[thelist] site check and css layout question

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Thu Jan 10 10:26:31 CST 2008

On Jan 9, 2008, at 4:09 PM, Molly Magai wrote:
> http://read.sparkoid.com/
> Just wondering if it is doing strange things on other people’s
> browsers...please no snarky comments about the design! (I know it’s
> not very pretty, but you should see his old site.)

Looks good on Netscape 9.  Nothing "weird" happening.

Unsolicited opinion:

	1) Other than (perhaps) the company name, the text in the header  
should be text, not a picture of text.

	2) Any graphics depicting textual info (e.g. "see our catalog")  
should have an alt attribute.  If you don't want that text to act as  
popup tiptext in IE, also set title=""

	3) In the FAQ, move the question closer to its answer than it is the  
the answer above it.  You also might change color slightly -- dark  

(Studies have show that a significant part of word recognition is our  
brains recognizing the _shapes_ of words.  ALL CAPS eliminates that  
shortcut and makes the brain have to work harder.)

	4) I know why you don't want to put an email address on the page,  
but how about a Contact form?  Other than that, I _like_ the contact  
page -- short and to the point.

	5) Overall, I actually like the design.  No bells and whistles, but  
this product doesn't need them.  ("Click HERE to see a 3-D virtual  
model of our cutting boards!!!")

  ...however, you might add a few more images to the pages.  The  
"Company" page could use a little dressing up.


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