Page Header and template selected has gone all white and made font invisible.

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Hi, I have a problem with my Page Header. All of a sudden, the original template colour of the background and font colour have gone to colour white. I can see the text when I scroll over the text but cannot do anything with it as it does not allow this...
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Hi Andi,

I suppose I could remove all vote caster widgets and re-write them. There's 12 to do but the code is short so it shouldn't take too long.

So much to learn about HTML, I just wish I could find a reasonably priced HTML book for idiots LOL.

Thanks for taking a look,

Martin.
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...Latest Update...

I've deleted all the vote caster widgets from the page and as you'd expect the page has reverted back to it's normal condition. I now need to try and work out what within the code (or missing from the code) is causing the page to turn black.
At least the problem is easily reversible in the meanwhile.

If anyone wants to have a tinkle with the HTML code to see if it works away from the parameters of the page restrictions then here it is:

ORIGINAL HTML:

<!-- Start Bravenet.com Service Code -->
I added this at the beginning...(
VOTING STARTS SOON!)
Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com
Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com

<!-- End Bravenet.com Service Code -->

I removed this HTML from the above...

Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com


All the best,

Martin.
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How do you copy HTML so it doesn't appear as graphics in a forum LOL?
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Start it with <!--- and finish with --->

Andi
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Right. Here is the original HTML from Bravenet...

<!--
<div align="center"><a href="http://pub6.bravenet.com/vote/vote.ph... src="http://assets.bravenet.com/cp/vote.gif" border="0" title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" alt="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" /></a>
<a title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" href="http://www.bravenet.com">&lt;img src="http://assets.bravenet.com/cp/bn-vote..." alt="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" border="0"></a></div>
-->

* (Directly after the <!--- I added this line of text VOTING STARTS SOON!)

* (I removed this HTML from the original...
<!--
<a title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" href="http://www.bravenet.com">&lt;img src="http://assets.bravenet.com/cp/bn-vote..." alt="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" border="0"></a></div>
-->

Hope this helps,

Martin.
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P.S. I've found that you can paste three or four of these on the page before it turns the page black...
Also, I have found that I can delete all the HTML within the HTML box(es) but I can't delete these widget(s)... odd.
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Hi Martin,

Did you add my style code?
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Where in the Bravenet HTML do I add your code?
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I was just wondering whether you have added the style code posted above anywhere on your page?

If you have added it to the page please could you remove it whilst I find a solution
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No it's not been added yet as I wasn't sure where to place it amongst the other HTML :)
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Could you remove all of the HTML from the page then, there is still something breaking it.

Could you also post all of the code from the first HTML Widget please. (Using the <!--- and --->)

Thanks,
Andi
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This is the first one that looks and works well but you paste too many of them on the page and that's when the trouble starts.

<!--
<div align="center">DON'T VOTE JUST YET!
<div align="center"><a href="http://pub6.bravenet.com/vote/vote.ph... src="http://assets.bravenet.com/cp/vote.gif" border="0" title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com"/></a>
<a title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" href="http://www.bravenet.com">&lt;/a>&lt;/div>
-->

Those other (empty) HTML widget appear to be stuck to the page...I just can't delete them.
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I have come up with an alternative idea. Instead of pasting a dozen vote casters, how about just placing one per week under the appropriate pictures that need voting for that week?
The other pictures can stay in the gallery but they can be viewed in advance and only voted for when the time is right.
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Okay, have you removed all of the HTML from the page? If you have can you please publish to the web so that I can see the page. Thanks.

Now, once you have done that, please could you add the following code instead of the above code:

<!---
<div align="center">DON'T VOTE JUST YET! </div>
<div align="center"><a href="http://pub6.bravenet.com/vote/vote.ph... src="http://assets.bravenet.com/cp/vote.gif" border="0" title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com"/></a>
<a title="Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com" href="http://www.bravenet.com">&lt;/a>&lt;/div>
-->

Andi
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Ok done it :) But still can't remove the empty HTML widgets
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Done it? What have you done, have you changed the code to the one I suggested?
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Yes to the code you suggested
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Okay, what I did was add <!--- </div ---> to the end of the first line. This is the fundamentals of HTML - if you start a tag, you must end it!

Do this for all of them and it should work.
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Right so I'm starting to get the hang of it. So is it ok to use the same code now and paste 11 more of them or just stick to the one?
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Okay Martin,

What you have to do is add the closing tag <!--- </div> ---> to the first line of the code. Where the text is (Don't vote just yet).
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OK I'll give it a go...
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You know, when I tried to incorporate my own text into the HTML I wondered how to close that line. I suspected something was missing but hoped whatever it was wouldn't be too important.
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Haha lol,

Well now you know! You always have to close the tag. If you are unsure, ask someone!

Andi
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You've hit the nail on the head! I think this is where I went wrong when you first heard from me on here. I have learnt to write certain HTML lines but not how to close them and that's how the pages have become broken.
Thanks ever so much for pointing me in the right direction for future reference and giving the closing bit of HTML.
If you do come across an Idiots book of HTML in somewhere like The Works (I take it you are British, never thought of asking before lol) or WH Smith can you let me know please?
As usual, thanks again for all your help. All the best,

Martin.
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No problem Martin,

Glad it fixed it! I found that testing HTML and exploring the internet is the best way! I self-taught myself all that I know!

All the best with the website...

Andi