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Thanks for your advice earlier. Everything validates now and looks good in FF3 and Safari. Could I have a site check please? Im worried about IE. I think I've fixed all the fonts and put in a font-sizer for the users but don't know if it's better in IE.

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Might help if folks know

Might help if folks know where to find this site Wink

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ohmygoodness here

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Is this site meant to be

Is this site meant to be read by older folks? Given the subject matter that seems likely. But your teensy tiny 12pixel fonts will just give us headaches and will defeat any attempt in IE6 to size it more tolerably.

And a couple of font size increases breaks your whole layout.

In my mind that is a major, major design flaw which puts your site completely out of the running for older folks.

Given the name and presumed purpose of the site, it's dead in the water.

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Thanks, Ed

I really appreciate your comments because I've been doing this by myself. I'll see what I can do about a workaround.
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Really you need to redesign

Really you need to redesign it from the ground up with flexibility in mind. Your present approach is much too rigid. The web is not paper. It was designed from the beginning not to be paper, and nothing you can do will change it. The harder you try to make the web into paper the more broken your design will be.

I suggest you start by reading through the Truth and Consequences site and then the Web Matters site for a start.

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opinion

You have offered your opinion as though it were a Truth.

A Truth would be: My site does or does not validate
or: My page falls apart in IE6

I would *need* to fix a problem describe by a Truth

An opinion may be false or true.

I would not *need* to change anything suggested by an opinion.

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My opinion has evidence

My opinion has evidence behind it, though, and yours doesn't. My opinion is shared by the very people who designed the web in the first place.

But it is a fact, not an opinion, that web pages are not printed on paper (except very occasionally). It is a fact, not an opinion, that a certain percentage of those who would like to use your page will never see it. Blind people surf the web, and some of them have money to spend. The most important web browsers of all, the search engines that you rely on for generating lots of hits, don't have eyes! That's a fact, too.

It is a fact that your audience is ageing and their eyesight is, by and large, deteriorating.

It is my opinion that your web design methods are outmoded and produce bad pages, such as the one you put up for examination. You are free to ignore my opinion of course (though one wonders why you then put up your page for judgement in the first place if you weren't interested in being told unpleasant things about it). You will have to accept the consequences of your bad design methods, not I.

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