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Hi there,

I've recently re-designed a website for a Primary School, using XHTML and CSS-P. I'd be grateful for any feedback:

http://www.warrender.hillingdon.sch.uk/

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looks good overall

i like the website. it's pretty clean and simple. pretty easy to get around.

few suggestions though:
- might wanna compress more the images, especially the front page since it loads a little bit slow (I'm on DSL so I'm okay, but most dial-up visitors might have a ruckus about it).
- compress more the images in the tour section
- the prospectus page would be easier to navigate around in if you cut it down to several pages instead of having all of the contents in one page. no one wants to scroll down a ten-foot page. you already are using the idea of using anchor links up top but what if someone goes to the middle of the page and don't know which section he/she is in? just a thought.
- basically compress down all the photos through out the website. they are in small resolution already so they shouldn't take up the bandwidth. Smile

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Hi Skurt,

Thanks for your feedback. You're right about the two issues you brought up. Ideally the images should be more compressed, and the Prospectus page should be split into multiple pages. That's the sort of thing they'd tell you in a book.

I was aware of that, but I decided to break the rules a little, to suit my own personal preferences.

The images on the site were all compressed using the High Quality JPEG setting in Photoshop. Originally they were all compressed using the Medium Quality setting, but I thought they all looked a bit blurry, and lost a lot of their detail.

As for the prospectus page, I chose to make it one really long page, to make it easier to print. If you click Print, it comes out as a 12 page document.

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There is a thick blue line under the navigation in FF, Opera, and N7.

makes it somewhat hard to read.

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Hi The Finch,

Thanks for pointing that out. I've changed the style sheet, so the problem should be fixed now.

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Next to the arrows, you should have text that says 'click to return to the top of the page'.

Also, I think you should have a line separating each section (prospectus page).

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Hi pineapplehead,

Thanks for your comments. All of the blue arrows on the site have Link Titles that say "Click to Return to Top" when you rollover them. You can see what I'm talking about in this screenshot (IE6):

http://www.warrender.hillingdon.sch.uk/example.gif

Also, all of the sections on the Prospectus page DO have horizontal rules separating them, which you can also see in the screenshot. If these are not appearing in other browsers then... then I need to make some adjustments to the style sheet.

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I know the title attrbute is there, it's just not immediately obvius to everyone that the arrows take you to the top of the page.

Also, I'm not getting any lines inbetween sections. I'm using Mozzy firefox 0.9.1

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