First website!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by chepistolas, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. chepistolas macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2005
    So I have been working on this site for the last week. I still have to add links to the page (all the orange text) but the overall site is pretty much done, unless you guys think otherwise. This is my first site but I need to hear what you guys think, don't go easy on me. :)

    * I have only tested this on one Windows machine since I have a smorgasbord of Macs in the house. I only know of one bug which is the navigation bar to the right, it displays in between the header png and the white background.

    Thanks again guys
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    change the yellow color, its not really popping out against the green.

    needs to be brighter

    the email links do no work

    id change your sidebar div to have an actual height attribute so you dont have to put nbsp to make it the right distance above the lower divs.

    and on each page i think the sidebar's title should align, they do not right now. when you go from one page to the next the titles move up and down in relation to eachother.

    very good beginning.
  3. adom macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2006
    Check the XHTML aswell.

    You have links to the W3C validator....which says:

    "This page is not Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!"

    Not a good outcome from those links!

    Looks clean tho! Keep up the good work
  4. DMBGuru macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
    Looks good, but still needs work.

    Viewing in Firefox on a Windows machine the formatting is all screwed up on the right hand side and the links at the top.

    Make sure your design is compatible on a wide variety of machines because chances are someone is going to have a different setup than you do.
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Confirmed link yuckiness in Firefox for Mac.

    I would design the heading to fit on one line and not spill over; to read one extra word on a new line (in this case fraternity) is distracting (and might be browser-specific, idk).

    And check spelling; "lead wach other"? I know you meant "each" but attention to details gets you further.
  6. dumpheaddotcom macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2007
    If it's your first site: Well done.

    Keep that going, add some more graphics and keep it smooth!
  7. chepistolas thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2005

    @After G
    I didn't have that problem of the "fraternity" word spilling over until I made the browser's standard font size bigger. In the browsers that I worked the headline took one line. How do I go about fixing the way it looks if someone has a bigger standard text size in their browsers if I use the em size. Currently that header has a 1.9 em size.

    #container h2 {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted #cdc5a5;
    overflow: hidden;
    font-family: "Trebuchet MS";
    font-size: 1.9em;
    margin: 0;

    I understand, I am actually in the process of looking for these windows browser's hacks.
    I was pretty sure they worked before, ill make sure they work now. thanks for the heads up.
    Great tip, I will fix sidebar's height.

    @ All, thanks for your help. I will make the yellow pop up more, fix the headers in the #sidebar and fix the email links! One question though, I read somewhere that it is better to use em when working with text, but my navigation and all the headers really screw up when some one does [apple + ] or the equivalent in a windows machine. Should I just use the px units instead of em?
    Thanks again for your help.
  8. adom macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2006
    I prefer to use %'s. But that is just me trying to make it work with IE's font size options.
  9. ddekker macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2006
    I'm it screams use wordpress for this sorry, if youre doing it just to lear, great job (minus the link problems) but otherwise it looks good and works pretty good, I'll try and check it on a PC Monday from work, IE works farrrrrrrrrr different than Safari so I design to IE 100% of the time being as 95 % of the people use let the flames begin as I said I have a site devoted to apple and only promote it on apple sites yet the percentage of visitors is still around 40% IE... must be some closet IE users around..

    good luck, and good job so far.. keep plugging away

  10. chepistolas thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2005
    Thanks ddekker. I wanted to do this using wordpress, but the fraternity doesn't know how to manage anything like this and I don't want to be called 24/7 to show them how to post an entry. I figured the less they have to touch it the better :) ( I know. . I am evil).

    For those of you that critiqued my first design, the one with the white background, I changed the design greatly. I would be grateful if you would give me more feedback. Thanks again, Cheers!
  11. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    Overall, looks pretty good. Only thing I'd consider changing is the Home|About Us| bar to something bigger or more prominent like you had before. It was hard for me to locate it upon visiting the site the 2nd time; that should be one of the biggest things on your site right?

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