TLC website

Ok,

I took a pause from my site to work on a clients…

I did a lot of corrections to this daycare site…
I understand it is not done… but I did take out the menu on the
bottom, put a CSS one in and fixed alignment on most…

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/tlc
how does it look?

there are a couple of white spaces I am waiting for txt info from the
director…

Thank you so much for all of your help and input to all of my
questions…

Julie


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Looking better!

It feels appropriate for the business.

I’d work on the CSS menu, it is not apparent that is what it is. Does it need to be a menu? Only one of the fields actually has a sub-menu.

You’re getting closer, good luck.


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Thank you! I’ll work on it tonight

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On Sep 1, 2009, at 16:47, george email@hidden wrote:

Looking better!

It feels appropriate for the business.

I’d work on the CSS menu, it is not apparent that is what it is.
Does it need to be a menu? Only one of the fields actually has a
sub-menu.

You’re getting closer, good luck.


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Hi Julie

Why not style your CSS menu a bit - some background colours etc would help

Also please, please look at what happens in the browser when you resize your text

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Ty I will put some style to it.
The txt seems to be an ongoing what do I need to do to solve it

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Hi Julie

Why not style your CSS menu a bit - some background colours etc
would help

Also please, please look at what happens in the browser when you
resize your text

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Box model helps - have a look at Dan J’s tutorial - http://danjasker.blogspot.com/2008/07/fw5-understanding-box-model.html

Bear in mind that the whole site doesn’t need to be built this way - just the parts that you have text expansion problems.

Also on a site like yours you may get the same result with the CSS button off ie no layers. Or just less layers.

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Also I dont think that you should have the ‘giving roots and wings’ target show/hide layer on every page - unless you change the revealed message to one appropriate to that page

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And you have got to keep an eye on those typos. Personally I do my text in a text editor first and then paste it in - once it has been checked for errors.

They have many diffent field trips and special visitors…


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Ok,
Thank you!!

The css button off did the trick!

I “tweaked” the menu
fixed the spelling errors
took out the drop down in all except about us and the first page. ( I
was actually questioning this myself)

much better - what do you think?

Julie
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And you have got to keep an eye on those typos. Personally I do my
text in a text editor first and then paste it in - once it has been
checked for errors.

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I “tweaked” the menu

Over tweaked I think Julie

The highlight colour that you have used to indicate what page you are on is the same colour as your menu text so making it unreadable. I dont think you need that bright red on Click - a bit garish - but I can see that you want to use the 3 colours from the logo.

I am also not a fan of underlined links in a navigation menu - it should be obvious that these are links anyway so superfluous

Enough just now

Off to the day job

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I agree with all that Dave has said. And might be partly to blame from
earlier comments I made about contrast and colour on your own site!

However to detail: if you want to keep the red, use it for the menu
text on the current page, so that it stands out from the blue
background.

Watch your spacing of words and images. In particular, on the
‘Programs’ pages, start all the text from the same position and allow
more space between text and slideshow. This is particularly important
as your text may flow differently on a PC. (Later you can learn how to
use inline ‘containers’ to automatically keep text and slideshow apart).

On the home page, move the right hand image up and away from the text,
slightly and move both image and text 10 - 15 pixels to the left. This
will stop the text looking a it’s been squeezed up to the edge and
balance the inset of the slide show.

You may not be quite there yet, but think of how the site started and
look how far you’ve come.

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 09:13, DeltaDave wrote:

I “tweaked” the menu

Over tweaked I think Julie

The highlight colour that you have used to indicate what page you
are on is the same colour as your menu text so making it unreadable.
I dont think you need that bright red on Click - a bit garish - but
I can see that you want to use the 3 colours from the logo.

I am also not a fan of underlined links in a navigation menu - it
should be obvious that these are links anyway so superfluous


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No it was me I wanted to do a basic to makesure I knew what I was
doing… I will move the txt etc in afew.
Now the underlining… I have been trying but
Can’t seem to get it gone… How?

Thx again! And yea muCh Better

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On Sep 2, 2009, at 5:13, Colin Alcock email@hidden wrote:

I agree with all that Dave has said. And might be partly to blame
from earlier comments I made about contrast and colour on your own
site!

However to detail: if you want to keep the red, use it for the menu
text on the current page, so that it stands out from the blue
background.

Watch your spacing of words and images. In particular, on the
‘Programs’ pages, start all the text from the same position and
allow more space between text and slideshow. This is particularly
important as your text may flow differently on a PC. (Later you can
learn how to use inline ‘containers’ to automatically keep text and
slideshow apart).

On the home page, move the right hand image up and away from the
text, slightly and move both image and text 10 - 15 pixels to the
left. This will stop the text looking a it’s been squeezed up to the
edge and balance the inset of the slide show.

You may not be quite there yet, but think of how the site started
and look how far you’ve come.

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 09:13, DeltaDave wrote:

I “tweaked” the menu

Over tweaked I think Julie

The highlight colour that you have used to indicate what page you
are on is the same colour as your menu text so making it
unreadable. I dont think you need that bright red on Click - a bit
garish - but I can see that you want to use the 3 colours from the
logo.

I am also not a fan of underlined links in a navigation menu - it
should be obvious that these are links anyway so superfluous


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Select the Menu Item and In the Action panel under CSS Menus > Links
you will see a check box to the right of each link state (FW5Pro v.
5.4.1). Uncheck for non-underlined links. Earlier versions of FW5
have a button, in the same place, that does the same thing - but not
so obviously!

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 12:30, Julie wrote:

No it was me I wanted to do a basic to makesure I knew what I was
doing… I will move the txt etc in afew.
Now the underlining… I have been trying but
Can’t seem to get it gone… How?


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To all,

I re tweaked the css menu…
aligned all ( i think)

I am waiting for a couple of pieces of txt info for the forms page and
the costs…

so… how does it look? honest.

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/tlc

(Later you can learn how to use inline ‘containers’ to automatically
keep text and slideshow apart).
---- how do i do this?? for future

and yes what a difference from the first one… OI!!

Anything else while i wait for the info…

thank you to all!!
Julie

On Sep 2, 2009, at 5:13 AM, Colin Alcock wrote:

I agree with all that Dave has said. And might be partly to blame
from earlier comments I made about contrast and colour on your own
site!

However to detail: if you want to keep the red, use it for the menu
text on the current page, so that it stands out from the blue
background.

Watch your spacing of words and images. In particular, on the
‘Programs’ pages, start all the text from the same position and
allow more space between text and slideshow. This is particularly
important as your text may flow differently on a PC. (Later you can
learn how to use inline ‘containers’ to automatically keep text and
slideshow apart).

On the home page, move the right hand image up and away from the
text, slightly and move both image and text 10 - 15 pixels to the
left. This will stop the text looking a it’s been squeezed up to the
edge and balance the inset of the slide show.

You may not be quite there yet, but think of how the site started
and look how far you’ve come.

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 09:13, DeltaDave wrote:

I “tweaked” the menu

Over tweaked I think Julie

The highlight colour that you have used to indicate what page you
are on is the same colour as your menu text so making it
unreadable. I dont think you need that bright red on Click - a bit
garish - but I can see that you want to use the 3 colours from the
logo.

I am also not a fan of underlined links in a navigation menu - it
should be obvious that these are links anyway so superfluous


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They never were checked… and when I check the txt it shows as not
underlined…

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Colin Alcock wrote:

Select the Menu Item and In the Action panel under CSS Menus > Links
you will see a check box to the right of each link state (FW5Pro v.
5.4.1). Uncheck for non-underlined links. Earlier versions of FW5
have a button, in the same place, that does the same thing - but not
so obviously!

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 12:30, Julie wrote:

No it was me I wanted to do a basic to makesure I knew what I was
doing… I will move the txt etc in afew.
Now the underlining… I have been trying but
Can’t seem to get it gone… How?


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never mind… DUHhhhhh! figured it out

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:07 AM, julie maxwell allen wrote:

They never were checked… and when I check the txt it shows as not
underlined…

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Colin Alcock wrote:

Select the Menu Item and In the Action panel under CSS Menus >
Links you will see a check box to the right of each link state
(FW5Pro v.5.4.1). Uncheck for non-underlined links. Earlier
versions of FW5 have a button, in the same place, that does the
same thing - but not so obviously!

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 12:30, Julie wrote:

No it was me I wanted to do a basic to makesure I knew what I was
doing… I will move the txt etc in afew.
Now the underlining… I have been trying but
Can’t seem to get it gone… How?


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i thought i fixed it guess not…
On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:08 AM, julie maxwell allen wrote:

never mind… DUHhhhhh! figured it out

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:07 AM, julie maxwell allen wrote:

They never were checked… and when I check the txt it shows as not
underlined…

On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Colin Alcock wrote:

Select the Menu Item and In the Action panel under CSS Menus >
Links you will see a check box to the right of each link state
(FW5Pro v.5.4.1). Uncheck for non-underlined links. Earlier
versions of FW5 have a button, in the same place, that does the
same thing - but not so obviously!

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 12:30, Julie wrote:

No it was me I wanted to do a basic to makesure I knew what I was
doing… I will move the txt etc in afew.
Now the underlining… I have been trying but
Can’t seem to get it gone… How?


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Check that you haven’t used underlined text as your style in the
navigation menu. i.e. you haven’t made a style that is underlined or
clicked on the underline button in the Inspector.

Also, you still have graphic text for the “Mission” page heading.
Change it to match the “Welcome” heading.

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 15:13, julie maxwell allen wrote:

i thought i fixed it guess not…


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OK… thank you
I had to undo all stylings… there was one buried

so… what about the rest?
http://www.grassrootsweb.net/tlc

please & thank you

Julie
On Sep 2, 2009, at 10:54 AM, Colin Alcock wrote:

Check that you haven’t used underlined text as your style in the
navigation menu. i.e. you haven’t made a style that is underlined or
clicked on the underline button in the Inspector.

Also, you still have graphic text for the “Mission” page heading.
Change it to match the “Welcome” heading.

Colin

On 2 Sep 2009, at 15:13, julie maxwell allen wrote:

i thought i fixed it guess not…


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The Costs page sticks out at me

I dont like to see the borders around a table like that - by all means use a table to align everything neatly but we dont really need to see the table itself.

Typos, typos…Weeky instead of Weekly, Monthy instead of Monthly - missing $ signs, some text underlined some not…

Headers to the table sections inconsistent

All in all I think the data on this page needs a bit more explanation.

But you have come along way - I am not saying that you are there yet but you are getting closer. More importantly what has the client said so far?

David


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