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    Webvolver.com

    Hi All,

    After a weekend of frantic coding, here's a custom uilt news-list/discussion forum that I've whipped up.

    Webvolver.com

    I've only got a few of my blog posts on it now, but I've love to hear what you all think of the site's design. I'm especially interested in what everyone thinks of the site's UI. I'm working on incorporating more images, but I'm very good with photoshop.

    Bob Jamison

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    Wow that's busy! O_o

    Also why are you using tables and divs? I would pick one or the other don't let wysiwyg editors (FrontPage, DreamWeaver) rule your life there.

    Also I don't think this is a good choice of doctype...
    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">
    It's mid 2005 we have been in HTML 4+ for a couple of years now

    Oh and 91 errors... http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...webvolver.com/
    Might want to fix those

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachSide
    Wow that's busy! O_o

    Also why are you using tables and divs? I would pick one or the other don't let wysiwyg editors (FrontPage, DreamWeaver) rule your life there.

    Also I don't think this is a good choice of doctype...
    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">
    It's mid 2005 we have been in HTML 4+ for a couple of years now

    Oh and 91 errors... http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...webvolver.com/
    Might want to fix those
    there is no reason why he cannot use both, he should be using more divs thoug. there is no reason why he can not use a wysiwyg editor and he should be using xhrml as it came out in 1999
    fabioDRN.com

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    Thanks for the doctype tip, it's just something I've had in a template document for years now. As far as divs and tables go, the site was all hand coded. I've only recently made the attempt to use more CSS and fewer tables and after a lot of frustrating cross-browser testing, tables just plain worked better for certain column layouts.

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    Hi -
    Honestly, I think the best-looking part of the site was the
    register/login page - consider placing that on your home page
    to break the monotony. Strongly recommend placing
    headers for stories in boxes with their own category headers -
    and leave off any of the content except for the first line or something.

    When we get to a page that has a submission, it's like we
    never left the first. Is there any way you'd consider a bit
    of variety, here? The blue is a bit much, and there's way
    too much of it. The ratings graphics take-up a lot of room
    on your index pg. - why not put it at the bottom [or top, left, right...]
    of the story, itself.

    That first impression is precious real estate - use it to your
    advantage and eliminate some of the clutter. [Check any
    coding errors, as well. ;-)]

    El

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    I never said not to use XHTML although he doesn't need to. Stick to regular HTML that is about all you need most of the time.

    wysiwyg editors are not bad I never said they were. I use Dreamweaver MX myself as it really quickens the pace that I am able to create sites. I only use it for inserting the things I don't feel like typing. One thing I hate though is that they nest divs inside of table cells. Of course I rarely use tables...

    "tables just plain worked better for certain column layouts."

    Not true, the only time I have found that tables work better is when I am centering a site vertically. I do not like to fool with all the bs involved with using CSS to center vertically.

    Don't believe me check out BonRouge's page he has many many CSS layouts demonstrated. It is probably the most comprehensive layout demo I have seen to date.

    "there is no reason why he cannot use both"
    Show me one place on the home page that has tabular data
    Last edited by BeachSide; 06-29-2005 at 12:15 AM.

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    i suggested that because his layout will not be viewable in a non css browser... and for older browsers his site wont be visible if transferres completely, that is up to him, i think though he will need to use both
    fabioDRN.com

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