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    My site

    This was the first site i ever put together albeit badly and over time it has become a mishmash of bits and pieces tacked on from time to time, i plan to rewrite the entire thing but would value any advice you might like to give, don't worry, i am impervious to insults

    As i live in a village, i intend to keep a similar theme to what i have now for the interest of my many elderly customers but with some exceptions, i am well known for being rather outspoken on all sorts of things and although most of what i have on the site is not in any way related to the main content i would like to keep some of it.

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    Oh. better not forget the link!! www.sparkey.biz.

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    the image links are not very clear, and have no alt text (should do) esp if ur using images for navigation.

    The home page isn't realy a home page as it doesn't realy explain what the site is about.

    There is no real continuity to the menu, and it is confusing, when i look on the home page and see that there is no explination, i natrually look to the side.

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    Web site not coded for 1280x1024

    My eyes just fell out. Bad color choice.
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    i just don't like it... sorry.

    It just doesn't look very appealing... even the colour scheme isn't great.

    and obviously

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    1. get rid of the scrolling sidebar.

    2. fix both your navs. As of right now one is with ugly images that are hard to read (don't know how your ederly customer read that) and the other has no formating at all.

    3. Add a small description of your company/site and make it the first bit of text we see besides the header/logo.
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    As well as the fact that it simple doesn't look appealing (lack of graphics, no real structure etc) your coding is hideous! For a start there is no doctype, and you are using frames when this site could easily be created in valid, strict and semantic (X)HTML! I suggest you find some tutorials on CSS styling and layouts as well as how to code (X)HTML properly and semantically.
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    Many thanks for the constructive comments folks, the site was originally put together with Cutesite builder as i didn't have a clue as to how to do any other way, i am getting on quite well with Dreamweaver now so obviously it will be redone using that program (much more control over how things are done)

    I have noted all the comments and will take them into account when i redo it.

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    If you really want I am sure someone will make you a layout. For a price of course. People here are quite reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodayslate View Post
    If you really want I am sure someone will make you a layout. For a price of course. People here are quite reasonable.
    Thanks for the offer, but i want to get it right by myself, when i do eventually get round to rebuilding it will let everyone know so you can all comment one way or the other.

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    Just please do NOT use Dreamweavers design layout to build your site. It will generate some appalling code that won't teach you anything about doing things yourself and I doubt will work in the various browsers.

    If you are using Dreamweaver I suggest you never leave the coding view and when you get stuck, or if you don't know where to begin check out some tutorials on hand coding yourself. There are plenty of resources out there to help you, and there is this forum too. Head to BonRouge for some really good beginner lessons in HTML and CSS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahallicks View Post
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    If you are using Dreamweaver I suggest you never leave the coding view
    the one thing i find design view helpful for is to check what color i used for a an image i made in photoshop if i want to re-use the same color for a border or background. Saves me opening photoshop.
    Other then that it is Completely useless!

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    I could be picky and say that the way I do that is to test it in a browser and use the color drop tool that you can get for firefox as it gives you all the close alternatives and the value in RGB as well as Hex. But that's just being pedantic!

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    Ahallicks: What color dropper tool are you using? ColorZilla? Is there one that I can use to hover over images not just web elements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahallicks View Post
    Just please do NOT use Dreamweavers design layout to build your site. It will generate some appalling code that won't teach you anything about doing things yourself and I doubt will work in the various browsers.

    If you are using Dreamweaver I suggest you never leave the coding view and when you get stuck, or if you don't know where to begin check out some tutorials on hand coding yourself. There are plenty of resources out there to help you, and there is this forum too. Head to BonRouge for some really good beginner lessons in HTML and CSS.
    I have to admit to using the design window quite a lot as it does give a fair idea of layout, having said that, i am constantly checking it out in the browser as well, thank you for the link to bonrouge ahallicks, will certainly look in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonkin View Post
    Ahallicks: What color dropper tool are you using? ColorZilla? Is there one that I can use to hover over images not just web elements?

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    I use ColorZilla with EditCSS to highlight the page attributes and tags, and the color dropper does give the colors of images within a web page? Not sure what you are talking about there?
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