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Sonofdora
04-17-2006, 11:03 AM
I am using Dreamweaver 8 and Win XP to make a page to place on eBay - the completed page looks just as I want it when previewed thru' Dreamweaver in IE 6 (F12) however, when pasted into eBay, the background color disappears and there are holes everywhere - I am frustrated because I cannot see the error - can anyone advise me, please?

.Below is the code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body {
background-color: #660000;
}
.style1 {
font-family: "Century Gothic";
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 18px;
color: #663300;
}
.style2 {
font-family: "Century Gothic";
color: #663300;
}
.style3 {
font-family: "Century Gothic";
font-size: 16px;
color: #FFFF99;
}
-->
</style></head>
<body>
<table width="950" height="1413" border="0">
<tr>
<td height="150" colspan="5" align="center" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">

<span class="style1">VERY ELEGANT BROWN CROCODILE LEATHER SIZE 5 -5.5 B </span>

<span class="style2">WITH TORTOISE SHELL/BAKELITE FEATURE </span></p></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="51" rowspan="9"></td>
<td height="50" colspan="3"></td>
<td width="528" rowspan="8" valign="top"><blockquote>
<blockquote>


</p>


</p>
<p class="style3">This pair of very elegant vintage dark brown croc leather shoes is a real classic beauty!

I paid a small fortune for them, but sadly they are too small for me. My loss is your gain!</p>
<p class="style3">These shoes are marked &ldquo;Concerto&rdquo; by &ldquo;FLORSHEIM&rdquo; 5B, probably made around the 50&rsquo;s or 60&rsquo;s when Florsheim produced ladies&rsquo;shoes. The lady who sold them to me said they are real crocodile leather, and were used for store display purposes and probably never worn. She had them &ldquo;mink-oiled&rdquo; before sending to me. </p>
<p class="style3">The uppers have a rectangular piece of tortoise shell effect/ bakelite measuring 5.75cm x 3.75cm fastened on the top of each shoe, and are &frac34; lined inside. The edges are finished off by what appears to be grosgrain fabric piping (commonly used for trimming real croc leather shoes). I can see some very faint scuffing on the soles, most likely due to ladies trying on the shoes rather than through light wearing and also light marks where the original stickers were removed.</p>
<p class="style3">Please check these measurements to be sure and see the photos.

They are marked as 5B in size (I assume this would be US sizing)

LENGTH: Inside from toe to heel 24cm (following contour) but please remember the shoes do taper and your toes do not reach all the way to the tip.

WIDTH: Inside at widest part is approximately 6.5cm

HEIGHT: Heel is 5cm

Shipping of these shoes will be only by registered mail of $7.40 within Australia due to the value of these shoes. NO RETURNS, SO PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTION AND ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING.Let me know if you require additional photos.

Only bid if you want to make the purchase. Non-paying bidders will be reported.



Buyer to make contact within 3 days of Auction close and payment is due within 7 days. Preferred payment is by Bank Deposit for Aussie buyer or Paypal only.

Please leave username or item number when making payment so it can be easily identified.

Do not bid if you do not agree to theabove terms.

Thank you.</p>
<p class="style3"></p>
</blockquote>
</blockquote></td>
</tr>
<tr>
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</tr>
<tr>
<td height="50" colspan="3"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="333" colspan="3">http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/9...kshoes14sw.png</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="50" colspan="3"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="263" colspan="3">http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/838...kshoes32cw.png</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td height="50" colspan="3"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="169" height="130">http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8...kshoes51sr.png</td>
<td width="10"></td>
<td width="170">http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/2...kshoes61qf.png</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="3"></td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Any help would be most appreciated

Kind regards

Sonofdora

Sonofdora
04-19-2006, 12:29 AM
I have found the solution to my problem -
The styles defined in the head are ignored when eBay puts the description into the middle of their page and therefore, I need to use inline styles.

Thanks all for looking

Sonofdora