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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by deuce, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. deuce

    deuce Thread Starter

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    Actually I went with proboard because I couldn't access the anyboard site the other day and proboards was free, cheap to take away adds.....................and hosted on their servers for free. Depending on how I try to work in a chat program hoever I may switch to anyboard.................but I've already done some work with proboard.
     
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    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Ok, I was out of town most of Sat and Sunday and missed that you had settled on one.

    You can also set one up at anyboard on their server,
     
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    Hmmm......then in that case I should check them out. However, I've already done work on this board with proboards.........but the chat capability I am hoping to add could be worth the switch.
     
  4. deuce

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    Hey does anybody have a 16x16 pixel graphic of a globe or earth or whatever? I'm thinking that's what I should use for the favorite icon for my site.
     
  5. deuce

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    Well, this is about as good as I'm going to get it for now. Anyone have anything better?


    <img src=http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?&postid=702169>
     

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    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Hi

    I thought I saw someone around here with a animated spinning world gif. If they made it, maybe they would be so knid as to let you use it.


    Or do a search for free gifs, there are a lot available on line. I would recommend you not "borrow" one from someone else in case you get busted.

    John
     
  7. Shadow2531

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    I didn't read all the replies, but I actually kind of like that page.

    I like the black background, but the thick white borders are a little bright. The red text looks great.

    Browser compatibility is good.

    The fact that it scrolls from left to right is slightly annoying but no big deal.

    too bad other browser do not supor the scroll bar colors.

    but it looks good besides the thick white borders being to blinding.
     
  8. deuce

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    Thanks for the feedback shadow.
    Yeah there isn't anything over there (unless viewed in anything less than 800x600) but I should get around to fixing that anyway. For now, I can't update it because for some reason my password isn't working still. :(
    Does this mean you like the red scrollers? I actually was planning on getting rid of them but I really don't care.........whatever the majority of the viewers want is where my interest lies.
     
  9. deuce

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    so shadow would you suggest thinning the white borders?
     
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    I like the red scroll bars, however they don't work in other browsers so that is up to you.

    I use to use them, but since I myself like to have my pages validate at http://validator.w3.org I quit using them because the scrollbar color code is proprietary code. That's just me though. When using tables, it's can be pain to have the page validate and look the same in all browsers. (netscape 4.8 gives me the most trouble).

    Now as for the borders. I like the thickness of the borders. It's just because they are thick that causes them to be brighter.

    If it was me, I would try a different color that is a little darker but still makes the page look great. Of course that's just my opinion.
     
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    I think it looks a little better like this

    http://home.tbbs.net/shadow/tsgforums/iacclub/iacclub.htm

    Of course that's not perfect, but it is toned down a little bit.

    that table border is a blue color. not sure if that is the perfect color, but I think the 6 cells you use as borders should be red instead of white.

    The only thing I would mess with then is the table border color.

    Also, I think the "Promoting Global Awareness on campus" and "contact us" text is a little small. @ 1024x768

    Maybe consider using a background image for the page.

    if you can find the perfect one.
     
  12. deuce

    deuce Thread Starter

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    "if" I can find the perfect one. I've been looking around. Actually, I've been wokring on and off with getting a quick flash intro and a flash slide show with different pictures for the space inbetween the links and the "upcoming events". I need to become a little bit more familar with macromedia flash first though. Thanks for the input, keep it coming.
     
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    I went to that site and tried to validate and it told me that I needed DOCTYPE declaration. They had some sample code for it and I looked at it and couldn't really figure out what I needed to change the specifics to. Anyone know? I've never used this DOCTYPE thingy before.
     
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    This is what they had on thier site:




    < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd" >
    < html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en" >
    < head >
    < title >Title< /title >
    < /head >

    < body >
    < !-- ... body of document ... -- >
    < /body >
    < /html >
     
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    view the source of my pages to see what they mean.

    It is really cool if your page validates, but if it looks good in all the browsers then it doesn't really matter to much yet. (it might in the future though)


    my XHTML 1.1 Page http://home.tbbs.net/shadow/mod.htm

    my XHTML 1.0 Transitional page. http://home.tbbs.net/shadow/mindshift.htm

    The XHTML 1.0 Transitional page is what you will probably want to use.

    but before you go ahead and try to make things validate, you could be in for a lot of hard work getting everything to display perfect in all the browsers.

    now. XHTML 1.1 Strict (the first page) is actually a good way to code for pages.

    with xhtml 1.1, almost every atrribute has to be done by css and break tags have to be insided paragraph tags.

    It's up to you.

    Since you are using tables, it makes it even more diffcult.

    but if done right, netscape 4.8 is the only browser that should give you trouble.

    hope that helps.

    just use my source code for examples.
     
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