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  1. #1
    sam_baird2003
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    im making a web page for a frend and am redy to test it ( i havent got the hosting yet so its on tripod hosting)
    could some people test the site and also give me some ffed back about the layout of the page
    the address is http://sbaird3.tripod.com/phat/.
    any tips would be helpfull

  2. #2
    Rob99
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    Keep at it mate, just a few points so far.

    I see you are using 3 frames:
    1 left
    1 top
    1 main

    I would have the top frame go the complete width and the left frame under it.

    Some people dont display bigger than 800*600 so it's nice if they dont have to scroll sideways, of course this is personal choice.

    The buttons down the left dont align perfectly for me on firefox.


  3. #3
    Wood-Chuck
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    Check your site through the W3 Validator - I'd recommend doing each page to (always helps to comply with the standards).

    As for the site - beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so get the opinion of the people that will be using it.

  4. #4
    sam_baird2003
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    dam it found 37 erros

  5. #5
    stu120404
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    > Some people dont display bigger than 800*600 so it's
    > nice if they dont have to scroll sideways, of course
    > this is personal choice.

    yep, & the site does not look that good in 800 X 600 see screen shot:

    Firefox

    IE


  6. #6
    Laura
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    sam:

    I find dark blue text on a black background hard to read under artificial light. It looks classy at first - then becomes difficult/irritating.

    I note that many sites aimed at young people use dark lettering with black, so maybe it's an age/eyesight thing - and hence won't bother your target viewers?

    But it'd be interesting to ask on this forum how many have this difficulty. Or is it just me?
    (You do want it to be easily navigated, after all...)

  7. #7
    sal
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    about the frames layout, it could use some tweaking.

    rather than using only percentages to size the frames, which resize relative to the size of the browser window, you should use some px values for the frames which should stay a certain size for best effect, specifically the top and sidebar.

    an example code chunk from your page source, changed accordingly:
    [pre]<frameset rows="181,*" cols="*">
    <frame Name="C" SRC="http://sbaird3.tripod.com/phat/top.html" scrolling="no">
    <frame NAME="B" SRC="http://sbaird3.tripod.com/phat/home.html">
    </frameset>[/pre]


  8. #8
    george12
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    It looks different than when you sent me the link on IRC... Or is it me?

    Looks fine in 1024x768, but frames are a real bugger because they look horrible in lower resolutions.

    Try making them a static width so they always fit everything in. You don't want cut off stuff.

    George

  9. #9
    george12
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    Didn't notice your post Sal. My bad :8}

  10. #10
    agent
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    Might I confirm that yes, even to a teenager such as myself, dark text on a dark background is quite hard to read. In this case the effect is compounded by the text fading to an even deeper shade.

    I do like the graphic art, it looks rather nice. But overall, I've got to say the site holds the look that many sites on the internet do.

    What I mean by this is that due to the vast size of the internet, there are many older websites that show their age in terms of style, colours, layout - those sorts of things. This particular site, for me at least, holds that sort of look, especially with the choice of dark colours.

    You might like to find out what it looks like on a white background (which will require the graphic art to be in inverse colours), but even a change as simple as that would make it look newer (to me, anyway).

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