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Re: Critique?

Mike Terry wrote:

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Re: Critique?

Mike Terry wrote:
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I have looked at this in both Firefox and IE.

To me, it is a good clean, clear, uncluttered homepage.  But I do prefer
the red background that is displayed in IE (but not in Firefox) as it
seems to give the page a bit more punch.

The page seems to be thin in content.  So much so, that you repeat what
richmedia is about.  I don't think it is necessary to say it twice.
Just one clear statement is all that is needed.

Also, I feel that the images add nothing at all.  They just appear to be
filling space and do nothing really in terms of telling me what
richmedia is about.  If they were omitted totally, I would suffer no
loss in understanding what the site is about.

In Firefox, with the white background, I don't see the copyright at the
bottom of the page.  But you know why that is, I'm sure.

In IE, when I click on the images in the top right, a dotted frame
appears before it takes me to the next page.  When I return, the dotted
frame is still there and makes the page a bit untidy looking.

Just some initial comments.  Hope they are constructive as basically the
site has a good look/feel about it.


Re: Critique?

Hi Ed,

Thanks for your comments.

Outlook says that message was sent today. I added a hatched background last
night, and it works on Firefox for me. Can you still not see it?

I'm unsure what to do with the images. May make them snapshots of
Bournemouth (where I'm based, and I'm only looking to attract local

You're also right about the text. I'll get onto that tonight.

Cheers - your advice is very much appreciated,


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Re: Critique?

Mike Terry wrote:

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You seem to be relying on the image's ALT text to produce the 'tooltip'
to instruct that the link is to your portfolio. The problem is only MSIE
and some legacy browsers display the 'tooltip', Gecko browsers use the
ALT only when the image is unavailable which I believe was the original
intent of the tag. The TITLE tag generates the tooltip. My suggestion is
use both so the old NN4 browsers which do not support the TITLE tag, or
add text to indicate what the link is. For images as a link to to work
alone, they have to be more symbolic in nature to convey the link's

Take care,

Re: Critique?

Mike Terry wrote:
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Welcome to newsgroups.

You posted the same message in another 'group four and a half hours
before this one.  You received some replies there between posting that
and posting here.  And yet:

1. You decided not to refer to the underway thread on the other 'group,
instead posting the question again from scratch, inviting mutually
inconsistent replies and leaving those of us reading both 'groups with
no idea of why the replies on the other 'group are unsatisfactory to
you.  What is the point of that?

2. You decided to start a whole new thread on a whole new 'group, rather
than explaining why the replies are unsatisfactory in a followup to that

3. You gave people only four and a half hours to answer.  If you had
been a little more patient, you might have had some of the satisfactory
answers you were seeking.

What is the point of all this?

Please read

and then, if there's any discussion left to continue, pick a 'group on
which you wish it to happen.


My e-mail is valid but not my primary mailbox.  Please keep replies on
the 'group where everyone may benefit.

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