[thelist] [Site Review] Gemsnjewelry.com

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 22 23:36:56 CDT 2003

--- Jeff Howden <jeff at jeffhowden.com> wrote:
> hey gang,
> i just completed the conversion of a site from a very heavy
> table-based layout to a non-table-based layout maintaining the 
> same overall design. > http://beta.gemsnjewelry.com/

I can verify the jumpy border in IE6/win as well. Seems to happen
only when I size the window smaller. In fact, the whole 'square'
breaks down completely at that point.

In NS7 its a bit worse:


Curious why you have separate IE style sheet... (saw the different
values, just wonder why)

My quess is box model trouble with your widths and putting it all
together. Also noticed  you are using min-width which isn't fully

You've got the same "jumpy" rollover problem as well that I had on my
site when I used your JS preloader. This is in both IE6 and NS7 in
winXP. It's like the images aren't truly preloaded or something. I
posted this to the list awhile back without any resolution. Anyway,
it takes a moment for the rollover image to load, so you get a blank
purple block. Occasionally, the image doesn't come back at all.
Reloading the page fixes that problem. Also, sometimes the image
seems to have the gold border up on top for a moment, an odd effect.
Couldn't snap it tho in a ss, too quick.

Might want to run your pages through a validator - found an image
with no ending tag: (might be a repeated back end error)

<img src="images/products/pair_of_brazilian_topaz_gems_thumb.jpg"
width="80" height="60" border="0" alt="Pair Of Brazilian Topaz Gems">

Note, with XHTML, you can specify your borders globally in your CSS:

IMG { border: 0; } (or try border-width)

And remove the attribute from your code. Of course, if  you are
worried about some legacy browsers, don't do that - not sure what
your concerns there are. I've been meaning to look into this

You've the typical "&" character occuring which needs to be encoded,
both in text and in URLs. 

"character "&" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as

To me the whole "click here to return to home page" message is a bit
gnarly, thats just me tho. 

I would note that the pictures of the jewelry are of poor quality,
but my guess is you have no control over that.

No shopping cart jeff!?!?! :)

All in all, nice small pages. Get that box and rollovers fixed and
yer there.



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