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    Yet another web site review!!!

    Can you all take a look and let me know what you think.

    I have a few XHTML validation probs to sort out and thats about it I think.

    Cheers peeps.

    www.normandywithus.com

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    1) The bg color of the arrows .gif isn't the same as the nav table bg color. It is even more obvious when you click on a link and that the arrow appears next to the section title. Running IE6. Same with Moz.
    2) With Mozilla your links are underlined with the default link color.
    3) I am not supportive of pop-ups at all but you should have one for your 'designed by' link.
    4) I am not sure that the borders of your page are useful. Solid borders would probably look better.
    5) The page goes down and down and... but there is no content at the end of this scroll (Moz and IE).

    Hope I helped
    Last edited by jeskel; 01-15-2004 at 11:51 AM.

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    XHTML is about separating content from presentation, not sticking the DTD at the top and thinking that your design is current.

    Contrast is very poor, blue underline for navigation links is out of place.
    Vladdy | KL
    "Working web site is not the one that looks the same on common graphical browsers running on desktop computers, but the one that adequately delivers information regardless of device accessing it"

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    Some notes

    Stuart,

    Design-wise:
    • I would like to see some more distance between the window top and the header graphics, just to "free" the header a little;
    • I suggest including the "Home" link in the menu instead of somewhere in top of the content; also, make the logo clickable (general convention);
    • the body text could do with a little more contrast.

    Code-wise:
    • You layout is largely based on nested tables. I strongly recommend using CSS positioning, or at least reduce the use of tables for layout purposes to one (1!) to create both columns if you aren't comfortable with CSS positioning yet;
    • Use an unordered list for the menu. It can be styled using CSS, even the gif bullets can be created that way, no need for a messy table (check out Listutorial for an in-depth tutorial on menu lists);
    • I never, ever want to see the FONT tag again, anywhere... use CSS instead (which you already do to an extent, anyway);
    • I strongly recommend not to put a legible e-mail address anywhere on a web page: massive spam attacks are the only result! At least cloak it, but better use a contact form of some sorts instead.
    Last edited by ronaldb66; 01-15-2004 at 12:59 PM.
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    Ronald.
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    Fantastic feedback thanks.

    I'm still doing things the long way round unfortunatly. I tend to build how I know and feel comfortable then I change things around later on. I'm constantly being helped on the coding forum!

    It is so nice to know that there are still people in the world that enjoy sharing their knowledge and dont charge for it!!!

    Thanks


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