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    williamblogs.com

    Hello everone. Well, I have successfully created my first real website. I would really appreciate it if anyone would give me some feedback one the look, feel, ease in navigation, etc... Also, if anyone is viewing on a mac, what browser are you using and does the page display funny? Thanks everyone!

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    I like the layout, its smooth, clean. You used a good color scheme, and took up space well. Good Luck with the site.

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    Looks like part of the background is sticking out in FireFox. Also the logo isnt very high quality, looks alittle blurry / pixelated. Overall it looks really well done, a very blogish design. Good Luck
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    The design is nice and smooth. I really like the color scheme you used. I also like the wb in the logo, nicely done. Good looking blog!

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    I like the header photo but think more can be made of it. Experiment and see if you can't pull out the profile and incorporate it into a full width image with the title. Otherwise good effort and I like the colour theme.

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    Looks good. I like it. Btw, my blog link is www.ensight.org. You can link to the feedburner feed if you really want to, but the blog is the actual "link"

    When someone clicks on "Comments", they expect the page to scroll down to the comments area. I think you're missing your "<a name="comments" />" somewhere in there.

    Since it's a blog... Where's the "about me" page? That's the first thing lots of first time blog visitors click on.
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    Hi,

    Very nice design, I really like it. The colors work really well together and I really like the layout, definately a 'blog'

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    Looks like part of the background is sticking out in FireFox. Also the logo isnt very high quality, looks alittle blurry / pixelated. Overall it looks really well done, a very blogish design. Good Luck
    I'm using firefox and I can't see it sticking out. I'll see if I can "touch up" the logo a bit. I'm still experimenting with graphic design

    Quote Originally Posted by newsmith
    I like the header photo but think more can be made of it. Experiment and see if you can't pull out the profile and incorporate it into a full width image with the title. Otherwise good effort and I like the colour theme.
    I did kind of do a half***ed job on the header. I'll see if I can put something better together

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy W.
    Looks good. I like it. Btw, my blog link is www.ensight.org. You can link to the feedburner feed if you really want to, but the blog is the actual "link"

    When someone clicks on "Comments", they expect the page to scroll down to the comments area. I think you're missing your "<a name="comments" />" somewhere in there.

    Since it's a blog... Where's the "about me" page? That's the first thing lots of first time blog visitors click on.
    My bad Jeremy. I guess I overlooked that one about the blog. I changed the link to ensight.org.

    Thanks for pointing out the whole "comments" thing. I fixed that too, and it makes much more sense now.

    And I knew I was missing something. I made an about me page, though it doesn't have any content yet. I'll write something later, but I thought I'd atleast get the page up. Thanks again!

    And thanks to everyone for all of the comments and constructive criticism. A bunch of heads are always better than one

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    That's a very clean and nice web design.

    The site doesn't show correctly in Firefox though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1vineoflife
    I'm using firefox and I can't see it sticking out.
    It seems to be a resolution thing, because when I resize the browser it looks fine. Try it at 1152 * 864
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    It seems to be a resolution thing, because when I resize the browser it looks fine. Try it at 1152 * 864
    Hmmm, my computer wont go above 1024 x 768. Is this typical of xp home?

    ps. Any advice on how to fix this problem? I mean, can the resolution really have an effect on it like that?

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    This might do the trick:

    <div style="clear: both;">
    <img src="images/bgbot.png" alt="BG Bottom" />
    </div>
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    I like what you've done with the layout of the blog site.. The top menu is somewhat refreshing style I haven't seen for a while.. I don't know exactly what it is

    Best of all, it's fast. Very nice Just don't bog your blog down with random extra features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    This might do the trick:

    <div style="clear: both;">
    <img src="images/bgbot.png" alt="BG Bottom" />
    </div>
    Thanks! I added that to all of the pages. Did it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W
    I like what you've done with the layout of the blog site.. The top menu is somewhat refreshing style I haven't seen for a while.. I don't know exactly what it is

    Best of all, it's fast. Very nice Just don't bog your blog down with random extra features.
    Thanks for the compliments! I have jotted down your advice in my head (about not adding a bunch of random extra features). That's good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1vineoflife
    Thanks! I added that to all of the pages. Did it work?
    Yup, seems like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New Guy
    Yup, seems like it.
    Awesome! Thank you very much for the help

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    I like it a lot. Nice colors, fast loading, good logo & navigation. I can't think of any improvements (viewing in IE).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerousjohnny
    I like it a lot. Nice colors, fast loading, good logo & navigation. I can't think of any improvements (viewing in IE).
    Thanks very much! I appreciate the positive feedback.

    You're all extremely helpful.

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    That is a nice looking blog... I tested on Mac OS X with IE browser.

    Q...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QiSoftware
    That is a nice looking blog... I tested on Mac OS X with IE browser.

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    Thank you Did everything turn out ok in those browsers?


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