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10-14-2004, 04:24 AM
This is the first thing I've ever made and I have kept it extremely simple, so go easy :D

Bassically its going to be an online journal, reviews are welcome along with browser tests.

Thank you


10-14-2004, 09:35 AM
For a first site, you've done amazingly well! There are no tables (!!!) and you've attempted to create a meaningful structure; furthermore, styling is handled by CSS. Well done!

Some tips though:

If you move your CSS rules to an external file, it would make it easier to reuse them on other pages when you are going to expand your site (and you will!), fascilitating a common look and feel for all pages;
Pay some attention to source (HTML or CSS) text layout; a legible page source is easier to maintain and any typos are faster to spot. Don't mind about a couple of extra spaces or line breaks; they won't really add a lot to a page's size;
Instead of using scores of <br>s, you can enclose chunks of text in <p> (paragraph) elements; this not only will look better, but it will improve your page structure a lot. Also, CSS can be used to control whitespace (like the distance between headers and paragraphs, and paragraphs to paragraphs;
You might want to consider centering the whole page: it looks better in larger window sizes (like on high res screens);
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Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

10-14-2004, 04:08 PM
Firefox renders is rather oddly.

You also play an MP3 of a Chillipeppers song, which is wrong in two ways: 1: There's no interface for me to turn it off (hate RHCP) and 2: I'm pretty sure it's copyright infringement.

Good to see that newcomers are choosing CSS. Wasn't really a feasible option when I started out.

10-14-2004, 11:51 PM
Thanks for all the advice, I'm going to go fix some of it right now. I think Ill ditch the music, also what happens in firefox and how can I fix it?