My (sucky) website

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    My (sucky) website

    I looked at my current website, and I thought "Man, this is a load of crap. I'm going to make it better." The result? I think it's still a load of crap, but oh well.

    At first I tried making my own theme, but I gave up after I realized I could make everything move to where I wanted, but I just don't have an artistic eye. So, I grabbed a theme from Google Pages, and modified it a bit. (By the way, I took that picture in the header at Deception Pass, WA.)

    Also, I think there's going to be some browser compatibility issues (tested it with Firefox 2.0 RC2 on Mac, don't have IE to test). There's also an issue with the fonts being too large and then having the menu wrap around (happens on Safari 2.0, not on Firefox). [edit] I think I've fixed the problem of menu wrapping... tell me if it still persists [/edit] I'm thinking about implementing a flexible width page, although this doesn't work correctly in IE if I've been informed correctly.

    So, although I put time and effort into my website, I still don't think it looks very good.

    http://righton.thruhere.net
    Last edited by joeprogrammer; 10-15-2006 at 06:11 PM.

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    The layout looks like a blog.

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    It looks decent.

    Is the pretty URL worth the site trying to open a pop-up, though? (Not that it actually manages to ...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    It looks decent.
    Thank you. I needed that.
    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    Is the pretty URL worth the site trying to open a pop-up, though? (Not that it actually manages to ...)
    That's what I've been trying to figure out. Actually, it's the DynDNS URL cloaking that brings up the popup. If I turned it off the cloaking... maybe that's better.

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    > I think I've fixed the problem of menu wrapping... tell me if it still persists
    IE 6 is probably just being evil, but the menu is wrapped on my screen.

    I find the layout very clean and easy to read, so I wouldn't change much. It even works for me on a deeper level; I think the design fits the content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen
    IE 6 is probably just being evil, but the menu is wrapped on my screen.
    It's the result of the content width being too narrow. Can you post a screenshot, or just tell me how much it wraps, so I know how much to adjust it?

    I've just added a counter so everyone can see how popular (or unpopular) my website is.

    edit: thanks, citizen. Added 100px to width and centered menubar, is it fixed now?
    Last edited by joeprogrammer; 10-15-2006 at 08:49 PM.

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    [edit] Looking good, Joe! It's been fixed now.
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    I don't like the big fat blue footer. Everything else is OK.
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    The math articles have stuff missing, for example:
    As mentioned above, a point or vector can be represented in 3D space as . When using matrix math it helps to represent it as .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-drax
    The math articles have stuff missing, for example:
    Oooh, thanks for catching that, Sang-drax. Do you think I should remove these articles, or are they still good enough? I know I found them really useful, but I don't know that much about 3D math, so I wouldn't know if it was lacking some critical elements.
    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    I don't like the big fat blue footer. Everything else is OK.
    That was because before, the header also had that blue gradient, and so the footer kinda matched. I've just changed the header to sort of a greenish design; does that look better?

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    It would look better on one line.
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    I was going to say it can't suck as bad as mine, but I might be wrong about that

    while I like the dark background, the header and footer aren't displaying well for me in mozilla's Seamonkey, the contrast isn't there to show up on the screen.

    check the css I used on my site, it actually fixes the navigation on the top of the screen so you don't lose it even when scrolling. There are only two pages to my site that require scrolling, so you would have to search all 6 or 7 pages to find them

    The first line on my site pages, which is an xml declaration rather than a doctype, actually makes the css and xhtml work for every browser that supports css and xhtml. [ it throws IE into quirks mode and allows it to render the pages right ]
    [ no browser issues ]

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    Well, I like clean designs so I think Jaqui's site looks quite nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    Well, I like clean designs so I think Jaqui's site looks quite nice.
    aww gee thanks

    I also prefer a clean site with minimal page content that isn't directly applicable to the site.

    I'm working on tweaking a css based menu for it, with a tabbed layout, just to show that full "dynamic" menus can be done without using active clientside scripting.
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    I have seen multilevel drop-down menus that only use CSS. I don't know if they're worth the mess, but it's so cool it can be done without JS.

    The only problem is that IE6 supports :hover and some other pseudo-classes only for <a> element. You'd need an extra javascript thingy for it to work with IE6.
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