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    Question My new site!

    Ok, I am pretty new at this and this is my first site that I have done from scratch. I do know HTML and this was done in Dreamweaver MX. Unfortunately I do not really know how to do CSS, so I know not everything is uniform. I will be learning this soon though. Please give me an honest review of the site so I know where I can improve. Thank you.

    www.spreadthejam.com

    Marsh

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    I hope this is no too honest, but here goes. The alignment stinks, the border to the left repeats and looks bad. There is a big gap above the search and below the navigation, and here is its mangled validation http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...eadthejam.com/ these is no substitute to hard codeing, I do not care what wysiwyg editor you use.

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    ummmmmm well i dnt want to be mean but start again
    use somthing for a better navigation
    support on all resolutions
    a proper colour scheme
    readable link colours
    use more css
    use somthing like xhtml or somthing for layout and also use css for layout combined together with xhtml
    http://www.westciv.com/courses/cours...tml_and_xhtml/ go there to learn that
    they also have other tutorials at that site

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    No one is being mean, I asked for an honest opinion. I know the site needs lots of help, but from an outward appearance it is funtional. I am in the process of redoing the site, and will probably redo it again this fall once I learn PHP. While I do know some HTML, I am not completely confident in my ability to script. I have taken HTML 4.1 (level 1) which is a one day coarse, and I will be talking HTML 4.1 (level 2) on June 30th were we will get into CCS. From there I will also be learning PHP.
    How long did it take you guys to learn to design and build? I have trouble sitting down to read a book on how to do these type of things! Thanks for your critique, and those who hadn't reviewed the site, please continue to.

    Thanx,
    Marsh

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    Well it has taken me about 2 months to get a decent grip on CSS for layout purposes anyway and as for HTML/XHTML that didnt take me too long. Im away to start learning PHP/MySQL also which will probably take some time .

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    Well I've been trying to learn for a year and I still wouldn't call myself confident, although I am aiming to create a fully valid page soon enough.

    As for books, I dont like them at all, especialy not ones that have 'for dummies' on the cover.

    Online tutorials seem a lot easier, try hypergurl.com it has a lot of tutorials and ready made code that are quite easy to understand.

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    Review

    Hi -
    Did'nt like the text and header area: not unified at *all* - same with the navbar on the left. (Also, blue links within the <p>'s are virtually invisible on black!)

    I've studied at home for about 5 months now - first digesting E. Castro's "HTML (xhtml & css) for the World Wide Web"; then taking notes from my notes 'til it was "distilled" and understood. Now, I get to just 'play' with the fun stuff / try new things!

    For design; I'd suggest TSW WebCoder4 - it's free, plus you have to know what you're doing - but a helluva lot easier than Notepad for placing images! - DON'T use QuickEdit if you try it, tho...will screw with the code, despite giving you the WYSIWYG 'safety net'!

    Good luck,
    El

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    Originally posted by sharkey
    Well it has taken me about 2 months to get a decent grip on CSS for layout purposes anyway and as for HTML/XHTML that didnt take me too long. Im away to start learning PHP/MySQL also which will probably take some time .
    im still learning css for layout i jst can't get it to work look at this http://www.admenswear.com/betasite works in ie dsnt work in mozilla

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    I am 16 and started learning how to make web pages at school on 05/07/2003 (dd/mm/ccyy) which means I have been learning for less than a year.

    You need to tie your shoe laces before you fall over again I think.

    Some good tips would be to pay a visit to http://w3schools.org and take in what is said there. Open notepad and paste this into it:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
           "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
    	<head>
    		<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    		<title>the Original Dance Devils Personal Website</title>
    
    		<style type="text/css">
    			body { color: #000; }
    		</style>
    	</head>
    
    
    	<body>
    		<p>Test</p>
    	</body>
    </html>
    Play around with this until you understand what you are playing with and then start having fun.

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    Originally posted by Bonner
    I am 16 and started learning how to make web pages at school on 05/07/2003 (dd/mm/ccyy) which means I have been learning for less than a year.

    You need to tie your shoe laces before you fall over again I think.

    Some good tips would be to pay a visit to http://w3schools.org and take in what is said there. Open notepad and paste this into it:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
           "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
    	<head>
    		<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    		<title>the Original Dance Devils Personal Website</title>
    
    		<style type="text/css">
    			body { color: #000; }
    		</style>
    	</head>
    
    
    	<body>
    		<p>Test</p>
    	</body>
    </html>
    Play around with this until you understand what you are playing with and then start having fun.
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
           "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
    
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <title>the Original Dance Devils Personal Website</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    			body { color: #000000; }
    		</style>
    </head>
    
    <body>
    
    <p>Test</p>
    
    </body>
    
    </html>
    thats the correct one you can't have jst 000 u need to have the full 000000 or white

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