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Fri 24 Jun 2005, 12:00 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2005 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
326.1. Stan Rogers (06/23/2005 10:11 PM)
Domino is only serving two <td>s per row. In order to get the overlap, the wider of the two cells should have colspan="2" as an attribute. That they have. The missing element is a trick I find I have to use with "fit with margins" tables in Notes from time to time as well: you need at least one row that has a separate cell for every column -- it's the only way the renderer can pick up on the relative widths of the intended three columns.
326.2. Ben Langhinrichs (06/24/2005 07:42 AM)
Stan - Works great. After that, I added an extra column with a fixed size graphic and made the columns proportional, and it is starting to look pretty good. There is quite a bit of white space, which some like and some don't, but I'm happier than before. What do you think?
326.3. Stan Rogers (06/24/2005 08:25 AM)
Much better, but then I like white space. I want more ... but I think that's as far as a self-taught, late-to-the-game code monkey can take you. Time to show it to a few normal folk for feedback. Oddly enough, people who have a feel for how things should look often have a better idea of how things should look than do people who know how to make it look that way.