[Pro] Please criticize new main

Hi folks,

Please criticize my new FRW index-page of my site:

Best if sincere but with respect :slight_smile:

bw, Omar K N


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Hi Omar

This looks pretty good but does suffer a bit if the viewer increases the text size.

I think you could make your CSS menus look better by having a background colour to lift them off the page. And why not make the Allahu link look the same as the others - because it is different it doesn’t look like one.

I also don’t think you need the rollover over ‘Other Texts & etc’ - why not have them displayed all the time.

What about some sort of explanation of what the Moon Applet does.

Just my immediate thoughts.

David


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What Dave said. I think it looks neat and organized.

I noticed some code showing on the bottom left corner where your counter is sitting. I believe counters are not cool anymore, so maybe you can take it out completely. You do get all that info from your site stats anyways.

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I’d leave off the graduated background. It visually implies the inner white “page” is going to be flexible. If the white area isn’t going to change (at least, it doesn’t in my Mac FireFox 3.5) why have it floating on a background?


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I’d leave off the graduated background. It visually implies the inner white “page” is going to be flexible. If the white area isn’t going to change (at least, it doesn’t in my Mac FireFox 3.5) why have it floating on a background?


Well thank you, it isn’t very attractive anyway, I’ll take it away but add a 2-3px border left & right, in order to limit the page.

C/f the graduated background, i thought it was “something one should do to have a nice page.” - or so, but white all over is ok.

bw, Omar K N
(i appreciated much any critical comment, working with a site for a while makes one almost blind to the outcome of it.)


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Hi Marcel,

You wrote:

I noticed some code showing on the bottom left corner where your counter is sitting. I believe counters are not cool anymore, so maybe you can take it out completely. You do get all that info from your site stats anyways.

Well i don’t know why this code is display anyway, i expected the counter to be invisible, how can one get rid of the code?
(I’ll open a new thread for this topic).

You do get all that info from your site stats anyways.

Good , but from where do i get my “site stats”, ?

BW, Omar K N


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Hi David,

You wrote:

if the viewer increases the text size.

Is the solution for this to have more space between the different div-elements? Or is there another way, can’t remember right now, although I know this has been up at FRWtalk.

I think you could make your CSS menus look better by having a background colour to lift them off the page.

Well I’ll add some light background colour just to the area where the CSS menu is…

And why not make the Allahu link look the same as the others - because it is different it doesn’t look like one.

Yes, I know - but think about it: Allah is not like anything else, that’s why!

I also don’t think you need the rollover over ‘Other Texts & etc’ - why not have them displayed all the time.

Right!

What about some sort of explanation of what the Moon Applet does.

Good suggestion, thank you!

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It shouldn’t display the way it is doing. Can you detail how you
applied the FreeCounter2 Action to your page? This is the first
instance I have seen of the code becoming visible like this, so I
would like to find out how it is happening.

Walter

On Aug 31, 2009, at 11:53 AM, OmarKN wrote:

Well i don’t know why this code is display anyway, i expected the
counter to be invisible, how can one get rid of the code?
(I’ll open a new thread for this topic).


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It shouldn’t display the way it is doing. Can you detail how you applied the FreeCounter2 Action to your page?

Hello Walter,

What i did - if I remember correctly - is that first of all I inserted the action (FreeCounter2) on the page inside the container div. Then I opened the action palette and entered the ID & “include the php-header variable” (?).

After uncrossing this alternative, the code has disappeared, so I guess this was the reason :slight_smile:


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Yay! Glad to know it was something simple. That PHP option is one of
those things that some people need, and most do not. If you aren’t
using PHP to make each page have a unique title, then you don’t need
to check this.

Walter

On Aug 31, 2009, at 12:13 PM, OmarKN wrote:

Then I opened the action palette and entered the ID & “include the
php-header variable” (?).

After uncrossing this alternative, the code has disappeared, so I
guess this was the reason :slight_smile:


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Is the solution for this to have more space between the different div-elements? Or is there another way, can’t remember right now

Not really - one of the common methods to combat this is to use what has become commonly known as the Box Model method

Have a look for Dan J’s tutorial on the subject.

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Ok thank you David,

But in this case I’ll stick to my old design and just increase the space between the elements a bit.

Actually, I’m “afraid of the Box Model”, because was struggling with it in vs. 5.1 or 5.2 of FRW, and it was awkward to work with.
However even now (vs. 5.4) I have a CONTAINER- div, so all other divs are in-line divs, but most of the time the different elements/ items can be easily moved - maybe this situation has improved with FRW 5.4 - I don’t know.

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I have a CONTAINER- div, so all other divs are in-line divs,

Yes you have a div Container1 that holds about 12 others but then there are 30 others that are separate - which means text expanding over runs other divs. Most of your divs are NOT inline

Increasing spacing will help to a certain extent but is not the ideal solution.

David


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