This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm very new to all this so please be patient. I was a little put off by the "welcome" message - I have no idea if this is beginner stuff or not - but a beginner is what I am so here it is:
I am using, I think, a basic form code on the portal of my website, flywessex.blogspot.com in order to display the drop-down boxes on the far right.
My main problem with these boxes is that because I have chosen to right align them (at least I think that's the reason) I cannot type much text in to describe the article. For instance, the top box "Interviews" currently displays the article "Cherubs (The)" but if I had called the article "Interview with The Cherubs" my "go button" would have dropped down to beneath the text box.
Is there anything I can do to solve this issue?
Also, if anyone has the time (flutters eyelashes) please could someone explain why the listings script (not my own), also on the right hand side, looks completely different in Firefox than IE? I can change the size and how it appears in IE but it seems to remain tiny in text when viewed in Firefox.
Also... (sorry) - the pound signs on the listings code are displayed, locally, as question marks. The man who provided the code said he can see pound signs, not question marks. He suggested I use an encoding metatag which I did, but when I change the encoding, it makes all the articles already published on the site look Arabic in parts - usually the parts containing an apostrophe. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
If anyone can help, even if only in part, I would be eternally grateful.