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07-26-2007, 12:53 PM
Hi there,
I’ve run into a major problem. At least it’s major to me but hopefully not to you! I can view my site successfully in IE but when I try to view it in Firefox, Netscape, or Opera it just comes out as a code view. Please go to http://www.sevansdesign.com (http://www.sevansdesign.com/) in Firefox and see what I mean. If you get the message that http://www.sevansdesign.com/noflash.html (http://www.sevansdesign.com/noflash.html) “The requested URL /noflash.htm was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request”. ( Index page is blank to check for Flash Plug-in), Please go to http://www.sevansdesign.com/home.asp (http://www.sevansdesign.com/home.asp) and you’ll just see a page of code. If on the other hand you go to the same http://www.sevansdesign.com (http://www.sevansdesign.com/) in Internet Explorer then you’ll see the page rendered as expected.
Can anyone help me?

07-26-2007, 02:30 PM
first you have ...
remove it!

you have this layout of code...


you are using....for every button on the menu which is this x 6
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" name="home" width="57" height="20" id="home" title="home-button">
<param name="BGCOLOR" value="#2173BD" />
<param name="BGCOLOR" value="#2173BD" />
<param name="movie" value="Templates/home.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<embed src="Templates/home.swf" width="57" height="20" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#2173BD" name="home" ></embed>

i respect you for your attempt at web dev but you need to look at this more professionally which means learning how to code. You also need to revisit the design. It needs to be thought out and a few drafts or concepts created.

this needs a serious rework

07-26-2007, 03:04 PM
i respect you for your attempt at web dev but you need to look at this more professionally which means learning how to code. You also need to revisit the design. It needs do be thought out and a few drafts or concepts created.

this needs a serious rework

I agree with DJ, for a site about web design it is not very clean. Here is some constructive criticisms on the look of your site, (DJ is much better at the coding than I am.)

The cursive font is very hard to read. You should left align your font instead of centering it. The human eye likes to read from left to right and likes order. The left align will look more professional. Center the font for little things to highlight them, even then though it doesn't look as clean.

Redo you top navigation. Honestly, the buttons look amature. Maybe a solid bar across or better designed buttons that are not so rounded. having the buttons not so rounded will help them look better next to each other.

Your logo can be any font you want but the slogan should be readable. Take a look at your sample logos you have on your home page....they all easy to read slogans, you should do the same. Also, since your logo has a dark blue at the bottom, try the same dark blue across the whole top to isolate the header.

Did you use a template to develop this site? Just asking because your 2 side bars and your footer and the same color with just a thick black border. You usually see this with starter templates. Try changing the color inside some of these and not making the border so thick. Defanatly make the footer another color. This will let viewers know where your site ends, plus where the legal info usually is. Look at the bottom of these forums. There is a clear ending to the site that make the legal info stand out. Also, read and blue are hard to read together. Try making the footer links a softer, easer to read color.

That's all I got. No worries mate, you got to start somewhere, right :)

07-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Thanks to those who have replied. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I'll make changes to improve the look. Coding is a mystery to me but I'll take your advice on board and delve into it further. Can you suggest a book or an online course that would help? But I thought that one could produce websites in Dreamweaver without needing to know code. Anyway, back to the drawing board. Talk to you again, I'm sure!!

07-26-2007, 04:47 PM
www.cwd.dk (http://www.cwd.dk)

for inspiration

look at what the pro's are doing

thats your target

07-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Hi there again,
I've taken out the line of code that DavidJ advised me to remove. I'm still getting a page of code in Firefox. I then created some simple test pages. The first is http://www.sevansdesign.com/test.asp (http://www.sevansdesign.com/test.asp) This is connected to an external style sheet. Unable to be viewed in Firefox, just code. The second is http://www.sevansdesign.com/test3.asp (http://www.sevansdesign.com/test3.asp) Again, unable to be viewed in Firefox. but if I save them as html pages they can be. http://www.sevansdesign.com (http://www.sevansdesign.com/test_)/test (http://www.sevansdesign.com/test_1.html)_1.html and http://www.sevansdesign.com/test3_1.html (http://www.sevansdesign.com/test3_1.html) This applies across the site

What's going on? Can anyone help?
P.S. I checked out the site that DavidJ suggested and I can see that I have a long way to go, but one hurdle at a time huh!

07-27-2007, 09:02 PM
do you have an asp environment setup?

you are calling an ASP page not an HTML page

ASP requires allot more knowledge