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Greetings. May I ask someone to comment on this very primitive site?

My primary objective is to identify the professional scope of services, work methods and methodologies, and ethics and principles for my small business, and my primary audience is prospective clients, who have gotten my address from personal contacts (family, friends, associates, me). Within this objective, a subobjective is to educate prospective clients and landowners in regard to common concepts relevant to forest ownership and management.

My secondary objective is to attract the occasional stray prospect who might be searching the web for similar services or information.

Hopefully, much of this information will be helpful to the interested reader, client or not.

BTW, I'll gradually fill in the right column with images from field photos, all relevant to the topic at hand and linked to larger images with textual explanations (and perhaps links to the glossary).

The left hand column is still a problem for me. Lots of negative space, but I don't want to fill my site up with kitsch and clutter.

Thanks sincerely -- rbfree

http://comprehensiveforestry.com/

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For an info site, it seems

For an info site, it seems to be OK. But I would suggest you make the links on top as well as the items on the left side bigger.

Also, there are items that turn blue and underlined when you hover over them. But when you click on them, nothing happens. This is bad because it misleads the visitor into thinking that they're links when they're not. Anyway, I think this is happening because you're using these elements as your "top of page" target. Instead of doing this, just remove the anchor and put the anchor's id in the H1, like:

Environmental Ethics and Work Principles

Speaking of "hover", maybe the blue isn't the best colour for your a:hover? It seems a bit awkward. Additionally, why not include a:focus so that the colour of your linked text changes when the visitor reaches them through tabbing?

I hope that was helpful. Cheers! Smile

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thanks abcruz

Thanks Abcruz,

I appreciate the comments. For some reason, I had irrationally imagined that I couldn't use an anchor tag with an href attribute in addition to name and id attributes. However, I tried putting the name and id in an anchor tag on the horizontal link bar, and it worked and it validated.

On other pages, however, I have subsections targeted with the same hover effect (that I wish were only associated with href). In these cases, I don't have a convenient substitute for the titles/headers. What do you or anyone think about an invisible period or hr?

Finally, I do apologize to all readers, for I just now realized I had not validated my css when someone with IE7 told me the thing renders wildly. Joy. Again, sorry. Fixing that is the next task. Again, my apologies for that rude oversight.

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rbfree wrote:I tried putting

rbfree wrote:
I tried putting the name and id in an anchor tag on the horizontal link bar, and it worked and it validated.

You don't need the name attribute; ID is all that's required.

I think the text size of your navigation and footer is too small. Also, with the main nav links, you've got spaces either side of the text which (in FF at least) makes the underline seem too long on the right.

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valid and tinkered... anyone with IE7

Thanks Tyson and all,

I've worked out some more kinks including some restructuring that became necessary when I made some changes to validate my CSS.

Also, the annoying little underline overshoots are gone, I've increased the font size of the links by 25% (more?) and done some minor rearranging. Hopefully, this will yield a user-based document...

Could I ask someone with IE7 to take a look at it?

Thanks for all. Best regards.

PS, I plan to remove the left side bar when I have some relevant content including testimonials and a couple of short messages.

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It looks much better now.

It looks much better now. :thumbsup:

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thanks Arielle

I appreciate the comments. Just found some broken links via the w3c link checker. Ack. They weren't there a little while ago. Obviously the little green men have been at work again.

Anyhow, thanks and best.

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request for test in IE7

May I ask someone to test the above site IE7?

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