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http://www.galtsvalley.com

Hi all. I've recently made some major stylistic changes to my site and now
it is essentially a new design with some new CSS plumbing. I am hoping that
a few hardy souls can go check it out and tell me how it renders on their
platform/browser combos. I have tested it under W2K, WXP, and System 9 on a
Power Mac 8600:

W2K: IE5.5 and Opera 7.1 (some small issues in Opera)
WXP: IE6 and NS7.1 (in IE6 a strange jerkiness when clicking on links that
are not inline... bottom margins seem to collapse a bit...)
OS9/Mac: IE5.1 and NS6 (very good)

Reports on Mozilla, Firebird, other NS and IE versions, and later Mac
platforms most appreciated!

Brian
Jul 20 '05 #1
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B McDonald wrote:
http://www.galtsvalley.com

Hi all. I've recently made some major stylistic changes to my site and now
it is essentially a new design with some new CSS plumbing. I am hoping
that a few hardy souls can go check it out and tell me how it renders on
their platform/browser combos. I have tested it under W2K, WXP, and System
9 on a Power Mac 8600:

W2K: IE5.5 and Opera 7.1 (some small issues in Opera)
WXP: IE6 and NS7.1 (in IE6 a strange jerkiness when clicking on links that
are not inline... bottom margins seem to collapse a bit...)
OS9/Mac: IE5.1 and NS6 (very good)

Reports on Mozilla, Firebird, other NS and IE versions, and later Mac
platforms most appreciated!

Brian


Looks ok on Konqueror and Mozilla Firebird, but you might want to correct
those errors:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...svalley.com%2F

--
mvg,
Christophe Vanfleteren
Jul 20 '05 #2
B McDonald wrote:
http://www.galtsvalley.com

I am hoping that
a few hardy souls can go check it out and tell me how it renders on their
platform/browser combos.


Moz 1.3/Win 2k. For some reason, you think you know better than I
what font-size I prefer.

--
Brian
follow the directions in my address to email me

Jul 20 '05 #3
>
Moz 1.3/Win 2k. For some reason, you think you know better than I
what font-size I prefer.

--
Brian


Wait. Which? I have defined most font sizes as %. They will scale with
personal settings. The only one I can think of off-hand that won't is
GALTSVALLEY.COM at the top - it's px.

Believe it or not, I actually took your advice soon after you gave it two or
three weeks ago.

Brian
Jul 20 '05 #4
Wait. Thinking...

I guess I missed the point. It's not that you can enlarge or reduce the text
on my site, it's that I reduce it or enlarge it as a % of the settings you
have set for yourself. So - are you saying I should define all my font sizes
as em?

Brian
Jul 20 '05 #5
B McDonald pounced upon this pigeonhole and pronounced:
Wait. Thinking...

I guess I missed the point. It's not that you can enlarge or reduce the text
on my site, it's that I reduce it or enlarge it as a % of the settings you
have set for yourself. So - are you saying I should define all my font sizes
as em?


No. Just don't use 65%, 70%, 80%. Your text should be 100%. Headers
larger, copyright notices smaller. All else 100%. Drop the Verdana and
you'll see why.

The main GALTSVALLEY.COM overflows an 800x600 window. A horizontal
scrollbar is present. Redesign your template to eliminate it.

--
-bts
-This space intentionally left blank.
Jul 20 '05 #6
>
No. Just don't use 65%, 70%, 80%. Your text should be 100%. Headers
larger, copyright notices smaller. All else 100%. Drop the Verdana and
you'll see why.

Thanks. I conducted a little test and set the font-style to 'sans serif' and
the font-size to 100%. I'm not disappointed by what I see... but I do have a
couple questions.

(1) What should I set the line-height to? or does it not matter?
(2) I generally keep my IE text size setting set to "medium". With font-size
set to 100%, when the IE text size is set to anything larger than medium the
text immediately gets bolded. I don't like that. Should I care?
The main GALTSVALLEY.COM overflows an 800x600 window. A horizontal
scrollbar is present. Redesign your template to eliminate it.


Can someone please tell me why anyone designs for an 800x600 window? I'm at
a loss here. What decade are we in?
Jul 20 '05 #7
B McDonald wrote:

[snip]

The main GALTSVALLEY.COM overflows an 800x600 window. A horizontal
scrollbar is present. Redesign your template to eliminate it.

Can someone please tell me why anyone designs for an 800x600 window? I'm at
a loss here. What decade are we in?

The default setting for majority of monitors are at 800x600. There are quite a
few people that do not know who to change their resolution to anything higher
even though their monitor support is and would probably even look better.

--
TrickyNick
Nick_At-Sign_TrickyNick _Period_com
http://www.trickynick.com/
Development: http://www.trickynick.com/test/

Jul 20 '05 #8
> The default setting for majority of monitors are at 800x600. There are
quite a
few people that do not know who to change their resolution to anything higher even though their monitor support is and would probably even look better.


See. I knew that. Just two weeks ago I changed the screen resolution on my
best friend's parent's computer. They were in awe of the result. Their
machine turned into a brand new computer for them.

But still - why should I, or anyone for that matter, design for such a
limitation? It is way too constricting. I mean, unless I'm selling pantyhose
to the masses - or some other mass-market item - there's no point.

Brian
Jul 20 '05 #9
B McDonald wrote:
The default setting for majority of monitors are at 800x600. There are


quite a
few people that do not know who to change their resolution to anything


higher
even though their monitor support is and would probably even look better.

See. I knew that. Just two weeks ago I changed the screen resolution on my
best friend's parent's computer. They were in awe of the result. Their
machine turned into a brand new computer for them.

But still - why should I, or anyone for that matter, design for such a
limitation? It is way too constricting. I mean, unless I'm selling pantyhose
to the masses - or some other mass-market item - there's no point.

Brian


So, you want to design your page which most people will have to scroll
horizontally to see all your information?

Remember, majority of people are not as computer savvy as we are.

--
TrickyNick
Nick_At-Sign_TrickyNick _Period_com
http://www.trickynick.com/
Development: http://www.trickynick.com/test/

Jul 20 '05 #10

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