View Full Version : Would appreciate some critique and advice

10-17-2005, 03:49 PM
Hi all,


I just finished a redesign of this site for one of our stations.

Some of the issues I tried to address are:

scalabilty (text resizing - I'm using ems now instead of fixed [pixels])
semantics (better use of...)
separation of style and content
elimination of bulky JS for menus (all suckerfish and lists now)

I think I did a pretty good job of each but, of course, I'm sure there is some room for improvement. :)

I'm not crazy about white text on a dark background but I was over-ruled on that one so I tried to make it as readable as I could.

It all validates as xhtml 1.0 Trans (except the news.php page - grrrr)

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions altho I'm already cringing. :D

Thanks :)

10-18-2005, 01:35 AM
about the white text:

you could try to make the text a little darker in the same hue as the bgcolor
in your case i will suggest "#F5F5FF". Then it will still look white but will have a lesser blured/shivering effect and thus making it more readable

10-18-2005, 04:38 AM
Why are you setting all your ULs and LIs to the class 'topmenu' that isn't needed.

Just define the properties for your ULs based off the nav list.


#nav ul

... stuff here will automatically get applied to ULs inside the nav element

Also changing the text alignment from left to right on hover in the menu is really annoying and makes it harder to use.

10-18-2005, 02:02 PM
lerura - thanks! That is such a subtle change but it's very effective - I like it. :)

oracleguy - thank you for the tip on ".topmenu" - I did apparently go overboard on specifying that class when it wasn't necessary at all - I have since change it as you directed - using #nav.

I like the align: right on the hover ... but I know that little things like that can be annoying to some. I've changed it to align: center to cut the movement a bit - I may end of changing it to align to the left in the end. ;)


10-18-2005, 11:34 PM
hmmm... did I mention that I would really appreciate it... comments and advice I mean?

Thanks for the 2 so far for sure - but either the site really, really sucks bad or it's just not worth anyone's time to just get to comments?? If that be the case I need to get back to the old drawing board I guess. :\


10-19-2005, 12:43 AM
Just give it a little more time and more people will come by and have a peek.