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Post by Legolas_ » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:26 am

Ok, i finally got around to buying a domain name. Thanks to pyr0's great help and fantastic hosting i set up my website.

The address is http://bzlego.net

Please feel free to register at the forums aswell : http://bzlego.net/forum

If you have any problems or questions with the site please pm me.
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Post by Winny » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:28 am

Aua, you didn't host with me :(

/me feels sad deep down inside :P


Errr, yea, anywhoo, I like the site, but the forum wouldn't load...

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Post by Legolas_ » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:33 am

make sure you typed it in correctly its http://www.bzlego.net/forum

no forum(s)

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Post by A Meteorite » Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:34 am

Please use CSS styling to apply simple gradient backgrounds for simple text (including your body text, there is no reason for an image there). That severely limits the accesibility of the site. Even with normal people - like me - it restrains from resizing the text (your main tank header is fine as-is, though).

You can easily convert your BZLego.net header, all navigation, body text, and copyright to text embedded in your HTML (styled with CSS for the background) making it more accesible, faster to load, less bandwidth and easier to edit. Not to mention you'll be supporting web standards (that is, after you move away from tables, but this is way more severe at the moment).

I should add that I'm only trying to provide helpful constructive criticism. :)

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I should also add, you should take more time about how you layout your code to layout your presentation. For instance, your tank header is split into three different images when it can simply be one image. Then your two navigation bars can be styled via CSS and centered (thus voiding the need to have your tank header also include your navigation header). That would reduce the complexity so it'll be easier to edit and it'll also ensure that there are less problems for people.

And that would also allow you to more easily have headers for different pages if you want. :)
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Post by Legolas_ » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:56 am

I set up that current layout with photoshop.

I am still building my site in html/css.

It will be about 2-3 weeks (depending on school work) for me to finish

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:08 pm

I'll hold back on my comments till I see the new version...
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Post by Legolas_ » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:40 am

Ok, cbg, this is the time you've been waiting for!

http://bzlego.net is finished!!!!

Please, re-examine the site and post bugs/suggestions.

No offense taken, please be blunt, and to the point.

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Post by Winny » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:42 am

Please make the text brighter...Its very hard on the eyes to read...

Other then that I like it, Ill take some time tommorow to explore the site :)

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:55 am

Nice template, too bad I can barely read anything there...
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Post by Legolas_ » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:39 am

Changed to a blue-ish color, much easier to read.

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:40 am

Wow, bright BLUE on dark grey? Ouch.
Plain white would be best, imho.
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Post by Legolas_ » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:59 pm

plain white background or text?

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Post by Enigma » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:04 am

This is what I get when I try the XHTML validator:
This page is not Valid XHTML 1.1!

and the CSS:
Target: http://www.bzlego.net/
Please, validate your XML document first!
Line 83
Column 60
The element type "br" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</br>".

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:24 am

It looks better, imho, I can read it now.
However, you do have errors:

You're saying the page is XHTML which it's not.
All tags must be closed in XHTML, so <br> should be <br /> for example.
Also, list items, <li>, should be inside <ul> and </ul> tags.
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Post by Legolas_ » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:33 pm

woopsies.
I had that code left over from my other design.

And I forgot to vailidate it agian.

All fixed now.

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The document located at <http://bzlego.net/> was checked and found to be valid XHTML 1.1. This means that the resource in question identified itself as "XHTML 1.1" and that we successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML or XML Parser (depending on the markup language used).

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