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Hey ya'll

If you could I would like to hear what ya'll think about my website! The layout is complete and colors are all done I think its time to get some opinions on it. Thanks alot for your words! Smile

www.dreamscapes-design.net

Jason Carpentier

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Give me your thoughts please

I see you are serving up xhtml 1.1 as text/html. I've done it before with no ill effects but it seems that it is a bit of a no-no. :shrug:

Everything looks great except when there isn't enough content...please look at the attachment I've included below.

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I see you are serving up xhtml 1.1 as text/html. I've done it before with no ill effects but it seems that it is a bit of a no-no

It may be a good idea to explain why that is.

cheers,

soldier in chains

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I see you are serving up xhtml 1.1 as text/html. I've done it before with no ill effects but it seems that it is a bit of a no-no

It may be a good idea to explain why that is.
Be my guest.

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XHTML1.1 should be served as MIME type application/xhtml+xml. If served as text/html, the document is treated as html tag soup. Of course xhtml1.0 and html4.01 are too. The thing is, xhtml1.1 is a break from html and is not backward compatable.

If served as html, it is similar to using the now invalid tags font, center, etc.; it still works, but it's not kosher.

You may view a proper xhtml1.1 document here. To make life interesting, this xhtml1.1 document has a single missing closing tag.

You must view in modern browsers. Obsolete PoS browsers don't grok application/xhtml+xml.

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gary

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Thanks Gary. We were getting childish. :oops:

As far as how the site looks, I like the main colors (#F0E3D3 and #F5D9B5). Have you thought about using faux column technique here? It might help to create a nice sidebar effect. It could also help with the clearing problem you seem to have had with your footer. Also, something seems strange about putting the faq in the main nav. I guess I just don't see that very often.

If you're not familiar with the faux column technique, a tutorial can be found here:

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fauxcolumns/

Andrew

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Thanks

Thank you all for replying and for your encouraging words.

Triumph: Thank you for the hint and could you tell me what browser you're using? I didn't have a clue the FAQ page did such a thing since in my 2 browsers the min-width tag works.

Thank you everyone else who has posted so far with hints and what not... What is your suggestion for encoding on this site it is in XHTML format is it not? Oh and yes, it's wierd having the FAQ page link at the top I'll probably end up with a nav at the bottom, or maybe mention it somewhere on the sidebars somewhere.

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What is your suggestion for encoding on this site it is in XHTML format is it not?
The code is valid xhtml1.1, however it delivered with the wrong MIME type. The answer is to simply use the xhtml1 DTD. XHTML1 may be delivered as text/html. Use this DTD;
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

cheers,

gary

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gotcha

I see what you're saying its all changed now. Thank you very much.