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My website, advice appreciated...

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Mr Joshua, 12 May 2006.

  1. Mr Joshua

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    Hi all,

    it's been a while since I last had a website and recently I've been getting an itch to have somewhere nice to upload pictures/blog.

    http://www.bobsnbits.34sp.com

    I just wanted something nice and simple to host images really so I used frontpage to create it (I only know very basic html). If there's any major problems with it in anyones browser please let me know and I would like to know how this page appears in firefox, opera, mozilla etc. -

    http://www.bobsnbits.34sp.com/galleries/fence-houses.html

    This is what it looks like in ie6 and what I want it to look like in other browsers -

    http://www.bobsnbits.34sp.com/website.jpg

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. iCraig

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    From a design POV (which I like commenting on) the site is extremely boring.

    It has very little style or colour, don't be afraid to liven it up a bit.
     
  3. n3crius

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    Location: London, UK.

    while i agree it could do with 'livening' or making less plain and simple...

    what's your audience? my dad's into trains and i'm pretty sure he doesn't care less whether the site looks stylish and original or whether it's plain and easy to navigate.

    i'm not trying to classify train hobbyists but they don't strike me as being the first to judge the style of a site. i'd imagine the content and information might be more relevant!
     
  4. Mr Joshua

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    Thanks for replies.

    I was aiming for a stylishly minimalist look! ;)

    I might try experimenting with different colour schemes, one of the reasons I tried to keep it basic was to avoid any issues Frontpage might throw up with different browsers.
     
  5. toString

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    Sounds right to me. The design might be a bit 'too' simple, but simple is good. just needs more content.
     
  6. Mr Joshua

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    Cheers, it's really just the start of things and I wanted to see if everything was ok in different browsers. I suppose it means I'll have to get out and take some pictures or build something worth taking pictures of! :)
     
  7. Mr Joshua

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    Someone pointed out that the borders of the cells surrounding the thumbnails are marked out in firefox.
    [​IMG]
    Why is that happening?

    I might end up trying to code it myself if this is a symptom of using Frontpage.
     
  8. Mr Joshua

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    All sorted now hopefully!

    I'm making a start on coding it myself but atleast I know if I fail there's something presentable there at the moment.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. AS_Platinum

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    I really like it, but I don't think it fits in with the Genre, trains are really part of the old industrial age and I think that it should co-inside with this in mind, make it a bit dirty, just my 2 pence.