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ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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Hi Ken,

Sorry to bother you again!

Ok, I don't know what I've done but my ajax-dashboard.php has gone all odd. It's showing tables halfway across the width and the data heads are much wider!

Sorry, but please help, I don't know what I've done! :(

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Re: ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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Looks fine here with FireFox18.0.1. Try doing a shift-reload of the page to clear your browser cache.

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Re: ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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Ok, I tried doing that "Shift + F5" but that didn't work.

What I mean is the data is only 3/4 of the way across under the "Wind" data head and in the middle under the "Humidity & Barometer" data head. Strangely enough, the rest of the ajax-dashboard.php is fine!

I have attached the file "problems.jpg" onto this post as it could help.
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So, un-do your last change to the ajax-dashboard.php

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Undo? I can't undo the change because I have been playing around with it since trying to figure it out! Oh no! :(

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I always have an old copy to fall-back to when making changes -- it's a good lesson to learn now.

If you have a daily backup of your PC, you could restore the file from yesterday's backup, then start over with your mods.
If not, then you'll just have the pleasure of debugging why it doesn't work as expected for yourself.

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No, I don't have a daily backup to my PC as I don't know how to get it for free anywhere!

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Then enjoy your excursion into solo debugging, and good luck.

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Ok, I've decided to replace the ajax-dashboard.php file, now I will slowly add my mods! :D

EDIT: Ok, I've done my mods and all is good again! :D

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Now, in the ajax-dashboard.php, I've managed to make every data field the same width so it looks nice. :D

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No, I don't have a daily backup to my PC as I don't know how to get it for free anywhere!
According to Profile you are running Windows 7 which comes with free Windows Backup which will do all the necessary types of backups you should need.
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Re: ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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William Grimsley wrote:Now, in the ajax-dashboard.php, I've managed to make every data field the same width so it looks nice. :D
On the contrary, the dashbord portion of the page is now too wide for the rest of the frame (as seen in the included screenshot)... :roll:
There were very good reasons why some of tables and columns did not have fixed dimensions - to compensate for other tables/columns with varying dimensions... :(

When editing a template, you should first, before starting the editing, save a backup copy of the template (I would suggest that you add the date to the template name, such as 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26.php'). I would even go further by suggesting that you make an additional backup copy every times you save the template (using the suggested date format, the first time the modified template is saved it should be with the name 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26_2.php', the second time, with the name 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26_3.php', and so on) as this would allow you to easily go back when not satisfied with the modifications. ;)

I know the renaming of the templates with the date format works as I have been using that concept for more than 10 years and I have recommended the concept to may users.

Another suggestion... Rather than using your online Web service provider as your testing server, you might be more at ease installing a local server (on your own computer) such as XAMPP for Windows where you will be able to modify and test the templates (to your heart's content) before uploading the final results onto your online Web service provider - thus, what will be displayed on your online Web pages will be the final product and not the test product (something very annoying for users/visitors)... ;)

As Ken hinted, you are on your own. :mrgreen:
Last edited by gemini06720 on Sun 09 Jun 2013 8:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: ajax-dashboard.php gone odd!

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gemini06720 wrote:
William Grimsley wrote:Now, in the ajax-dashboard.php, I've managed to make every data field the same width so it looks nice. :D
On the contrary, the dashbord portion of the page is now too wide for the rest of the frame (as seen in the included screenshot)... :roll:
2013-Jan-26_19-15-56.png
There were very good reasons why some of tables and columns did not have fixed dimensions - to compensate for other tables/columns with varying dimensions... :(

When editing a template, you should first, before starting the editing, save a backup copy of the template (I would suggest that you add the date to the template name, such as 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26.php'). I would even go further by suggesting that you make an additional backup copy every times you save the template (using the suggested date format, the first time the modified template is saved it should be with the name 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26_2.php', the second time, with the name 'ajax-dashboard_2013-01-26_3.php', and so on) as this would allow you to easily go back when not satisfied with the modifications. ;)

I know the renaming of the templates with the date format works as I have been using that concept for more than 10 years and I have recommended the concept to may users.

Another suggestion... Rather than using your online Web service provider as your testing server, you might be more at ease installing a local server (on your own computer) such as XAMPP for Windows where you will be able to modify and test the templates (to your heart's content) before uploading the final results onto your online Web service provider - thus, what will be displayed on your online Web pages will be the final product and not the test product (something very annoying for users/visitors)... ;)

As Ken hinted, you are on your own. :mrgreen:
Really? I came down this morning to find the ajax-dashboard.php file a bit wider than normal, so I correct each width from

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width="190"
to

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width="180"
and the ajax-dashboard.php file looked fine again. :D

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