SITE REVIEW: How To Create A Website

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi there,

I started that project recently, that provide information on how to create a website for beginners.

It is a work in progress and I would appreciate some constructive critisism.

I have completed most of the articles and are busy with the html tutorial now.

http://www.how-2-create-a-website.com

Thanks
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I like the layout of the info, but the colours are too contrasting for me to like them.

You should change the default colour and underline for the links, it puts me off...

Also in my opinion table borders are out of fashion...
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There are 78 w3c validation errors in your HTML ... And I'm a firm believer of "lead by example", so I would suggest they get fixed soon ... Click Here to see them ...

I agree that table borders are a bit too oldschool, but there are a few CSS border styles that look good ... As far as the colours go I would suggest checking out ... http://www.colortools.net/color_matcher.html ... Which shows you how well two colours match.

Then the main nav-bar underneath your logo looks out of place to me, if you keep the backgrounds of the links white and rather make the text another colour it will make your logo look a lot cleaner aswell ...

how-2-create-a-website.com wrote:
You will learn how to create a quality website in easy steps
Id say you should rather "bold" those underlined words, otherwise it looks like a link.

Then I'd like to know what the grey area on the right hand side of each page is for, it's got no content in it, but yet it's there ... Maybe you could rather stretch the content so it fills that space aswell ...

On the "fonts" page where you name the different font (Arial, Times New Roman, Veranda), maybe you can put those words in that specific font so the user can see what the look like ...

how-to-create-a-website wrote:
Don't use to much different font types on a page
I would suggest someone else also re-reading your content for grammar or spelling errors like these ...

On the graphics page, under GIF's you can maybe mention that nowadays programs like Photoshop have the ability to save "optimised GIF's", which don't lack the quality that the old ones did, because it uses a customised palette, and show an example of that aswell ...

When I click on the "forms" page I get the dreaded HTTP404 error ... Also on the "line breaks" page and from "lists" downwards

how-to-create-a-website wrote:
<h1> H1 test</h1>
<h2> H1 test</h2>
<h3> H1 test</h3>
<h4> H1 test</h4>
<h5> H1 test</h5>
<h6> H1 test</h6>
Maybe you can replace "H1 Test with the relevant one ... for example H4 test"

You've also got two "background" pages ... Why not just one ... They both hold almost the same content, wouldn't it be better to merge them? Same with the "text and the "font" pages ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thank you righteous_trespasser for the valuable advice.

I have started to make some of the suggested changes.
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Don't write your links as "Here". Doesn't look very proffesional.
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I have redesigned the whole site and made it W3C compliant.

I'm adding new content daily.

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