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Hey, I am relatively new to CSS, and i was just wondering if anyone one could make some suggestions or comments about my recent web page. I am going for a simple design. Of course it is not finished and i haven't really put many pictures in, but the "skeleton" of the page is pretty much done. Thank you again in advance.

Also... does anyone think i am going with too much text?

http://sbb.us.to

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You need to check your page in more browsers than just IE. Not overly keen on the way you've styled your form either. The inputs and buttons look too similar and there's not enough delineation with the background.

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Ah.... see what you mean about the buttons... thnx

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Yep. The page is a real mess in Firefox and Opera and Netscape.

IE7 is 10 years behind the standards or wrong.
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Ya... im trying to work on that.... but... question... im still pretty new to web page building so i appologize if this question sounds stupid... is there any easy way of testing whether a page looks good indifferent browsers? can i download some program to do it? is there some script online? or do i just have to download each browser and test it myself?

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sandbox wrote:
or do i just have to download each browser and test it myself?

Yep.

There are also Mac browser simulators to be found on the web if you look a bit.

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

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I agree with the comments already made and also would add that if you are new to web design, the W3C validator can help you learn where you are going wrong. See http://validator.w3.org/

I would move your navigation to the top and have it the same on each page. Have a heading for each page so that users know where they are. At the moment you have to use the browser back button to return to the home page.

When I first started CSS I learned the basics from a book by Rachel Andrew called "The CSS Anthology - 101 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks", which I found really useful

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ya... i see what all of you mean.... anyways... i realized the way that i had set up my original page and css was too messy... i realized that i might just be trying to implement too much css into my page... so i started fresh.... and hopefully.. this one is a little less messy... im also gunna try that validator that was suggested in the last post.... may take me a few days to get a chance to try it... but for now... check out the new page i made. again, ive only tested it in internet explorer

(its a little unconventional... so if u wanna check out the css, u'll find it in the css.php file of the root page)

Oh... and thanx again to everyone that replied and made suggestions... really appreciate it.

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I've come to the conclusion that my computer stinks because it really can't handle any other browser other than internet explorer (ya... thats right... its a pretty crappy computer). Just wondering if anyone could tell me how this page appears in their browser.

Heres a repost if anyone is too lazy to scroll to the top of the page and click on my webpage url: http://sbb.us.to/

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In Firefox, none of your styles are being applied.

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sandbox wrote:
I've come to the conclusion that my computer stinks because it really can't handle any other browser other than internet explorer (ya... thats right... its a pretty crappy computer). Just wondering if anyone could tell me how this page appears in their browser.

That's not an excuse, unless you have something like a BBC Micro.

Firefox can run on:

* Windows 98
* Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500MHz or greater)
* 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
* 52 MB hard drive space

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/system-requirements.html

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It is even hard to see what your site is supposed to look like.

There is a syntactical mistake in your HTML:
<META NAME="Author" "Michael Czigler">
change to
<META NAME="Author" content="Michael Czigler">

The javascript code included throws up error messages and either way is best included in an external stylesheet.

You will get points though for your attempt to make it tableless.

Tested in IE6, FF1.5 and Op8.

Hope this helps

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Well... so far I've takin everyones suggestions... tested it under firefox, netscape, and internet explorer (Opera next)... seems to run fine. I really don't have any other questions at the moment. The rest i can figure out. So i guess that means this topic is closed.

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For the record, one of my suggestions should instead read: The javascript code included throws up error messages and either way is best included in an external file.

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technossomy wrote:
For the record, one of my suggestions should instead read: The javascript code included throws up error messages and either way is best included in an external file.

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yep... thats what i did. That was the main reason why there were so many problems running my page in firefox

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Hello, I just saw the site. I have just one comment on the image, it's too big (150kb). Cheers. Laughing out loud

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It's a bit of a disaster in K-Meleon (FireFox cousin). See attached screenshot. Nothing works. Crying

You should slim down that image, it's slow loading at nearly 150KB. Converted to a GIF, it's just under 7KB.