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Webby stuff I figured out today

As a side-job I mind the website of a nearby township, and their clerk asked me to post some budget spreadsheets today, which created an interesting challenge.

The site is a Wordpress site and the designer hasn't given either of us admin privileges, so I can only do HTML stuff in the body...I can't dig into the CSS or the stuff in the page's head. The pages have a narrow central column that's maybe 5-600 pixels. The spreadsheets were very wide.

First, I found a way to convert Excel data to HTML tables, yay! The Tableizer This was very cool, and who knows, I may need to use it again someday.

When I plunked the wide table into the narrow column, it spilled over the right hand side and over the search box. Very ugly. Then with some research I found I could create a [div] that would put a scrollbar at the bottom for me. In case you ever need a scrollbar, here are the instructions.

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egret17
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Bookmarked - thanks!
jordan_c_price
Nov. 5th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Glad you might be able to use it!
ali_wilde
Nov. 5th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
It's one of the most satisfying things in the world to work out how to do something technological on your own, isn't it? I give a half hearted try and if that doesn't work I phone my IT brother. :D

Well done!
jordan_c_price
Nov. 5th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
That's so true! It seems to give a different type of satisfaction, for me.
krondr
Nov. 5th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
You sound very pleased with yourself :) And so you should be!
jordan_c_price
Nov. 5th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! My "boss" over there is so pleased she wants to recommend me to all her friends, and I'm like, "No! I have enough websites of my own I'm neglecting!"
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