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    Blank photo

    This is a bit vague, but I'm hoping loungers will be able to help.
    I maintain a website and put in links to photos. The link forces a new display window, sets the background to black and puts titles etc on the new window.
    This has worked OK up 'till now. The latest photo does not display; only the background and titles are shown. There is one thing different about this photo; I used the software provided with my digital camera (Nikon View) to rotate the photo 90 anticlockwise. The photo displays OK if a) double click on the filename in Windows Explorer, [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] run the website locally off hard disc (which I do every time before I send off the updated pages) but does not when the photo has been uploaded to the live website.
    Can loungers throw some light on what might be wrong, please?
    The site is here. The offending photo is on the Walk Report page and is accessed through the <font color=blue>(honest!)</font color=blue> hyperlink in the description of the Longridge Fell walk. Try other links to see what should happen.
    Thanks loungers
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    Re: Blank photo

    Well, it is giving every indication that the picture does not exist on the web!

    Right_clicking for properties gives:
    http://warringtonramblers.users.btop...om/weblion.jpg
    which can not be opened on its own...

    ...whereas another link leads to
    http://warringtonramblers.users.btop...com/pendle.jpg
    which does exist and can be opened on its own.

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    Re: Blank photo

    I thought it might be a case problem, which has accidently happened to me. So, I tried changing the jpg to JPG (which is common with some cameras) and capitalizing the W in the filename. Neither produced any results. You could see from your end if I'm on the right track. Otherwise, since the picture opens OK locally, it's probably a path problem - your web pages vs. local machine directory structure.

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    Re: Blank photo

    Thanks for the helpful hints.
    Bigal - it's not a case problem. Been there, done that! (although it might be related since the first update I sent off did have the photo with upper case letters in it. I have since resent the photo properly named)
    Leif -thanks for the detective work. As you may have gathered, for reasons various, I do not actually upload the stuff; I only update and send off to the 'owner' of the site. It's entirely possible that the photo has not been uploaded - because of the mistake I made as detailed in BigAl's reply above - so I am checking.
    It certainly looks like it isn't there.
    Will post again when I have further info.
    Thanks chaps.
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    Re: Blank photo

    Oops! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> Leif's detective work is correct. The photo wasn't there!

    Thanks for your efforts, both. Chalk up another success for the lounge!
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    Re: Blank photo

    At least no-one had been er... monkeying... with the web site <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You may want to consider use Alt tags in case this or another pic goes AWOL again - see Using Image "alt" Commands

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    Re: Blank photo

    Not only do you solve posted problems, you answer questions I haven't even asked yet - asking about pop ups was my next intended posting.

    Amazing!

    Thanks again
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    Re: Blank photo

    Leif
    This HTML stuff is trickier than it seems at first impression.
    I have tried the ALT extension to the IMG command (and got it to work OK), but I want exactly this effect (little yellow box containing my text) when I mouse over some text. Specifically, wrt the walking club site, on the Programme page I would like people to be able to hover the mouse over a walk title and have details come up about the walk. I can do this by making the walk title into a hyperlink and forcing a new window containing the text to open when the link is clicked, but it doesn't seem as smart to me as getting the browser to put up these little yellow boxes, especially as it seems to cater for the size of the box, so if there isn't room to display on one side of the window, the pop up moves 'to the open side'. Also the user does not have to close the new window to get back to the list of walks.
    So the question is, can the same effect generated by the ALT command be achieved when there is no picture to hover over ie hovering over text?
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    Re: Blank photo

    Two things to try:

    1] Grab a screen-shot of the text in question and add it as an image, hopefully making a seamless transition from text>image>text. Add the <alt> text to the image.

    2] Use Overlib.

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    Re: Blank photo

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 25-Feb-04 16:51. One other thought...)</P>You can use the TITLE attribute for both image tags and text, but for text you need to use <SPAN> and </SPAN> around the marked text. See <post#=197468>post 197468</post#> or <post#=129311>post 129311</post#> over on the FrontPage board.

    Using CSS CLASS attributes lets you get fancier, though it is most automatic with links (i.e., the A:hover psedoclass). JavaScript lets you get much fancier. (Example: <post#=262000>post 262000</post#>)

    Added: Although I find it very confusing to try to program "layers" in a browser, many drop-down menu systems do this, showing and hiding bits and pieces of different layers. If you already have some reliable layer code lying around, this would be worth a play.

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    Re: Blank photo

    Thanks for the help, Jefferson. As Leif knows, I've had problems getting to the lounge, hence the delay in thanks.

    I'm a beginner at web stuff, but learning. I'll try the things you and Leif have suggested, but don't hold your breath!

    Thanks again
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