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    What Do You Think??

    hey,

    can you please visit the link at the bottom of this page and tell me what you think of my site?

    its still kinda under construcion and the "services" page does not work yet.

    but could you tell me what you think about the general layout and everything

    cheers

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    I'm really surprised that a web design company has their page with tables, javascripting, no defined DOCTYPE:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    ... and I'm not trying to be a wise-guy here, but I would really be reluctant to go with a designer that doesn't use CSS (without tables), and some restraint on using Javascripting.

    Your site needs to reflect browser compatibility, organization, and the use of cross-compatible scripting.

    The actual "look" is OK to me, but I would certainly view the source code of any site before I select my designer. If you take on any clients, you should re-assure them that you can do their site using CSS if they choose.

    EDIT:

    And, do you do any scripting? You might want to go into details about using PHP, Perl and MySQL. I would guess most customers would need to have some sort of scripting used on their site (forms, database, etc.).

    P.S. Try viewing your site with Javascripting turned off.



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    Last edited by mlseim; 07-28-2005 at 03:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim
    I'm really surprised that a web design company has their page with tables, javascripting, no defined DOCTYPE:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    ... and I'm not trying to be a wise-guy here, but I would really be reluctant to go with a designer that doesn't use CSS (without tables), and some restraint on using Javascripting.

    Your site needs to reflect browser compatibility, organization, and the use of cross-compatible scripting.

    The actual "look" is OK to me, but I would certainly view the source code of any site before I select my designer. If you take on any clients, you should re-assure them that you can do their site using CSS if they choose.

    Uhhhh... what he said time about 10... not to be mean but tables are so yesteryear... and while not every one expects you to code to "DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional" they still want you to code to a semi-standard...

    You have allot of different <style> tags and not all of them are called out correctly... you actually have a class for input instead of just calling out input...

    How about "images/spacer.gif" and "images/navspacer.gif" Who uses spacers any more? And especially two different ones instead of just setting the size... was that not the way to code like 10+ years ago?

    Your Script tags also need to be correctly called… and to show a random image do it on the server side. No one wants to see it on the client side… and it’s a waste of bandwidth.

    Sorry for the harshness… but like he said you are a design company… time to step it up!
    Last edited by SpirtOfGrandeur; 07-28-2005 at 03:47 PM.
    Note: I do not test code. I just write it off the top of my head. There might be bugs in it! But if any thing I gave you the overall theory of what you need to accomplish. Also there are plenty of other ways to accomplish this same thing. I just gave one example of it. Other ways might be faster and more efficient.

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    this belongs to "Site reviews"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpirtOfGrandeur
    Uhhhh... what he said time about 10... not to be mean but tables are so yesteryear... and while not every one expects you to code to "DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional" they still want you to code to a semi-standard...
    Yeah; obvious there are valid uses for tables still.... like tabular data but using them for layouts is what I suppose could call obsolete.

    If you will be doing your designs with CSS and valid HTML, etc. You really should practice what you claim, just like some proof that you can design a good page. Your actual look is good but the way that you are getting isn't.

    And I also agree that you are using way too much javascript. Most of the time it should only enhance your site, not be an integral part.

    And, do you do any scripting? You might want to go into details about using PHP, Perl and MySQL. I would guess most customers would need to have some sort of scripting used on their site (forms, database, etc.).
    They do call themselves web designers which implies that they don't, otherwise they would also have some web developers. Is that the correct message you are trying to give?
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