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Would greatly appreciate a quick check of this

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just to be sure that everything is sitting correctly and behaving well.

Validates (hmtl & CSS), HTML-Tidied, and checked on my Mac OS 10.3.4 in FF, Opera, Safari.

Always glad to hear suggestions for improvement, as well!
Thanks very much.

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Very nice Laughing out loud

Looks good in FF/Win and IE6/Win. Just one issue...seems you have a broken image in 'Land Use'.

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Hi

I notice the H1 heading Welcome to ...

is higher in IE than in FF. This is because you haven't set a margin on it. If you set h1 to margin:0 you will see what I mean (this fixes it).

Trevor

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Thanks!
Ragamuffin I'm sorry... that's just a placeholder, and I should have mentioned that there are still "holes" to fill on this site...waiting for material, etc.

ClevaTreva I've actually been wondering if the entire font sizing thing is too "controlling", so I changed it back to full/default-size. I removed the margin as you suggested very correctly.

I'd be interested to hear what you both think about how the font-sizing looks to you, if you have a chance.

Thanks again!

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Nice site. Easily read and looks appealing.

Good job. Smile

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it looks really good. I like it. everything looks and works perfectly.

good job!

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wendy wrote:
I'd be interested to hear what you both think about how the font-sizing looks to you, if you have a chance.

I personally would probably make the font size just slighty smaller...which would still keep the readability easy and comfortable.

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Hi

I agree with ragamuffin. The fonts are a bit too big.

As to sizing, IE and Opera present the problems.

Ie is very buggy with using ems. Pixels are not a good choice due to re-sizing restrictions in IE.

That leaves %.

In order to make IE and Opera behave reliably, you need to set a body font-size great than 100% and less than 101%.

I use 100.1%

Then I use % throughout the document.

Trevor

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Thank you!

I've altered basic font sizing -- once more, if you PC Peeps could let me know what you think, it would be great. It looks good on my Mac...if anything, a little small.

ClevaTreva, I started out using overall font-size as 100.01%, and then #content p, #navside, and #footer p at .85em (which seemed too convoluted). I just now picked up yet another book <groan>, and used its scheme overall font-size as "small", and then percentages from there (for h1, ul, etc.), with fixes for the IEs. (css is here http//www.birchhillfarmvt.com/bhf_styles.css ) What is your opinion of this? Workable?

One last thing does anyone have a problem opening/viewing this page?
http//www.birchhillfarmvt.com/bhfsyrup.html

Thanks for all this very valuable help!

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Hi

Both pages view OK.

My trick was to have a page container and just style that, as well as the body.

Trevor

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Excellent! Smile

Font-size is good.

I notice you use two different link styles, one for external links and one for internal links, the external link style having a broken underline. I am more used to broken underline being used to indicate a term with title text (hover and get a more detailed explanation) rather than a link.

Is there a reason you used paragraphs with bullets rather than list items with a style of inside?

On the Birchhill Accomodations page, (on my browser, FF1.0.7) the last four words of the text, "luxury homes for rent", wrap under the image. It kind of looks odd and I missed the end of the sentence when I first read the page. Perhaps making the images marginally larger or smaller would avoid that.

It looks like a wonderful place. And a good compliment to your Birch Hill Accommodations website. Laughing out loud

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Chris There was no reason I used bullets, aside from...laziness? ignorance? roll Anyway, thank you for pointing that out -- it's now a <ul>.

I have just (!) discovered that IE5.2/Mac chucks the footer waaaay below the body, looks like to the bottom of the page.

This footer wonkiness does *not* happen on my VirtualPC version of WindowsXP/ IE6...or anybody else's PC IEs, I hope???

Also just discovered the variation in links, and will investigate. They all displayed the same on my system. And I didn't know about the text wrap under the photo -- my text displays as ending midway down the 2nd photo, so it must displaying be a lot smaller than yours. Hm...maybe need more text, or removal of 2nd photo.

Sigh....

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Chris wrote:
Excellent! Smile

Font-size is good.

Ditto! Laughing out loud

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a beautiful site...nice work Smile