14 replies [Last post]
dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Ok, I just started to do a homepage to my kennel. I will post here during my construction. I have some experience of css and xhtml, since I always aim to make pages with them and my own site won't be an exception.
Please comment anything you have in your mind and excuse my bad English. At first I'd like to hear comments about the colorscheme. Thanks in advance.

http://www.akitafi.com/sivut

DanA
DanA's picture
Offline
Elder
Last seen: 11 years 37 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+2
Joined: 2004-08-14
Posts: 1087
Points: 2

Mission: page for my kennel

Any link or screenshot ?

dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

Yeah, sorry. I forgot again :roll:

DanA
DanA's picture
Offline
Elder
Last seen: 11 years 37 weeks ago
Timezone: GMT+2
Joined: 2004-08-14
Posts: 1087
Points: 2

Mission: page for my kennel

Nice page. A bit too wide for my screen.
IE 7 doesn't apply

* html body {
   background-color: #55566a
	}

Use conditional comments to apply the rule to MSIE

Hugo
Hugo's picture
Offline
Moderator
London
Last seen: 7 years 2 weeks ago
London
Joined: 2004-06-06
Posts: 15668
Points: 2806

Mission: page for my kennel

Dewon I think this is more suited to 'Site Checks' rather than 'CSS Layouts' which is really for specific problems and answers, also site checks should primarily be for finished site reviews.

I'll move the thread over.

Hugo.

Before you make your first post it is vital that you READ THE POSTING GUIDELINES!
----------------------------------------------------------------
Please post ALL your code - both CSS & HTML - in [code] tags
Please validate and ensure you have included a full Doctype before posting.
Why validate? Read Me

Lambinastormtro...
Lambinastormtroopersuit's picture
Offline
Enthusiast
Canada
Last seen: 6 years 36 weeks ago
Canada
Timezone: GMT-4
Joined: 2006-06-02
Posts: 279
Points: 86

Mission: page for my kennel

Hi Dewon,

Colour scheme might be a matter of personal opinion, but I'll offer my thoughts in hopes of being helpful.

You have lots of medium tan, and lots of medium grey, and then a tiny bit of green showing on the page... and to be honest, my eye went straight to that green. I'd say you should give the green a stronger presence. Try this as an option: very light tan background, and then a medium tan with the green for accents. That would have a lot more punch, as you need to let one colour be the dominant colour and let the other colours support it by being more neutral.

Well, that's my thoughts... good luck with your site and keep up the good work!
Smile

dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

What do you think now? The whole page is little different now.

Sorry Hugo, I thought that when I have questions conserning this very page, I could ask all in one topic.

Lorraine
Lorraine's picture
Offline
Elder
UK
Last seen: 15 years 23 weeks ago
UK
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2005-01-04
Posts: 1001
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

In IE6 there is a flash of "something" in the horizontal menu bar as the page opens - see attachment.[1]

Otherwise, it's very nice. I don't know what the colours were originally but, as of now, I like the look, feel, colours and it validates. What more could anyone ask at this early stage? I look forward to seeing this site progress - so, would you mind cracking on with it and getting some pictures of the dogs in there? Laughing out loud

:Vested interest alert:
I ask because I have recently agreed to produce websites for several USA dog breeders (terrier breeds) and I would like to copy, harumph! get some ideas from yours - only joking. Wink Plus I love looking at pictures of furry animals Tongue

[1] Ah, for some reason there is no attachment facility on a post, for the time being. But it seems I may still be able to attach a pic. to a PM - so I'll try that.

dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

Thanks Lorraine. It still flashes a bit, but now its not so noticable. Also there was a non-updated code for navigation. I uploaded the final now, which looks ok in IE, but other browsers show weird box on the right side. Anyone knows how to fix that? Already tried to play with images, margins and paddings but with no success. I want the current tab to come little down.

edit: I put two pics just for you Lorraine Wink

Lorraine
Lorraine's picture
Offline
Elder
UK
Last seen: 15 years 23 weeks ago
UK
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2005-01-04
Posts: 1001
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

Hi
That nav is getting so close to perfection. Perhaps a quick trip back to Johannson's place would help.
Thanks for the pictures they are two very good looking dogs PLUS you've bred colours that fit in with the website very well Wink

Tyssen
Tyssen's picture
Offline
Moderator
Brisbane
Last seen: 7 years 15 weeks ago
Brisbane
Timezone: GMT+10
Joined: 2004-05-01
Posts: 8201
Points: 1386

Mission: page for my kennel

dewon wrote:
I want the current tab to come little down.

#sixth #nav #t6 a { padding-top: 10px; } instead of:

#sixth #nav #t6 { padding-top: 5px; } Great looking dogs. Are they akitas?

How to get help
Post a link. If you can't post a link, jsFiddle it.
My blog | My older articles | CSS Reference

dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

Tyssen wrote:

#sixth #nav #t6 a { padding-top: 10px; }
instead of:

#sixth #nav #t6 { padding-top: 5px; } Great looking dogs. Are they akitas?

That was the padding I was playing with, but there is still that area in upper right corner as you can see. If I modify the .gif, it only works for one tab, for the others it breaks.

Tyssen you know very well, they are akitas Smile Went to Japan for one year because of them and I'm bringing these two guys with me back to Finland after two weeks.

edit: I also seem to have some damn error with colours. I thought we dont have to care about the websafe-colours anymore?
http://www.danvine.com/icapture/tmpss/132711.png

dewon
Offline
Regular
Japan/Finland
Last seen: 12 years 42 weeks ago
Japan/Finland
Timezone: GMT-2
Joined: 2005-01-01
Posts: 17
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

No one knows a solution for the activetab problem?
Also what I should do with the colours?

McCarrie
Offline
newbie
USA
Last seen: 7 years 3 weeks ago
USA
Timezone: GMT-8
Joined: 2006-04-18
Posts: 7
Points: 0

I love it!

Looks great- and the colors I think are perfect! Be sure to post when you are finished, I look forward to seeing the whole thing.
CArRiE

superprg
Offline
Regular
Last seen: 14 years 4 weeks ago
Joined: 2006-05-22
Posts: 13
Points: 0

Mission: page for my kennel

Really looking cool!