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So I just launched a new (fairly basic) website. http://www.arc-photo.com

Your feedback would be appreciated. In particular, I'm likely missing a bunch of stuff that I should be doing to make this site more universally compliant with browsers but I'm not quite sure what. I've only tested for Firefox, Safari (PC), IE6 and Opera and there are a few, relatively minor variations that I would like to fix if possible.

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The page does not validate -

The page does not validate - valid code is really important for getting a consistent rendering between different browsers.

You've got a nice tight code base - good work avoiding div-itis. But your boxes don't expand when more text or larger text is used.

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thanks

Katie.

What are you using to validate? I ran it through the one at htmlhelp.com and the only problem that seemed to come up was with a link.

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There is only one way to

There is only one way to validate - http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arc-photo.com%2F

EDIT: BTW, IE6 is not a modern browser.

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Not a real validation error?

The only reason my site seems to be failing the validation is because of a hyperlink reference to Microsoft's website. The link is copied directly from Microsoft and the link works as it should on the page. Why does the validation process see this as an error?

As far as IE6 is concerned, I know it has shortcomings but is there a technical reason for why it's not a modern browser? Just curious. Thanks.

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your ampersands should be

your ampersands should be written as &
and IE6 is not a modern browser BECAUSE of it's shortcomings and the fact that it is not compliant to modern specifications.

all » http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/all

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Thanks!

Hmmm. Didn't know that was the case for URLs. Guess I shoulda read the error message more clearly. :blushing: I'm a photographer, not a web designer. Tongue

All fixed now. Thanks.

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First impression . . . page

First impression . . . page looks too busy. Like the colour scheme and layout, but there's too much text squished into such a small space.

I'd ditch this:

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arc-photo.com is a CSS website. Please use a modern web browser (Firefox, Safari, IE6+) for proper display.

and make the copyright text take it's place and styling (eg smaller text size) instead.

There's too sudden an inconsistent layout between the main page and your subpages. I'd consider changing your index page to match the full-screened layout of the sub pages.

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There are some major layout

There are some major layout issues here, get them sorted and I will do a full assessment.

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1. First page is simple,

1. First page is simple, just like my site. I like it :thumbsup:
2. The what we do page, packages page, and the other page has a lot of blank space at the bottom... maybe you should limit the vertical size, if the information on your pages is size known...
3. but overall design in nice

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