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How to make a Frame like this?

Treimin Clark
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Sorry, I don't know how to ask this question by just typing it here.

I've got surprised, when I came to this web site.
That is Eric Pascarello's home page, and it contains a list box or something else, in partially transparent. Oh! the scroll bar also transparent

Please tell me what is that (is it an inline-frame), and which HTML tags can be used to make something like that.

(I've read the HTML source for that site, but I couldn't understand).


Bauke Scholtz
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It's just a block element with a fixed size and with an overflow. A <div> is by default a block element.
Eric Pascarello
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It is a ul set with a height, overflow set to auto, and opacity set

Just look at the CSS class "twitterFeed" in my stylesheet.

Eric
Treimin Clark
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Eric Pascarello wrote:It is a ul set with a height, overflow set to auto, and opacity set

Just look at the CSS class "twitterFeed" in my stylesheet.

Eric


Unfortunately I couldn't find it. If you can, please post it here; it would be helpful for me a lot.
Actually I need to understand the method of making something partially transparent.


Thanks in advance.
Bauke Scholtz
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Do you understand HTML and CSS?

The stylesheet is just linked in the HTML head. Go get it independently and read it.
Treimin Clark
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I think it is this:



It seems very hard to understand it. Do we need to hard code the CSS? Or should we use an IDE, even for a simple purpose?
Bauke Scholtz
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Hard? It's clear enough. You just don't understand CSS. It's the same as showing you a piece of Italian text while you have never learnt the language. There's a nice CSS tutorial at w3schools.com. Go through it.

And hardcoding? What do you mean with it? How else would you have done it?

An IDE is just a development tool, not something magical, so I don't see how it is related to "hardcoding'.
Treimin Clark
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Bauke Scholtz wrote:Hard? It's clear enough. You just don't understand CSS. It's the same as showing you a piece of Italian text while you have never learnt the language. There's a nice CSS tutorial at w3schools.com. Go through it.

And hardcoding? What do you mean with it? How else would you have done it?

An IDE is just a development tool, not something magical, so I don't see how it is related to "hardcoding'.


Yes, I didn't know about CSS well.

What I mean with "hard coding" is coding something manually (without using any IDE to generate a code for you).
Bauke Scholtz
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Well, learn it then. It's really great and very important in web development.

Some IDE's ships with a visual editor which also generate CSS. Though I am not a big fan of visual editors. It only leads to (future) troubles when in hands of unskilled developers. As long as you're new to the stuff and are unable to understand the generated code and, importantingly, are unable to write it yourself without the help of an IDE, I highly discourage the use of a visual editor.
Treimin Clark
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Bauke Scholtz wrote:Well, learn it then. It's really great and very important in web development.

Some IDE's ships with a visual editor which also generate CSS. Though I am not a big fan of visual editors. It only leads to (future) troubles when in hands of unskilled developers. As long as you're new to the stuff and are unable to understand the generated code and, importantingly, are unable to write it yourself without the help of an IDE, I highly discourage the use of a visual editor.


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