SITE REVIEW: DREAMTIME Gallery Cafe

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Just another site that i want to find out how i could have done it better, interms of SEO, CSS and W3C

http://www.dreamtimegallerycafe.com.au

cheers :beerchug:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well:
-The top is a bit empty. There are some gaps there that look off to me.
-I like the text and the menu.
-I love the gradient background.
-Everything validates and the CSS is really well done.

I see nothing too much except for a minor design issue. I'm just picking though, and I think it's very well done.

Very nice job!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

sorry had overlooked your post ;-)

that gap you mention, just on the homepage?
where the two photos are? yeah i guess there is a bit of space there
could try put in some more pics, could look cluttered though. hmmm
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I love the graphics, really beautiful stuff :)

in terms of SEO, though, I'd try to fit more text on a given page- key wors in bold, italics when you can manage it

I never use image maps, so I don't know if you can... but if you can, use alt text for the links with keywords :)
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yeah it can be seo'd more but putting keywords in the alt tags creates issues for visually impared people with screen readers.
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First off, I like the graphics and colors. Everything is easy to read. At least for me. I noticed you have declared your font sizes using px units. Because of this, people using Internet explorer will not be able to resize the fonts. For accessibility, you should use percentages. Set your font size to 100% for your main content. Adjust the size of your other fonts accordingly. Headers, for example, at 125-150%.

Speaking of headers:
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<p align="right"><span class="title1">Dreamtime Gallery Cafe</span></p>


There is really no need for a paragraph and span element here.

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<h1>Dreamtime Gallery</h1>


This is easily styled in css:
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h1 {
    font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;
    font-size: 150% /* or whatever size is appropriate */
    font-weight: bold;
    color: #FFFFFF;
text-align: right;
}
  1. h1 {
  2.     font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;
  3.     font-size: 150% /* or whatever size is appropriate */
  4.     font-weight: bold;
  5.     color: #FFFFFF;
  6. text-align: right;
  7. }


Using correct markup is essential for accessibility.

http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/archives/2002/05/14/dont_fake_your_markup_accessibility_issues_for_css/

For your image rollovers, you should consider using CSS techniques. It's real simple and isn't dependent on javascript. I love css rollovers but that's a matter of opinion mostly. See http://www.pixy.cz/blogg/clanky/cssnopreloadrollovers/

A google search for css image rollovers will yield many results.

Other than that, I think it's pretty good.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

fanflamintastic. some good advice. the more i can do in css the better ;-)
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Cool. I'm glad you took it in the spirit it was intended. :)

If your interested in CSS, you might find this page helpful. Lots of links to CSS tutorials, layouts, etc:

http://www.marksvirtualplayground.com/pages/webauthoring/css/css.php
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Post 3+ Months Ago

yep, thanx for your help i dont have management of that site any longer but i still like to know how i can better my work and i do appreciate your comments and you have shown me some good ideas. so thanx ;-)

some good tuts too ;-)

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