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Re: Help! Site critique please.
From Mini on 7 May '00
replying to Re: Help! Site critique please. posted by Mini

>>Dear Mini:
>>>Gulp: I appreciate your suggestions I can swallow it.
>>I'm glad you can take it in the spirit in which it is intended, I
>>really *do* like your site - the things I listed are design nitpicks,
>>but I wouldn't be helping you if I didn't say anything.
>>>My question is how do you make changes for the background, it's
>>> suppose to be 2/3 white and on the far left 1/3 yellow, so your
>>> saying make the changes,for instance make it be all white with the
>>> daisy flowers only?
>>If you want the 2/3 white 1/3 yellow effect, make a table with the
>>following tags (making sure to remove any HTML tags that would cause
>>this table to be centered!):
>><table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=600>
>> <td width=90> </td>
>I will work on all the info you gave me this weekend sometime. I have lots of work cut out for me. chew- chew-cough-cough-ouch. just kidding.
>> <td width=510>***CONTENT GOES HERE***</td>
>> What this will do is create a table with two very long columns.
>>The first one is empty, and creates a 90 pixel wide left margin (which
>>happens to be the width of the daisy image plus a little white space)
>>and the second would contain the rest of your page. By setting the
>>table to a fixed width in pixels and not centering it, it takes up
>>the leftmost 600 pixels of the screen, irrespective of what size your
>>viewers' screens are. This is important because your gif background
>>will have a white area which is about 609 pixels wide no matter what
>>resolution they are using. When visitors with large screen resolutions
>>visit your page they'll just see a wide yellow border on the right.
>> Next, where I wrote "***CONTENT GOES HERE*** you'd just cut and
>>paste all the content of your current page.
>>>I guess the slide show must come out I worked hard on that, I know
>>>it loads slow,I have a lot of images.
>>Actually, I checked it out with MS Internet Explorer and found it
>>worked just fine (and didn't take too long to download). It just
>>isn't showing up in Netscape Navigator. I looked at the code and
>>figured out that the problem is that you use the DIV tags, but to get
>>this effect in Netscape I believe you need to use LAYER tags. It's
>>a pain in the, um, neck to get this sort of effect working in both
>>browsers, but it's possible.
>>> For the shopping cart maybe if I had categories, so I could group
>>> it into tables like yours?
>>I think your shopping cart layout is just fine - I was just referring
>>to how, when someome clicks "add to cart" the screen they end up at
>>doesn't look like the rest of your site.
>>>I like your site very much and nice products, it loads fast.
>>Thanks! You don't have to pull any punches you know :-) I can take
>>it as well as I can dish it out (and I appreciate the value of honest
>>criticism at least as much as praise!)
>>>;-)Thanks Mini
>Wow! That's simple enough.
>As per the shopping cart page, the company I work with would only allow us to add our logo, I don't think I can fix that, it would be great if I could, I want every one wanting to place an order, to be comfortable at doing so, It takes them to a secure on line ordering page.
>Thats great to know the slide works, but should I take it out or just say it does not work with Netscape Navigator.
>I will work on all the info you gave me this weekend sometime even all the banners on my pages. I have lots of work cut out for me. chew- chew-cough-cough-ouch. just kidding.
>Once again I do love your site and products.

I made the changes to the Apple Bib page, I wondered if you could look at it and see if it works now for all different sized screens and does it look centered. I hope this is what was meant in order to fix it.

I made changes the link color and also said that the slide show does not work with Nestscape Navigator.

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