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Hi guys,

Check this one out. Though it wasn't commissioned as an "accessible" site, it's highly accessible unless I'm missing something: Thompson/Center Association. There's a lot going on under the hood as the site features several users configurable elements. It has custom error pages, two forms, style changer on the site info page. All it needs is the client's content (it's like pulling teeth sometimes I swear). What do you think? Did I achieve the stylish accessibility so important to me and the gang over at Accessites.org?

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*sigh* beautiful!

Was this done with your CMS?

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HellsBells wrote:
*sigh* beautiful!

Was this done with your CMS?

Thanks. Yep, but really just hand-coded in the CMS's editor.

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What do you think? Did I achieve the stylish accessibility so important to me and the gang over at Accessites.org?

I think you did a better job on the Accessites site itself. More skip links, better identification of links on hover/focus etc. Still a nice job though and I like the focus on the text area. Smile

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Mike Cherim wrote:
What do you think? Did I achieve the stylish accessibility so important to me and the gang over at Accessites.org?

I think you did a better job on the Accessites site itself. More skip links, better identification of links on hover/focus etc. Still a nice job though and I like the focus on the text area. Smile

Thanks Tyssen... hey, I know you.

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Thanks Tyssen... hey, I know you.

*Ding* connection made Smile

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Very nice Mike
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Superb graphics work you have there! Laughing out loud I love the way the images interact with the layout and content with the use of drop shadows and the breaking of borders to emphasize certain elements. The color scheme is great. I hope your client rewards you well for coming up with a site that is very identifiable. Cheers!

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Thanks Smile

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Just had another look - it's still beautiful but I've noticed a tiny discrepancy in the background colour of the main background and that of the footer background plus the bevel border of the main content area and the footer.

Also, I'm not sure why, but you can see tiny gaps top and bottom in the left hand bevelled edge of the background graphic - oddly these gaps don't seem to appear in the other bevelled edges in the graphic.

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HellsBells wrote:
Just had another look - it's still beautiful but I've noticed a tiny discrepancy in the background colour of the main background and that of the footer background plus the bevel border of the main content area and the footer.

Also, I'm not sure why, but you can see tiny gaps top and bottom in the left hand bevelled edge of the background graphic - oddly these gaps don't seem to appear in the other bevelled edges in the graphic.


Thanks HellsBells,

I still need to get in and touch up that footer. It was fine then I added the antler down there and it messed things up somehow. Not sure about the gaps. I don't see any, unless I'm not looking right or something.

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The gaps aren't very noticeable - it's just a faint line at the top and bottom of the background repeating graphic down the left hand bevel - sort of makes it look like bamboo - it looks fine on the rest of it.

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HellsBells wrote:
The gaps aren't very noticeable - it's just a faint line at the top and bottom of the background repeating graphic down the left hand bevel - sort of makes it look like bamboo - it looks fine on the rest of it.

Ah, okay, I know what you're saying now. Someone had brought that up about the trimmin of that. That'll be an easy fix... it's also on my list with the footer. Sorry for making you cough up a screen. I just misunderstood.

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Hi guys.

I found some time this afternoon and fixed the wrapback so the segment effect is gone (the gaps). I also adressed the footer and made it look better, though not perfect. I got frustrated and gave up for now. The footer image is terribly complex and difficult to tweak just right.

Note to self: make simplier images Wink

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It's really beautiful. There's nothing bad I can say about it except maybe boost the jpg quality if possible for the navigation arrows, I noticed a little bit of pixelation around the arrows. But that's not really too noticable.

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Thanks antidote. The client took the wheel and they are really happy so I am really happy Smile

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Kudos! Very nice looking site. I love Thompson/Center Arms. Smile

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Thanks Triumph. I'm not a shooter myself (though I do have a .22 LR and a .357 Magnum), but I must say based on the imagery of these weapons that they are really high quality. I would like to try them out on a shooting range. That'd be fun.

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