Please review my site so far

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  1. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    Hi all
    I'm building my first website more so for family and friends and enjoying learning as i go so please take a look at what i have done thus far and give me your opinion and advice good or bad it will be taken on board this is all new to me so any advice is really appreciated
    thanks www.toontech-support.co.cc
     
  2. cybrax

    cybrax Community Advocate Community Support

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    WOW!

    For a first atempt that is not half bad.

    Remember to check how it looks on other peoples browsers using Broswershots.org.

    Aside from that easily corrected problem of the background not quite in line with the body it looks very professional, well done.
     
  3. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    thank you cybrax i wasn't expecting that i will have a look at fixing the alignment i think i know what you mean because it looks a bit off when i view it on my screen but it seems to look ok when i view it from a different computer with smaller screen but thanks again for viewing my site for me
    oh and thanks for that browser site i didn't know about that
     
  4. vishal

    vishal -::-X10 Guru-::- Community Support

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    Your site looks good. But at the top on left looks strange. Your slogan is also good.
    cheers
     
  5. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    thanks vishal2 yeah the top left did look strange to me at first but its kind of grew on me now
    i would like to make the body a bit wider when i workout how to i will have to look into it
    thanks for your input of my site
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2010
  6. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    hi
    i have changed a few things around on my site and i am looking for some feed back on these points if you would take the time to look and comment i would be very gratefully
    1 - other than a logo what would you say was missing or i could add to my site
    2 - when i used the W3C markup validation tool there where 38 errors how would i go about correcting them
    thanks in advance for any replies
     
  7. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    To fix the errors, just follow the advice that the validator gives you. Most of the time it will be a simple missing tag or something.
    Other than that, your site has improved and all I can say is that it just needs time to develop with some more pages and info.
     
  8. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    thanks for the the advice lemon-tree
    one thing though when i look to validate the errors and check my html code everything looks ok where the validator says there is a error there dosnt seem to be in my coding
     
  9. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    I just tried your site in the validator. The first thing you should do is add a doctype to the top of the page, as this will get rid of quite a few errors.
    e.g.
    If you need help understanding what it means, try turning on 'Verbose output'.
     
  10. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    very interesting
    i tried one doctype and it gave me more errors but less warnings so i tried another and all i had was two errors but when i viewed my site it was disfigured so i will keep trying and read as much as i can i really have so much to learn
     
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    Every thing looks good since it is your first attempt. I would like to suggest you create a logo for your website that will definitely spruce up the appearance of your website a bit further.
     
  12. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    Just curious, which browser are you testing on? I know IE has some odd rendering when using certain doctypes.
     
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  13. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    thanks debfree10 I'm going to be working on a logo soon i just keep getting side tracked because there is so much to learn
    yeah lemon-tree I'm using IE8 i could download fire fox and give that a try
     
  14. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    Definitely get Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera. IE is a train wreck of a browser and trying to design a cross-browser site in it is hopeless.
     
  15. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    thanks I'm going to download chrome now and give it a try
    i know that DOCTYPE frameset or transitional both work on my site without disfiguring my template although they do reduce the text size but i will go take a look through the eyes of chrome and see how things look
    thanks for the information Ive got so much to learn

    Edit: lol just installed chrome and went to my website and guess what.... the text was small just like it looked when i added the DOCTYPE so i guess now that there is at least one validation error i can fix now
    also i cant believe how fast my site loaded compared to IE8
     
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    lukoot New Member

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    ok in IE my site looks ok and i can edit it
    in google chrome my site looks ok but i can not edit the font or font size dont know why
    in firefox i can edit it but at the top of my site it looks out of line a bit
     
  17. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    What CSS are you using to change the font size?
     
  18. lukoot

    lukoot New Member

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    as i am using the x10 reptile site builder i have just been changing text font and size using the drop down box in the site editor but i am not able to do that through the chrome browser but i have just looked at my html code and realised i can change it in there using x-small,small,medium and so on so i can use chrome after all i just got to stop being lazy
    one thing i have noticed though is my code looks a bit messy to me here is the code from the top line of my home page what do you think

    thanks for your input lemon-tree i appreciate it
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010

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