December 19, 2008

Updating google

If your site has been redesigned & you need to get your old pages indexed & your new pages crawled ASAP, send an email with the URL of the site in question to Curt Squires.

December 17, 2008

Vital addendum for UMContent

Before you open any templates, make sure you've gone in & turned off the "Apply automatic formatting" option.

If you don't, it will wreck your doctype & add extra spaces where you do not want them. And then you will cry.

December 15, 2008


Huzzah! The pages work!

The key to removing the main content's overlap of the footer:

Make sure the page has the proper XHTML doctype and add a clearing break in here:
<!--END MAIN CONTENT --><br class="clearfloat" />
</div><!--END BODY CONTAINER -->

Fighting bugs

We launched the FSCN website last week & things promptly broke. The right column was too narrow in IE & the center column often overlaps the footer in Firefox.

It's frustrating, since these were not issues when we used the exact same files on the dev server.

Things I have figured out today that have squashed the IE problems:
Changed the doctype for all pages to XHTML in the templates.

Went to View > Customize > Source View & unchecked "Apply automatic formatting"

Then deleted ALL extra space in the HTML in the header & breadcrumb area. Any black space in the HTML is getting included as space by IE, even though it should technically ignore it.

December 5, 2008

Note to self

Any image uploaded into UMContent seems to be converted to a .jpg, even if it is uploaded as a .gif. This can wreak havoc with your page if you don't remember to change the .gif to .jpg in your stylesheets.