More flowers, but HTML gives me a rash!!

The first day of April did bring its showers and the weather has decided to go for a cold snap – relatively speaking anyway :) But I did take another quick jaunt over to the botanical gardens to see what there is to see. You have to be quick to capture some of those flowers! Some don’t even last a week! Several of the flowers I shot on Wednesday of last week are already gone, the petals dropped off and nothing is left but a stalk. I guess that’s all part of the experience.

I did get a few good ones which I added. I’m still not quite getting the white flowers to show up correctly. I thought with the cloud cover the flowers wouldn’t look so translucent. They still are. I guess I will have to keep working on it. I did get some other good flower shots; at least I think they are. :)

And on a side note, HTML gives me a rash! I hate that ridiculous language! (Every time I look at HTML I get a weird Wordperfect 5.0 Reveal Codes vibe from it! Isn’t this how MS Word unseated Wordperfect as the top word processor, by not having to look at formatting codes?? And if you don’t know what Wordperfect is or the Reveal Codes option, then you’re just a pup in the computer world my friend!) But anyway, I don’t use IE anymore; I switched over to Firefox well over a year ago. The point is, what I see in Expression Web is the same as what I see in Firefox. I made the wild assumption it would also be the same thing I would see in IE. Well, that’s what ya get for thinking! IE does not render my pages the same way. The main problem was the Announcements section looked different between the two browsers. In IE, the text is much larger and bold. I spent a couple of hours last night trying to figure out why. I thought if it looked correct in the Web Editor it would look correct in the Web Browser, especially since Almighty Microsoft made both of them!

After staring at the HTML tags I discovered the problem. A tag was opened, but never closed, and then open again. So in effect this made the whole section adhere to that tag. Apparently, Firefox and Expression Web were smart enough to realize it was a false tag and ignored it. IE didn’t see things that way. I guess you can’t always rely on WYSIWYG actually working. I would make another smart-assed MS crack, but I’ll refrain. But the lesson learned is, even if you don’t use the other browser, it’s probably a good idea to at least double check your work from time to time to make sure you aren’t looking like a total goof! So to all the IE users out there, sorry the page looked odd. It should all be straightened out now. See, told you all this was a work in progress.

Anyway, enjoy the flowers, because there are a lot of them!

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