Website Critique

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  1. Joe Spratley

    Joe Spratley Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello Everyone,

    Back in January I put up my first website for my business that deals in Gas Monitors . You guys were really helpful in critiquing it for me and gave me some great ideas and helped me find some spelling mistakes.

    I like this ecommerce thing so much I decided to open another store selling Grandfather Clocks . The first website I built I used Yahoo Sitebuilder which is a good tool for beginners. This time however, I wanted to take advantage of CSS style sheets so I used Dreamweaver. It was a lot of work learning the program but it was made much easier by watching the training videos on www.lynda.com
    . I have found this to be an invaluable tool. I watched about 20 hours of videos on Dreamweaver but I think I learned much more and much faster than I ever could have reading a computer book. For $25/mo I think this site is a steal since they have tons of training videos for all types of programs.

    Anyway I was wondering if you guys could take a look at my site and give me your opinions and suggestions on it. I've worked on it for a couple of weeks now so I'm a little too close to it right now to see it objectively. It's a pure CSS layout and it comes up good in IE but in Firefox it's a little messed up, but Firefox is only like 2% of the browsers out there so I'm not too worried about it.

    Thanks,
    Joe
    www.royalestategrandfatherclocks.com
     
  2. Kevin T

    Kevin T Screenwriter

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    i use firefox (as i think everyone should) and i didn't have any trouble navigating the site. looked a little odd, but that's probably due to my browser. if i was really interested in buying a grandfather clock, the look wouldn't have deterred me.

    kevin t
     
  3. Joe Spratley

    Joe Spratley Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree, Firefox is better than IE. Hopefully it will continue to increase in popularity.
     
  4. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    is the pic on the clock on the right supposed to stretch that far below the rest of the page? Im using Firefox 1.0PR
     
  5. Joe Spratley

    Joe Spratley Stunt Coordinator

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    Nick, no it's supposed to push the footer down but it won't work in firefox. In IE it does work though. I figured that for this product since it isn't a technical product most users are going to be using IE. If I was selling a technical product though, I would definitely make sure it works in Firefox since so many of us tech savvy guys use Firefox.
     
  6. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

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    The clock graphic is screwed up in Safari and Omniweb too.
     

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