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nickv
03-21-2009, 11:32 AM
Hello all,

Been coding my first website, and trying to work it out on my own, for the studio i work at. I have a test site up at www.argonautstudio.com.au/argonaut.new (http://www.argonautstudio.com.au/argonaut.test)

It seems to work pretty well in firefox, the image preload behaviours work well, but in safari the navigation just wont sit, everytime you click a link it flashes and reloads it, where as in firefox it stays stationary which is what i want.

Any thoughts?

ps. any tips on getting faster load times on images would be very appreciated.

davidj
03-21-2009, 02:18 PM
the page is not valid

there is no doctype, <html, <title, <body

you need to start again and this time follow a good book or tutorial

also the link you posted is different to the one displayed

the link points to argonaut.test

nickv
03-21-2009, 03:09 PM
sorry i think i messed up the first link somehow, this should work

http://www.argonautstudio.com.au/argonaut.new/

Corrosive
03-21-2009, 03:55 PM
sorry i think i messed up the first link somehow, this should work

http://www.argonautstudio.com.au/argonaut.new/

Hi Nickv

DJ is correct. There could be any number of things making your page act up. You've got no doctype and no head tags. You've used images for the bulk of your text and you need some html text for Search Engines.

Also, if you want to optimise images (strip out the meta data and keep it lightweight for quicker downloads) then use 'save for web' in Photoshop options. I'd suggest about 70 - 80% for photographs.

Hope this helps

nickv
03-21-2009, 10:41 PM
Yeah its very image heavy, i didnt design the site and thats what they wanted. There is html text that is coming, the site is very light on content at the moment.

Yeah the images are saved for web and are at 70% already. With the doctype and headtags, do i need to start this whole thing again? Or can it be added to the code? the pages all look how they were meant to so i dont really want to go back to nothing and start all over. Its just a little clunkly when loading in safari.

Corrosive
03-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Yeah its very image heavy, i didnt design the site and thats what they wanted. There is html text that is coming, the site is very light on content at the moment.

Yeah the images are saved for web and are at 70% already. With the doctype and headtags, do i need to start this whole thing again? Or can it be added to the code? the pages all look how they were meant to so i dont really want to go back to nothing and start all over. Its just a little clunkly when loading in safari.

I'd suggest creating a new, blank page in DW. Look at the structure of the top of a page including doctype and head tags. Then see if you can add these to your page. You do need them I'm afraid.