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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:46 PM
Thanks in advance
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:45 PM
Unfortunately, the powers-that-be did not see fit to let me go to the SES, so I am not sure which exact technique you are referring to.
However, it is quite possible to use CSS positioning to obtain a desired layout, regardless of where the page elements appear in the code. Having said that, since different browsers render CSS differently, this can become quite frustrating.
Is the site in question one of the 2 in your sig? If so, lemme know which one and I will try to come up with a solution for you.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:54 PM
If you're thinking about doing this because you've got a load of graphic files at the top of the page, and you want your text to load first, that's fine.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:07 AM
Simply wrap the entire page in a single, centered table with a specified width. Then do your positioning from that.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:11 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:16 AM
A bit of a mix is the best effectively.
I have never heard of the ability to set a load order of elements with CSS - surely you mean position something higher up in the page?
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:39 AM
Yes ... If the site remains centered then the areas using CSS and absolute
positioning would be off every time the users resizes the window or has a
adjust the CSS position to center before we removed all the JS code. But if
the site is aligned left, as is the example you sent with the instructions,
then the positioning will not need to adjust since the site wouldn't move to
Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:41 AM
The reason you may want to change the order of div-elements on your page is not to get indexed. No the problem is if the keyword the searcher is looking for is positioned in a menusystem at the top of the HTML page (the kode) she may in certain situations see a bit of the menusystem text in the SERP and not a nice peace of text with some meaning put into it.
Prober use af meta-description and good body-text should always be used, but it happens that the SE take a snip of the menu system, tagline or adress or some other non-selling stuff. It is a part of good SEO to look nice in the SERPS too!
Posted 18 August 2004 - 06:13 AM
I'm getting exactly that problem, my google listing shows a bit of my menu in the spot where some nice seductive text should be.
Am I right in thinking you're saying that using CSS positioning I could make the menu last in the HTML without altering it's on-screen position, and therefore have some of my paragraph text in the SERP? Is there an easier way as I'm a little intimidated by CSS positioning?
I use CSS all the time for font styles and colours etc. but I haven't quite got my head around positioning yet - although maybe this is just the impetus I need to force me into it! lol (Can anyone recommend a guide/tutorial simple enough for even me to follow?)
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:12 AM
I don't think it helps with rankings, but when I come up in a SERP, the snippet is never a piece of a navigation menu.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:52 AM
Couple of further questions, if you don't mind answering them.
Can you tell me what you mean by relative/absolute? (relative to what?)
also, less importantly, you have a scroll bar to the right of your content - is this a natural effect of defining a smaller content area than is needed to show the whole text? Or did you have to put some extra code in? The only other way I know to get the same type of effect is to use <whisper> frames</whisper>
Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:55 AM
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