Any feedback ? Tell me what you think, thank you

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  1. strict99

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    thanks :)
     
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    you're welcome
     
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    I like it. One thing that I would recommend is to get rid of the big blue box on the homepage that says "Home" because you are already on the homepage of your site. There really is no point to link to your index if you are still on it.
     
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    you're right... I will remove it. I had attached a blog and forum before but reached the 'resource limit' each hour, so I removed the blog and forum completely so 'home' has become useless. thanks

    (it caused a new problem, the begin of my text changes to one of my hyperlinks which I haven't set up lol)
     
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    Which text has been changed to a hyperlink? I'll look at it and tell you how to fix the problem.
     
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    the "introduction" text had changed to the last hyperlink above it (solar alerts), I've solved it by making text invisible :)

    But I think I need to add the Solar alerts to the the same page instead of the top widgets because they look bad in Internet Explorer unless people use compatibility mode. (I use firefox).
    Thanks
     
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    Firstly, I think that you need to remove this snippet of code <center>Radio Blackout Level: <a
    href="http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/archive/current_month.html" target="_blank"><img
    src="http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/r_past.gif" alt="Solar data"/></center>
    next, make sure that you end links with </a>. If you do not add that on the other side of the <a> tag, then the link will continue to all other sub elements.
     
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    thank you, the missing </a> tags did the trick, now it looks ok in IE as well and the link doesn't continue anymore :)
     
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    impressed... this host doesn't give me any problems at all....
     
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    I can't find a moment with 0 user(s) online, so I'm still satisfied :)
     
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    website has totally changed :)
     
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    essellar Community Advocate Community Support

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    Not for the better, I'm afraid. At the moment, it's just the packed/encrypted site encoding. If you're using a Zend-encoded script (either something processed with Zend Guard or built using any of several site-building software packages), it's not being recognized by the server. There could be a number of reasons for that, but the one you'd have control over is checking the byte order of the file(s). Did you develop and test locally on a Windows system?
     
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    Well, I think it was related to cloudflare, I've taken it away from them and now it should be working.
     
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    Much better. One big problem remains, though: you're using fixed width design that's wider than a lot of users' screens are going to be — netbooks (and small "ultrabooks") as well as tablets need to scroll horizontally to see your header menu. It would be better to let the menu items float and wrap as necessary.
     
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    I've decreased the layout to 1024x768 now, people with smaller screens need to buy a modern device :)
     
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    You should never fix the width of your layouts (and "modern" devices tend to have smaller displays than the laptops of a few years ago). If you want to constrain things horizontally, by all means use max-width, but somebody who wants to use your site on a mobile device (say a typical smart phone), then they ought to be able to do so. Of course, if you want to maintain "I know what's good for you" arrogance at a higher priority than your users, then that's your right too.
     
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    It's not arrogance.... it's just easier to do this for me. It's a wordpress blog without blogging(posts). All content is embedded from external sources (facebook and twitter) so if the host goes offline, cloudflare takes over and the snapshot will be enough to reach my goal because the information is all external.

    I'm using plugins that can be added to the sidebar, so the "main" column is also a (inner)sidebar and not a page. By using a fixed width for the sidebars, I was able to 'hide' the real wordpress main page(which is empty) because I don't need it.
    When I would choose a fluid layout (an option in my theme), the (hidden) wordpress main page would adjust to the resolution so it would be visible on high res displays, reveiling an empty page which I don't want of course.

    I've checked the page on my Iphone4s and it shows the complete page, regardless of what resolution the webpage is so I can doubleclick the column to focus on it and the selected column will be zoomed in to match my small screen.
    I've checked it on a little android phone of my gf (sony x10 MINI) and it does the same so with all respect, I don't see any disadvantage nowadays to use a fixed layout on any resolution.
     
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    looks good

    your site looks good....
     

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