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    Sales Site Coding Tips

    I have just finished University after my Web Technology degree and am looking for coding tips and any technology which would be good for my companies website. I mostly code in html and div a bit of asp but looking for any kind of coding help. I would be grateful for any help....

    The site: http://www.rutlandcycling.com/

    Thanks for your time!

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    If this is a serious request and not just advertising of your website then I’d suggest you look into semantic markup and progressive enhancement.

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    yeah it is a perfectly serious request...thanks :-) any more folks?
    Last edited by Rutlandcycling; 08-07-2009 at 12:26 PM.

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    That animated banner at the top is really distracting. A static image might be a better idea.

    And as VIPStephan mentioned, the code needs work. You seem to have gone div crazy which means there is no semantics to what you have written. Your menus on the left should be unordered lists, as an example. Not to mention it would make your pages smaller in size (file size wise) and your CSS simpler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    That animated banner at the top is really distracting. A static image might be a better idea.

    And as VIPStephan mentioned, the code needs work. You seem to have gone div crazy which means there is no semantics to what you have written. Your menus on the left should be unordered lists, as an example. Not to mention it would make your pages smaller in size (file size wise) and your CSS simpler.
    What do you suggest rather than divs? and what do you mean by no semantics?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutlandcycling View Post
    What do you suggest rather than divs? and what do you mean by no semantics?

    thanks
    Check the link given by VIPS in above post. Also, you might be interested in http://csscreator.com/?q=divitis
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    On top of everything else your code is invalid. I suggest you run your site through the validator. http://validator.w3.org

    Did they teach you any proper web development while you were getting your Web Technology degree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    On top of everything else your code is invalid. I suggest you run your site through the validator. http://validator.w3.org

    Did they teach you any proper web development while you were getting your Web Technology degree?
    We mostly did security, ontologies and then ASP in our first year.

    Why is our code invalid? to me it is Generally running fine?

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    Yes, it’s running fine because browsers tend to forgive the odd error but there are standardized definitions about correct and incorrect HTML, and according to these definitions your code isn’t 100% correct even though it looks alright.

    That’s the same thing that applies to semantics, by the way. Although you can make text look like a headline by marking it up as div with bold typeface and appropriate size semantically it’s wrong because you haven’t marked it up as headline. For the computer it’s a plain div with no meaning. And a meaning is what semantics are about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Yes, it’s running fine because browsers tend to forgive the odd error but there are standardized definitions about correct and incorrect HTML, and according to these definitions your code isn’t 100% correct even though it looks alright.

    That’s the same thing that applies to semantics, by the way. Although you can make text look like a headline by marking it up as div with bold typeface and appropriate size semantically it’s wrong because you haven’t marked it up as headline. For the computer it’s a plain div with no meaning. And a meaning is what semantics are about.
    Okay thanks for the help

    Anychance can you point out a couple of errors or where we are going wrong?

    I think generally all headlines are marked up as headings or I may be wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutlandcycling View Post
    Okay thanks for the help

    Anychance can you point out a couple of errors or where we are going wrong?

    I think generally all headlines are marked up as headings or I may be wrong?
    Use the validator I linked you too. It will point out your coding errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    Use the validator I linked you too. It will point out your coding errors.
    I did it just came up with this website cannot be read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutlandcycling View Post
    I did it just came up with this website cannot be read.
    That is bcause your site is currently unavailable for some reason (itís not loading if I click on the link you gave).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    That is bcause your site is currently unavailable for some reason (it’s not loading if I click on the link you gave).
    See no one in the office is having a problem....


    Will have to investigate.........

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    Your site is loading again. The validator says you have 365 errors and 6 warnings.

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0
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