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I am a novice at html.  There is a scrolling image on my website at http://mauitradewinds.com/Virtual%20Tours/TdwVT.htm which I would like to reduce in width and center on the page, regardless of the viewer's browser or screen resolution.  I would appreciate code which can be integrated into the existing page, as well as specication of where that code must be inserted.  I am attaching the css file.  Thanks! default.css
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by:Michel Plungjan
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by:ddantes
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Thank you for your comment.  It is useful to the extent that it demonstrates the possibility of centering an object.  But, being a novice with html, I can't apply that example to my scrolling image web page.  What is needed is code which I can integrate into that existing web page, which accomplishes the resizing and centering.
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Michel Plungjan earned 125 total points
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here you are.

The link I gave first was not suited to your code

Her is the new CSS  
body {
	color: #0000FF;
	background: white url(images/background.jpg);
	margin: 0px
}
.simply-scroll-container {
/* Container DIV - automatically generated */
	position: absolute;
	min-height: 10em;
	display: table-cell; 
	vertical-align: middle;
}
.simply-scroll-clip {
/* Clip DIV - automatically generated */
	position: relative;
	overflow: hidden;
	z-index: 2;
}
.simply-scroll {
/* Customisable base class for style override DIV */
	width: 2000px;
	height: 400px;
	margin-bottom: 1em;
}
.simply-scroll .simply-scroll-clip {
	width: 2000px;
	height: 400px;
}

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and here is the new file  
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html><head>
<title>Tradewinds VTour</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="default.css" media="all" type="text/css">
<script language="" type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script language="" type="text/javascript" src="jquery.simplyscroll.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="default.css" media="all" type="text/css">
</style>
<script language="" type="text/javascript">
(function($) {
	$(function() { //on DOM ready
	  var top = ($(window).height()-400)/2
		$("#scroller").simplyScroll({
			autoMode: 'loop'
		});
	  $(".simply-scroll-container").css("top",top+"px").show();
	});
})(jQuery);
</script>
</head><body>
<ul id=scroller><li><img src="images/TdwVT.jpg" /></li></ul>
<div id="footer">
<p><font SIZE="+1" FACE="Arial Unicode MS"><!-- Start eXTReMe Non Public Tracker Code V3/5
Login:    tradewds
Help:     https://www.extremetracking.com
Installation instructions:
Copy and paste this code between the two body tags into the
*source* of your pages or in your footer/template. Best is
to use a normal text editor such as notepad. -->
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="" type="text/javascript"><!--
EXref="";top.document.referrer?EXref=top.document.referrer:EXref=document.referrer;//--></SCRIPT><SCRIPT LANGUAGE="" type="text/javascript"><!--
EXs=screen;EXw=EXs.width;navigator.appName!="Netscape"?
EXb=EXs.colorDepth:EXb=EXs.pixelDepth;
navigator.javaEnabled()==1?EXjv="y":EXjv="n";
EXd=document;EXw?"":EXw="na";EXb?"":EXb="na";
location.protocol=="https:"?EXprot="https":EXprot="http";
EXref?EXref=EXref:EXref=EXd.referrer;EXsrc="src";
EXd.write("<img "+EXsrc+"="+EXprot+"://nht-2.extreme-dm.com",
"/n2.g?login=tradewds&url="+escape(document.URL)+"&pv=&",
"jv="+EXjv+"&j=y&srw="+EXw+"&srb="+EXb+"&",
"l="+escape(EXref)+" height=1 width=1>");//--></SCRIPT><noscript><div id="nneXTReMe"><img SRC="http://nht-2.extreme-dm.com/n2.g?login=tradewds&amp;url=nojs&amp;j=n&amp;jv=n&amp;pv=" WIDTH=1 HEIGHT=1 ALIGN=bottom>
</div></noscript> <!-- End eXTReMe Non Public Tracker Code --></font></p>
</div>
</body></html>

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by:ddantes
ID: 35009812
Thank you for supplying the complete code, which removes the mystery of a novice about what to do with the relevant changes!   The remaining part of the question pertains to reducing the width of the centered scroll.  Can you instruct me how to make the scroll occupy a given percentage of the screen width?
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 35010045
I think you need to change
width: 2000px;

to

width: 50%;

or

width: 800px;

in the two places
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by:ddantes
ID: 35010319
I made those two changes, but the scroll still occupies the full screen width.
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 35010577
I can look tomorrow
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by:ddantes
ID: 35014502
No worries.  The previous answrer is sufficient.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Here.
 HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html><head>
<title>Tradewinds VTour</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="default.css" media="all" type="text/css">
<script language="" type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script language="" type="text/javascript" src="http://mauitradewinds.com/Virtual%20Tours/jquery.simplyscroll.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="default.css" media="all" type="text/css">
</style>
<script language="" type="text/javascript">
(function($) {
	$(function() { //on DOM ready
	  var top = ($(window).height()-400)/2; // 400 is height of viewport - reflect in CSS
	  var left = ($(window).width()-500)/2; // 500 is width of viewport - reflect in CSS
		$("#scroller").simplyScroll({
			autoMode: 'loop'
		});
	  $(".simply-scroll-container").css("top",top+"px").css("left",left+"px").show();
	});
})(jQuery);
</script>
</head><body>
<ul id=scroller><li><img src="http://mauitradewinds.com/Virtual%20Tours/images/TdwVT.jpg" /></li></ul>
</body></html>

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CSS:
body {
	color: #0000FF;
	background: white url(images/background.jpg);
	margin: 0px
}
.simply-scroll-container {
/* Container DIV - automatically generated */
	position: absolute;
	min-height: 10em;
	display: table-cell; 
	vertical-align: middle;
}
.simply-scroll-clip {
/* Clip DIV - automatically generated */
	position: relative;
	overflow: hidden;
	z-index: 2;
}
.simply-scroll {
/* Customisable base class for style override DIV */
	width: 500px; /* Width of viewport */
	height: 400px; /* Height of viewport */
	margin-bottom: 1em;
}
.simply-scroll .simply-scroll-clip {
	width: 500px; /* Width of viewport */
	height: 400px; /* Height of viewport */
}

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by:ddantes
ID: 35018897
Thank you for that!
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