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Posted by BEDGE [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 06:13:13 PM Go to www.edge21.freeserve.co.uk
Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 22, 2002, 02:55:10 AM Embrace correct capitalisation, it is you friend.
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at April 22, 2002, 02:59:42 AM What a terrific computing website. The whole text runs thusly:
The requested URL / was not found on this server.
Posted by BEDGE [send private reply] at April 22, 2002, 02:00:26 PM Sorry for the mistake. forgot the s. We all make mistakes
I did type it right in my profile
Go to www.edges21.freeserve.co.uk
Posted by infryq [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 01:52:05 AM did you do an all-browsers check?
-The absolute positioning of the news(articles, etc) is aggravating, since not all browsers are going to put them in the same place. People aren't going to like your site enough to change their resolution just because you say so. I'm sorry, they're just not.
-Standardize the pictures in your animated GIF of the playing card. It looks odd.
-The rollover buttons -- going from left alignment to center alignment is disconcerting.
-WTF is "whatever you like here for instance: wordtracker"? It looks like it's inserted automatically at the end of sections... either find a way to get rid of it if it's not yours, or find a way to make it more obvious that it's supposed to be there.
So mostly some style issues that will make the user experience more smooth. Very nicely designed site, however.. I like the layout of your resume/certs. The quiz was interesting, though again, the java alerts in between questions are gratuitous (people can count, dude, no need to insult us). In this case, the alert giving a score is actually useful. It might help if you told people which ones they got wrong, that way people could actually learn from their mistakes(and provide an educational aspect to the site beyond info contained in the articles). Very cool!
Posted by BEDGE [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 01:05:48 PM Thanks for the advice. Everyone has there own opinions on websites. The resolution message at the start can be very useful in advising people with no website knowledge who will slam the site if it does not work right on there machines. Not all people know about website design like me and you.
Microsoft do not tell you what questions you got wrong on there legendary tests. Also Some people forget how many questions they have left when taken a test. They get into like a trance.
Posted by infryq [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 02:13:46 PM i just don't go for the extra click and/or carriage return to clear the dialog, is all.
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 02:26:09 PM << The resolution message at the start can be very useful in advising people with no website knowledge who will slam the site if it does not work right on there machines >>
On the whole, my opinion is that a website should be designed to run on all machines. It's your job to reach your audience, not your audience's job to accomodate themselves to you.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 29, 2002, 05:32:23 AM Using things like relative sizing instead of absolute positioning can be useful, along with not using images that are as wide as the whole window is likely to be.
Posted by BEDGE [send private reply] at April 30, 2002, 08:47:50 AM Can you name any tools you can get that enables your website to be able to be viewed on all browsers. 97 percent of internet users use Internet explorer. I do warn the user at the beginning that none IE users will have trouble with the site
Posted by BEDGE [send private reply] at April 30, 2002, 08:54:11 AM I call for a website development revolution. The area is in a very disfunctional state with all these different browsers working differently
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 30, 2002, 10:57:56 AM there is a standard, its called XHTML 1.0. stick to that and it will display fine in all modern (IE 4+ and NS 4+) browsers
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 30, 2002, 11:11:41 AM "97 percent of internet users use Internet explorer"
You are wrong. 85% of the desktop market use windows, about 14% use Linux. IE isnt avaiable on Linux (thank god) meaning the max % of IE users is about 85%. in reality its not even that. Many windows users i know (myself included) use Mozilla or Netscape. 65% of internet users that see your site use IE.
just look at how many browsers there are:
AOL (pre IE merger)
and thats just off the top of my head.
saying 97% of users use IE is wildly inaccurate
"I do warn the user at the beginning that none IE users will have trouble with the site" Poor design. I am currently making a website for my global comms assignment. And i have tested it in all major windows browsers (IE, NS, Mozilla) and it works fine. Its taken me many rewrites because at first it would display right in IE.
Think as a proffesional. if you made a website for your company and it only worked right in one brower, you will lose a lot of users.
Taubz is also right. Your users will not care if they are running the right resolution or browser, all they care about is that it works.
The best way to check all browsers is to install all the ones you can on your box.
Just some advice.....
Oh yes, incase you were wondering, I have been writing webpages since the first HTML standard way back in 1991 (win 3.1)
Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 30, 2002, 11:26:28 PM Bedge, use a text editor would be my advice. Almost every WYSIWYG editor out there is still biased to one platform or another, and often don't generate particularly clean code.
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