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hello all once again

this site is almost finished

lkcollections.com

background still has to be changed, so please ignore that.

let me know what you think

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ummm.. document contains no data

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what!!!!???

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link works now... didn't before...
couple of things IMHO
horizontal scroll at 800x600
I expected all of your dark colored menu items to be links... but they are not... maybe do something different with collections and galleries or actually make them links
when I go a collection (autumn_2006) it highlights as being the current page but the color is the same as all other other links and I still get a hand cursor... maybe change the color and I would make the cursor text so it doesn't appear as a link?

all in all it has great potential

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I don't like the horizontal scroll in the picture galleries. Also the flicker of the large pics is very annoying and may also draw some heat legally depending on your location. It happens because of the space between the thumbnails.

I don't like the rollover thing much. It's quirky at best and not professional at worst but I've done it before myself so my criticism comes right back to me. Smile

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thanks all

Triumph - Im not understanding what you mean be legal issues!!

how would you go about making such a Gallery - if you can please provide examples

rmfred - im not understanding what you are saying about the link colors in the menu, they change color and stay orange in IE6 and firefox.

The client wanted a large rectangle , no talking to her! but "the customer is always right!"

might underline galleries and collections.

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I get javascript errors in IE6.

Also the thumbnail:hover only works on thumbnails to the right of the thumbnail that matches the selected image. Perhaps some z-index alterations are needed to bring the left hand thumbnails higher.

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madereality wrote:
Triumph - Im not understanding what you mean be legal issues!!

http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/uk-website-legal-requirements.shtml

Specifically this part:

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Can you be sued?

Basically, yes. The RNIB has approached two large companies with regard to their websites. When they raised the accessibility issues of the websites under the DDA, both companies made the necessary changes, rather than facing the prospect of legal action (in exchange for anonymity).

The DRC launched a formal investigation into 1000 websites5, of which over 80% were next to impossible for disabled people to use. They issued a stern warning that organisations will face legal action under the DDA and the threat of unlimited compensation payments if they fail to make websites accessible for people with disabilities.

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Hello madereality,

Design and layout-wise, I think the site is ok. It's interesting and very catalogue-like, which suits the content very well.

Have you tried centering the text below that "LK Collections" graphic? I'm imagining it would be more interesting-- but then, you may not agree with me. Hehehe.

I'm also liking the background image. Loads quickly desipite the size.

But I do have some reservations with the Orange-Pink combination. It seems a bit awkward.

Cheers! Laughing out loud

OT: Thanks Triumph for posting that link. I read through the case... scary. Shock

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Triumph

While I'm 100% behind you as far as accessibility goes - this site site wouldn't be affected by the UK legislation (i.e. the DDA quoted).

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

"Also, your CSS (no offence) makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon" - TPH

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HellsBells wrote:
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While I'm 100% behind you as far as accessibility goes - this site site wouldn't be affected by the UK legislation (i.e. the DDA quoted).Neither are any of my pages (as I don't live in the UK) but I still try to adhere to accessibility guidelines (as far as I understand them, that is).

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So do I to my knowledge - especially since 99% of my sites do come under the DDA! What I was getting at was that while it is completely correct to build sites that are fully accessible - this particular site wouldn't come under the actual jurisdiction of that particular act.

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

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Just in case the OP returns and is interested in accessibility as it may relate to the Republic of Ireland.
http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3598

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to be honest i think its just crazy.
while i believe in accessible websites , I think its our own choice whether to make them accessible or not and not to bloody get sued over it if they are not. Its total BS.
do we live in a free world!!!!

anyway this site is for Canada not ireland, and I dont think those issues would stand up in any Irish court!

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madereality wrote:
to be honest i think its just crazy.
while i believe in accessible websites , I think its our own choice whether to make them accessible or not and not to bloody get sued over it if they are not. Its total BS.
do we live in a free world!!!!

anyway this site is for Canada not ireland, and I dont think those issues would stand up in any Irish court!

I can understand your point of view, and for a personal website it's fine, but for businesses you've got to do it. I know, it's crazy, but it's the world we live in - sue anyone for anything. Example, sue a company for not having a ramp to the front door. It's crazy Tongue

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oh another thing i forgot to mention,
most local county councils websites and government department sites are total crap

take this site for example

[url]www.cavancoco.ie
[/url] - what a joke

http://www.contentquality.com/mynewtester/cynthia.exe?Url1=http://www.cavancoco.ie

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all i can say is we live and work by example. if our governments cant live up to those standards then why should we!

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Because you're better than them.

And be honest, how hard is it to get level 1 WCAG accessibilty? Most of it is common sense - semantic markup, no javascript for navigation, and using accesskeys. All of this shoudl be built into every new website you make from scratch.

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i know im better than them Wink

its just finding the time to actually do that.

i was wondering how access keys might work for a dynamic menu?

i've a problem with this menu here

my head isnt working today

maybe you could have a look

http://www.irishwebdevelopers.com/sugarcraft/store/index.php

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Access keys can cause more trouble than they're worth - I'd suggest avoiding them. They can actually be a hindrance for people rather than a help.

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

"Also, your CSS (no offence) makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon" - TPH

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thanks hells,

i dont have time to do it at the moment anyway so thats one less thing to worry about