Please be truthful in a nice way. I made a site in the past and some people riped me a new a$$hole because of how simple it was. This site is in no way finished. Im just lookin for constructive critisism< I'm a bad speller sorry>
I love the choice of fonts and the color scheme of your site. Nice work!
I have a feeling you are working from a template -- you may want to go back and customize the metadata in the <head> section, as well as a title.
As jupac wrote, eventually you will need to change this format to one using CSS positioning, so your site will be more accessible to those with slow modems or those relying upon external devices to read content to them.
I don't know if you noticed, but the "Zoo Store" link does not work.
Lastly, you need to credit the work of others, if you're linking to it. This way, your users will not be confused as to whether or not they've left your site. (U.S. Zoos & Aquariums Events By State link) Also, it is just a courtesy to those who created it.
* My screen resolution is set at 1680x1050
* I'm accessing your site through a T1 line
* I'm probably viewing it using Firefox (unless browser is specified)
what is CSS positioning? Andyes a bought a template. The ones I made looked very amature. And since I hope this site can help me through College. I realy need it to look GREAT. That is why Im so thankful for all the help I have recieved.
CSS is short for a Cascading Stylesheet. This is an external file that you link to within the <head> section of your HTML file. This file controls the placement, fonts, colors, just about anything you want regarding your page's design.
Gbraatz, I think it would have been honest to say that you bought a template and barely edited it.
I was really amazed at your work. Really. I thought, waooo, for a newbie, it's a wonderful start.
But then, I investigated, and saw you picked up the design from a design company.
Ok, you changed the title, and the navigation. You added a few links.
But basically, it's THEIR work, and not really yours.
I don't blame you, but I think you should have posted right in the beginning that you were editing an already existing design.
Why am I saying that ?
Because, imagine :
one newbie comes here, not sure of himself, having done his first website, all self-coded.
Of course, the first websites are always hugly and full of mistakes, but since people state they are newbies, we try our best to help them.
Then, somebody joins and want advice on his website. He sees your site.
What will he think ?
He will think : I worked sooo hard for that, I am really stupid or what ? This guy has done a great site, and I've done ****.
This kind of things could discourage people.
Again, I'm being a bit hard and a bit paranoid also, but please, next time, tell us you've edited a design made by somebody else.
Anyway, good luck in the designers world
( what I said doesn't diminish the fact that I like your site very much, of course )
I didnt mean to fool anyone. I've been working very hard on my site. I cant afford to pay anyone so Ive spent the last few days working on my site. I know it might not look like much but alot of research has gone into this site. I am also working on a forum that is kicking my A$$ too. Im not the noob that the profits wrote about, but I am a noob that is trying to learn. I practiced drawing by tracing pictures till I was good enough to draw them on my own. Sorry to misslead anyone. Because without you guys my site would be worthless. Ive worked on adding more pages. Zoo Events is still know where near done. But Zoos/Aquariums is 80% done.
i just did a quick visit to the site, and it seems like you have a bunch of pages that would fit nicely into an expandable navigation bar. That would simplify the site structure and make it easier to work with.
check out this page at project seven. i've used their tutorials before and you more or less copy the code and change it to work with your site. read along so you can gain some understanding of css. good luck