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I've redesign this site for a hotel from Grado and i'm asking you how accessible do you think it is, not from the point of view of automatic tools but from the user point of view, how do you see it on your monitor , resolution, os, how fast do you find information on the site.
I have also a problem with the visualisation of the language links on top, the list in some browser is a few pixels away from the left margin, i'm wonder why.

Thank you for your time.

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Moved here as being the more appropriate forum.

cheers,

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Lookin good

I think it looks really clean easy to use.

A couple of things that might be worth thinking about

1. The links at the top home, sitemap etc. These don't contrast that well with the background may be a little tricky for some users to pick out.

2. The main navigation. You could maybe group rooms, restaurant, hotel, facilities etc under one tab 'the hotel' and have subsections within this. It would mean less main links.

3. The site seemed pretty slow to load. There didn't seem to be anything on the page that should make this so. It may be the server it's hosted on?

4. Some of the pages are very text heavy and the information does not seem to be split into paragraphs. This is maybe just a personal preference but I always think images that are floated to the right look better than left floated ones.

All in all though i think it's a nice looking site.

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it's true is a problem with the server, sometimes is really down, i already write to hosting gays.
about navigation, it's not the problem to group the pages, the problem is that i want that everything on this site must be quick accessible, not hidden somewhere two or three links away, the people are surfing really fast, they have no time to see all the site with calm, they have maybe 30 min. to visit a few hotels offers for their vacation.
i now, it' not the best contrast between orange gradient dark and white, but is evident that something is their, and you are looking first on the top of the page(i say that because i saw the statistics Smile )

thanks for your precious time, you give me a really feedback.

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Generally I like the look and colour scheme of the site, but one thing I noticed is that some of the english text is not quite correct. Would it be possible for someone to go through it?

ie on the home page is

Quote:
In this contest you will also enjoy the cheerfulness, the kindness and the professionalism of our staff.
the word 'contest' is confusing, what can you win?

also
Quote:
Available the map with the guided tour to the discovery Grado's cribs.
should that be 'The map will be available' ? There are other examples also.

Basically the translation to english is not quite right in places. This is just a suggestion, I couldn't do a site in multiple languages so you have done a good job generally. It would be a shame not to get these points corrected.

I really think that the site is not as accessible as it could be due to the colour of some of the text. If you really want it to be user friendly then the text should contrast better with the page background colour. ATM it could be hard to read for some people and that is not want you want at all.

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i'm agree with you.
the hole site translation was done by a student(the director's friend or something like this) , not by a expert, a real translator.
thanks for the observations.

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mindsoul wrote:
i already write to hosting gays.
Ahem, guys! Guys! Laughing out loud Sorry, just found that funny. "Gays" can mean "omosessuali" in english. Shock

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maybe there are some gays by the hosting company Smile

sorry, my english is primitive.

thanks for the correction

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Very nice site.

I think your site is excellent. The information is very accessible and your design is beautiful. That said, here's my take.

Tip:

1. Light text

I think some of the heading text is a bit too light in color. It's hard to read. Right now I see #9A9C9E on white and #B0ACA2 on light-orange. Too light!

Very minor tips on your XHTML:

1. Too many <div> and <span> tags

You have a lot of XHTML like this:

<x class="y">Item</x>
<x class="y">Item</x>
<x class="y">Item</x>
...

It's better to do this:

<div class="y">
<x>Item</x>
<x>Item</x>
...
</div>

2. Addresses

<div class="adress"><!--here start the adress box--> <img src="../img_layout/plic.gif" alt="contact"  class="indirizzo" /> 
        Hotel Alla Citt&agrave; di Trieste, Piazza XXVI Maggio, 22
        34073 - Grado (GO) - Italia</div>

Have you thought about using the <address> tag instead? You can style it, and it's semantic.

3. News headings

<h3 class="news"><span class="news">News Grado</span>The 17.12. will be the inauguration of the famous Grado's cribs!</h3>

This appears as "News GradoThe 17.12. will be ..." when viewed without stylesheets. It also might be read improperly by search engines.

I would do this:

<div class="news">
<h3>News Grado</h3>
<p class="summary">The 17.12. will be the ...</p>
<p>The cribs made by island's fisherman will put into the "calli" of the historical centre.</p>
</div>

In fact, I would try to remove as many <span> and <div> tags as possible.

4. Menus

<span class="menu2">
<a href="index.php" class="menu2" accesskey="1"><img src="../img/logo_trieste.gif" alt="logo" class="logo"/></a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="index.php" class="menu" >Welcome</a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="hotel.php" class="menu">Hotel</a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="rooms.php" class="menu">Rooms</a></span>
...
<span class="menu3"><a href="grado.php" class="menu">Grado</a></span>

This would make much more sense as an unordered list (<ul>):

<ul id="menu">
<li><a href="index.php">Welcome</a></li>
<li><a href="hotel.php">Hotel</a></li>
...
</ul>

There's no need for class="menu" every time.

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Re: Very nice site.

cvk wrote:
I think your site is excellent. The information is very accessible and your design is beautiful. That said, here's my take.

Tip:

1. Light text

I think some of the heading text is a bit too light in color. It's hard to read. Right now I see #9A9C9E on white and #B0ACA2 on light-orange. Too light!

Very minor tips on your XHTML:

1. Too many <div> and <span> tags

You have a lot of XHTML like this:

<x class="y">Item</x>
<x class="y">Item</x>
<x class="y">Item</x>
...

It's better to do this:

<div class="y">
<x>Item</x>
<x>Item</x>
...
</div>

2. Addresses

<div class="adress"><!--here start the adress box--> <img src="../img_layout/plic.gif" alt="contact"  class="indirizzo" /> 
        Hotel Alla Citt&agrave; di Trieste, Piazza XXVI Maggio, 22
        34073 - Grado (GO) - Italia</div>

Have you thought about using the <address> tag instead? You can style it, and it's semantic.

3. News headings

<h3 class="news"><span class="news">News Grado</span>The 17.12. will be the inauguration of the famous Grado's cribs!</h3>

This appears as "News GradoThe 17.12. will be ..." when viewed without stylesheets. It also might be read improperly by search engines.

I would do this:

<div class="news">
<h3>News Grado</h3>
<p class="summary">The 17.12. will be the ...</p>
<p>The cribs made by island's fisherman will put into the "calli" of the historical centre.</p>
</div>

In fact, I would try to remove as many <span> and <div> tags as possible.

4. Menus

<span class="menu2">
<a href="index.php" class="menu2" accesskey="1"><img src="../img/logo_trieste.gif" alt="logo" class="logo"/></a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="index.php" class="menu" >Welcome</a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="hotel.php" class="menu">Hotel</a></span>
<span class="menu"><a href="rooms.php" class="menu">Rooms</a></span>
...
<span class="menu3"><a href="grado.php" class="menu">Grado</a></span>

This would make much more sense as an unordered list (<ul>):

<ul id="menu">
<li><a href="index.php">Welcome</a></li>
<li><a href="hotel.php">Hotel</a></li>
...
</ul>

There's no need for class="menu" every time.

I have a good lesson here.

thanks a lot.