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I think it is fine ...and son like the look.... Laughing out loud
http://www.mccallboatworks.com/index.html

Have check it in IE--FF--O--NS......all seem to handle it well...
And it validated..... Laughing out loud
Let me know.....
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It looks good. Smile

Some notes, nothing major.

- Your <h1> on the home page is "Welcome". I'd think its better to have it as "McCall Boat Works". From a search engine point of view, H1's have a large impact on page categorisation. "Welcome" will do you no favours.

- For your page title (<title>) consider adding your location/region again for benefit of search engines and people searching.

- I am not so keen on your greyish background for the text blocks. I'm not a graphics guy, but I think if you could manage a brass plate looking background it would be in keeping with the style of the page.

- You seem to have sized the images in em units, but the columns they are within in px. If you increase the font-size the images get bigger but their columns don't.

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Nice site. I like the background and the shadows for the blocks.
The White is a little stark. I'm with Chris s on the matter of subduing the colours on that. His Brass idea is great.
There is a flickering of the header. I did a quick look and maybe it is the js and maybe the Flash, but my NN Browser and iMac don't like it. (It is hard to get a good browser for this old thing) It works okay, looks great, but the flickering is a bother. Might just be me, though.

I'm having a good day...so far.

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Your <h1> on the home page is "Welcome". I'd think its better to have it as "McCall Boat Works". From a search engine point of view, H1's have a large impact on page categorisation. "Welcome" will do you no favours.

I see your point but that seems like over doing the name of the site...???? And about the h1's..... guess I am being stupid...but how do I get it to be bigger without putting something there to tell it how to look from the css???
Took care of the region thing...very good idea... Smile

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You seem to have sized the images in em units, but the columns they are within in px. If you increase the font-size the images get bigger but their columns don't.

I didn't size the images in em's....that I know of...always use px's???

The fickering must be the flash element.... have to play with that....may change it to a fade in.......
and on the background....I have a jpg that is a teak bg which is also used in boats. maybe I will try that....
Thanks for all the suggestions....and help...
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Back................ Laughing out loud
Look at this..... have it up on another site of mine for playing with....
maybe fixed some of the things mentioned above...
http://www.ttresko.com/DonHardy/index.html

Thx

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Yes, that looks better. H1 background still comes up greyish - is that intentional?

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guess I am being stupid...but how do I get it to be bigger without putting something there to tell it how to look from the css???

I'm not sure what you mean here. That is what CSS is for. Or do you want to have a different style for H1 on one page. In which case use an id for that page, either on the <BODY> or the <H1>.

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Yes, that looks better. H1 background still comes up greyish - is that intentional?

Not sure what you mean here..... the background is the teak wood...???? :?

And never mind on the question I asked...I was being stupid and tired....just read your statement wrong... :oops:

Again...if I changed the Welcome to McCall Boat Works wouldn't that be over kill on the name, seeing as I have it in the Flash element????? Of course I do want it to get as much exposure as I can and I see your point on what is seen by the bots??? spiders???.

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Yes, that's it exactly.

Search engine spiders don't do anything with flash. When they look at a page they weight different parts of its content depending on how its framed in the CSS. There are other threads with information and SEO resources on the internet including at google itself. Basically, the content of an h1 rates very highly for where the page is categorised.

If you think your page will then be overkill on the name, you may want to reconsider the other parts of the page not your h1.

SEO (search engine optimisation) isn't my field so others might have more valid information.