Another site preview - an experiment with XHTML & no tables

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  1. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Here's the link:

    http://www.rsbauer.com/dd/mockup.html

    No tables where harmed in the making of this page.
    Its XHTML v1.0 and is W3C friendly.
    Its CSS has been checked against W3C and its kosher as well.
    Nav menu links do not point anywhere on purpose.

    I've tested it in:

    Mozilla v1.5a and v1.4
    IE PC v5.5 (IE PC v6.0 & IE Mac tested previously, but not since I've done an update)
    Opera v7.03 and Opera Bork Edition
    Lynx

    So far the above browsers, besides Lynx, appear to all render the page in about the same way (there may be minor spacing issues, but I can live with that). The page actually looks sweet in Lynx.

    - Check it out with your browser and let me know if it looks like crap (if it does, let me know the version and a screen shot would be helpful too)
    - Opinions on the design itself would be cool too. I'm thinking of rolling this out as a replacement for rsbauer.com (getting away from PostNuke). This design is also being evaluated by my boss as a demo to what I could do with our live sites.
     
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    Here is what it looks like in IE6 for me: http://www.compiledmonkey.com/images/astro.jpg

    Personally, I took your advice and continued to use tables for my layout. I just know how everything will look and I really don't have to worry about certain browsers and all. My current project is valid XHTML 1.0 and CSS2, but it doesn't use divs. I think I'll stick with this method until all browsers (damn you IE) implement all of the aspects of XHTML and CSS standards properly.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Looks perfect in Mozilla 1.4 on Linux :cool:
     
  4. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Ok - I'll check it out when I get to work where I have IE v6. Thats really odd. What IE v6 is doing is the same problem I attempted to solve tonight - meaning IE v5.5 was having that problem. I've tweaked and worked it so IE v5.5 is happy thinking IE v6 would follow, but apparently thats not the case... The problem you see there is in relation to the floating image object being nested in another object with the border defined. I now just have to figure out how to work around it...
     
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    If I remember correctly, it is IE6 that doesn't support everything in CSS. Don't quote me on that but I feel like I've heard that on a designer type website.
     
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    Same thing here for IE6. :sad2: Looks promising though.
     
  7. Astro

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    Ok, in IE PC v6 SP1 it looks correct. Same goes for Mozilla and Opera. If you looked at it in IE v6, check it out one more time... This design is really growing on me.
     
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    Looks good now. :cool:
     
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    Perfect now. :big grin:
     
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    Thanks guys! I'm going to roll with it after I get some client work done (which really means its going to be a few weeks).
     

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