[thelist] Site advice please

Timothy J. Luoma luomat at operamail.com
Sun Dec 22 22:15:01 CST 2002

On Sun, 22 Dec 2002 19:07:04 -0800, Pat Meeks <pmeeks at msn.com> wrote:

>> www.ecexecutivesearch.com
> This is purely a personal opinion, but I really don't care for the photo
> of a woman's crossed legs. To me, it's just a strange crop and doesn't
> seem to have anything to do with what the company does.

I'd agree with that, although the other images seem fairly abstract too.

There are a few missing ALT tags on some of the images.  The ALT tag should
not just describe the image but the function of the image.  You did well to
include an ALT="" in most places

There's no content-type, you should add something like

	<meta http-equiv="content-type" 	content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"

and then be sure to validate it.  That will let you see that there are a
few other mistakes, such as re-using the same ID on the same page

	<a href="index.html" id="navbar"

you can't have more than one 'id="navbar" on the page

There are a couple other points... no ABBR around 'CV'

Inline CSS (<div style=) that don't really take advantage of the power of
CSS to be separated from the content

'class="top"' describes the location, not the function... what happens if
you decide you want to move it somewhere else?  You have to change the name
of your classes in the text

Was the British spelling of "specialisation" intentional?  Either way the
sentence needs a period: "We offer total specialisation and can fill all
senior positions within the automotive industry" (period needed)

What is a browser expected to do with something like <td width=""
height=""> ??

<!-- http://www.ecexecutivesearch.com/tmp.html--> Comments should have a
space after the <!-- and before the -->... having anything before the
DOCTYPE will send IE6/win into quirks mode, which may or may not be desired
but my guess is that it was unintentional.

The design is nice, but the markup is a little messier than I would like.
XHTML Transitional with so much reliance on tables for layout isn't my



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