View Full Version : Would appreciate your views on my website

11-14-2009, 08:52 AM
Like a lamb to the slaughter but please be gentle (make sure your blade is swift and true)

The site is half English and half Malay (thanks to my wife). My goal is to keep it as simple as possible with no glaring graphics or flashy text.

I'll shut up now and sit back and wait for the pain.......


Thanks to all. Phil

Philip M
11-14-2009, 09:33 AM
I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC
It highlights for my review
Mistakes I cannot sea.

I ran this poem thru it
I'm sure your pleased to no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My checker told me sew.

Lokks nice, but there is an error in the quotes page - have you copied the code I gave you exactly?
The error is at Line 23
document.getElementById("Totprice2").innerHTML = "Your Quote Total Is: MYR" + Tprice

And you must include the code to validate words as a number, as I advised.

11-14-2009, 10:03 AM
Sorry Philip,

I only saw the first 2 lines of code and got so excited that i rushed off to make the change.

I've put the word validation in. Hopefully people who come to me are smart enough to input numbers but i guess there is always one that will insert words eh.

The reason i put "then click here" is because when you type in the number of words, the price doesn't fill as you type, you still have to click outside of the box so it was a prompt for the user really. What do you think?

The error at line 23 is because the generator used to print out a line of text saying "Your Quote Total Is" but i removed it to save space and keep it simple as the price already comes in the final box. I guess i can remove line 23 in toto then?

Seems you are everywhere on this site eh. Curiously enough, my name is Philip Morgan so i too am Philip M although i was born in London (Barnet) i now live in Malaysia.

Thanks again

11-14-2009, 04:01 PM
"GrammerProof" can improve your documents fast and efficiently. The smallest slip can undermine an entire sentence. For example, a single letter or comma can change the complete meaning of a sentence.

I knew I'd find an ironic mistake in there! Also, I think NB takes a colon because it is a word phrase, and I don't see why tautology is a bad thing. Virgil loved it.

Design-wise, it's alright. Have you experimented with a drop shadow or something? Maybe the brown background could look good as a desk texture, which would suit the subject perfectly. It misses a bit of flair, you see. Do the hidden sections have HTML fallback?

11-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Hi Apostropartheid thanks for the feedback.

I was looking at that background myself and I agree that a wood-grain effect would look much better. I'll have a bit of experimentation with drop shadows too. I can't tell you if the hidden sections have HTML fallback because I’m not really sure what that means. Could you advise me on that please?

By the way, what was the ironic mistake that you found?

Tautology - Needless repetition of the same sense in different words such as "Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow"
I don't think that's such a good thing but it’s definitely a bad thing - oops :-)

NB is an abbreviation for nota bene (note well) and can be written with or without full stops. N.B. or NB

I love to strike will the irony is hot. Thanks again for your time.

11-14-2009, 06:12 PM
It means will someone without JavaScript enabled be able to see the content too?

On tautology: although it is unnecessary, it is a perfectly valid linguistic device. As I mentioned Virgil, I will use him again. In the Aeneid, there is a line in which he writes "lapsa cadunt folia". This means "dropping leaves fell". It serves to emphasize the motion of falling, and draws attention to a lot of contextual meaning. Unnecessary does not mean wrong.

I am aware of the origins of nota bene, and they illustrate my point. Having an em dash after it seems wrong, to me. Saying "note well--the cave is dangerous" looks more strange than "note well: the cave is dangerous", in my opinion.

Check the spelling of the first word in the quotation (: I believe this was written by another person because it broke from the style of the rest of the page, though.

11-14-2009, 07:24 PM
N.B. This should be written as N.B. This means that the colon or - or whatever, is not required because the full stop creates the break.

GrammerProof?? should that be GrammarProof? I expect it may be a trademark type name but, it may detract from your competence as grammar-savvy people.



11-14-2009, 09:50 PM
NB doesn't need to have full stops as it is a style choice. Abbreviations still follow normal punctuation rules. For example, "I hate N.A.T.O. it's silly." is wrong.

11-15-2009, 02:16 AM
I agree with pretty much all that you said but this just goes to highlight what a curious language English is. Most of my work involves removing Americanisms from text. Although the words used are generally acceptable "among" vs. "amongst" for example, as you say, it's preferable to maintain a certain style.

Sadly i am the author of all on my site and the word GrammerProof is my very own glaring mistake. Thanks for spotting it for me Bazz.

Anyway, where did i put that wood grain texture.....? Onwards and upwards....