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    Mike Summers
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    Klamath Falls, Oregon
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    Graphical Borders on RSS News

    I took a look at a recent snapshot and it works with this mod so there doesn't seem to be any osc changes that stop it from working. It has to be another mod that is causing the problem. Sorry. One thing to try would be to back up your current files, do a fresh install and then copy your backed up files over the fresh install one by one. That will help identify which file is causing the trouble and hopefully point you towards the culprit. Hope that helps!
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    The *minimum* width of the right and left column is controlled by the variable BOX_WIDTH in the file "includes\application_top.php". If the content within the right or left column is wider than this setting, the associated column will become wider and the center column will shrink. The content within the center column can only shrink so much. After that the page will be forced to become wider resulting in a left-right scrollbar. That is just the nature of html tables; not any contribution. There are a couple of ways of dealing with this: 1. Design border graphics that aren't as wide. The sample set that comes with this contribution are 30 pixels wide on all four sides. That means that the right and left column will each need to be 60 pixels wider. Designing a border set that is narrower on the sides should take care of the problem. 2. A better solution might be to get rid of the right column. Many of the infoboxes that come with the standard osc install are unneccessary. Remove what you don't need and put the remaining ones in the left column. In general, this tends to give oscommerce sites a cleaner, less busy look. 3. Reduce the width of the content in the center column to allow it to become narrower. This involves quite a bit more work. Solution #2 is much easier to accomplish. Hope that helps! I realize that I've been ignoring the Support Site but I will try to finish it up and start adding some borders and button sets this weekend.
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    I installed Netscape and looked at my demo site. Fortunately, I was able to easily reproduce the problem and found the culprit. Thumb-fingered typists like me shouldn't write code late at night. :) In my stylesheet, I left off a ; and IE allowed it while netscape had a display error. With it fixed, all is better. It showed up a couple of other typos that I will correct on my site when I am a bit more awake. If you install the contribution and have any sort of similar problems check the stylesheet and make sure the syntax is correct for the relavent classes. Sorry it took so long to track this down but I'm coming into finals week.
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    Graphical Borders on RSS News

    hehe.. thx Khim! I'm installing netscape this afternoon so I can track down what the issue is. The basis for the mod is simply a table with four graphics in the corners, four classes showing the four sides as backgrounds and a class for the center (text) area. It didn't occur to me that any browser wiould have a problem with that so I never tested beyond IE. Hopefully, it is something I overlooked and can fix easily. :)
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    Graphical Borders on RSS News

    Dice, Graphical Boxes doesn't use tep_output_string() :) You may be thinking of infobox skin manager. His contribution is similar but approaches it differently and the two are evolving to serve two different purposes.
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    Graphical Borders on RSS News

    Remove the line: <?php include(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'mws_functions.php'); ?> from the following files: includes/modules/downloads.php includes/modules/new_products.php includes/modules/product_listing.php includes/modules/upcoming_products.php Apparently, I created the contribution from a prior set of files. I'll double check and see if there are any other mods that didn't get in. I'm hoping to have an update with more features in a few days. Hopefully, there isn't anything critical enough to require a fix release before that.
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    Graphical Borders on RSS News

    I don't have opera or netscape to test with atm. I did have a couple of friends with netscape take a look at my site and they both reported that it looked ok. It may have been that I was working on the site when you looked before. If anyone has problems with the site not looking correct please post browser and version and I'll try to get a copy to test with. Especially interested in whether the opera problem persists or if it was just me doing upgrades when you were there.
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    Thanks for the feedback. All my testing has been in IE but it is pretty straightforward stuff so I assumed it would be ok in netscape and others. I'll take a look and get back to you. Thanks for posting the link for me jwsfun... I can't believe I forgot that :) I will be doing web design on the site over the next couple of days so the demo may look odd occasionally. :) Already working on the update. It should include: 1. Admin control to turn on/off graphical borders around individual boxes. 2. Changing skin on a per box basis, also controlled via admin. 3. Adding borders to individual products within boxes (new products, etc). 4. How to files for making skins, slicing them and using repeating patterns. Once I get the site design done, I'll start adding borders. Hopefully, I should have a good start on that before the weekend. In addition to borders, I'll be adding button sets, navbars, interfaces, etc. so be sure to check back frequently!
  9. Graphical Boxes [Contribution] This contribution wraps a graphical box around all infoboxes, content boxes and product listing boxes as well as the 37 other files that display content in the center column. Infoboxes will be wrapped automatically. All others may be turned on or off individually. Gif files are used to allow transparency. Repeating patterns are supported on all sides. A sample set of images and the .psd file to create them are included with this package. Additional sets of images may be found at http://www.sentientshopping.com An additional set of functions are defined in mws_functions.php that allow you to create additional boxes. Check the website for a demo of how this works. Have fun!
  10. How are you wrapping the non-infoboxes (new products, etc)? I hacked boxes.php myself a while ago to do the same thing (although I didn't go as far as hacking the admin side as well to manage it and I cut the boxes manually). Looking at your mod, you are doing the same thing I did and have the same limitation. It only works on infoboxes. New products has the content data handled differently and doesn't decode the same way. The best I've been able to manage so far is a wrapped newproducts box with no content. If you've found a way to wrap all the boxes, please release it !!!!!!!!!!
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