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Here is my website:
It is a website for a simulated hockey league using the FHL simulator. The website is in french so those of you who don't speak french will probably find it harder to browse through but you can still check out the pages from the menu and give me your impression.
For those of you who DO understand french, I suggest you visit the "Éliminatoires" and "Extra" sections as it contains the most interesting pages on the website.
Also, for those of you who know Ikonboard pretty well, you can go check out my forum and give me ideas on how I could spice it up a little. I tried my best so far but I think it could be much better. Specially since I would like to add a link to our old Forum which used to be with ezBoard but I'm not too sure where to add the info to have the link somewhere visible when you enter the current forum.
So browse freely and enjoy!. Keep in mind this is a hockey website :)
Thanks in advance for the comments whether positive or negative.
Just a few things... I checked the site on a couple different computers. One that has a 15 inch monitor set to 800x600 and another on a 17 inch set at 1024x768.
On 1024x768, it looks pretty good. But on my smaller monitor (especially when I view it from an AOL browser), I have to scroll to see the content on the right.
I might suggest using a scaled table (use percentages in ya table width) to make the width a certain percentage of the users screen width. That way they can be viewing the content on any resolution.
I really like the menu! Great idea and it takes up such a small amount of space. Though I may have personally moved it to the left side of the screen. Typically I have seen more people look for the navigation on from the top left.
Looks good overall! :) Great job.
I run my browser at *near* full screen (res 1024 x 768) and have to scroll to see the sides. Only when I maximized it (which means I'm now unable to keep up w/chat, email or whatever else I'm multitasking in) was I able to see the whole thing. I'd agree with the previous suggestion of scaled tables.
Large amounts of italicized text is very hard for many to read, though you picked a good font if italics are a necessary evil, so.. take that as you will.
Colors are good together, all very easy to read. As I do not read french, I've NO clue what any of it is saying so I'm not sure if the red text is supposed to jump out at me as it does :)
I liked the menu also, and the fact that I could move it into a more convenient place. I would suggest making it stand out a little more.. maybe placing it on the left side (for those of us who don't scroll immediately over to the right and are trying to figure out how to get around. Didn't like that when I went to the forums w/it.. it opened a new browser window (though I'll fully admit it's my very own pet peeve).
I would also suggest adding a menu button to your other pages for idiot's like me who close the menu window <G>
Alot of the menu choices do not work, that's probably due to the pages not being there yet, but in case that's not the reason I thought you'd like to know.
All in all, if I were interested in a french hockey site, you'd probably rate a bookmark :)
Thanks all for your tips :) I will definitely look into it in the next couple weeks in order to improve my main page.
Laurey, I would like for you to tell me which links were not working as all of them are supposed to be working (unless I have forgotten some...but then again they would not have worked for many months which should not have happened). Anyways, if you read this topic again, just let me know which links didn't work for you as I will check to make sure everything was ok on my side :)
Thanks for the entries :) Keep 'em coming!!!
went back to see which links they were (again.. not reading french, I couldn't just say).. and seems they are working... they are just loading in the 2nd browser window (which I, of course, moved behind the main window).
7-4-02, 07:17 PM
I like the design of the site as well as the graphics. I can`t really comment on the content of the site,(I don`t know French, although I`m hoping to learn it sometime this year:)) but I can say that it is a very nice looking site!
I like your site. And I do like hockey (Native New Yorker - Islanders fan). The color scheme suits the theme. Your content is informative. (That's right! I have a pretty good handle on reading French! Art History major in college.) I am viewing at 1024x768, so I didn't have any problems with horizontal scrolling. I agree that you'd want to use percentages in your tables if you want a full screen effect for all your visitors. All in all, I enjoyed your site.
7-5-02, 03:36 AM
J'amais ton site bien sur mais mon francais est un peu horrible, tu peux voir ca par mon grammaire... Ton menu est vraiment creatif, je l'aime. Aussi, je pense que tu devrait enlever l'italique et bold du text en paragraphe, c'est un peu difficile sur les yeux, et je pense que les paragraphe serait plus professionelle si tu ajoute un creux au commencement de chaque.
Ah, I really need to work on my french... but I tried...
Overall, nice site!
How do I use percentages in my tables?
I'm not too good with HTML so I might need some help on this but I will definitely try it to see if it works better on smaller resolutions...
Anyone can help me on this? I use FrontPage for my main page.
Thanks in advance for the tip and also thanks to everyone who put in their 2˘ about my website :) Very appreciated!
In your <table> tag, look for width="", and change the fixed number in the parentheses to a percentage (eg - width="100%"). Also, remember to check your <td> tags and any nested <table> tags to make sure the widths aren't in absolute pixels that are going to exceed the width of an 800 pixel screen. You might want to play around with the percentages to see what the effect is on the overall look of the page. On my main page, I have my border columns set at 17%. That way, no matter what size the screen, the proportions between the main area and the outer columns remain the same.
I hope I explained that clearly. I'm not feeling very articulate today. :D
Originally posted by ANHS
How do I use percentages in my tables?
in the data tag <TD>, set your percentages. You will only need to do this in the first table row <TR>, ie:
Any rows you add after the first one, will automatically follow suit with the same widths.
That clear it up?
Laurey is right! Once you set the width of a column all columns beneath it will be the same width. However, make sure you remove the width setting from your main table. It is currently:
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" width="926" height="1440">
As you can see, your table is set to be 926 px wide. If you change it to 100%, it will guarantee that your table always spans the entire screen and that any percentages you set in your <TD> tags are percentages of the entire screen as well. If you want the table to only fill part of the page, you can use 90% or whatever you want. I would also add align="center" if you are going to make it less than 100%.
Just another observation. The height setting isn't necessary and may cause problems when the width of the screen becomes more narrow and as a result the page becomes longer. If you remove the height attribute, the table will simply be as long as is required to hold whatever you put in it.
Thank you very much for the little course :)
I will be trying these new settings later during the week and I will let you guys know how it turned out to work...or if I didn't understand anything and messed up my page...hehe :)
i can see the table cell edges. looks like a faint reddish dashed line. other than that, looks good.
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