Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions at CSSplay

1. Where can I find the page comments?
Every page has its own comments. The links is situated at the top of the page under the main menu. You will find a row of navigations to move back and forward through the demonstrations, the one labelled COMMENTS is the page comments link.
2. Are there any copyright issues with these demonstrations?
Most of my demonstrations can be used without asking for permission. However, some will require email approval first. Just check each page for the copyright requirements before use.
3. Where can I find standards compliant doctypes?
A list of the recommended DTDs can be found at the following link: Recommended DTDs to use in your Web document.
4. I have problems with menus dropping down over flash animations.
If you are having problems with your menu dropping down over a flash object then an answer can be found here FAQ: Navigation (flyout) menus are covered up by other things on the page
5. I am using quirks mode for my layout but my drop-down menu doesn't work in IE7.
Switch on quirks mode by using <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> which will leave quirks mode on in IE5.x and IE6 but use standards compliant mode for IE7.
6. I have tried using <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> as suggested in FAQ.5 but I now get a php parse error.
If you are using php to generate your page then it sees <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> as php and generates a parse error.
Use <?php echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>'; ?> instead.
7. Do you have tutorials for any of your demonstrations?
If there is a tutorial for a particular demonstration then the 'TUTORIAL' link under the main menu at the top of the page will be selectable.
8. But where's the code, zip file, how do I download the example?
I have had many emails asking where the code/style, zip file can be downloaded for the various demonstrations.
Well there is no download facility. The (x)html is always placed in the #info div, so examine the source code, find the <div id="info">.....</div> and in between is the 'code'.
In most case the style is embeded in the page <head>...</head>. This is done to keep it all together on the same page making it easier to find. In some cases the css is held in a separate file (where it should be) and is loaded in the normal way <link rel="stylesheet" media="all" type="text/css" href="path to css file.css" /> so just add this path to the address in your browser to see the css file.
9. The menus work fine in IE7 but refuse to drop down or fly out in IE6
You are probably running a standalone version of IE6 on the same PC as IE7. If this is the case then IE6 will think that it is IE7 as far as the conditional comments are concerned. Because of this IE6 gets the IE7 specific code instead of the IE6 specific code and will not be able to show the sub levels. You will need to test this on a PC that is not running IE7.
10. The demonstration/menu does not work in IE8
IE8 is very temperamental when it comes to multi-level demonstrations and menus (not just mine). I will be going through my demonstrations over the coming months to get them to work in IE8 but in the mean time the easiest way is to switch IE8 into IE7 emulation mode which will cures all problems.
To do this add the following meta tag immediately afer the <head> tag:
<head>
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

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