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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello, Forum Members,
I am a Newbie in web-designing, I had made a website to distribute my freeware software's that i would like to improve a lot, would like to get tips and suggestions from proffesionals on this forum.
The site is http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/

Thank You.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

deepesh:

Thank you for taking the time to comply with our rules for this forum, and for fixing your signature. We do appreciate it.

Please feel free to restore the links in your thread.

Good luck ! :D
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Now I see what everyone was saying about one of my sites.

You would do well to center the page, I think it would make a hell of a difference if you did.

I don't like the colors that you used for the body.

I wasn't sure that there was even a menu right away. Perhaps it would be better if you added a menu on the left side as well. This would also fill up so ugly blank space there.

One thing, please get rid of the javascript rollover on the menu. Although informative, I found it extremely annoying. If I need to find out what content is in it I will click the link.

Nothing really jumps out at me at first on what the site is about, which is usually a back button prompter.....but hey, that is something I need to work on myself.

I like the concept of the site, and I hope that you will continue to improve upon it because I think it could be very valuable to a lot of people.

Keep it up
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umm yeah they removed the link so i could not view the site i wonder why they deleted it ??
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Skirge: You can access the users site by clicking on the WWW button found on the bottom of his/her post. I don't know why the user hasn't restored their thread.

btw: Your signature is not in accordance with the rules of this board. Please fix it.

http://www.ozzu.com/announcements-rules/ozzu-rules-and-regulations-t697.html
(Have a look at number 2.)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/ here is a link to the site, he has it in his sig. and i agree with vlad, i think you should center the page, and put in somekind of background. Other wise very professional looking page.

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I like your choice of colors. I think you may want to reconsider having black text over a somewhat dark background-there's not much contrast.
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jlknauff wrote:
I like your choice of colors. I think you may want to reconsider having black text over a somewhat dark background-there's not much contrast.


you know that is a very good observation, i didnot see that the first time i looked at the site, but going back now i see it. Good point!

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Post 3+ Months Ago

", i think you should center the page"
You are seeing it like this bcoz I had designed it for 800x600 resolution, I would like to get help frm u members on how to make a version for higher resolutions.
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don't make 2 versions-make a centered version. Then it will move based on the resolution
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hmm nice logo. but there's something about your site that says "I'm a beginner" I don't know, there are several good things like the rollover links and the buttons but I think it's the main background that screws it up a bit. in general, nice site keep it up.
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add a background color similar to the green you have so white space is not empty.

I dislike the size of font, boldness, and underline.

"this site was made to be viewed in 800x600, your current size is 1024x768 Please change it Asap"

No? Thats too waste of time changing it for the site, when the site looks fine in 1024x768 and majority of people use this resolution, and the javascript thing is annoying to deal with.

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<!-- End ImageReady Slices -->

you might want to remove those.

lets just say, your code isnt the cleanest ;)~
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Yes I am a beginner bcoz this is my first website and i had not done any web-designing course only basic HTML in my IT career.
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I cannot believe nobody has said anything about this.....

DON"T PUT BLUE LINKS ON A DARK GREEN BACKGROUND!!! IT LOOKS HORRID!!!

Upon further investigation:

Why do you have so many meta tags? You don't need all of those! Just put the copyright, description, and keywords. Make sure the keywords are also used in the rest of the page so that google will pay attention to them!

Did you code this by hand?

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<P><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Please, Note that ALL the software's
  listed here:</FONT></B></U></P>
  <P><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">1). Needs</FONT><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  Visual-Basic 6 Runtimes</FONT></B></U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2"> to
  function/Run.( On rare system these will not be there), to download </FONT>
  <A TITLE="Download Visual basic runtimes 6.0, needed to run all the software listed here, also, you could visit microsofts website for latest build of these runtimes." HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=28337" TARGET="_blank">

  <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Click here - Visual Basic 6.0 SP5: Run-Time
  Redistribution Pack (VBRun60sp5.exe)</FONT></A><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">.</FONT></P>
  <P><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">2). Are i</FONT><SPAN CLASS="c4"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">n
  .Zip format and are </FONT><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Tested to be
  - Virus Free Using</FONT></B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2"> </FONT>
  <A HREF="http://www.trendmicro.com/" TARGET="_blank">
  <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">PCillin- 2003 Anti-Virus</FONT></A><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">,
  </FONT></U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">before uploading, you are requested
  to do a virus scan before using the files , </FONT><U><B>

  <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">You can use the Free Online Anti-Virus Scanner
  (Provided In the sidebar) after downloading files.</FONT></B></U></SPAN></P>
  <P><SPAN CLASS="c4"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">3). Are</FONT><U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  </FONT></U></SPAN><B><U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Free to be distributed
  by any means but without changing the contents of the Zip file.</FONT></U></B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  You are requested to inform me at
  <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript" TYPE="text/javascript">var mailsub="Publication-Website-HOMEPAGE-"
  </SCRIPT>
  <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript" SRC="email.js" TYPE="text/javascript">
  </SCRIPT>
  </FONT>
  1. <P><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Please, Note that ALL the software's
  2.   listed here:</FONT></B></U></P>
  3.   <P><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">1). Needs</FONT><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  4.   Visual-Basic 6 Runtimes</FONT></B></U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2"> to
  5.   function/Run.( On rare system these will not be there), to download </FONT>
  6.   <A TITLE="Download Visual basic runtimes 6.0, needed to run all the software listed here, also, you could visit microsofts website for latest build of these runtimes." HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=28337" TARGET="_blank">
  7.   <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Click here - Visual Basic 6.0 SP5: Run-Time
  8.   Redistribution Pack (VBRun60sp5.exe)</FONT></A><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">.</FONT></P>
  9.   <P><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">2). Are i</FONT><SPAN CLASS="c4"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">n
  10.   .Zip format and are </FONT><U><B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Tested to be
  11.   - Virus Free Using</FONT></B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2"> </FONT>
  12.   <A HREF="http://www.trendmicro.com/" TARGET="_blank">
  13.   <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">PCillin- 2003 Anti-Virus</FONT></A><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">,
  14.   </FONT></U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">before uploading, you are requested
  15.   to do a virus scan before using the files , </FONT><U><B>
  16.   <FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">You can use the Free Online Anti-Virus Scanner
  17.   (Provided In the sidebar) after downloading files.</FONT></B></U></SPAN></P>
  18.   <P><SPAN CLASS="c4"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">3). Are</FONT><U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  19.   </FONT></U></SPAN><B><U><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">Free to be distributed
  20.   by any means but without changing the contents of the Zip file.</FONT></U></B><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE="2">
  21.   You are requested to inform me at
  22.   <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript" TYPE="text/javascript">var mailsub="Publication-Website-HOMEPAGE-"
  23.   </SCRIPT>
  24.   <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript" SRC="email.js" TYPE="text/javascript">
  25.   </SCRIPT>
  26.   </FONT>


Need I say anything about that code? Seriously....what are you using? Frontpage, Dreamweaver, CoffeCup? This code is way to messy!

Here is the first 20 or so lined of code re-done so they are correct:
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<HTML>
    <HEAD>
        <TITLE>Freeware Software Downloads - Freeware - System Utilities</TITLE>
        <LINK REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="default.css" TITLE="default.css" />
        <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" SRC="main.js" TYPE="text/javascript"></SCRIPT>
        <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Home to Collection of Best selected freeware software downloads,free ware downloads,freeware alternative,freeware alternatives download,free download,free software,competition, cheap software,optimize system performence,control windows xp services,boost internet speed,best free software,system utilities,new version,updated, regurarly,Service controller Xp, system, boot, improve, performence, block, advertisment, block advertisment, block servers.">
        <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Best selected freeware alternative softwares downloads and services to commercial shareware applications giving them a though competition,Best free ware software applications download here customised for ease of use and fool-proof function,all that for free.NO SPYWARE,NO ADWARE.">
        <META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="All content copyright 2004 Deepesh Agarwal.">
        <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
        <META HTTP-EQUIV="content-language" CONTENT="En">
        <style type="text/css" media="screen">
        img
        {
        border: 0px;
        }
        </style>
    </HEAD>
    
    <BODY OnLoad="na_preload_img(false, 'http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/images/product_rollover.gif');">
        
        <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" SRC="style.js" TYPE="text/javascript"></SCRIPT>
        
        <TABLE WIDTH="775" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0">
         <TR>
          <TD COLSPAN="2">
          <IMG SRC="images/index_01.jpg" ALT="Header" WIDTH="70" HEIGHT="48"></TD>
          <TD COLSPAN="3"><A HREF="index.html">
          <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_home.jpg" ALT="Home" WIDTH="106" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
          <TD><A HREF="freeware_alternatives_download.html">
          <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternatives_freew.jpg" ALT="Downloads" WIDTH="99" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
          <TD><A HREF="freeware_alternative_best_free_services_list.html">
          <IMG SRC="images/freeare_alternative_best_fr.jpg" ALT="Free Services" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
          <TD><A HREF="selected_favourite_links.html">
          <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_select.jpg" ALT="Links" WIDTH="105" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
          <TD><A HREF="about.html">
          <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_contac.jpg" ALT="About & Contact Info" WIDTH="118" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
          <TD>
          <IMG SRC="images/index_07.jpg" ALT="Freeware Collection" WIDTH="177" HEIGHT="48"></TD>
          <TD><IMG SRC="images/spacer.gif" WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="48" ALT="freeware"></TD>
         </TR>
  1. <HTML>
  2.     <HEAD>
  3.         <TITLE>Freeware Software Downloads - Freeware - System Utilities</TITLE>
  4.         <LINK REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="default.css" TITLE="default.css" />
  5.         <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" SRC="main.js" TYPE="text/javascript"></SCRIPT>
  6.         <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Home to Collection of Best selected freeware software downloads,free ware downloads,freeware alternative,freeware alternatives download,free download,free software,competition, cheap software,optimize system performence,control windows xp services,boost internet speed,best free software,system utilities,new version,updated, regurarly,Service controller Xp, system, boot, improve, performence, block, advertisment, block advertisment, block servers.">
  7.         <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Best selected freeware alternative softwares downloads and services to commercial shareware applications giving them a though competition,Best free ware software applications download here customised for ease of use and fool-proof function,all that for free.NO SPYWARE,NO ADWARE.">
  8.         <META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="All content copyright 2004 Deepesh Agarwal.">
  9.         <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
  10.         <META HTTP-EQUIV="content-language" CONTENT="En">
  11.         <style type="text/css" media="screen">
  12.         img
  13.         {
  14.         border: 0px;
  15.         }
  16.         </style>
  17.     </HEAD>
  18.     
  19.     <BODY OnLoad="na_preload_img(false, 'http://www.freeware-alternative.uni.cc/images/product_rollover.gif');">
  20.         
  21.         <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" SRC="style.js" TYPE="text/javascript"></SCRIPT>
  22.         
  23.         <TABLE WIDTH="775" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0">
  24.          <TR>
  25.           <TD COLSPAN="2">
  26.           <IMG SRC="images/index_01.jpg" ALT="Header" WIDTH="70" HEIGHT="48"></TD>
  27.           <TD COLSPAN="3"><A HREF="index.html">
  28.           <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_home.jpg" ALT="Home" WIDTH="106" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
  29.           <TD><A HREF="freeware_alternatives_download.html">
  30.           <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternatives_freew.jpg" ALT="Downloads" WIDTH="99" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
  31.           <TD><A HREF="freeware_alternative_best_free_services_list.html">
  32.           <IMG SRC="images/freeare_alternative_best_fr.jpg" ALT="Free Services" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
  33.           <TD><A HREF="selected_favourite_links.html">
  34.           <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_select.jpg" ALT="Links" WIDTH="105" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
  35.           <TD><A HREF="about.html">
  36.           <IMG SRC="images/freeware_alternative_contac.jpg" ALT="About & Contact Info" WIDTH="118" HEIGHT="48"></A></TD>
  37.           <TD>
  38.           <IMG SRC="images/index_07.jpg" ALT="Freeware Collection" WIDTH="177" HEIGHT="48"></TD>
  39.           <TD><IMG SRC="images/spacer.gif" WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="48" ALT="freeware"></TD>
  40.          </TR>


Please replace the older code you have with that and it will be a start to cleaning up your site.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i like the way you have put a camo color pallet vlad your site is like from the land of maxopolous its like maxheadrum both of your sites will become very useful to me thank you for sharing
i hope to share to soon but not very soon


deep dish i have to ask .. how safe is freeware
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i like the way you have put a camo color pallet vlad your site is like from the land of maxopolous its like maxheadrum both of your sites will become very useful to me thank you for sharing
i hope to share to soon but not very soon


deep dish i have to ask .. how safe is freeware
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first of all its deepesh and not deep dish (KEKE :lol: ), and what is a safe freeware (all of my softs are safe and had won sevral famous awards) also i can't make sense of the CRAP what u had said :?: , please. be more clear.
Thanks truce for cleaning the code, its so messy bcoz of PHOTSHOP slicing also I am making a software called HTML Code Cleaner which will automate and make ur code W3C and XHTMl compliant.
Also, the tags are for better search engine placement.
THANK YOU very much for ur effort of cleaning the code, but can anybody suggest or provide an example on how to make my site redable on all resolutions.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The site is readable on all resolutions. If you simply align everything to the center, it will look best at all resolutuions. It will take up the screen on 800x600, take up most of the screen on 1024x768 while leaving a little white space (which makes it look good), and it will do the same in 1280x1024 but with more white-space.

You are welcome for the code cleanup, I don't know where all of your resources are located and such so I didn't do the whole page.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Maybe there is something going on with your link or with my computer right now . . . but I can't get your page to finish loading. It's loading very s- l - o - w - l - y.

Maybe this is just a one time thing, or maybe there is something you can do to increase the speed the page loads.

BaDD CoDeR
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Post 3+ Months Ago

my most sincere appologies... depesh. I just take very kindly to tutorials especially when it comes to 3ds max, hense the "max..." refernces! Sorry I just was wondering do you have any free software for making icons ... maybe I should take a second look ... to look whatever
once again i appologise if my responce sounded like gibberish... I get very vague when I get tired... thank you for sharing I really do like your site ... i wish there were clear freeware... how can you tell? is it in the code? ... very interesting ... once again thank you
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I noticed your text is still black...hope you fix it soon. Were your google ads white before? Try a light, unsaturated yellow - maybe #DED9A7. I didn't try it on your bg but it's a starting point.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like your green colors, you should definitely keep them. Also the top menu looks good... until the menu windows come up. grrrr...

Also, never, ever use underlined text, especially not in heading text. People will try to click on it expecting a link.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Wow! this forum has some really professional members who also responds, thanks a lot memebers keep them coming. :D
First, which menu r u talking about is it the TOOL-TIP.

Secondly i would like to ask everybody one question I want to open a website in a new window but doing this does not provide a referer field how can i make it open in a new window and still provide it with my websites reference. :?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Just use a normal link and make the target _blank

For example here would be a link that opens in a new window and passes the referrer tag:

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<a href="http://www.bigwebmaster.com/" target="_blank">Webmaster Directory</a>
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I had tried that only but the other website says no referer provided.
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Any more suggestions!

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