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    AlexisBarbosa.com -- my niece

    Ok, so I'm making a site to showcase my niece for all the family that lives too far away -- I also wanted it for her later in life... kinda like how my Dad bought me a bike way too big for me when I was born so I can have it later, in the digital age, she gets her URL when she's old enough

    Tell me if it functions ok, do you notice any bugs, does it not work in IE 6 or 5.5 pc -- seems ok in other browsers.

    This is not a corporate design, so I'm not too concerned about design critique, though it's always welcome -- originally I was going to make it all kiddy, but I thought I wouldn't really want to keep updating it that much as she got older, just the logo and some of the layout look/colors.

    ...and, yes, click on the thumbnails only brings you to the blank page of the image larger... I'll do something more later, but there's a lot of pictures, and I don't have them all yet, thanks guys!

    http://www.alexisbarbosa.com/
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    It looks fine in Safari... but there again, you already know that ... Strange doing a site review without saying what it looks like in Safari...


    As for the site, looks good, but not the best English

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    Nice work Brady
    As a dial up user, I think you need to add pages to each age group - with perhaps a maximum of 10-15 thumbnails per page. It just takes sooo long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindlessLemming
    Nice work Brady
    As a dial up user, I think you need to add pages to each age group - with perhaps a maximum of 10-15 thumbnails per page. It just takes sooo long...
    They still have dial up?

    That's a good idea, does it look the same for IE PC?
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    IE 6 is fine, in 5.5 the content (just text and heading under menu) have risen up and are partially hidden by the top header. Can you run windows via virtual PC? Maybe the standalone versions of 5 and 5.5 could be run under virtualPC?... I dunno, but imagine that - being able to run all of the most painful browsers on one machine....


    ....eeeewww

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    Virtual PC 5 was extremely slow, and very CPU resourceful... or at least Version 5 was...

    Personally I do some testing on my Windows 98SE gaming machine... which keeps me online for about 5-10 minutes... stupid Windows Viruses...

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    only comment.... there could be a style on the textarea here: http://www.alexisbarbosa.com/contact.php
    otherwise I like it.

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    Looks okay on Redhat Linux with Firefox.
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    Virtual PC 7 is much faster, and much better -- I've yet to install it because I feel icky tainting my machine with Windows -- though I would like to do a linux version if that's possible?

    I'll have to check what the deal is with IE 5.5 when I hit work later, and I think I will style that text in the text area, good idea

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    "sitemap and accessibility" wraps over two lines in Windows IE5.5 800x600. Looks great otherwise Brady, but that's to be expected coming from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyj
    Virtual PC 7 is much faster, and much better -- I've yet to install it because I feel icky tainting my machine with Windows -- though I would like to do a linux version if that's possible?
    You can use the standard out of the box Virtual PC with a i386 copy of Linux , but there again, you could just use a PPC version... I may or may not get Virtual PC 7 for my G5, with Virtual PC < 7 not supporting it...

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    Aawwwwww...

    ... could a site be any cuter?
    By the way: whoa?!! Think you've got enough pictures in there?!!

    Really nice work, man; I love the soft, yet not sugary colors. And, as mentioned, looking good in IE6.0/Win2000. Perhaps IE5.x has issues with the absolute positioning; if I recall correctly, something to do with not setting an explicit width on the containing element, throwing the reference point for the contained positioned element out of whack.

    One suggestion: how 'bout greying out the menu option texts for pages not in use yet? Maybe it'll stop people from trying to click on them in vain (like me).
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    Heh, thanks ronald

    That's good idea about ghosting out the links, I'll give it a shot, I didn't think about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Error 404
    As for the site, looks good, but not the best English
    I'd say her English is fairly impressive for only a few months old.

    I'm with fci in that the textarea on the contact page could use some style. At the very least, it'd be cool to have it the same width as the two <input /> above it. Oh, and the label for that textarea could use a vertical-align: top, I think.

    Even with the unused tabs lightened up, I still tried to click them. Heh. Maybe the actual tab background could be a smidge lighter too? Or give the active tabs a :hover effect, and leave the inactive ones alone on :hover? Dunno. Am just grabbing at small things.

    Looks good. Congrats on bein' an uncle

    Edit: Accesskey 0 doesn't seem to be working for me in Firefox 1.0PR? Nor in IE6. And whatever "special" character you're using in your <title> is showing up as a [] in IE and a ? in Firefox. Hrm.
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    I'll check the accesskey out, maybe I posted something wrong -- and I think I agree about the inputs on the contact page, I'll give those some improvements. Maybe I should just hide the text on those tabs, that might be easier for everyone!

    damn special character -- I worried about that, I forget that works on my Mac just fine, and I wanted to keep it, but I will have to change it, it's this:
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    Which is a solid star. Is there a link to special characters that work for PC somewhere?

    edit: ok, fixed the 0 accesskey, made the inputs the same size, gonna style them right now -- I changed the star to a heart, can you guys see that on your pc?
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