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I posted last week because of issues I was having in alignment. CupidsToeJam, if you read this, thank you for your advice.

Code was rewritten using 16 grid, and I have run it through W3C. There are still a few errors, but mostly relevant to code from either my form (which will be replaced next week) and with my RSS include. The biggest issues is that in Google Chrome, my RSS include pushes to the far right. (Any suggestions on how to fix that?)

Other than that, this is my first attempt at building a site using the 960 grid system, and all-in-all, I'm a new fan.


Thanks in advance for your critiques!


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I looked at your code, and my

I looked at your code, and my original comments about it remain. You have made this entirely way to hard on yourself and the browser. forget about the 960 framework, you dont have a very good understanding on how to implement it the right way.

If you want to do it the right way, start from scratch, and write your own code. All those stupid grid classes gave me a headache. try doing it the easy way.

recode the site using very minimal code. read the article on divitis to learn more. write clean, semantic, meaningful html. Do not add classes or ID's yet. lets structure the content the proper way before we do any css. When you get ALL the content together in nice clean html pages, you can start the design process.

create a 960 grid in Photoshop (or whatever) with transparency. save it as a transparent .png. apply this new image to your html tag and center it. Construct your layout using the grid. No dumb grid classes. simple style the html tags themselves. use floats and margins to place thing where you want them.

Simple is the best and easiest way.