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Hi! I just finished creating a website for my wife's new business, and would like some input.

http://www.jayateas.com

Specifically I am encountering two problems that have stumped me.

1) When I reduce the size of the browser, the menu items tend to roll down to form a second line. How can I avoid this? I would like them to vanish under the right margin.

2) In IE, when I open the site in a browser with width less than 1000px, a scroll bar appears at the bottom as it should. When I scroll to the right, the background color of the banner does not show (there is white space).

BTW, I work on a mac, so I have tested the site on Safari, Firefox, and Mac IE. I have no idea if the site breaks on Windows based browsers. Any comments would be helpful. I know that the site does not work on Netscape 4.x, but I am willing to live with that limitation.

Kind regards

Sunil

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Site check and advice

----2) In IE, when I open the site in a browser with width less than 1000px, a scroll bar appears at the bottom as it should. ----

It should not. 35%-55% of your users are likely still at 800 x 600 resolution, and will be for some time. They won't be happy.

Netscape 4 is dead. Forget about it.

----I have no idea if the site breaks on Windows based browsers.----
This is likely 80%-90% of your audience. Websites intended to be usable should be designed specifically for PC users. (Not MAC bashing:)

Banner and navigation look fine on Firebird. Breaks on IE. (The overwhelming bulk of the audience.)(To the right at low resolution.)

Naviigation looks like IE rendering - there just isn't enough space as is. A quick drop in font-size and padding fixes it - but it isn't usable. I may take a closer look later. I've got the files.

---I would like them to vanish under the right margin. ----
Vanishing navigation is not usually a good idea.

You might consider disabling the image toolbar in IE..

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Site check and advice

Thank you for these suggestions. They are all very important, and i will take them into considertion in redesigning the site.

-Sunil