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hey, i just registered and was looking for criticism on a site i made a couple of months ago..

http://www.revistaparadigmas.com/

http://www.revistaparadigmas.com/css/basic.css

yes, it's in Spanish. Smile

now, other than the blatantly trendy and purposeless splash page that doesn't match the site's color scheme, i could use criticism on the general layout and about getting my CSS in order. a few months ago it validated clean as a whistle, yet i now have plenty of warnings that i'm not sure how to get rid of.

there's also a weird issue with Safari on OSX, where if you hover on a link, somehow the background image will overlap the content box. and i've yet to figure out why this happens and what i can do to avoid it.

in case you haven't noticed, i based the tabs layout on Daniel Burka's Simple CSS Tabs, and i tried to expand on it based on what the site required.

i'm merely a beginner in CSS/XHTML (apart from being somewhat familiar with HTML from years ago), and this is the first site i've done, for my brother-in-law's company. i wanted it to be perfectly standards compliant, and i've built around it with that intention. there are still some quirks to it, so i could use the extensive CSS know-how of this community to prod around and give me some pointers.

thanks in advance!

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any suggestions?

I think the site "Revista Paradigmas" is nicely designed. I like the tabs (with three shades of blue) and the watermark image. The flexible layout is a good feature too.

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I think it looks pretty good (I like the different usages of your logo). The only thing I'd suggest is a bit more padding on your drop caps.

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Tyssen wrote:
I think it looks pretty good (I like the different usages of your logo). The only thing I'd suggest is a bit more padding on your drop caps.

i think you mean margin? (i know the difference between margin and padding, but i still mix them up frequently) anyway, i added a bit of right and top margin, and it helped center and separate the drop caps a bit. it looks great in Opera, haven't tried FF, but IE doesn't seem to have the same effect.. no biggie, i'm not interested in a perfect look for IE anyways..

i also managed to change some small things.. i changed the menu items and the news text on the right to an "arial, sans-serif" family for better readability.. the small serif fonts just lose that factor once they get small enough.. i modified the menu a bit too, adding a different set of hover effects and cleaning it up some.. i think it looks loads better, overall..

one thing i'm not so sure about is that i changed the font-size to be measured in pixels instead of percentages.. the thing is that before when using percentages (em) the fonts had a bigger size in IE than in Opera, which in this case is critical since there is a lot of text in those menu items and if they're bigger, the middle one would span out on 2 lines.. so i decided to go against using em in that case, and to just specify a strict 10px size, and now the fonts are the same size in both browsers.. this could be an issue with people who change font sizes, but i'm really not sure how to use em sizes and still make it look the same in IE and in Opera..

can anyone try using Safari on OSX? i think the issue with the background logo image overlapping all the content when you hover over the menu items isn't fixed yet.. what can i do to get rid of that? it seems to only happen in Safari..

thanks for the replies so far.. Smile

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Great design work, the site has very nice recall and gloss. Congratulations. Laughing out loud

Regarding the drop caps... yeah, I think it's "margin".

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nice layout... nice color .....

but, the welcome page is not fit with the internet marketing tips and tricks man...

you should let visitor go directly to the main page and buy (or sumthing that you want!)

but nice layout anyway...

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zhastro wrote:
nice layout... nice color .....

but, the welcome page is not fit with the internet marketing tips and tricks man...

you should let visitor go directly to the main page and buy (or sumthing that you want!)

but nice layout anyway...

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yea, i get what you mean.. but it was really requested by the client, and he seemed to like it like it is.. can't argue with that, really..

also, can anyone please check the site in Safari? now it appears worse than ever.. the background image completely overlaps the content, and it's hideous.. anyone know what can i do to fix it? it only happens in Safari..

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can anyone check the site with Safari/OSX and give me a hint on why it looks so screwed in it? AFAIK, it only displays that way in Safari.. what gives?

thanks guys..