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While we trying to figure out Rick's script questions here is one I'm working on:

http://inspectatlantahome.com/home.html

We are in the "owner doesn't quite know what he want and neither do I" stage but that probably a permanent condition.  But CityDesk is making those "can we change this, can we change that" moments fun.

tk
Saturday, September 21, 2002

Looks very good, TK.  I'd suggest making a change to the links in the left-side column, though: the default font size is a bit too small for my eyes, and the links are being indented more than is necessary (there's some wasted space along the left edge of the column).

Alex Chernavsky
Saturday, September 21, 2002

You know, they a are small for my eyes now that you mention it.

And the bullets, I agree.  I'm going to try to do a script that builds a two column table on the fly with dots in the left column and the links in the right; that will shift them to the left and spread them out vertically a little.  Unfortunately that will take some thinking, always tough for me.  I haven't done one like that yet that I can copy.

tk
Saturday, September 21, 2002

If the dots were left aligned (with the above box) the links column would look very nice to me – not too small.
Very nice site – clean, sending a signal about technical knowledge.

Jorgen Brenting
Saturday, September 21, 2002

I did this:
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 border=0>
<TBODY>{$foreach x in (keyword_contains "menu")$}
<TR>
<TD><FONT face=Tahoma size=1>•</FONT></TD>
<TD><FONT face=Tahoma size=1><A href="{$x.link$}">{$x.headline$}</A></FONT></TD></TR>{$next$}</TBODY></TABLE>

Which, I hope lets the menu breath a little.  I appreciate your comments.  I'm sure there is more to do.

tk
Saturday, September 21, 2002

Hey looks good and another cool idea to blatently rip off.  Nice work.  TK your right here in Atlanta...I'm right up the road in Gwinnett, small world...

Rick DeMent
Monday, September 23, 2002


I like the content.

The design is OK, functional, but it can be better.

- The fonts are too small
- The upper logo is too big
- lots of "air" between tables (this is not necessarily bad)

Mh... I think that's all. I can't find anything inherently wrong, so I suppose you have done a good job here. Congrats.

Leonardo Herrera
Monday, September 30, 2002

Terry,

I like the tip display for the home page, but why so much space inserted between beginning and end of the sentence?

Joel C. Goldstick
Monday, September 30, 2002

I'm in agony about font size for the menus.  Folks can resize them.  But they are already bigger than the left column links on this page.

Joel, I don't know what you mean by the tips sentence spacing.  Where are you talking about?

Y'all are very kind to offer such gentle suggestions.  I really appreciate it.

Once I work on a site for a while, I lose my objectivity.  I vacilate between thinking it's the best site and the worst site on earth.  I'm sure "Dan" thinks the same thing.

The first thing we did was to look at the websites of 30 of his competitors.  We are trying to work our way to the top.  We are getting pretty close but there is more work to do.

tk
Monday, September 30, 2002

TK,

In your source code, the alt string shows many many cr-lfs:



                <td valign="top" height="125"><a href="home.html"><img
                    alt="Click here to












                    return to home page" src="images/top-left.gif" border="0" page]align="left" width="400" height="125"></a></td>
                  <center></center>

Joel C. Goldstick
Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Ahhh, I think this came from a fogcreek page somewhere the I copied.  I'm not sure if I really meant to.

But it seemstheory is that it generates a giant window that get the surfer' attention.  Obviously not always a good thing, huh?

tk
Tuesday, October 01, 2002

TK wrote: "Once I work on a site for a while, I lose my objectivity. I vacilate between thinking it's the best site and the worst site on earth."

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.  Something similar happens when I'm slow to receive a response from a client. I start thinking that he or she is unhappy with my work, or that I said something offensive, etc.

Alex Chernavsky
Tuesday, October 01, 2002

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