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01/08/2005 05:06:17 PM · #1
Well, I haven't been as active in the DPC scene as one would like, but after many moons, I have finally updated my photography website. Any input would be appreciated (website or photography related)...
mike (aka cycloxslug). //people.ucsc.edu/~mbooth/
01/08/2005 05:08:36 PM · #2
pretty nice - the font for the binary mainly the links is kind of hard to read.
01/08/2005 05:15:04 PM · #3
i think having the scroll bar there is not only ugly but distracting,

you can plug this CSS script into the head section of each navigation page, this will allow you to change the color of the scrollbnar for everyone so it will better fit the layout of your design.

<style type="text/css">

...just plug in the hex value for each color you want defined
01/08/2005 05:15:11 PM · #4
Cool. I like the unusual design of your site, you've been very creative. One thing: Use Cascading Style Sheets to make the scrollbars fir your overall design. My normal WinXP scrollbars have a blueish 3D look, which doesn't fit the grey of your page. Have a look at my homepage, the scrollbars are all white.
Also, most or all of your pictures cannot be looked at at once. I have to scroll them. Consider using popups to show your pictures, or use smalller image sizes.
And I don't agree with soup, I think the links come out well enough, although it took me a moment to find them.
01/08/2005 05:15:49 PM · #5
I see maxj was faster than me :)
Edit: I just noticed that the scrollbar doesn't change with the CSS in Firefox. Did anyone else notice this? I thought Firefox was pretty good in displaying CSS :(

Message edited by author 2005-01-08 17:18:30.
01/08/2005 05:21:50 PM · #6
I believe CSS runs fine on firefox, not on IE, so since many websites were designed not to the W3 standards (firefox's standards) but rather to IE's (the dominant browser), it may appear to be out of whack in firefox.

the CSS that i posted previously should work with firefox
01/08/2005 05:25:11 PM · #7
Hm...mine looks the same. It's external:
Did I do sth wrong?
01/08/2005 05:34:50 PM · #8
agreed, from what i can see, i dont see any problems with it, but i usually dont use external CSS scripts so maybe the formattings different?

it also appears that none of the variables you have defined in that CSS script are showing up on your site...maybe you have a problem with the code you used to link the external CSS to the webpage?

sorry, i couldnt be more helpful, im not too experienced with CSS.
01/08/2005 05:40:18 PM · #9
I love the code at the top, very cool idea...don't like it on the bottom though.
01/08/2005 05:44:19 PM · #10
Originally posted by maxj:

maybe you have a problem with the code you used to link the external CSS to the webpage?

No, IE displays it all right, the links are fine.

Anyways, cycloxslug: Fix that scrollbar and the image sizes, and you'll have an innovative, cool and professional looking portfolio site.

Message edited by author 2005-01-08 17:46:39.
01/08/2005 06:09:01 PM · #11
gloda - good luck with the CSS, sorry i wasnt more helpful

cycloxslug - another thing i would suggest is having links to the individual albums inclued in the first page of the right frame where you list your contact information. this way, even if someone doesnt immedietly recognize your links up in the binary, they can still navigate the site.

01/08/2005 06:17:28 PM · #12
Thanks for the comments!
the scroll bar is fixed, more or less. It does not change the display in firefox (which does not surprise me at all...netscape et al have always sucked with css--I have done a fair bit of web design, and it is a constant hassle to get cross browser compatibility).
In terms of image size...I agree that smaller versions of the large images would make it fit on the page...but I am not sure the gain in visual impact would be worth it...a max dim of 600 pixels is pretty small, in my opinion (and with the plethora of popup killers, I hesitate to do popups instead). I will have a think on this one and see what i come up with.
01/08/2005 06:19:46 PM · #13
The scrollbar code is a non-standard extension that works only in IE5.5 onward. I think it works in Konqueror too, but relying on f
rom an user interface standpoint is not a good idea. There are some creative ways you can work around the issue, maintain your theme, and stay inside the standards sandbox.

An interesting note on the subject:
01/08/2005 06:26:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by cycloxslug:

It does not change the display in firefox (which does not surprise me at all...netscape et al have always sucked with css--I have done a fair bit of web design, and it is a constant hassle to get cross browser compatibility)

You might have it backwards there. IE/win is notoriously bad with its CSS support (whereas IE/mac is surprisingly good). Firefox/Mozilla are incredibly compliant.

If you're interested in standards, drop the scrollbar code, test in Mozilla/Firefox and use Dean Edwards' fantastic "IE7" bundle (server-based) to get it to work correctly in IE.
01/09/2005 05:20:47 AM · #15
Originally posted by dwoolridge:

An interesting note on the subject:

Strange...even the CSS on the w3 homepage doesn't display correctly on FireFox. Is it possible that I disabled the CSS functions somewhere in my Firefox preferences? Does the example from the above site work for other Firefox users?
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