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I've had a lot of help from the likes of Hugo and DCElliott, without people like them to help I would not have been able to do this.

Thanks.

http://www.paulric.co.uk

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Nice, clean layout. The text is too big for me, and the colours are a bit garish, but maybe that's the look you were after.

Also, I think the background image would benefit from having anti-aliased stars - they're too sharp and jaggy. (Love that word - Jaggy.)

You also might want to put a space inbetween ric and .co.uk - it looks like it says Paul Ricco.uk

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I might make the background stars a little better but I've made the title look like that because it's a play on my name Paul Ricco (Paul Ric.co.uk).

I agree also about the colours I might have to tone them down a little! Wink

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PH is right about the Ricco thing - I thought that was your name! I also agree that the text size is slightly too big and ends up looking clumsy.

The changing themes feature has a bad side-effect in FF_Mac in that every time you follow a nav link, the page loads in the default theme, then instantly reloads in the selected theme. If you select orange and then change the page, you end up with a very bright and fast flash of blue/orange. Not only does this look odd, but I would imagine that it could also trigger a fit for those suffering from epilepsy. I'm being serious here!

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If you are using a theme switcher it is better to go the cookie route so that the chosen styles are loaded at the beginning. Look at: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/alternate/

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Paul, I was going to mention the style switching and cookie route but DE and Roy beat me to it Smile
Glad to see it's looking ok now .
One thing I would say is loose the free web hosting they are no good in the long run and url forwarding has it's problems.
Get a descent hosting account , there are some very good uk hosts and you'll only pay between £20.00 to £30.00 quid a year and have access to nice things like apache /php and much more.
If you want I can give you a list of those considered to provide good service.

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Hugo, could you post a list of web hosts in the UK? I am currently using 123reg which is ok however they dont use php which is something I want to learn to use. Thanks

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Just one further comment on styleswitching. For parsimony, consider creating a "dimensional" stylesheet that is really only the positional CSS and styles common to all your stylesheets. Create presentational stylesheets for each of your styles for the colors and backgrounds. Your linked stylesheets would call stylesheets having two imports, something like:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles/blue.css" type="text/css" title="blue"/>
<link rel="alternate stylesheet" href="styles/red.css" type="text/css" title="red"/>
. . .

blue.css contents:
@import url(positional.css)
@import url(blue_pres.css)

red.css contents:
@import url(positional.css)
@import url(red_pres.css)

I did this for a test site at http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/d.elliott/semiotics/TAJSindex-dce.html which allows for the base style with overlays of each of the W3C core styles. The positional stuff stays intact as the presentational stuff is overlaid without the need for block and copy of the positional code into each of the other stylesheets. While it has some practical merit, it is also an interesting exercise in completely separating code needed for positioning from the code required for appearance which allows for the application of purely presentational "foreign" styles.

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Hugo wrote:

Get a descent hosting account , there are some very good uk hosts and you'll only pay between £20.00 to £30.00 quid a year and have access to nice things like apache /php and much more.

Excuse me for butting in, but if you could post that list of hosts somewhere in the forum, I'd very much appreciate it too.

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These are a few of the hosts with good reputations based on users opinions on forums and are not fly by nights but well run/configured
setups
The only one I have personal experience of is Clook which is run by a small team of very dedicated techies, very fast ticket time, good users Forum/FAQ
but the others I see mentioned often and generally in good terms.

http://www.4sitesnetwork.com/

http://sitehq.co.uk/

http://www.clook.net/

Naturally I can not be held responsible for any experiences had with any of these hosts Wink

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Hi SteveG,
I run a small friendly hosting business http://www.multiwebspace.com
The aim in setting up the business was to help pay for the hosting of csscreator.com as well as my other sites.

It has been running successfully for about a year and a half now and provides all the features you could want.

Please consider http://www.multiwebspace.com

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Hmm I think the text is definitely going to be smaller, the name thing I'm not too bothered about!

Or do you think paulricco.co.uk is better?

The hosting thing isn't really an issue because I've got some with Lycos already, my Father got it and decided never to use it so he gave it to me. It's got PHP, mySQL and FTP, which is all I need.

The styleswitcher was always a temporary thing, I've seen a few sites use PHP for it with good effect so I'll try that.

Thanks for your input and Merry Christmas. \:D/

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I'd agree with the PHP - you can do so much with it.

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Could somebody please check whether they can see my site. I'm having a little trouble with me viewing it. I think other people can but I don't seem to be able to view it. I updated it this morning and everything was fine (I could see it) I uploaded some test pages and now it's gone. All I get is a blank page?? Evil

Any ideas?

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I can se it fine . . .

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Seems fine to me, no problems viewing it!

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I could see the default blue site no problems but the green and brown switcher links resulted in the dreaded white page of pure nothingness. However, the pink switcher worked, then they all worked. Don't ask me to debug it for you because (a) I'm snowed under with work and (b) it's probably far too complex for me to understand anyway Laughing out loud

PS: it smells like a session/cookie snag to me.

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I think it may have had something to do with the server updating the files because I was messing about with them yesterday. It seems to be working fine now. Thanks for looking at it for me though. Cool

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