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Thread: Online Store - Please give feedback

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004

    Online Store - Please give feedback

    I would like to have some positive and/or negative feedback about our online store. I am the creator of progroom.com. I own it as well. I would very much like criticism rather good or bad. Let me know what you like and your dislikes about this site. I would very much appreciate it.

    ProGroom Pet Supplies

    Thanks you guys,
    Ms Kitti

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    since someone is going to mention it, i might as well.... its not valid xhtml
    and i would ditch the tables if possible and do it in css, or at least get rid of the table within a table within a table thing....im sure more people will have more to add to help you

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004

    tables or css in a webpage

    Thanks for your true thought akadis. As I was browsing through websites on the subject of "tables or css", I found an article that was very interesting in whether to use css or tables.

    Although I would love to make the switch to CSS layout instead of tables, there are too many issues involved to make it successful.

    First there is the maintenance problem. Secondly, most new browsers still just don't have it right. I applaud the Web Standards Project for their effort in getting people to upgrade, but it's not enough. IE 5 renders pages differently than IE 6, and it's a whole different matter with Netscape 6.2 and Opera 6. With CSS layout, the browsers all have their quirks that you need to hack through. Same goes for writing compatible DHTML for multiple browsers. With tables, every browser since Mosaic can pretty much get the layout just right. That's a big plus for usability and layout design. But it's a tradeoff since it hinders the accessibility for non-visual and older browsers.

    A big issue is to determine the site's audience. For government, education, or non-profits, the percentage of Netscape 4.x users is much higher. Many government agencies have standardized on Netscape 4, so your designs must work perfectly for them. Even if your client's CEO uses Netscape 3, they will want the design that matched your comps on their monitor not a column-less list of content.

    For internal or controlled-audience sites that you has a CMS system or knowledgable people to maintain it, go for all CSS positioning. But for the mass-internet audience, it's probably best to stick with CSS for the fonts and leave positioning to the tables.

    ...for now.


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