View Full Version : REVIEW: www.casualcottage.com
11-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Anyone interested in reading my latest review of this site, feel free to do it.
This is the link:
Also, I encourage you to participate in the poll to find out what kind of topics are you most interested in.
11-17-2004, 04:49 PM
I'd probaly more interested if your own coding standards were up to date. html 4.0/4.01 transitional is so out dated. Sooner they depreceate it the better IMHO.
It's ok to review sites if your keeping your self upto date in coding standards and xhtml is the latest standard as set out by W3C. Your page/s are simple enough to render in xhtml along with css, especially your review page of casual cottage. All your using realy is two block level div's, a header div and a footer div.
So for your body,
content of header
content of block
content of block
content of footer
All the atributes/position/font type, color etc can then be put together in your .css which can be either inline or not. I prefer not to use inline as that was the main reasoning behind css. To take all the un-neccessary code out of the page. It means faster load times for one and also that your page is virtually guaranteed to be readily available across all browsers.
It also means that your site will maintain high standards, be more easily accessible by search engines and I can guarantee that a site written in xhtml will be positioned and found first by engines above html sites. That will save a lot of time and money in search engine optimization.
It is the future of the web. I have noticed myself that in the last 6 mnths a lot of changes have been taking place with an active movement against thrown together commercial sites - that IMHO is what is happening and will continue to happen. It was and is the main reason behind my change from html 4.0/4.01 to xhtml. (I also got a nod & a wink from - well let's just say a very reliable source ;) )
Good idea though all the same
11-17-2004, 10:02 PM
I agree completely in your remark: XHTML is the latest language and has so many advantages. Soon I'll learn to use this, just as I'm learning to use CSS by suggestion of another friend.
However I am not an expert in codes and never pretended to be. As many of us here, I learned how to handle html from scratch, I've never been in a school to learn to use even a computer, I feel glad with what I know now and every day I keep learning more.
Now, what I do in my website is to share this little knowledge with others giving them ideas that may help them to fix their own websites, instead paying to someone who may take advantage of their inexperience: is their decision if my ideas are useful to them or not.
I do it because I enjoy it and this is my hobby. Of course, for someone who has more experience in web development, my website and advises may sound so simple: an indicator that this visitor is not my targeted audience.
Thank you very much for your feedback :wink:
11-17-2004, 10:55 PM
emm I'm self taught myself..I started my first site in frontpage a little over two years ago. I very quickly learnt that error and switched to notepad. Mostly I visited scripting sites like hotscripts.com and tore code to shreds to see what did what..most of that was html 4.0/4.01.
I had started using frames for the last part of last year and that drove me up the wall. Was ok when it wanted to be....
I had looked at xhtml just over a year ago and thought *cripes* I'll stick where I am.
Little under 4 mnths ago I got into using css and one night I started to just play with the validator ..
Something just clicked and xhtml/css 2.0 in less than three mnths. I allways wrote my code in lower case as I found it made little difference and I hate switching between caps/lower. (Lazy sod lol).
That was it basically ...jump it in stages..
good place to visit is W3C and zengarden excellent resource for css...
Seriously it is so simple when you get the hang of the validator..you have to watch though - sometimes it will say a bit of code is wrong when you know it's right..look for something else..generally a
in the wrong place can do it..
btw I support this at my place so if you have any queries? only to happy to help out...
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