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Hi all, I'm new here and would like some critiques for my first real portfolio site.
I just validated the html and css. Any comments are welcome, they will make me better.
There are some cross browser problems, the site is functional in all the browsers i checked, but things kinda load differently. I checked it in FF,IE7,Safari,Chrome, and Opera. FF runs it perfectly. So there might be something with the css in the browsers, or javascript.
Well, i put the link in my school url before i get a domain and stuff.

http://students.uat.edu/chamontg

thanks

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First impression on my

First impression on my MacBook... Where's the nav? :shrug:
OHHH, I gotta scroll down to see it? Why?

The resume link - put some type of note that I have to download it to to view it "RESUME [pdf]"

If you contact information is just going to appear once I click the button, why not just have it always visible? Why the extra step? And then to make me copy and paste to email you? Why no mailto: link or form?

The white text on the home page with the light gray background text makes my eyes hurt to read it.

If it's a new site, what are you transitioning from? Then why us a transitional doctype? Try Strict.

Also, the blog link - you shouldn't force your users to open a new page. I have a back button and I know how to use it. If I want to come back to your site, i will. Opening a new window can be confusing to users, breaks the back button and an all around PIA. If I want a new window or tab, i can just right click and do so.

That's about all from me!

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Thank you for the

Thank you for the advice.

for the nav. when i tested it its always there without having to scroll. Is there a way in CSS to make it all no matter what the viewers resolution is?

The resume is supposed to open automatically, not a download, but i see the problem and am working on that also.

forgetting the mailto: is completely my fault

Ill fix the blog link also

just out of curiosity, what browser did you use?

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Why are you using the

Why are you using the deprecated "center" tag?
Why the non semantic use of DIVs? Your main text is a paragraph, why not mark it up with the P element which is designed precisely for that?

Can't see the nav on a 1024 x 768 screen either.

On IE7 most of your text is way offscreen to the right, forcing a horizontal scroll to read it.

You should use a list for your navigation. It's a list of links and so should be marked up as a list. Check out the "Listamatic" site for examples.

Did I mention how much I hate white text on a black background? No? Well I'm mentioning it now. I really really hate that and tend to flee from sites that do it, not to return. I am not alone.

All in all it's a site from the 1990's. Tear it down and start over.

Sorry to be harsh, but you did ask!

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its ok to be harsh, you're

its ok to be harsh, you're bringing a lot of things to my attention.

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charlosian wrote:for the

charlosian wrote:

for the nav. when i tested it its always there without having to scroll. Is there a way in CSS to make it all no matter what the viewers resolution is?

Yes cssstickyfooter.com

charlosian wrote:

just out of curiosity, what browser did you use?

Firefox on my MacBook

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