5. TEXT IS MISSING ON THE PAGE
Possible causes: this can happen for different reasons, but all of them have to do with closing tags.
1) When a closing tag is missing, the entire content might be missing, too. So don’t forget to close all your tags.
2) You forgot to close a comment and the browser “thinks” that the rest of the text has also been commented out. Make sure you close every comment that you open.
3) You forgot to close a quotation mark in a tag. For example, if you use quotes in a IMG SRC or A HREF tags, you must close them.
4) If you are using TEXTAREA in forms, make sure you close it with a /TEXTAREA tag.
6. VISITORS CAN’T SEE YOUR FANCY FONTS
Possible causes: There are only a handful of fonts that every computer user has installed. They are: Verdana, Arial, Courier, & Times New Roman. If you try to use some other font and your visitors don’t have them installed, they will see your text in whatever font their browser is set to.
Fixes: If you REALLY want your visitors to see your handsome fonts use webfonts and import them. Or, if your font isn’t available as a webfont, turn some of your text into graphics. Your graphics will be displayed the same on every computer, and your visitors will be able to see the fonts you meant for them to see. Keep in mind, however, that search engines can not crawl through graphics.
7. WEB PAGE DISPLAYS OLD LINKS AND IMAGES
Possible causes: graphics or link are not being “refreshed” and whatever is “cached” is being displayed.
Fixes: refresh (or reload) the page by clicking the button on the toolbar of your browser.
Sometimes the graphics are still not being refreshed in which case you need to do this:
* right-click on the graphic
* choose “view image” or “open image”
* click “Refresh” when the graphic is displayed by itself
Now come back to your web page and press “refresh” button one more time. You should now see the updated images.
Also, if you are using an FTP program to upload your files, don’t forget to click “Refresh” in the FTP window before uploading new files. Otherwise, you will simply upload the old versions.
8. BACKGROUND DOESN’T SHOW
Possible causes: the image was not uploaded to the web server, it wasn’t linked to correctly, or the graphic is in invalid format.
Fixes: make sure to upload your background image along with the other files. Also, make sure you upload it into the right directory (see “missing image on the page” above for more information)
9. CAN’T ACCESS YOUR HOME PAGE
Possible causes: home page wasn’t named correctly
Fixes: if you get an “access denied” error or a list of files when you are trying to access your website, make sure you named your home page correctly.
Every hosting company has it set up so that the very first page of your site must be named “index.html”. Sometimes, though, they will require your first file to be called “welcome.html”, “default.html”, “home.html”, or “default.htm”. Notice that “default.html” and “default.htm” are two different files. You can name your files either way, but only one of them will be accepted as a default one.
There is only one way to find out: ask them! Or visit their website to see if they specify the default file name in their tech support section.