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It looks different on the pc than on my Mac

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I've got the following problem. The link below shows fine in  explorer and netscape on a Mac but on a pc the light orange bar on the left is just a few pixels off from the corner from the top orange bar. Does anybody know what might be the problem?

http://www.writeco.nl/try/Editors_Update%20folder/Editors_Update/index_def.html

I set the menubar with the script that you can find in the page.
Thanks.
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Use a 2X2 table, then the border of all 4 cells will line up correctly.

Also, using an absoilute width of 801 pixels for the table is not a good idea -- that automatically forces horizontal scrolling for users whose screen reslution is 800x600 or lower. There's no reason to use a single, huge image for the header; put the logo in a separate image make that the width you want for the left-hand column and the height of the header. Then just use white lettering for the "Editor's Corner" text in a table cell with an orange background. Make the width of the table 100% and the width of the top right table cell something like 85%, then it'll take up the rest of the space dynamically to match the user's browser window size.

In general, relative sizes (percentages) are better than absolute sizes, since you have no control over the user's screen resolution and browser window size. Remeber, on the Web, your canvas has no fixed size, and you must adapt your designs to that fact.
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No matter what you do there are always differences between mac and pcdoing some things can make it better but it will never be perfect. You could also set a fixed position relative to the position of the other elements using css.
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