Advise on how to make my page more upscale



  • Hello all, Ive heard it all, "you page is bland", "I cant see your page, all i see is the source", "your site just plain sux". I have heard it all here. this is my first page made and would love a lil advise on how to better organize all the information i have gathered. Pricks no need reply.

    thx

    Biffster420

    www.houseofpain.stoned.at



  • The all I see is the source thing would be the first thing to fix.



    Clearly your page is not throwing the correct MIME headers. Some
    browsers might say "fudge it!" and display anyway, but not on the w3c
    compliant side of the fence.






    That explains the error in detail. I'd need to know more about what was
    going on with your host and how you set this up to actually debug the
    problem.



  • Sorry to post twice, but editing is a bit weird here.



    Just to clarify, the server is sending an explicit message to the web
    browser that it should display the text as-is and not draw it as HTML.

    I think Internet Explorer tends to ignore those sorts of things.
    Obviously if you can see it your browser does. It could be Angelfire's
    fault, or there could be some parameter in a .htaccess file you edited
    (I'm not sure how far angelfire lets people go with the editing).



  • There is no easy way. It's like asking "how can I make a program?" -- reading a few how-to's on the 'net won't teach you the fundamentals, which is what you really need in order to make a tolerable looking website.

    Go take a Visual Communciations 101 class at your local community college. I did that a year or two ago and it was a very well spent $110.



  • @sadmac said:

    Sorry to post twice, but editing is a bit weird here.



    Just to clarify, the server is sending an explicit message to the web
    browser that it should display the text as-is and not draw it as HTML.

    I think Internet Explorer tends to ignore those sorts of things.
    Obviously if you can see it your browser does. It could be Angelfire's
    fault, or there could be some parameter in a .htaccess file you edited
    (I'm not sure how far angelfire lets people go with the editing).


    Sure, and of course the multiple use of the BODY tag without proper
    end-tags. The head tag that is after the body tag, which would compare
    to your head growing out your arse if you ask me... You might like it
    but it's a bit unusual...



    But the reason why it is shown as text? Well, you're using some hosting
    service and this host looks at the file extention of your page. If it
    ends with .htm or .html then it will say: "This is a HTML page, so lets
    send it as HTML." But since you've forgotten to add this extention, the
    host is just presenting it as text... And technically, all html pages
    are just text, but in general the host will tell the visiting browser
    some more information about the page it presents. The browser then uses
    this information to determine how to show the page you've requested.



    Of course, the title tag is also located on the wrong position and to
    be honest, whomever wrote this page has absolutely no clue about how
    HTML works. Just typing in some html-like commands just doesn't
    generate a valid page. Read a book first! Or visit good sites about
    html. Isn't there a "HTML for Dummies" available somewhere? If so, buy
    it, read it, then start working on your page because now... YIKES!!!



  • Adding ".html" to the end of the file name might help. As to the design... throw it away and start again


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