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Mhtml
04-17-2003, 07:07 PM
Okey dokes, I've done an overhaul ..
Now it's compliant with Xhtml 1.0 Strict near as I can tell without validating and without including the shoutbox which I need to make compliant..

Excluding the shoutbox it's all done with CSS for the most part. I am however using tables, found it to hard to make it work on 800*600 and 1024*768 + using divs, and couldn't get it centered so I gave up and retreated to tables so brothercake don't give me a yellin' bout that unless you can show me how lol ;).

Not sure what I just said exactly since my fingers are talking for me ..

Nighty night. .. uh goodbye , ciao, tusch/aufwiedersan.. etc etc.

The url: http://mhtml.ithium.net

redhead
04-17-2003, 07:56 PM
for everybodies information... the url is http://mhtml.ithium.net :D

looks good to me... it needs verdana... verdana!... nice colour scheme, good logo... not really much else there to comment on ;)

nicely done :thumbsup:

edit:
don't give me a yellin' bout that unless you can show me how lol heh... i had a quick bash at it...


<!-- get everything centred. -->
<div align="center" style="border: 1px solid #444444; background-color: #E4ECF1">
<!-- header bar -->
<div style="background-image: url(http://mhtml.ithium.net/images/mithN__04.gif); background-repeat: repeat-x; text-align: left;" width="97%"><img alt="image" src="http://mhtml.ithium.net/images/mithN__02.gif" /></div>
<!-- menu bar -->
<div style="background-image: url(http://mhtml.ithium.net/images/mithN__08.gif);height: 28px;background-repeat: repeat-x; text-align: left;"><img alt="image" src="http://mhtml.ithium.net/images/mithN__08.gif" /></div>


<br>
<div style="width: 50%; float: left; font-family: verdana; font-size: 75%">
<p>Some text... probably talking about complete nonsense as per usual.... but i feel that wouldnt be
fair... thus i shall make up something almost original, and perhaps the slightest bit interesting.</p>

<p>Bah... thats not gonna happen... so i'll just repeat something. something something
something something something something something something something something
something something something something something something something something
something something something something something something something something
something something something something something something something something
something something something something something something something something
something something something</p>

</div>


<div style="width: 100%; font-family: verdana; font-size: 75%">
And the infamous shoutbox here, no doubt... hmm... i cant make the border look right, so i'll leave it
out so nobody knows... ah, too late...
</div>

<div style="clear: both"/>&amp;nbsp;</div><!-- this must be kept here or the borders & background will mess up in IE-->
</div>there we go... thats the basic idea anyways... few things i couldnt be bothered to put in;)... like the background

bradyj
04-17-2003, 10:36 PM
Alright - I ain't no coder -- but I am a designer.

Your site looks good - the colors are a very corporate mellow and relaxing... however, I have my complaints:

The menu bar is a little plain - the color similarity throws off users, and doesn't look as appealing... I would link it somehow to the grey top bar.

Though the colors are nice and mellow, they don't tend to pop -- I'm not saying you need to make it a circus - but one other color contrast that is strong might be helpful... a blue or red that POPs more.

The wire frame look you did with your portfolio is cool - and you could use some elements to eccentuate it (a theme that looks like a blueprint for instance)...

enough of the rambles, my design recap is this:

I think the horizontal structure rocks, and the grey is perfect tone.

I think it needs a little more color, the logo should be more 'prominent', the links should stand out more, and add some extras.


-- you did a great job, I don't want you to think that I'm bashing it. I really do think it looks great. But I would sit down and try to think of little additives that help users want to play on the site and make things more active.

If you want, email me and I'll send you some other peoples sites that I've seen that add a little extra - however worthless - but it makes it more filled.

If you want more specific ideas, just ask.

Again, I'm a designer, not a coder, so I probably shouldn't be saying jack:thumbsup:

Mhtml
04-18-2003, 02:12 AM
Well I forgot the url as redhead pointed out...lol I was waaay to tired so I must have forgotten it.

You critiqued my business site, I'll take note of what you've said anyways because I'm thinking of overhauling that soon as well since I'm on holidays from school now.

[edit:] Heck that's some pretty solid advice once I read it over again.. Got some ideas already!
lol :D:) thanks :thumbsup:

Thanks redhead!

ASAAKI
04-18-2003, 02:40 AM
i can see the emoticons' jaggedy ends :eek: :D:p
hehe didn't change to the light-background ones eh? :p

hmmm... about the site. try to do some formatting with the paras on the left. looks plain. maybe just add a margin?

anyway, i like the colors on the site. really nice.
and i don't like Times New Roman. really ugly.

ps. i love ur new sig. i love LOTR. ahhhhhhhhhh

Mhtml
04-18-2003, 02:50 AM
lol, same here ... think I messed up the quote though *goes to get fellowship*.

Formatting of text and "real" layout stuff will get done today, and hopefully I'll re-code most of my shoutbox to make it xhtml compliant.

I'm off to get some light background emoticons now. :) Thanks ASAAKI!

Mhtml
04-18-2003, 04:30 AM
ok I've upgraded the emoticons the the more traditional color and on light bg.. have a look!

http://mhtml.ithium.net

ASAAKI
04-18-2003, 11:38 AM
that's more like it:) yea the emoticons look better yellow. menu bar's nice. the whole color combo's nice.
looking good :thumbsup:...
except that the shoutbox is glued to the 'maintable' border i guess. shouldn't it move to the right a bit? but maybe u were already gonna do that today...:o

cg9com
04-18-2003, 11:37 PM
why are there different vertical borders beside the text in the menu bar?
Sorry I just think it's wierd. :D :D :D :D :D

Looking Good :cool: Oh Yea

Majik_Dance
04-22-2003, 06:40 PM
Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/mhtml/public_html/shout_shouts.php on line 26

I am getting this message (in the blank space above the fields where I would enter in Name/Alias and Message) when I visit your site - even before I do anything.

Mhtml
04-23-2003, 05:46 AM
I've fixed that, but I'm still trying to make it insert data into the database ... doesn't seem to want to do it ..

Oh yeah and my site is no longer Xhtml 1.1 Strict ! I have decided that I'll start off html 4 and then move up the scale alternig page by page to get to xhtml again.

missing-score
04-23-2003, 01:08 PM
Looks good.

I like your top bar image :D

thox
04-23-2003, 02:00 PM
i assume the menu looks better when the computer isn't set to show fonts at 125% size <G>

i think i'm on an old persons' computer :D



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