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    My Business Site - Please Review

    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.

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    Hooray! Finally a site that validates!

    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.

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    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?

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    A quick google turned up this. I found it very interesting. There may be other solutions on Google, I didn't check them all. Hope it helps!
    Last edited by binaryWeapon; 05-14-2008 at 04:55 AM. Reason: Forgot the link *rollseyes*

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteyb383 View Post
    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

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    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.

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    ^ 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.

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    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?!?

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    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.
    Last edited by peteyb383; 05-14-2008 at 11:02 PM.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteyb383 View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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