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Raoul F. Duke

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Men At Work
« on: April 21, 2007, 08:01:20 AM »
Hi!

The forum is getting a lot of attention this weekend.

Nolefan is doing a lot of work with the appearance, layout, and other more arcane aspects of running a place like this. Sometimes he has to interrupt the site to make that happen. And it's very exacting work; it can take some troubleshooting before everything pops back into place.

If you come to the forum, especially in these early days, and see an error message, please don't panic. Give it a little while and try again.

One byproduct of the move: It's going to be MUCH harder to ever knock the Saloon off the air for very long, ever again. So please don't worry!  bfbfbfbfbf
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we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

Raoul F. Duke

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Re: Men At Work
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 08:08:17 AM »
It might be instructive to get a load of what one has to contend with if you want to have a web forum without using a hacking- or blocking-prone system like Proboards, AND you want to look distinctive and not just use the default settings everyone else is using.

This is a piece from one of our style sheets. You're seeing a few inches; this goes on for miles. And there are MANY such sheets required to make everything work.

html {
  height: 100%;
  margin-bottom: 1px;
}

body {
   margin: 0;
   padding: 0;
}

/** template layout stuff **/

#page_bg {
   height: 100%;
   padding: 0;
   margin-bottom: 1px;
   background-color: #2a302f;
}

#wrapper {
   margin: 0 auto;
   position: relative;
   width: 900px;
   
}

#shadow-l {
   background: #000 url(images/shadow_l.png) 0 0 repeat-y;
   padding-left: 6px;
   position: relative;
}

#shadow-r {
   background: #000 url(images/shadow_r.png) 100% 0 repeat-y;
   padding-right: 6px;
   position: relative;
}

/* IE hack */
* html #shadow-l {
   float: left;
}

* html #shadow-r {
   float: right;
}
/* END IE hack */


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"Vicodin and dumplings...it's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

"Here in China we aren't just teaching...
we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)