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    Rate my Layout please

    http://www.dual-screens.com

    Please and Thank you. BTW, this is my first post.

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    Slightly slow to load on 512k, so it might be a tad slow on 56k...

    The validator will throw up a critical error... You may want to have a look at that...

    As for the design, I think it's alright.

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    Yeah, I agree with Error 404* when he says it is slow to load, and I have a pretty fast connection. I like the layout and the colours, and the PROJECTds logo is really good . You might want to consider lightnening it up a little bit, but I suppose it is just a personal preference. Also, I think it would look better if the button image on the navbar stopped on the last link.

    Tables . However, you have used style attributes and are using a style sheet to control the majority of the appearance, so good on you for that . Overall, a very nice site .

    *I remembered the space. Go me !

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    loaded in about a second here

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    1. It says critical error because I am using . I don't know how to prevent it... besides that my code is valid.

    2. Loading times aren't much of a concern for me. 94% of my visitors use cable or a higher connection. :P

    3. Thanks for the input.

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    As far as I can tell, putting something like

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    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
    in the head part of the code would sort out the critical error. Then there are about a hundred minor errors in the XHTML. These shouldn't be too much trouble to sort out, I had to do something similar wih my site when I first validated it. It looks like the reason for most of them is that you have defined the page as XHTML transitional but not actually written it in XHTML. For example, in HTML 4.0, tags don't have to be closed, in XHTML they do. This is good HTML but not good XHTML:

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    <img scr="example.jpg">
    In XHTML that needs closing with a '/' at the end like this:

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    <img scr="example.jpg"/>
    This needs doing on all tags that aren't closed elsewhere. A <table> tag that gets closed with </table> doesn't want the /, but anything that isn't closed elsewhere needs closing in it's own tag, from meta tags to images. Hope this helps, I know I haven't explained it very well. I'm tired, sorry!

    Edit: I forgot to say, the site looks lovely by the way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by miggsy007
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    It is src not scr - it stands for source.

    Also, it normally works better if you leave a space between the last quotation mark (") and the slash (/). So your finished code would be:
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    <img src="example.jpg" />

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    Quote Originally Posted by miggsy007
    As far as I can tell, putting something like

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    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
    UTF-8 would be better, as it supports those arrow things , so I'd put:
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    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

    The space should be there to support non-XHTML complient browsers (eg. IE, Netscape 4).


    Thanks for someone finally remembering the space (Meaning the space in my username)
    Last edited by gsnedders; 11-04-2004 at 06:57 PM.

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me guys - I'm still not quite up to expert level!

    Cheers,

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    Your menu should be a list Not very XHTML transitional otherwise.

    Also, because of the way your menu is built, resizing fonts totally screws the button images (they stay small, text gets bigger, no more button effect).

    Small fonts are a bugger to read. Especially white ones on dark backgrounds at 1600x1200

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    Just a little too much grey for my likes. Adding some color could really give it some punch

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    wicked site

    wicked site mate well done

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    overall design looks ok - loaded pretty fast down here,


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