On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 15:24:41 -0500, Tim Offenstein wrote:
> I have been asked to look over this site and offer some suggestions regarding its
> problems. Along with my own suggestions, I thought I would consult
> the CSS Brain Trust to see what wisdom you can offer. Your input is greatly appreciated.
> Main index - http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/cvm/
> Index style sheet - http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/cvm/styles/main.css
> Horizontal navigation - http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/cvm/styles/menu.css
I see several problems in Opera and Firefox too:
- My Win xp laptop is set to 120 DPI - a common factory setting for
hi-def screens. This makes text larger in Opera, as well as for IE
unless you use pixels. In any case, your visitors can change text size
using various browser options. All these situations break the page,
one way or another.
- The drop-down menu is unusable for keyboard users.
- Drop-downs break to two lines when text is larger. Links on the
second line are unreachable.
- There are many links on the page that do not look like links.
I found them by tabbing through them :)
- Heights in pixels won't reliably contain text.
- I did not try resizing the window, but I don't think many visitors
spend much time doing that.
I suggest you make up reduced cases of each problem area and post
them to the list with a description of the problem you are having.
You may well find that a reduced case will reveal the solution anyway,
so it's a worthwhile effort.
This is just my opinion, not intended to discourage you.
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