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  1. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    http://www.adaccache.com/site/

    gonna start a web dev business on the site, so the company site is really important, wanted something simple and clean...and decided to go with that

    any feedback appreciated :naughty:
     
  2. kronik85

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    i like the color of the chess set, however the menu's color doesn't really match it well.

    whats with the dual language?
     
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    nice template
     
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    needs more nudity
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Design looks good to me, although it could probably fill up a bit more of the screen.

    The main text is too small and light, though. I'd probably zoom it in to read it, and I'm a young person who's used to reading small, light text. The old people who make decisions about paying people like you and me like big, black text.

    Just some thoughts.
     
  6. Peyomp

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    It should fill up more of the screen, but its nice and clean.

    What might help is a sack full of assholes overflowing into a bowl of milk.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You have unusual taste, sir Peyomp.
     
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    Don't you have most of that in a colloquial saying in Virginia?
     
  9. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    you lost me

    what do you mean dual language?
     
  10. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    ya, that's awesome feedback, now that I look at it with that in mind, it's def small and light

    i'll either darken it up, or up it a size...or both

    thanks :bigthumb:
     
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    Plain and simple, as a website should be... i like it.

    I would make the font a touch bigger though.
     
  12. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    when you guys say fill up more of the screen do you mean like the width?

    I made it to be 800x600 complient, should I just say f'it and go with a bigger size?

    thanks for the feedback and peyomp, I will see what I can do about the assholes, just for you
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Where do people get the idea that Virginia is some backwater place? It's got the largest Navy base in the world, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and a bunch of vineyards for McMillionaires to hang out in and compare wallet sizes.

    And NASCAR, yes. Take note that Bristol Motor Speedway is tucked away in a tiny little corner near Tennessee and West Virginia, where it belongs.

    ...which colloquial saying were you referring to?
     
  14. kingtoad

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    I'd like it better if it wasn't designed using tables.

    Not only was it designed using tables, but while it was designed using tables it was given an XHTML doctype. It might validate XHTML, but it isn't XHTML.
     
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    Why not?

    (it won't be treated as XHTML by any web-browsers for sure, and unless you're following the HTML compatibility guidelines when a browser does treat it as XHTML (which won't happen) there could be unexpected results. That's all another story though)
     
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    That's irrelevant. Tables are designed for tabular data, hense the name "table", not for design or structuring content.
     
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    I know, I was asking how using tables for design in XHTML makes it non-XHTML. Does the spec say anything different about the use of tables?
     
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    If you knew it was irrelevant, then why ask?

    And yes, it does. The table tag was soley created for tabular data, as the specification suggests:

    Sure, you can have tables in your XHTML and still have it validate, unfortunately there is not technology advanced enough to "detect" such things, thus, it still validates.
     
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    I knew most of what you quoted of mine was irrelevant, why else did I put it in brackets and say "That's all another story though"? The question, however, was not.
    Sounds like that's from the 1.1 spec after running a google search. And I can't find it, or any table-specific info in the XHTML 1.0 spec @ http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/ The OP's site is XHTML 1.0 not 1.1.

    Do you use XHTML 1.1? What's the benefits of it? Do you keep compatibility with HTML, how?
    It validates as valid XHTML. You're saying the validator's lying? I would expect the W3C to make it very clear on the validator site that it can't test for tables being used for layout if what you're saying is true - can you find such a notice? I can't.
     
  20. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    honestly the design is meant to be done quick

    I agree, for the most part tables are for tabular data
    I wantd it done quick so I can get a feel for it and feedback from people

    oh and it's a ton faster :o
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I disagree with your statement there

    it does validate as XHTML, check here
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=www.adaccache.com/site/

    and nowhere have I come across a document that statement that tables can ONLY be used for tabular data

    sure it's what tables are designed to do, but if they can work for layout properly, so be it :dunno:
     
  22. RyanL

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    well it is valid technically but it still shouldn't be done that way.

    even the web content accessiblity guidelins state so, and that was back in '99

    http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#gl-table-markup

    "Tables should be used to mark up truly tabular information ("data tables"). Content developers should avoid using them to lay out pages ("layout tables")."
     
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    for the most part i like the site design

    the things i would change:
    - there are too many different fonts, if you are going to use multiples use one for the headings/layout/links and one for the body text. i specifically dont like how the nav fonts flow.
    - make the yellow font on the left a better shade of yellow
    - increase the font size of the body text a little bit and darken it up a little bit
     
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    Yes, and Atlanta is a Gamma Global City on par with Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Miami, Minneapolis, Munich and Shanghai. But we still have the southern colloquial saying, "Stranger than a sack full of assholes." ;)
     
  25. kingtoad

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    Fuck it. I don't give a fuck how you write your code. Use tables in your XHTML design, even when knowing tables are not designed for it. I've fought this battle long enough.
     

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