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Re: Please check my test page ASAP!
From Greg Blasko at AlpineZone.com on 11 Nov '99
replying to Please check my test page ASAP! posted by Linda

>Hi, all,
>
>A friend just redesigned my site and put up a test site at http://www.cavedogstudio.com/clients/2write/index.html. Can you please check it out and let me know how it looks on your browsers and monitors, and whether the links work for you? Also, the page may scroll horizontally on smaller monitors, which is why the right sidebar is reserved for teasers and non-vital information. Is the scrolling too pronounced?
>
>BTW, on many pages the right sidebar still has filler text. We're working on getting some content in there.
>
>I'd like to put up the site as soon as the sidebars are finished and any glitches worked out.
>
>Thanks very much, and I look forward to your comments!
>
>Cheers,
>
>Linda

Hi Linda,

The site looks great. I like it a lot. I'm on Windows NT 4.0, Netscape 4.7, and 1024x768. Two suggestions:

1 - The page seems optimized for a 800x600 screen (a lot of blank space to the right of the right sidebar on higher resoltions). I assume the page is built with tables which should be set to a relative width (like 90-100%) as opposed to an absolute width (like 800 pixels). This method allows tables to expand or contract based on the user's screen resolution.

2 - Lose the hit counter. They're generally inaccurate, and in my opinion, unprofessional. Page hits can best be determined by server logs. Visitors really don't care how many hits a page gets anyways. Otherwise the site looks great!

Hope this helps!

GB




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