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http://www.lothgar.com/

What do you think about it, could the complex div structure be simplified without losing the looks?

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Any comments on this site design?

Looks good,

The section newsitem has a lot of <BR><li> in it which will pose a problem with validation to xhtml also the dtd mentions not strict nor transitional and there is no content type ( why is the xmlns commented out ?) Am I just demonstrating a lack of knowledge regarding dtd? or is there a reason.

Structure seems fine, layout good.

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Any comments on this site design?

That's really good - I like it a lot. I know you have only just started but I am still at a loss as to what the site is all about. It looks like something to with LOTR or Dungeons & Dragons but I can't be sure. Yes, if you are going to use that doctype then you should be using <br /> not <BR> and those lists are not properly enclosed in <ul> or <ol> tags. The trouble with your doctype is probably the <html> tag appears half way through it. It should be:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<!--xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">-->
<html>
<head>

In fact you could probably take this whole line out - what is it doing as a comment?

<!--xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">-->

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Any comments on this site design?

It's there because I had some problems with the doctypes and I was not sure should I have it or not. So I commented it out, for testing purposes.

It surely could be removed from there.

Also, the content is created by another person, who does not seem to understand about the proper xhtml. That's why the br tags are how they are.

I'll try to get a proper CMS running there eventually, it should take care of the br tags properly.

Does anyone have any idea how I could get this working without the scroll in 800*800. The main content area should fit there, but the shadow decorations have some issues with it.

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Your allways going to get a scroll bar if the content runs of the screen how else will people see the content?
You have got a fixed width which is greater than 800 anyway; bear in mind that a 800 browser is not going to give you a viewing area of 800 you have to take into consideration menubars, sidebars, scrollbar widths; all these should detract from the viewport size.
the fixed width would need to be something like 760 or even 700 to ensure it fitted into an 800 browser.

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I know all this, I was just wondering if there is a way to fool the decorations to be outside of the viewable area when in 800*600 screen. So that the main content is still visible without horizontal scroll.

I know that I should have the main content 710px or so wide. I just want to have those decorations on both sides of the main content..

If I set an 900px wide div to the center of the screen, can I still somehow have negative margins on it, so that the horizontal scroll is visible only starting from 710 pixels wide screens?

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