Ok, so there is now enough content to launch Burlster.com.
I would most appreciate if any of you with a spare minute could give it a scan and let me know your thoughts and feelings.
Mistakes I am aware of, and are on the priority to do list:
- Images need better resampling
- Typos and Text in place needs fixing
- Some fonts defined in pixels which need to be changed (sorry for those of you who find it unconfortable on the eyes)
In the mean time though, if any of you have any suggestions or advise, I would appreciate it.
*renamed title, realised it looked a little too much like just an advertisement
Google Web Bar Problem
Hmmm, turns out the dark purple (with white writing) input boxes I placed on the contact form are picked up by the google bar and it then highlights them as bright yellow. Don't suppose there are any ways for me to avoid this happening are there? I mean, I can disable 'highlight autofill boxes' in my browser, but I don't want google to attack my site on others users browsers??
burlster wrote:... Don't
... Don't suppose there are any ways for me to avoid this happening are there? I mean, I can disable 'highlight autofill boxes' in my browser, but I don't want google to attack my site on others users browsers??
I've wondered the same thing about keeping google toolbar from overriding styles. I never use anything except default coloring in the input fields so it's not a trouble but it is annoying to see some of them turn yellow for some dumb reason.
I'm going to hit up some google today.
As I suspected adding !important overrides the google toolbar style. I don't have it installed and I don't really want it so I can not test this. Can you verify that it works?
I shall try it as soon as I'm home tonight, and will let you know whether it works for me.
Well, as it was just a quick fix, I opened a small window and made the change here. And it worked.
Thank you Triumph, much appreciated!
Web Development Skills
this is the first time I am commenting a site. So be kind with me.
I looked at your Web Development Skills page and I believe there is too much text until you list your skills. I also believe the page is too long, it feels like it would never end. The first that popped in was setting the skills boxes on one side, shorten the text beneath and place it across the skills lists.
The same with the Ellie World Tour, it is never ending. You said that the images need tuning, that's for sure. I would work with a gallery, setting 2 or 3 thumbnails per row and a css popup to view the image in a larger size.
Other than that I like the colors
Here are a few things I
Here are a few things I would also change:
ASP (ASP.NET 2.
Web Site Setting up
I am happy to research and recommend the best, cheapest and/or most reliable people for the job.
Thank you both for the recommendations. To be honest, Burlster.com was always only supposed to be about friends and myself. One thing I really want to get back live for example is that there used to be a shop on-line (just a joke one). burlster.com/version4/ may be a pretty useless site in terms of validating and so on, but it's much closer to how I want the site to look in terms of content.
I always did feel like a bit of a sell-out having my qualifications on there, and lets face it, burlster.com isn't exactly a site I could give potential customers to show off my skills. So I'm going to drop that page entirely. As I now have a registered private company, I shall be creating them a site, and Burlster.com shall return to its roots. Expect a new site check soon, haha!
Triumph, with that in mind I will still want to do a biog of what I can do so your advice was appreciated and will be utilised.
Caposoft, thank you for the advice. I will be looking closely at what to do with the Ellie's tour page. I must admit you're right, simply putting in the images one after another is the lazy solution. Thumbnails is a good idea. Once a thumbnail is clicked, what would be the best next step? Open in a new window? Fill a pre-determined space on the current page? Open a new page dynamically created by PHP containing a large copy of the image but with the Burlster colours and header/footer etc? What would you do?
Well, there are 2 solutions,
Well, there are 2 solutions, you can either hover on the thumbnail to display the image, as shown at http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/photo_not_so_simple. Since your layout is not very wide I think it is clear to list the thumbnails on top with a display beneath.
The other solution would be a div overlay upon clicking the thumbnail. Since it is not opening a new window it is popup blocker save. Unfortunately I don't have a link ready, but it is saved in my favorites, somewhere. As soon as I find I will post it here
Thank you, I shall look in to it, you have been a great help
The missing solution
Just found the 2nd solution for your image gallery. Sorry for the delay.
Take a peek at http://www.pmob.co.uk/temp/disjointedcssrollover5.htm
I must confess that for the time being this one, not really having an important purpose has taken a bit of a back seat but nonetheless I still want to sort the images so will check out your link tonight!
Now to reply to your other response on my other site