under 9x,and I have tried having my friends upgrade to the latest IE browser with no change.

Thanks again,
Ryan Carter.

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by Ann777 In reply to Webpage Problems in Win9x

The reason for this is because of the way the older versions of Windows do Frame Rates.

Read the following link and follow the link at the bottom of the page as you get to it. There are alternative ways of delaying frame rates.

http://www.webreference.com/dhtml/column34/3.html

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by carole In reply to Webpage Problems in Win9x

Hi Ryan,


First of all, why slice images at all? Have you seen or noticed how ugly the slices look as they render? They are not rendered in order, but all over the place. It is very distracting to see the images appear in this manner. According to Microsoft, this is a problem related to MSIE 5.5 and JPG images.Here is the text from their site:

Internet Explorer 5.5 Adds Scan Lines Between JPEG Images

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 forWindows NT 4.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 2000

SYMPTOMS

If JPEG images are tiled horizontally, Internet Explorer 5.5 may add an additional scan line between the images that matches the background color in Internet Explorer. This occurs only during the download of images from a site. If the images are cached or are on the hard disk, this problem does not occur. The problem does not occur with .gif images.

WORKAROUND

This problem does not occur with .gif files. If possible, use .gif files as a workaround.

NOTE: If the jpg images are pre-loaded using jScript, the extra scan lines may disappear after the page finishes downloading.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Consider compressing your images and eliminate the slices. For the types of images you have on this site, slicing will not "speed up" the download time.

Hope this helps,

Carole

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by carterr In reply to Webpage Problems in Win9x

Both people who posted helped me, and I appreciate it. The second answer, to change to .gif or just rework without the slices ended up being my final decision to fix the site.
Thanks again.
Ryan.

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by carterr In reply to Webpage Problems in Win9x

I appreciate the help from everyone. I will try both methods for fixing this problem and let you know what worked.

Thanks again.

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