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Hello, was wondering if you guys could check out a site we just finished before it goes live. Its not all css layout, the main layout is with tables, but there is a lot.

Thanks

http://gradschool.binghamton.edu/test/default.asp

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rbones 151
why have you used tables, it's a nice enough layout and design but you could present it all with CSS? Not bagging you/it just thinking out loud.

Also just check your code
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//gradschool.binghamton.edu/test/default.asp

and your CSS
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css2&warning=2&uri=http%3A//gradschool.binghamton.edu/test/default.asp

It would be worth you spending a bit of time optimising those images the page takes nearly 2 minutes to download on a 56k modem

Quote:
Warning! The total size of this page is 544568 bytes, which will load in 108.93 seconds on a 56Kbps modem

check out
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/wso.php?url=http://gradschool.binghamton.edu/test/default.asp

That said, i will repeat that it quite a nice looking site

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breaks down quite well with your use of lists, except for the main image and the quick links which go a bit berserk and float to the right of the page.

Would look quite nice if you could fix that up.

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Thanks for the tips, I will work on the images next to get them down. All the html errors on the validation deal with two things, I am using javascript to center the page as margin: 0 auto was giving us a weird pixel bug when you hovered over links, a line would appear to the left of the link. Once auto was out, the problem disappeared. So I am using the following JS for that

<script type="text/javascript">
var margin = screen.width;
margin = (margin-780)/2 - 15;
document.write('<style type="text/css" media="screen">#container {width:780px; border: 1px solid #D1CECE; margin: 0 0 0 ' + margin + 'px; padding: 1px;}');
document.write('#subcontainer {width:780px; margin: 0 0 0 ' + margin + 'px; padding: 1px; background: #FFF;} </style>');
</script>

So thats a couple errors, the other errors deal with the flash object in the pages, it doesn't like any of the attributes I am using:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
				codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=4,0,2,0"
				id="intro" width="240" height="250" >
				<param name="movie" value="movie<%= choice %>.swf" />
				<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" />
				<param name="quality" value="high" />
				<param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
				<param name="alt" value="view the video tour, click on the lower left corner of the flash animation" />
				<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="samedomain" />
				<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
				pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
				width="240" height="250"
				wmode="opaque" style="border: 1px solid red;"
				name="intro" src="movie<%= choice %>.swf"
				bgcolor="#FFFFFF" quality="high" alt="view the video tour, click on the lower left corner of the flash animation"
				swLiveConnect="true" allowScriptAccess="samedomain"
				></embed>
			</object>	

This is my first attempt at using css for layouts and some of the things we were trying to do weren't working out for us so we had to use tables for some of the layout. I think is was because we use include files, can't remember though it was so long ago.

I'll take a look at the site with out css and see what the main images do.

Anything about the sub pages?

Thanks for all the feedback.