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Re: Please reveiw/ critique my site
From Greg Blasko at on 8 Nov '99
replying to Re: Please reveiw/ critique my site posted by Thad

Hi Thad,

See some responses below:

>Thanks for your input. I like your idea about using the background as a graphic on the left side of the page. I'm not sure how to do this without using frames, can it be done?

There are two easy ways to do this. One way is to create a two-column table with a fixed width left column. Set the image as the left column's background image. The right hand column (white background) would then become the main body of the page. Be sure though, while the left column is fixed width, the table as a whole is set to 100% width so it renders correctly on different screen resolutions.
The other and probably better option is to create a very wide background image. The left portion of the image would be the original background and the right side would be white. Be sure to make the image wide enough (go for around 2000 pixels) so it doesn't appear tiled, even on very large screen resolutions. This method eliminates the extra table which is better for rendering speed and search engines.

>Your idea about using teeth as a edge graphic is also a good one, except one of my competitors does this and I want to stay as original as possible. I don't know much about ALT tags, although I have an 'old' ('97, funny how 2 years in this industry is OLD) book on HTML (Creating Cool HTML 3.2 by Dave Taylor), so I'll have to read up, but any input you have would be appreciated.

ALT tags display an "alternate" text while an image is loading or if a user doesn't auto-load images. An image tag with an ALT tag would look like this:

<IMG WIDTH=100 HEIGHT=100 ALT="this is the alternate image text" SRC="image.gif">

Hope this information helps!

Greg Blasko

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