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I am very new to CSS and have been playing with it for the last month but only seriously for about two weeks.
I have put a site up for a friends business and would appeciate an (good o bad) comments on the design and layout (especially CSS)

It is deliberately simple.

It needs photos i know - i wanted opinions on the basics first before i try and put in pics and galleries etc

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New site - comment splease

it's been checked in IE and Firefox but if anyone can let me know bout any other browsers that would really help

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HAHA...the only validation error is in the Valid CSS image tag.

Well, I though it was funny. :roll: Wink

<img border="0"
          src="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/images/vcss""
          alt="Valid HTML 4.01!" height="31" width="88">
There is an extra quote after vcss. Smile

That being said, it looks great in Safari and even IE/Mac! Smile

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CSS Validation

Yeah i loved that - i will change it but i had to leave it in for a while, just to see who noticed!

Easy enough to navigate and find what you want?

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Don't know if you know you've repeated the valid text twice.

I like it, however, I would make it more obvious that the links on the left are links - underline them, or something.

I'm also not too keen on the font used for # Albany
# Dunsborough . . etc

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carry on

pretty nice site. works just fine in netscape navigator

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re fonts for Albany Duns etc
Yeah they are a bit 'something' aren't they - it's what's on the bus so im stuck with it.

I need to find a way of making those left links stand out without underlining as i will be putting links in the main text ie HMAS Swan, Busselton Jetty etc. I dont want all the links in the main text underlined as it looks to messy - any suggestions will be most welcome.

I have updated the site which now includes some basic pictures - again, your thoughts please

Thanks for the input so far

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All I could come up with for the links is either make them darker to stand out more, or use something like the

& raquo ; (no spaces)

to imply that it goes further.

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looks good in FireFox

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looks and works fine on Opera7.54

I noticed the code I got from the css validator was invalid on the next xhtml check too, but I replace their pic w/ one on my server so works now - you'd think . . . .

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I found this:
<img alt="Tiera Batfish on Swan Wreck" src="Assets/Batfish trianglesml.jpg">

better:
<img alt="Tiera Batfish on Swan Wreck" src="Assets/Batfish%20trianglesml.jpg">

your document validates HTML 4.01 Transitional, but with really few changes, you can get to XHTML

think about it, its really 5 minutes editing...

nice website though, I want to come to australia too Laughing out loud

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thanks tripleshift

As i said i am a newbie to all this really - whet benfits would i get from changing to XHTML?

Is it just a matter of using self closing tags and putting %20 in the spaces?

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tripleshift

Took your advice and converted the whole lot into XHTML

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that looks neat fred, pure and classy.

it already validates with strict and 1.1 why stick to transitional?

good job.

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What are the advantages over transitional over strict?

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tripleshift wrote:

it already validates with strict and 1.1 why stick to transitional?

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answer a stupid question ....what is the difference between transitional and strict?
....and what are the advantages of using strict over transitional

is it just a matter of changing the Doctype declaration at the top?

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