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Post 3+ Months Ago

well can you review this?

http://www.your4rum.info
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Constructive Criticism:

1. Don't use premade templates. It makes your website look very unprofessional.

2. Make it fit any screen resolution without horizontal scrolling.

3. Get rid of Iframes. They are nothing but trouble.

4. Use proper spelling and grammar. Nothing makes you look like an amateur more than poorly written content.
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ok. how could i make it fit any screen? i will work on the grammer tonight. what should i use insted of Iframes
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whatlikesit12345 wrote:
ok. how could i make it fit any screen? i will work on the grammer tonight. what should i use insted of Iframes


To fit screen: Start by making your own layout using CSS. If you don't know CSS, find a tutorial on Google. Instead of iFrames, just write the text directly onto the page.
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Yea, umm, start from scratch because what you currently have will be more of a learning step for you that you won't want to bother with.
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whatlikesit12345 wrote:
ok. how could i make it fit any screen? i will work on the grammer tonight. what should i use insted of Iframes


Instead of iframes.. you can use a div with overflow.. it has the same qualities but works better. just include with php if you are able to.
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I agree you should start over, but that's the only way to learn these things: experiment. The text color isn't good, and you should always use a sans-serif font (like the text links on the menu). If you just really need to get the site up and running, it's relatively inexpensive to hire a designer through one of the freelancer sites.
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Moses08:

With all due respect, but why are iframes "nothing but trouble"? :)
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Ouch, whatlikesit12345...

Let me ask you something. Do you REALLY REALLY HAVE to put those google ads in there? You know why???

Please don't be offended, but the ads are the best on those pages...!

* --- The SPACE left between the "header" and the iframe is too big.
* --- Don't put just "WELCOME" on the header! I need more than that! The only time I don't want more than that is if I get home 3:00 AM, stoned and drunk...
* --- Grey is good, but grey with blue??? Come on!
* --- The form took me to another page, BRIGHT white, and with no link back!

Anyway! Keep up the thing, I like your enthusiasm but the site needs work...
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then i need to fix that page with the sign up page. i am working on something
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Abelius wrote:
Moses08:

With all due respect, but why are iframes "nothing but trouble"? :)


I have never really seen a situation where an iframe is a better choice than simply designing the website using CSS. PHP includes are also helpful to mimick the iframe benefits (which are few and far between).
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Imagine a situation where you have a big picture on display on a page. Underneath there is a slide of small pictures, about 500 of them in a nice table of one single row and 500 cells...

It would be a hassle to have that in either an include or with CSS, as the 500 images -one next to the other- would distend the page horribly... The solution? <iframe>...!!!

One thing is for sure, the guys up there wouldn't have created iframes if there were no advantages to it... Or they would have deprecated it long time ago...! :)
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They have depreciated. They were sometimes useful when PHP didn't exist, but now you're almost always better off to use CSS/PHP. In the instance of this website, CSS/PHP is definitely the right choice.
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Firstly, most of your site takes a very long time to load, must have too many large bandwidth killing images on there....

Next, I agree with the first post, don't use templates. The particular template you have just does not look professional.
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...u mean, "deprecated", right? :)

Well, according to this site:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_iframe.asp
it's NOT...
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Ok, sorry but I really think that the theme has got to go. Also I would reccomend removing ads, those annoy most people. And if you don't want to because of the cost of your site get hosting from http://www.hostmerit.com. Also the colors are just odd.
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Abelius wrote:
...u mean, "deprecated", right? :)

Well, according to this site:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_iframe.asp
it's NOT...


Why would browsers remove parsing for a code that is on millions of websites? It's like using HTML 4.0 instead of XHTML 1.0. HTML 4.0 is still supported, but you'll reap more benefits by switching to the new standard, XHTML 1.0.
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Agreed, friend... :)
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im getting a new template made for my by a friend. it should be up by monday. well at least the main page

ok here is the link to the new preview comming soon.

http://www.your4rum.info/new_template/


ok so now it fits every size resolution but 800x600

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