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I would like to now some opinion,advice about this site i created: a 2 stars hotel from Lignano Sabbiadoro.
I will put some new images on later.
Thank you for your time.


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very nice! very nice looking place too Laughing out loud
only thing I noticed was in english:
"Our decades lasting experience will grant you ..."
should be:
"Our decades long experience will provide you ...."
or
"Our decades of experience will provide ..."

great in Opera7.54, IE6, Fx - would have enjoyed having titles in the image tags for the food displays on the restaurant page! Laughing out loud

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Not bad, but I think appox. 30 seconds is too long a load on 56K for a site like this. Try optimizing a bit more.

CSS Shorthand examples

#666666 - > #666
background-color - > background: #somehex
background-image - > background: url(someurl)

Image Optimization

You'll know when enough is enough. Trust your eye on this.

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i optimized for 128kb/s connection minimum.
56kb it's antique tehnologie.
people are surfing with 1-4mb/s, and i think for the future not in the past.
Anyway i made some jpg gif optimization.
Thank you so much for your time and for the css shorthands.

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mindsoul wrote:
i optimized for 128kb/s connection minimum.
56kb it's antique tehnologie.
Yes, it is, but it is still the most used. I'm sure your client doesn't want to alienate a large percentage of their potential customers. Smile

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Triumph wrote:
mindsoul wrote:
i optimized for 128kb/s connection minimum.
56kb it's antique tehnologie.
Yes, it is, but it is still the most used. I'm sure your client doesn't want to alienate a large percentage of their potential customers. Smile

No Triumph, mindsoul thinks "for the future not in the past." He is single-handedly willing all 56k users to faster connections. Smile

Seriously mindsoul, I wouldn't have brought up the 56K thing for kicks alone. Many people do still use this for their net--rarely by choice-- and you should use this download speed as a way to benchmark site performance. For your site, I think a 12-15 second page load is a good target goal.

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you can find in italy free adsl conection...
you can not sell any products(rooms in this case) using very small images and very bad images, dont't you think that some people want to see also good images? where you can understand something?I personally think so.

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mindsoul wrote:
you can find in italy free adsl conection...

That's great for Italians (really great) but what about the English, French and everyone else you're aiming the site at? Personally, I would redesign the site with quicker-loading, spider-friendly, size-changeable, more-accessible text links.

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On the facilities page in Englich you have a series of little Icons - Although its not obvious what they mean. I would give them a title saying exactally what it refers to so I can hover over. Also the Alt text for these images was a little unhelpful - "Lignano Umbrellas" does not mean a lot. "Lignano Telefon" with a text language of English means even less Wink

On your booking form, the way you have done the required field checking is most annoying. If I forget to fill in a detail, not only does it take me to a page telling me this, it then reloads the form again with all my fields blanked out so I have to do them again. Bah!

To be pedantic it should I suspect me Example not Exemple and Telephone not Telefon.

As a side note does anyone know what a screen reader read when it finds a word that is not in the language. Does it guess at how it would be pronounced?

Other than these minor points and agreeing with the other comments about the speed it's nice. Smile

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briski wrote:
As a side note does anyone know what a screen reader read when it finds a word that is not in the language. Does it guess at how it would be pronounced?

Yep - it's a guess although the screen-reader manufacturers would have you believe it pronounces phonetically. On badly written or poorly proof-read sites, a screen-reader user has the option to have words spelt out. In practice, they rarely bother and just go elsewhere.

The same goes for the very many potential hotel guests who persist in using antique technologie (sic). Only one slow loading picture per page - many pages to plough through before the site visitor gains a good idea about the hotel - not worth the wait - let's find another hotel in Lignano. Maybe the hotel owners' views on the potential of restricting numbers of site visitors and therefore customers should be sought, before imposing the developer's strong conviction that everyone (who is worth bothering about, that is) uses a high-speed connection.

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Lorraine wrote:
The same goes for the very many potential hotel guests who persist in using antique technologie (sic). Only one slow loading picture per page - many pages to plough through before the site visitor gains a good idea about the hotel - not worth the wait - let's find another hotel in Lignano. Maybe the hotel owners' views on the potential of restricting numbers of site visitors and therefore customers should be sought, before imposing the developer's strong conviction that everyone (who is worth bothering about, that is) uses a high-speed connection.

This is also for your own benefit as a designer. If the Hotel Lignano gets a good response (bookings) from the website your chances of referal business will be much higher than if they get not much. Not much being far less than the hotel down the street that used some other web designer.

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mindsoul - you asked for advice and now you have it. People are not trying to get at you - they are trying to help you. But there is a trend here Wink Smile

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Web Designers are not a special breed. Other than Nobel Prize winners and brilliant inventors, there are no special breeds. We're just people trying to make it happen on our own. We set our own bars and carve our own paths. In order to rise to the top of our breed, in order to survive, we need to hold certain design ideals as highly as possible--every waking minute. These things are:

1) Accessibility
2) Beauty
3) Clarity
4) Grammar
5) Speed

These things are as essential to web design as eating and breathing are to the body. When something is missing from that list, our eyes speak to us and we can literally feel an immediate lack of aesthetic nutrition. It feels like something is dreadfully wrong.

A systems programmer once asked me, "antibland, why on earth would anybody want to be a web designer? You've got these ever-changing technologies and a field that won't stand still for a second. I'll take my standardized, unchanging C code any day."

I replied, "Dude, my name's Andrew. Don't call me antibland in public."

Then I went on.

"Who wouldn't want to do this?"

And I realized from at that moment that the web was for me. I had found something I actually cared for. Mindsoul, it comes down to this: if you don't love it, don't do it. If you do love it, then show your love for it by putting more into it than you currently are.

The rest doesn't matter.

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What is happening to this forum? First PH goes soft; then Hugo goes whole days without getting stroppy; and now antibland starts philosophically contemplating the meaning of life! I'll have a pint of whatever you lot are drinking please Laughing out loud

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Thats a great post antibland.

Can it be bottled and put on the HOW TO forum, perhaps as HOW TO: Be a Web Professional.

Laughing out loud

ps: Perhaps along with one of the other recent posts - maybe it was Hugo to Flippy, HOW TO: Ask questions and get an answer without p*ing people off.

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Yar, I'm not getting softer - the people are getting cleverer.

When people abide by the standards and use a doctype, I'm out of a job!

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You are right about some reason.I have a good feedback hear.
I'm sorry that is not statistics about speed conection or is?
The clients from this hotel are most italian,germans and austrian.
I'm wonder wich connection are the most in europe...
I don't think that someone will fly from america to stay in a 2 star hotel in lignano anyway.
If some one now statistics about speed connection in europe i'm glad to now new things.
Thanks.