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    Exclamation Left or right for the menu.

    I am not too sure where to put the menu. Would it be better on the right or is it OK where it is?

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    I think it's perfect as it is. It wouldn't pop in the eyes at first if it was on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainB View Post
    I think it's perfect as it is. It wouldn't pop in the eyes at first if it was on the right.
    Thanks for the advice. I agree with you after reflection. I tried it on the right and it didn't seem as balanced to me.

    I shall leave it as is.

    I would like some feedback as to this page. Should I do something to take the plainness away, or leave it as it is. There are quite a few pages like this. I am not the least artistic. But I'm not thrilled with these.

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    I like the minimalistic design.
    However, I would consider removing the blur border around the picture - or at least replace it with a thicker black one (I think that makes the picture more focused). One more thing is that I need to scrool a bit to see the whole pic (and notice the text). To me it would be so much more appealing to have be able to see a full view without having to scroll (1280 x 800 res).

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    1680x1050 is what I am using. The whole of the problems with my site was due to me switching to ems as a measurment only to find that FFox wouldn't accept them. I am now trying to put the whole thing back together again. The border around the image was not set by me. I have had to do a universal *{border:none;} to remove it. Must just be a browser thing. I wish I had left the whole thing alone. I was trying to make it more flexible.

    20/20 hindsight.

    Thanks for your input. Very welcome.

    I have put the style sheet in the head of the page temporarily.

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    I agree. I like your minimalist design elements. Do you have any other site? I may use your as inspiration for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo123 View Post
    I agree. I like your minimalist design elements. Do you have any other site? I may use your as inspiration for mine.
    This is the only other site. It is for a friend.

    Also there is the Sources program in my signature.

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    I think you should make it a little more apparent that the text on the side are links. I didn't realize that for quite a while until I coincidentally hovered over them. I figured it was a poem of just some random thoughts

    Anyway, that's my unsolicited advice.
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    All advice is welcome. Even at 84 yrs old, I still have much to learn. I have given it more emphasis. See what you think.

    I know that some of the pages need bringing into line. Slowly working on it.

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    Here it is.
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    I think the placement of the menu is is exactly right. I like the simplicity of the site when the homepage opens. If you put in the right side its would like a little bit odd.

    Just my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieV View Post
    I think the placement of the menu is is exactly right. I like the simplicity of the site when the homepage opens. If you put in the right side its would like a little bit odd.

    Just my 2 cents
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    Thanks JulieV. I agree. I am going to leave the opening page as it is and concentrate on getting the other pages consistent with it.
    I originally started the site when I knew only HTML and tables and I have been slowly putting it right and bringing it up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effpeetee View Post
    I am not too sure where to put the menu. Would it be better on the right or is it OK where it is?

    My site here.


    Frank
    Left is the best place and feel nice, but the main picture is heavy taking little more time to load.. can not optimize little more?

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    Thanks for the feedback, and I agree with you about the load time. I have changed the image to a png and I shall do the same to them all.

    The first page download all the images at once and that is why it is slow. After that all the images are in the computer memory and the subsequent choices are much faster. All the captions are also images which also slows the site down a bit.

    As it is a family site, I have decided that the load time is not too big an issue. Most of my family are patient individuals. However; if anyone has any ideas to speed it up without degrading the images too much, I'll be glad to try it out.

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    Hey there, just a quick note that the content drops below the menu when the browser's viewport width is anything under 1212px. On a 1280x1024 this means that I almost need to maximize the browser window in order to see the page as intended. Any family users with a smaller resolution would be out of luck all together.

    In order to combat this you might want to edit your #wrap CSS like so:
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    #wrap {
    margin:auto;
    min-width:1192px; /*Anything less wraps your image below the menu*/
    position:relative;
    width:100%;
    }
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    Thanks. I've done that. I'll put it on site right away.

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