Yola should fix their sitebuilder - Ongoing problem!

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Yola seriously needs to fix Yola

once again (yes, it happened many times in the past) widgets move around the page as they please (without the website builders moving them). My bottom four widgets moved to the middle of the page automatically (without me telling it to do that).
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Donald

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  • frusterated - widgets screw things up - give us the opportunity of a full page html editor - AND the option of the sitebuilder.

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Kevin

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what browser do you use?
I'v never had that problem
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Nathan, Champion

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Me neither. It must be a cross-browser issue.
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well, for starters, you would have to have many different widgets on the same page or else you wouldn't have the same opportunity for mistakes. And I use FireFox - the best browser Yola thinks you should use.
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http://www.youcanneverbetoosmart.com/...

Classification and History Heading... you see a heading but no body under it. Know why? cause Yola rearranged my page...

Causes Heading is in the wrong spot I believe, but I wouldn't know where it goes cause it was MOVED.

Other Environmental Factors Sub-Heading is in the wrong spot? Not sure where to put it.

Medical Specialty Heading - wrong spot

Source of this Article - wrong spot

Bottom Links - wrong spot

Who knows what else Yola moved around my page
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It is probably a issue with the JavaScript and site builder. I know Yola wont move stuff around on the page unless you give them permission. It's in their Privacy Policy.
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well, my computer's updated to the max, so if it's a problem with me building sites on my computer, then some stupid screw up to release an untested product needs to quit his job.
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There is no need to get mad. I am not trying to be rude or anything, but if you are on the free plan you definitely shouldn't get mad because Yola is a website and has problems just like other websites on the web and, it's free. Yola will get it fixed - believe me, they're fast! :)

Nathan
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yea, I create websites using another host, whereas I create login scripts and many other things, and I understand problems you can face. But I've had this same issue like a year ago, after so long it gets frustrating.
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Hi, what is your website's domain name (URL)?
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http://youcanneverbetoosmart.com - not the best site, it was my first one I created - and then I've learned html and create better ones away from yola. But I still work on this once since it's where most of my traffic goes.
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and I've had this same problem on other computers. I don't think it has anything to do with the computers I use. I think it's Yola, you just probably never crossed this path because your sites provide for different opportunities. See how my site uses many different widgets and most pages are lengthy? well, we should be allowed to use all those widgets and have a page so long without the page messing. up.
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I was using Internet Explorer for a few days, that might be one of the pages I edited with IE8... I'll try staying away from Internet Explorer and see if it continues.
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Oh, that might be the problem. Even though IE 8 is supported, it probably does some mess ups sometimes. I don't use Internet Explorer anymore because it's too slow. And IE 9 has glitches in it. If the bugs in IE 9 get fixed, I will start using it again (as long as it works good in Yola).
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yea, IE8 is entirely too slow, I was using it for a few days when I installed Windows 7 because I prefer how it looks when creating sites. For example, notice my background? It's blue. So are the links in FireFox, it's an eye sore to see blue links. In Internet Explorer, in the sitebuilder, the links are whatever color they will be in the published site.
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I know html and css quite well. That'll work for a published site, but STILL in the SITEBUILDER, links WILL be blue, they are for you and anyone else that uses FireFox.
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and if for some reason you claim they aren't, please show me a screen shot!
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Hi Donald, I was just giving you this code if you needed it. I don't have Firefox, I use Google Chrome. Maybe I'll download it.
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yea, I write that code by scratch myself, I know practically everything there is to know about css... that doesn't fix my problem with my blue background. You'll see what I mean if you download FireFox and open sitebuilder, all links will be blue. Anyways, I was told Google Chrome is bad for yola and I've had some bad experiences!
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Hi, Google Chrome is actually good. I have never had a problem with it at all. The older version used to be a problem but the latest version isn't. It is listed on the Yola supported browser list here: Yola supported browsers - Yola.com
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Hi, i saw you said that you are having problems with the link colors or something. Here is the CSS to make the links work right in all browsers:

<!--

<style type="text/css">

a:link {
color:black;/*The color of the link in it's normal state*/
text-decoration:underline;/*The text-decoration: it can be: "underlined" or
"none"*/
font-weight:normal; /*You can change this to bold or normal*/
}

/*This is for the link when you hover over it with your mouse*/

a:hover, a:visited:hover {
color:blue;
text-decoration:none;
font-weight:normal;
}

/*Now this is for the link when the link has been visited by that user*/

a:visited {
color:purple;
text-decoration:none;
font-weight:normal;
}

</style>

-->

Warning: Don't copy the <!-- or --> Just the code inside them.

That's the code! You can change any of the stuff to what you want to. Also, I have comments in there to help you if you want, make sure you keep the /* and the */ wrapped around the comments so it wont show up on the page, only in the code to help you.

I hope this helps!

Nathan
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I know html and css quite well. That'll work for a published site, but STILL in the SITEBUILDER, links WILL be blue, they are for you and anyone else that uses FireFox. and if for some reason you claim they aren't, please show me a screen shot!

NOTE: I am NOT referring to links in published sites, I am referring to what WE see in the SITEBUILDER in FIREFOX... they are and always have been blue. Which is an eye sore when your site's background is blue.
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and yes, I would know not to copy the <!-- and --> ... those are comments. You can use them to add to html and css without it applying to the page for the website builder's use only (usually used to remember what a particular code is for or a section of a piece of code). You can also use /* COMMENT */ for comments as well.
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But /* and */ are comments only in CSS - in HTML you use <!-- and --> And, why do you care about the color of the links in the site builder? Is it harder to see the links because of the blue background? Also, you might be able to fix this by adding this code in between style tags instead. The Apple-style-span is the span that is in the text widgets. CSS:

.Apple-style-span a:link {
color:black;/*The color of the link in it's normal state*/
text-decoration:underline;/*The text-decoration: it can be: "underlined" or
"none"*/
font-weight:normal; /*You can change this to bold or normal*/
}

/*This is for the link when you hover over it with your mouse*/

.Apple-style-span a:hover, .Apple-style-span a:visited:hover {
color:blue;
text-decoration:none;
font-weight:normal;
}

/*Now this is for the link when the link has been visited by that user*/

.Apple-style-span a:visited {
color:purple;
text-decoration:none;
font-weight:normal;
}

I noticed that Apple-style-span is the span used in the text widgets and maybe the links will display better like this. I put this on my site. It works. Hopefully it will work for you in Firefox! :)
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and if you want a link to be underlined, you don't usually use in in text-decoration, you leave it out entirely, underline is default - that is... unless the template you use with yola has text-decoration:none applied by default, then you would need it.
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But users can go into the browser settings and change them to not be underlined.
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yea, and then you have to decide... do you want your links underlined or do you want to make your visitors happy and let them choose? If they changed it in there browser settings, maybe because that's how they want them to be.
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Thats true. I don't underline my links, I use border-bottom: 1px dotted black; It looks nicer that just a plain underline. Sort of like the old Get Satisfaction website. I think they look nicer. I know CSS a lot too. And HTML. I bought a HTML book and a CSS book when I was a beginner and now I know all of it. But, I learned a lot on my own too. I also just bought a JavaScript book because I am learning that now. Next will be PHP for me. (Sorry for getting of topic a little!)

P.S I can't wait 'till all of the browsers accept CSS3! That will be great!
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Donald

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because IE9 is so new, I would imagine that already does - but could be wrong.
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Hi, IE 9 has some bugs. Like it wont show Lightbox 2. You know that cool script for showing images? It wont even come up in IE 9! And it wont show the videos on facebook either! It's a problem, I am going to downgrade to IE 8.
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First of all, thank you Nathan for trying to help! It is appreciated :)

Donald, there are a couple of things that you have pointed out that I hope to address now.

First of all, the issue with the blue underlining being shown in your Sitebuilder is a Firefox issue - it does not have anything to do with Yola. If you wish to see your links actually change color in the Sitebuilder, you will need to use a different browser as you have noted.

We are now supporting Google Chrome! Perhaps using this browser may help to resolve some of the issues you're seeing.

Lastly, there appears to be a recent bug that we have discovered where you are unable to move your widgets on your page. Our engineers are debugging and fixing this issue.

We apologize for the great inconvenience and hope to have this resolved as quickly as possible. We will let you know when the fix has been deployed. Thanks for your patience.
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ok, well I hope their fix fixes my problem. My widgets WERE in the CORRECT position, I had edited my page in Internet Explorer and they were still in the correct position. Then a few days later I open the page in FireFox and the jumped around the page.
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I was simply addressing my problem with using Yola in FireFox because I'm always told, "try using FireFox", not necessarily how to fix it.
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I already know a good portion of php and mysql... look at some scripts I made...

http://jumping-jelly-beans.zymichost.com - click the login link then the register for free link. Register and then login, kinda cool.

http://1stop-martial-arts.zymichost.com also has a login, both sites are unfinished pieces of work though.