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ShaneC
07-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Please review my website.

KNOWN ISSUES Working on addressing them
-IE6- Compatibility
-PNG Compatibility (In Pre-PNG browsers)
-Javascript disabled = Open new page for some dynamic content (At this point intended, I may re-work though)

UNKOWN ISSUES
-Any ideas?

NON-404 PAGES
I have not recieved content on quite a few pages so I've put dummy text on only a few. All content pages will follow the same basic scheme
-Home
-About Us
-Issues
-Issues -> Civil Rights
-Campaigns
-Outreach
-Support our cause (Place holder page)

Without further adieu,

http://cr.xt-arts.com

Many thanks for any praises and/or criticisms. Please feel free to scold my lifestyle, trounce on my beliefs, and make me cry - but please do it in a polite way :thumbsup:.

Regards

Millenia
07-23-2008, 09:07 PM
The MAJOR thing that goes wrong is the menu.
The "Outreach" "Blog" "Contact" and "Log into myCR" are under the other menu options, and when the drop down menu drops down, it screws everything up and its completely un-usable.

And on the 404 error pages, the same menu items fall down, and push the "404 error" image to the right and make it stick out.

If those navigation items were fixed it'd look really nice. But at the moment, it's completely un-usable for me.

(I use Firefox 3 with Linux fonts)

ShaneC
07-23-2008, 09:08 PM
The MAJOR thing that goes wrong is the menu.
The "Outreach" "Blog" "Contact" and "Log into myCR" are under the other menu options, and when the drop down menu drops down, it screws everything up and its completely un-usable.

And on the 404 error pages, the same menu items fall down, and push the "404 error" image to the right and make it stick out.

Please post your browser specifications. I have opened in Safari, IE 7, Firefox 2 & 3 and I'm unable to re-produce that error

LOL. *Hits head* I uploaded a wrong header file - my bad FF3 users! Try again please :p

Millenia
07-23-2008, 09:13 PM
LOL. *Hits head* I uploaded a wrong header file - my bad FF3 users! Try again please Glad you fixed it, I went back onto it and I was like eh...

Everything you want to stand out, stands out.
Navigation is great to use.
Repetitive use of the logo.
and as I see...fast loading.
And valid!

Nice job.

Wait, is the footer meant to be hard to read? Because if I were you I would change it to white/cream or something

ShaneC
07-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Wait, is the footer meant to be hard to read? Because if I were you I would change it to white/cream or something

Actually yeah it is. I've never been a huge fan of really intrusive legal-text so I just kind of stuck it there ninja-like. It will be changed to different text post launch anyway.

Good catch, though, and thanks for your input! :)

oesxyl
07-23-2008, 10:13 PM
1. I like it
2. not a problem but have some warnings:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css2&warning=2&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcr.xt-arts.com%2F
3. that is a problem:
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/wso.php?url=http://cr.xt-arts.com/
at least jpg used for layout can have smaller size and load faster.

regards

ShaneC
07-23-2008, 11:03 PM
1. I like it
2. not a problem but have some warnings:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css2&warning=2&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcr.xt-arts.com%2F
3. that is a problem:
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/wso.php?url=http://cr.xt-arts.com/
at least jpg used for layout can have smaller size and load faster.

regards

Yeah for the sake of the layout I had to eat up some CSS warnings - which I'm not too much of a fan of because I've got Web-OCD.

The speed tests are an issue I've been concerned with. It loads pretty fast for me but I do think I should look into some optimization.

Thanks for the feedback! :)

Apostropartheid
07-24-2008, 12:48 AM
After swearing a bit because you have those irritating little CSS imports, I noticed that you've forgotten the golden rule of typeface picking:
Always define backup and generic fonts.


Font-Family: Arial;
would be safer defined as

font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

ShaneC
07-24-2008, 03:29 AM
After swearing a bit because you have those irritating little CSS imports, I noticed that you've forgotten the golden rule of typeface picking:
Always define backup and generic fonts.

would be safer defined as

font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

That's so intresting you said that because I was literally just thinking to myself: "Hey. What if them there folks vistin' my web thang don't have them there fonts in there computin' device?"

I'll implement straight away. Thanks! :)

_Aerospace_Eng_
07-24-2008, 07:10 AM
Looks good. I don't know if the support our cause button fits in with the rest of the site. Its shiny and almost everything else isn't.

I think the site is too wide but you already knew this. It doesn't scale to smaller resolutions. Depending on your target audience, possibly older republicans (?) it may not suit their resolutions. The UCF part on the header needs some tweaking, I don't know what but it looks a little too plain.

Are you going to get a real domain or is it going to stay where its at?

abduraooft
07-24-2008, 08:27 AM
The page-content div is shifted about 100px right in IE6.

ShaneC
07-24-2008, 03:38 PM
Looks good. I don't know if the support our cause button fits in with the rest of the site. Its shiny and almost everything else isn't.

I think the site is too wide but you already knew this. It doesn't scale to smaller resolutions. Depending on your target audience, possibly older republicans (?) it may not suit their resolutions. The UCF part on the header needs some tweaking, I don't know what but it looks a little too plain.

Are you going to get a real domain or is it going to stay where its at?

I can see what you're saying on the Support our Cause button, I'll play with some alternative designs for that; and for the UCF part I was just thinking that actually, I did the header before any of the rest of the site and it doesn't really jive. I'll fool with that as well.

As for the resolution yeah, it seems to work on 1064x768 which I'm cool with for now but future layouts I'll definetly change - thanks for all the advice on that it was extremely helpful.

The domain will be moved when the site is out of beta, the organization I'm making this for has their own domain so it will transplant. I've coded the website to work in any directory or subdirectory it's in (when you look at the source and see the full address that's actually dynamically set when it's recalled from the DB).

Thanks very much for your input! Extremely helpful, as always.


The page-content div is shifted about 100px right in IE6.

I just saw this when I was viewing in different IE browsers. Aerospace posted a great IE viewer for me last night but prior to that (and during the coding process) I didn't have access to below IE7. I'm really not sure what's causing that (or how to fix it for that matter) but I'm looking into it.

Thanks for the heads up!

_Aerospace_Eng_
07-24-2008, 04:59 PM
I just saw this when I was viewing in different IE browsers. Aerospace posted a great IE viewer for me last night but prior to that (and during the coding process) I didn't have access to below IE7. I'm really not sure what's causing that (or how to fix it for that matter) but I'm looking into it.

Thanks for the heads up!

Add display:inline; to the CSS for .page-content

Its an IE double margin bug. Look it up to understand it better.

ShaneC
07-24-2008, 06:25 PM
Add display:inline; to the CSS for .page-content

Its an IE double margin bug. Look it up to understand it better.

Bingo. Many thanks once more

Apostropartheid
07-24-2008, 09:54 PM
As for the resolution yeah, it seems to work on 1064x768 which I'm cool with for now but future layouts I'll definetly change - thanks for all the advice on that it was extremely helpful.
A List Apart (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/switchymclayout) may be of service here.



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