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peteyb383
05-14-2008, 04:24 AM
Hello All,

Could you please review my business site: http://www.legacywebdevelopment.com/

Any comments, suggestions, and constructive criticism will be accepted graciously.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

binaryWeapon
05-14-2008, 04:32 AM
Hooray! Finally a site that validates! :thumbsup:

The design looks good, although personally I prefer a more web 2.0 look (personal preference). The image of codes going down the side looks pretty nice, although the quality of the image appears a little low under closer examination. On your get a quote form, the only validation is "Invalid Input"; a little more specific such as "Username must be under 15 characters" or something would be better. The contact details under the banner are a little too small; I didn't notice them at first. On your portfolio page, the websites open in the same window, replacing your site. I would make that a target=blank if I were you.

peteyb383
05-14-2008, 04:44 AM
Thank You for such a quick reply.

I am in the process of changing the "Invalid Input" error. However, I have run into a snag; when I use target="_blank" it wont validate in XHTML 1.1 Strict because the target attribute is not allowed.

Any Ideas?

binaryWeapon
05-14-2008, 04:53 AM
A quick google (http://www.google.com/search?q=target+xhtml&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a) turned up this (http://dionidium.com/2004/05/xhtml-tests). I found it very interesting. There may be other solutions on Google, I didn't check them all. Hope it helps!

NancyJ
05-14-2008, 10:12 AM
Thank You for such a quick reply.

I am in the process of changing the "Invalid Input" error. However, I have run into a snag; when I use target="_blank" it wont validate in XHTML 1.1 Strict because the target attribute is not allowed.

Any Ideas?

Use transitional.

http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2004/xhtml-faq#target

Apostropartheid
05-14-2008, 04:34 PM
Or don’t at all. I don’t like it one bit, and nor would anyone who had a random window pop up in their face.

Aceramic
05-14-2008, 04:58 PM
^ Actually, if I click a link on a site that is going to a different site, I prefer that it opens in a new window...


Maybe that's just me. :)

jcdevelopment
05-14-2008, 10:37 PM
i dont know if anyone else had this problem, but when i opened it, it was in a smaller window. So then i enlarged the window and noticed the nav bar was way to the left, so i rolled over it and it went to where it needed to be. Dont know if anyone see's this?!?

peteyb383
05-14-2008, 10:58 PM
What browser were you using?

I noticed that problem once, and thought that something maybe just wasn't rendered right by the browser, because it hasn't happened since then.

Apostropartheid
05-15-2008, 04:07 PM
You do realize that if the entire web were like that, we'd be browsing with fifty windows? The whole point in hyperlinks is that you leave to go to that page. Your users will remember their, ha, source of information.

peteyb383
05-15-2008, 09:00 PM
You do realize that if the entire web were like that, we'd be browsing with fifty windows? The whole point in hyperlinks is that you leave to go to that page. Your users will remember their, ha, source of information.

Well isn't that what tabs are for?

I mean, especially if I'm trying to "sell myself" to a potential client, don't I want them to still remain on my site even though they want to view my portfolio?

Maybe it's just me, but I have a habit of opening up almost all links in a new tab.

oracleguy
05-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Well isn't that what tabs are for?

I mean, especially if I'm trying to "sell myself" to a potential client, don't I want them to still remain on my site even though they want to view my portfolio?

Maybe it's just me, but I have a habit of opening up almost all links in a new tab.

They are but opening a link in a new tab instead of the current tab should be left to the user's discretion.

gnomeontherun
05-15-2008, 11:03 PM
You could have it so underneath the image you put a link that says "Open in New Tab/Window" and solve this problem. The user should decide, so give them the option.

binaryWeapon
05-16-2008, 12:26 AM
I would only make external links open in a new window; its a fairly common practice, even in this forum: www.google.com - I didn't specify target=blank in my post, VBulletin does that automatically because its a commonly accepted practice. The user will decide if he/she wants to open an internal link in a new window/tab.

Apostropartheid
05-16-2008, 04:06 PM
Targets do not open automatically in new tabs.
vBulletin has it wrong, in my opinion. In this particular case it's rather good because we need to reference the forum, but in most cases? No, not really.

peteyb383
05-27-2008, 01:11 AM
Just wanted to get another opinion so far, as I have change the color scheme a little, and added in some flash for the header.

Tell me if you think it isn't tasteful or doesn't fit.



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