Help test my website



  • http://www.dominicpettifer.co.uk

    Could you people do my a small favour and help test my website...specifically what it looks like on different browsers (especially Safari since I can't test on that). Anyone with IE5? Here is a picture of what it should look like...

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     The reason I ask is because I showed it to someone with IE6 and on their browser it turned out different to what it is suppose to look like (I've tested with my IE6 and FF1.5), so I'm a bit worried that different versions of IE6 are displaying it differently, if that makes any sense. Although I think the problem on their browser could be to do with caching an old version of the style sheet file.

     

    BTW, its still work in progress, only the index.aspx file is done right now...but the Searching works, although theres only 3 blogs to search, and the Poll works so feel free to vote :) 



  • Checked Konqueror 3.2, FF 1.5, Opera 9 on Linux; looks ok on all of them.



  • It looked fine once the background image loaded for me in Firefox, which, by the way, is abbreviated Fx, not FF. Pet peeve. See http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq.html#spell-abbreviate

    Honestly though, on most people's screens I don't think they'll even notice the slight shading in the background, why not just use a solid color?  



  • Works ok in Safari 2.0.4



  • [quote user="jesirose"]

    It looked fine once the background image loaded for me in Firefox, which, by the way, is abbreviated Fx, not FF. Pet peeve. See http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq.html#spell-abbreviate

    Honestly though, on most people's screens I don't think they'll even notice the slight shading in the background, why not just use a solid color?  

    [/quote]

     

    Fx? Ok thanks for the heads up! As for the the background it's something I plan to change and is set via a single external CSS file so it's easy to change throughout the entire website, I can see the temporary all blue background being a nuisance on slow connections. But I would like some form of border down the left and right sides, similar to what TheDailyWTF uses.

     

    Thanks for the feedback! 



  • If you do a dramatic change in color like TDWTF that will be noticable, but I honestly had to view the graphic to notice it was shaded at the ends. And it barely fit my screen - there are still plenty of users on 800x600, and lots of 1024x768.



  • It is working fine on Firefox!



  • Site looked fine here in IE6 & FF1.5 on W2K.

     

    Either
    way, I had to comment about the hamster with the giant HD! Awesome! If
    you go the full cybernetic hamster approach though, you'll need to add some cooling.



  • There styles:

        div.page-subTitle
        {
            background: url(UIGraphics/subTitleBar.jpg) center center repeat-x;
            border: 5px solid back;
            clear: both;
            font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;
        }

        div.page-subTitle h3
        {
            font-size: 80%;
            color: #09345f;
            background-color: #FFFFFF;
            display: inline;
            padding-right: 5px;
            border: 1px solid back;
        }

    Cause big fat borders around entry titles in Safari. But not in FFX, nor in IE7 



  • I've not researched why only Safari does that, but nonetheless, the styles are there. :)

    And why do you define fonts again and again in all text elements instead of the more sane place: BODY?



  • PS.

     

    KILL COMIC SANS 



  • [quote user="dhromed"]I've not researched why only Safari does that, but nonetheless, the styles are there. :)

    And why do you define fonts again and again in all text elements instead of the more sane place: BODY?

    [/quote]

     

    Could you possibly supply a screenshot of this. As for the fonts, it's something I need to optimise, I tend to chose two fonts one for headings and one for text, but haven't decided which ones yet.

     BTW. I'm not using Comic Sans!
     



  • [quote user="dhromed"]

    There styles:

        div.page-subTitle
        {
            ...
            border: 5px solid back;
            ...
        }

        div.page-subTitle h3
        {
            ...
            border: 1px solid back;
            ...
        }

    Cause big fat borders around entry titles in Safari. But not in FFX, nor in IE7 

    [/quote]

     

    Wonder how they got there?? Suppose it wasn't showing in IE or FF (Fx?) because I'd set the colour to 'back' whatever that is :-) Must have been when I was bebugging layouts. Anyway fixed it now....thanks dhromed for pointing that out!!



  • [quote user="Sunday Ironfoot"][quote user="dhromed"]I've not researched why only Safari does that, but nonetheless, the styles are there. :)

    And why do you define fonts again and again in all text elements instead of the more sane place: BODY?

    [/quote]

     

    Could you possibly supply a screenshot of this. As for the fonts, it's something I need to optimise, I tend to chose two fonts one for headings and one for text, but haven't decided which ones yet.

     BTW. I'm not using Comic Sans!
     

    [/quote]

     I had to look hard to find it, but it's there, in the Header where it says: Ajax, C#.NET 2005, ASP.NET...

    From your stylesheet: 

    	div#skills
    {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50px;
    left: 500px;
    font-family: Comic Sans MS;
    color: #00008b;
    font-style: italic;
    font-size: 80%;
    font-weight: bold;
    }
     
     

     



  • great poll!



  • It works in IE7 too





  • [quote user="peaveydk"]http://browsershots.org/website/http://www.dominicpettifer.co.uk/[/quote]

    OMG!! What a great website! Wonder how it works, is it automated or does it involve someone manually taking screenshots of the site and uploading them?

    [quote user=""shadowman"]I had to look hard to find it, but it's there, in the Header where it says: Ajax, C#.NET 2005, ASP.NET...[/quote]

    Hmm...you're right, need to change that 



  • [quote user="Sunday Ironfoot"][quote user="peaveydk"]http://browsershots.org/website/http://www.dominicpettifer.co.uk/[/quote]

    OMG!! What a great website! Wonder how it works, is it automated or does it involve someone manually taking screenshots of the site and uploading them?[/quote]

    It's automated (fairly easy to do on Linux at least), and I took the liberty of requesting your site being processed and then posted the url - this is what I use myself to check my designs :)

     



  • [quote user="peaveydk"][quote user="Sunday Ironfoot"][quote user="peaveydk"]http://browsershots.org/website/http://www.dominicpettifer.co.uk/[/quote]

    OMG!! What a great website! Wonder how it works, is it automated or does it involve someone manually taking screenshots of the site and uploading them?[/quote]

    It's automated (fairly easy to do on Linux at least), and I took the liberty of requesting your site being processed and then posted the url - this is what I use myself to check my designs :)

     

    [/quote]

    That's pretty cool!  Thanks for the link.

    But how did they get firefox 3.0?  Is that even released somewhere?
     



  • [quote user="shadowman"]But how did they get firefox 3.0?  Is that even released somewhere? [/quote]

    Nightly builds¹ are available from the Mozilla FTP site. However, there's still a long time before it's due to be released, and there are some pretty significant changes to the rendering engine planned before then. IMHO it's pretty dishonest of that site to claim they have "Firefox 3.0", at the very least they should say it's a very easly prerelease version and probably doesn't represent what the final browser will be like.

    EDIT: "Mozilla FTP site" is supposed to be a link... maybe the forum software doesn't like FTP?  Anyway, the URL is ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/. 

     Actually, I just Googled for "site:.browsershots.org firefox 3.0", and in the title of the screenshot pages themselves it says "Firefox 3.0a1" rather than "Firefox 3.0", which is a little better than what it says in the list where you pick the browsers you want.  But still, they should make it explicit.
     

    [1] (Warning: if you're considering trying one of them, be aware that there's no guarentee that they work, it's even possible that they'll damage your data.  Nightly builds are basically just a snapshot of whatever's in the code repository at the time it gets built - as long as it compiles, that's what you get.) 



  • To me it looks fine in Fx, Epiphany, ie 5.0/5.5/6.0, Opera and konqueror

     In Lynx it all did look a little strange though :P

    Sorry but i did not feel like testing more then those ;) 


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