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wezdezign.com

I did try to validate the site with 24 errors found, I think these were mostly within the dynamic generated content from wordpress.

I may need some advise on meta tags and header information..

Thanks. Laughing out loud

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Those errors are your doing,

Those errors are your doing, not ones generated from WordPress.
Read the errors carefully. You need some additional data in your html tag.
You haven't closed a script tag.
All the errors are fully explained.
Also, this is a new site, use a strict xhtml doctype.
I find the navigation hard to read, as well as the content being in all caps.

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Thanks for your

Thanks for your comments.

Will endeavour to fix the errors..

Luke.

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Your doctype and html tag,

Your doctype and html tag, should look similar to the following

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en">

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Okay, So I've got it down to

Okay,

So I've got it down to 6 Errors

but these ones are confusing me, I think they are something to do with what's going on inside my object tags, where if there is no flash player present you see the textual output.

here is my HTML and CSS..

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en">
	<head>
 
	<title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></title>
 
	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?> RSS Feed" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
	<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" />
	<link rel="shortcut icon" href="pics/favicon.ico" />
	<meta name="keywords" content="Wez Design, Web Design, Wez Dezign, WEZ, wez, design, dezign, Luke Wakeford, Wez Design, Wes Dezign, wezdezign, wez dezign"/>
	<meta name="description" content="Website Design, Graphics, Photography, Digital Media, Luke Wakeford, West Sussex, Bournemouth"/>
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
	<?php if ( is_singular() ) wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' ); ?>
	<?php wp_head(); ?>
 
	</head>
	<body>
		<div class="canvas">
 
		<div class="menu">
 
<!--[if !IE]> -->
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="wp-content/themes/wezdezign.com/menu.swf" width="900" height="150">
<!-- <![endif]-->
 
<!--[if IE]>
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" 
    codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" 
    width="900" height="150">
  <param name="movie" value="wp-content/themes/wezdezign.com/menu.swf" />
<!--><!--dgx-->
  <param name="loop" value="false" />
  <param name="menu" value="false" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <div class="noflash"><?php wp_list_pages('&title_li='); ?></div>
</object>
<!-- <![endif]-->
 
		</div>
 
			<div class="posts">
				<?php if(have_posts()) : ?>
				<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post() ?>			
 
					<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php printf( __('Permalink to %s', 'your-theme'), the_title_attribute('echo=0') ); ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
 
					<div class="entry-meta">
						<?php edit_post_link( __( 'Edit', 'your-theme' ), "<span class=\"meta-sep\">|</span>\n\t\t\t\t\t\t<span class=\"edit-link\">", "</span>\n\t\t\t\t\t" ) ?>
					</div>
 
					<div class="entry-content">	
<?php the_content( __( 'Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&raquo;</span>', 'your-theme' )  ); ?>
<?php wp_link_pages('before=<div class="page-link">' . __( 'Pages:', 'your-theme' ) . '&after=</div>') ?>
					</div>
 
<?php endwhile; ?>
 
<?php else : ?>
 
<div class=”post”>
<h5>Nothing Here Sorry!</h5>
</div>
 
<?php endif; ?>
 
 <div class="footer">
 </div>
			</div>
		</div>	
 
	<script type="text/javascript">
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
try {
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-5637807-3");
pageTracker._trackPageview();
} catch(err) {}</script>
 
</body>
</html>

/*
Theme Name: WezDezign.com
Theme URI: <a href="http://www.wezdezign.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.wezdezign.com</a>
Description: The Wordpress Theme For The Site
Version: 1.0
Author: Luke Wakeford
 
*/
 
*
{
	padding: 0 0;
	margin: 0 0;
	font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Sans-serif;
}
 
body
{
	background: #FFFFFF;
}
 
.menu
{
margin-top: 10px;
}
 
.canvas
{
	width: 900px;
	margin: 0 auto;
	background: #FFFFFF;
}
 
.posts
{
	width: 873px;
	background: #FFFFFF;
	border-left-style:solid;
	border-left-color:#000000;
	border-left-width: thin;
	border-right-style:solid;
	border-right-color:#000000;
	border-right-width: thin;
	border-top-style:solid;
	border-top-color:#000000;
	border-top-width: thin;
	margin-left:2px;
	margin-right:2px;
	padding-left:10px;
	padding-right:10px;
	padding-top: 10px;
}
 
.menu
{
	width: 900px;
	height: 150px;
}
 
.entry-title
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-title a
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-title a:hover 
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-meta
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-meta a
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-meta a:hover 
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.entry-content
{
	margin-top: 10px;
	padding-bottom: 10px;
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 15px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.footer
{	
	float: left;
	margin-left: -13px;
	background-image:url('footer.png');
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	width: 900px;
	height: 40px;
}
 
a
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
a:hover 
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
a:visited
{
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 17px;
	text-transform: uppercase;
}
 
.noflash
{
	background-image: url('flash_replacement.png');
	width: 887px; 
	height:30px;
	color: #ffffff;
	padding-top: 120px;
	padding-left:10px;
}
 
.noflash li 
{
	color: #ffffff;
	display: inline; 
	font-family: Arial; 
}
 
.noflash a
{
	color: #ffffff;
	display: inline; 
	font-family: Arial; 
}
 
.noflash a:hover 
{
	color: #696969;
	display: inline; 
	font-family: Arial; 
}

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I do believe it is now XHTML

I do believe it is now XHTML validated. Yes!

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The errors I see are in

The errors I see are in relation to the Facebook iFrame. Most likely not a lot you can do there, but at least it's a confined error.

Other then the errors, my initial two issues still stand, but they may just be personal issues. I am not a designer, I'm a developer, so it's hard for me to judge. But I can't read text in all caps. Some sort of personal dyslexia of sorts or something, but I have to read and reread all caps text to make any sense of it. Also your navigation, with the dotted font and every changing background colors, I can't read at all.

(Note: I am in my twenties, somewhere between 21-29, I can never remember... Also, I have 20/20 vision, and I have no known learning disabilities, besides the ones I make up to get out of (or create) awkward situations)

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Well I believe the studies

Well I believe the studies have been done and the results are in, and all caps text is one of the biggest web design mistakes you can make. If one wants to drive away visitors so they won't come back again, all caps is a good way to do it.

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Well thanks for the tip top

Well thanks for the tip top advice but I think it looks pretty good! it's my personal choice to have it that way so don't take it badly when I say I'm not gunna change it!

Luke.

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lukewakeford wrote: Well

lukewakeford wrote:

Well thanks for the tip top advice but I think it looks pretty good! it's my personal choice to have it that way so don't take it badly when I say I'm not gunna change it!

Well that's fine if you are designing a site for your personal use, but if other people are going to be using it and especially if you wish to extract money from your visitors then you might want to consider their point of view as well.

I mean, putting up a web site that will as a consequence of the design drive away a certain percentage of your income source, well it just doesn't seem like a terribly good business plan to me, you know?

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Ed Seedhouse

Ed Seedhouse wrote:

Well that's fine if you are designing a site for your personal use, but if other people are going to be using it and especially if you wish to extract money from your visitors then you might want to consider their point of view as well.

I mean, putting up a web site that will as a consequence of the design drive away a certain percentage of your income source, well it just doesn't seem like a terribly good business plan to me, you know?

You can't please everyone, maybe I'll put up a poll Wink

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lukewakeford wrote: You can't

lukewakeford wrote:

You can't please everyone, maybe I'll put up a poll Wink

Well, if you want to make a living from a web site, pleasing as many as you can would certainly be to your financial benefit, wouldn't it? Would you prefer to satisfy your own likes, or make more money? Up to you, of course.

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If I could please everyone

If I could please everyone then I would already be set for life.

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I never suggested you try to

I never suggested you try to "please everyone", so you are setting up a strawman.

There's a difference between attempting to please everyone and deciding not to unnecessarily offend a lot of people, especially when it could cost you money.

"Good manners don't cost anyfink, do they?", as Pink Floyd said.

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