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bksbeat

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I hate to through code on this forum but I dont know of any other way to resolve this.

If you look at www.nontando.com - About Us section

I have just added a section on this page called RECENT BUYING TRIP TO AFRICA. I have also added an image.

Now (1) the color of my text after the image is inserted suddenly changes? Any ideas why?

(2) I was planning to add quite a few images re. this section, hence I am worried re. space on this page. What will happen? Will the overall text on this page become condensed?

 

Here is my code and thank you for your support -

 

<?php

/*

$Id: about_us.php,v 1.8 2003/05/19 20:17:50 hpdl Exp $

 

osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions

http://www.oscommerce.com

 

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

*/

 

define('NAVBAR_TITLE', 'About Us');

define('HEADING_TITLE', 'About Us');

 

define('TEXT_INFORMATION', '<p><center>Welcome! Karibuni! Isibingelelo! Kushe! Akwaba! to Nontando. The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it. Nontando will strive to be your source on all that is African bringing you the beauty of African Art to a global audience. <p>

Nontando first opened its doors in 2002 with our retail store in Sarasota, Florida. Unlike many retailers in this niche, our buying strategy is actually travelling to Africa annually, meeting the artists, and hand selecting the best of African Art, Gifts and Home Decor.

Through our travels, we meet men and women producing a wide range of arts and crafts. Working on the pavements, markets of the big cities to deep rural enclaves with every form of traditional art work. <p>

 

Your support, no matter how big or small, impacts the lives of these talented peoople, as well as their families and communities. <p>

 

Africa encompasses 53 nations, nearly a billion people and more than 800 distinct ethnic groups. This is an opportunity to join us on an adventure as we meet a remarkable people and celebrate African life. <p>

 

A WORD FROM THE OWNER OF NONTANDO

<p>

I was born and raised in Africa and, over the years, have been able to forge many relationships that enable me today to find worthwhile products in every part of the Continent. To replenish my stock, I travel to the homeland every year. I do not

have to depend on wholesalers or jobbers but -- drawing on my lifelong knowledge of Africa -- am able to go to the villages and deal directly with the artisans who are creating the splendid objects I bring back for you.

 

Certainly, the purchases I make from these artisans provide welcome income for families whose standard of living is generally quite low. But more than that, through my travels around the Continent each year, I am able to make a modest contribution to the education, independence, and entrepreneurship of creative people who have known precious few advantages in their lives.

<p>

RECENT BUYING TRIP TO AFRICA

<p>

<p>

An image

<a href="http://nontando.com/"><img src="/images/basket_1.JPG"

align="middle" width="80" height="80">

in the text

</p>

 

 

 

 

 

<p>

FAIR TRADE AND FREE TRADE

<p>

As more and more of the products we use are produced in foreign countries -- especially, poor countries -- the phrase "fair trade" has become a catchword among conscientious American consumers. And why not? After all, is is not "fair" a good thing to be? Do not we all want to be fair in treating the people who make what we buy?

<p>

But if you examine how fair trade works at the village level, you get a picture much different from the high-flown rhetoric used to convince us it is the morally right thing to do. Fair trade is a system negotiated between our government and the governments of foreign countries, in which large and small commercial companies organize and manage the manufacture of products and the lives of those who make them.

<p>

In a vast continent like Africa, where distances are great and transportation often rudimentary, it is anything but efficient to go around collecting products, a few at a time, from artisans living in far-flung villages. Often, the organizers force artisans to leave their native villages and come to work in centralized factories where what they make, and

the amount they earn, is dictated by the company which markets their work.

<p>

This may be called Fair Trade, but it is anything but fair to the artisans -- who are often treated pretty much like slave labor. We prefer to call the way we work "Free Trade." We work directly with the artisans in their own homes. They make whatever they choose; if we like it, we buy it. They set their own prices; if they are acceptable, we pay them.

<p>

The artisans control their own lives and their own production. But they know they can depend on us to return every year to see what they have been doing -- and to pay them an amount of money that, for many of them, will represent a significant part of their annual earnings.

<p>

If the day ever comes when I have to look in the eyes of a 75-year-old man sitting on the road in the mountains of Drakensburg, South Africa, selling his hand-crafted wares to support himself and his family, and I

have to tell him, "I am sorry, I cannot buy anything from you. You are not a member of the Fair Trade Association" -- the day that happens is the day my business, Nontando, will cease to exist.

</p>');

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The text color changes because you never closed your anchor tag here:

 

An image 
<a href="http://nontando.com/"><img src="/images/basket_1.JPG"
align="middle" width="80" height="80">

Probably should be:

 

An image 
<a href="http://nontando.com/"><img src="/images/basket_1.JPG"
align="middle" width="80" height="80"></a>

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Can I take that back?

:blush:

 

Look at the HTML source.

 

All the paragraphs have after the picture have anchor tags: <a href="http://nontando.com/"> .... </a>

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

SSL Implementation Help

 

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