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hey Smile

what do you think about it?
>> http://www.pixelcatcher.de

Greetz
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I think the page has a good color scheme, not too explosive to the eyes. But you may want to brighten the grays a little just to add contrast between the text and the background.

You may also want to consider doing a layout for smaller screen resolutions. But then, if it is a professional photo gallery I guess you really need the space for posting those high definition images.

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hey ABCruz,

thanks for your feedback. You're right - I'm also concerned about the users having a lower screen resolution, but then I think: this is a page about photography - and you always can't make it fit everyone's needs - thats why I guess 1024 is the best way to go for now.

grüsse...
Michael

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pixelcatcher,

I think you're stretching to have introduced a dropdown feature to your main navigation. Only one menu item gets the drops and feels a little forced to me. I would suggest you remove the dropdown feature and expand (only slightly) the navigation. Maybe spend more time introducing the site on the home page and have a featured link that brings people to the pictures. I'm not always against dropdown menus, but I feel there should be sound evidence for it. In your case, I don't see the evidence.

Also, I realize that this is a photo-centric site that warrants longer loading times. However, 53.80 seconds on 56K is too long to wait for any site, no matter how 'centric' it may be. I think you could optimize down to ~ 30-35 seconds.

Besides a few validation tweaks, I think this site is coming along really well. The colors are suitable and the logo looks great. Keep on trucking, my friend.

- Antibland

ps

tph, I know you're the doctype nazi and all, but throw in some more comments about the site itself. you're giving us an appetizer without the main course! Laughing out loud

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Granted, that was a rubbish reply Laughing out loud

In my opinion I think the buttons at the top could be shorter, but then it wouldn't go with the logo.

The image on the right hand side is a little hard to read.

The hover color of the orange links needs more contrast against the grey background.

Also, your buttons at the bottom could do with a bit of spacing.

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thank you all for your replies.

first of all - now it validates Smile (at least the main page does...)
the thing about the hover colour of the links on the main page also concerns me - I'm trying to find some new colours that have more contrast to the background.

your're also right about the image on the right - I might also change this soon.

but the hover menu is going to stay Smile placing links to the galleries at the main page is too much - I created it to make the galleries easily accessible from anywhere on the page. This leads to another issue I'm trying to solve. InternetExplorer Users can't see the menu, because IE doesn't recognize hover classes on <li> tags. I've heared about a solution using javascript. Can someone help me on this?

greetings from germany ...

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pixelcatcher wrote:
This leads to another issue I'm trying to solve. InternetExplorer Users can't see the menu, because IE doesn't recognize hover classes on <li> tags. I've heared about a solution using javascript. Can someone help me on this?

I use the following technique on my personal site. Use conditional comments on the pages where you need the hover behavior for IE.

<!--[if IE]>
<style>
body { behavior:url(/c/csshover.htc);}
</style>
<![endif]-->

Grab the .htc file here

You could add that CSS into your external file, which would obviously be a real time-saver. However, you won't get the CSS to validate with that code in there. The validator ignores conditional comments, so use my method if validation matters to you.

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sorry, this results in a ugly appearance of the menu, just tried it - is there another way?

Michael

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Michael,

Can you attach a screenshot of what you're talking about? Using this technique shouldn’t make things look any different. It should merely give IE the same ability to recognize the li hover as a Gecko-based browser would.

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There is a problem with one of your shorthand font declarations:

.pagelink_inact{
	background-color: #FF7D00;
	border: 1px #000 solid;
	padding-left: 3px;
	padding-right: 3px;
	width:20px;
	font: #000;

font-size and font-family must appear in a font declaration, also seeing that you named a color I think you meant to use a "color" declaration instead of "font". Smile

Also

.indent{
	display:block;
	widt:600px;
	padding-left:30px;
	text-align:justify;
}
widt:600px; Smile

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ich mage sehr die Foto
Vieleicht ist besser zu schreiben dunkel text auf weisse background
(ich kann nur ein bissen Deutsch)

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thank you for the feedback! I fixed the mistakes on the css right now - it validates Smile

About the menu thing... I'll try this again tomorrow and post a screenshot.

thanks!
Michael

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this is what it looks like with the .htc trick Evil :twisted: Oups

anyone got a idea?

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anyone got an idea?

thanks!

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Ah, looks like the old "use absolute positioning for everything" trick.

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what do you mean? I don't get it...

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20 days later Laughing out loud :D

pixelcatcher wrote:
what do you mean? I don't get it...

Triumph wrote:
Ah, looks like the old "use absolute positioning for everything" trick.

Exactly that - you're using absolute positionig for everything.

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pixelcatcher wrote:
what do you mean? I don't get it...
Ich bin traurig. Mein Deutsch ist schlecht. Laughing out loud

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the problem is that I don't get any email notifications from here although I checked the according option.

well, whats so bad about absolute positioning?

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pixelcatcher wrote:
well, whats so bad about absolute positioning?
You could use the search feature but I'll post some pics from your page. (See attachments).

It all comes down to this: There is nothing inherently bad about absolute positioning, it is just that you are using it inappropriately.

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z-index?

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z-index?
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ha ha.. sorry.... didn't see there was a 2nd page

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Laughing out loud I really had no idea what was going on. What a surprise. Laughing out loud