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Here is my new portfolio design: [Fixed]

I'm using CSS background image for the default tabs and the hover-over tabs and the masthead. The problem is that on slower (DSL) connections, I noticed that there is flicker as I switch from page to page. And the tabs and masthead takes a bit of time to load initially (when the browser does not have it cached) because browser is busy loading the other images of the page.

Do other people notice the same problem with my site? Is there a way to mitigate this problem, or do I just live with it?

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Unfortunately, that's the

Unfortunately, that's the nature of the beast. It's slightly noticeable on broadband, so it would be worse on dial-up, but surfers have learned to live with the first-time load.

Your page is good, but could benefit from a few more CSS techniques. The top logo should probably be a with image replacement, to benefit mobile phone browsers or text browsers.

You also have a few grammar mistakes:

Want to monetize your site with Amazon and Google ads.

should be

Want to monetize your site with Amazon and Google ads?

AND

Not only did we design and coded

should be

Not only did we design and code

There may be others, this is on a quick glance.

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The site looks good. Some of

The site looks good. Some of the code could be handled better. For instance

    

should not be used. Handle such spacing with CSS. A technique can be seen on http://www.lambifund.org. The spacing on the very top line is handled with CSS rather than spaces.

And your header and menu could be done without the table. The menu items won't suffer the flicker problem if you use a background image that changes position on hover. See http://www.regalconsulting.com for an example.

Phil

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Thanks for the good tips.

Thanks for the good tips.

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A few minor points

You do not need © Copyrighted, just one of them is enough. It will need a year though.

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You need the year it is

You need the year it is copyrighted. I'm not sure on the specifics, but some php code like:

<?php echo date("Y") ?>

Will print the current year, that'll help save some rechanging it when the year ticks over again.

Like the site otherwise though!

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and you need to pay

and you need to pay attention to post dates Wink

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wolfcry911 wrote:and you

wolfcry911 wrote:
and you need to pay attention to post dates Wink

Well, this is the most recent one he's replied to in quite some time. Laughing out loud