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Hey guys,

I just made this one this week... It features the first live application of the soon-to-be-released "RSS Newsmaker" plug-in for my GreenBeast CMS.

The other special thing on this site is the projects archive system. Obviously you can't really look under the hood and see the PHP, but it's a slick system. I tell ya' it made my brain smoke a few times.

It's supposed to be a pro-looking business-like site. It will get a ton of traffic I'm told. Hope so... they're going to let me keep my link in the footer. Wink

Tolero Development (Portfolio Copy)

Thanks.
Mike

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Looking pretty good. The only thing I found was that your footer busts out the bottom of the frame when you resize the text a bit. I also think the grey inputs on the contact form are a bit dark especially for the ones that have text in them.
Question about your CMS: is there/will there be an online demo?

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Thanks Tyssen

Tyssen wrote:
Looking pretty good. The only thing I found was that your footer busts out the bottom of the frame when you resize the text a bit.


By golly you're right. I wasn't even aware of that and most of the time I know my bugs Wink. Same thing happens on my portfolio. What's happening, it seems, is that my footer isn't sticking to the bottom of the page. It raises up. It is due,I think, to font-size being put on body, thus spaces are increased with the text. It's not noticeable if increased a little, but when you go up in size a considerable sum, it begins to draw away. I am thinking I may be able to fix this by simply using EMs as the unit of measure on the height attribute on the footer div... sound like a fix you think?

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I also think the grey inputs on the contact form are a bit dark especially for the ones that have text in them.


Please focus (click/keypress) on any of the input fields. The contrast and usability will increase considerably. This is done with CSS for most browsers, but I use JavaScript to make it happen with Internet Explorer. If an IE user has JS disabled they'll get what you see, otherwise they should be okay. I am assuming you didn't apply focus thus didn't realize. Is it okay, you think, or should I increase the contrast anyway (for IE users without JS)? If you want, read more about my contact forms.


Tyssen wrote:
Question about your CMS: is there/will there be an online demo?


There was one with version 1, but when version 1.1 was made that went bye-bye and it was decided to not reinstate it. The main reason is that it required time and patience as people came by to abuse it, seeing if they could break it or break in. Plus it has an integrated support form with no required fields (for tech support), so that would have had to be disabled. It was decided to offer a visual tour using imagery instead, figuring people can just download it and install it, then play with it to their hearts' content on their server.

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Mike

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Mike Cherim wrote:
Please focus (click/keypress) on any of the input fields. The contrast and usability will increase considerably.

Yeah, I did that. It's an effect I use on some of my forms, but aside from issues of accessibility, my first impression was of large, heavy slabs of grey. I would've picked another colour, but realise it's in your nav as well and it's just a personal preference thing.

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Tyssen wrote:
Mike Cherim wrote:
Please focus (click/keypress) on any of the input fields. The contrast and usability will increase considerably.

Yeah, I did that. It's an effect I use on some of my forms, but aside from issues of accessibility, my first impression was of large, heavy slabs of grey. I would've picked another colour, but realise it's in your nav as well and it's just a personal preference thing.

Cool. Thanks man.

Mike