Looks good on Safari (Mac) in most cases.
http://www.charlieselfonline.com/aboutus.html the thumbnails are low
res, but expand nicely. Same problem on other pages. You may have to
create 72 DPI thumbnails and link your images to them. Just scaling them
Your hardwood page has no left margin. I noticed another page or two
with no/limited margins on the left side.
Resumι header has the accent in the wrong direction. It is aigu, not
Also, changing the window sizes triggers the bottom scroll bar. Another
way to do that is as I do on http://www.topworks.ca/faqframe.html
The text simply re-justifies itself (up to a point).
All in all, the site does the job, it informs nicely.
I don't know if it's possible with this program. I can check.
Hey, they go out of here with margins. I guess this indicates that placement
isn't going to stay sensible, no matter what.
Sheeit. That's off Word's list. I left it off totally at first, and Larry
Jaques caught it. Shit. I don't put the accent on my hard copy resumes, so
I'll just dump it again. Frenchified nonsense anyway. In truth, it had been
so long since I'd used it, I forgot it existed--the accent, that is.
Thanks. I'll keep pecking at it. In a year or two, it might be right!
The site looks fine to me, I don't see the problems others
have mentioned and I'm using IE6 also.
Chinaberry?? My experience with this has been terrible
as it splits if you just look at it. Way too brittle, pith like
cotton, and a bland figure. What am I missing? Or is it
just that the wood I tried grew in Phoenix and that climate
made it crap?
It looks real good to me, Charlie.
'cept for that old bearded guy leaning on the Bosch.
You just gotta start hiring bwetter lookin' models ;-]...
Seriously though - the site looks great.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker
My wife calls it my Indian hair. You'd have to see a picture of my father to
really understand, I guess, but he was about 1/2 Injun somewhere along the
line in the Oklahoma branch of the family. The way he looked, it might have
been closer to 99%.
Anyway, it used to be really thick, as the shot of me on the OSSA shows. Of
course, that was nearly 35 years ago.
Met an 82 year old lady a couple of weeks back whose hair was thick and dark
brown. I originally thought it was dyed, but later in the conversation her
husband mentioned her hair. She was part Cherokee, and apparently her whole
family has never turned grey.
FWIW, I use both Firefox and MSIE 6, with the former being default.
With Firefox the "P" in "Photo and Words" is obscured by the Pentax camera
jpg, all the other pages/images/text combinations looks fine.
With MSIE the Pentax camera jpg is not a problem on that page, but the
UsefulInfo.html page, which has a large number of issues with the bold text
headers superimposed over other text, is basically unreadable.
The content of that page is so superb that it's a shame it is obscured to a
great degree for MSIE users, which, like it or not, is the most used web
browser on the net.
Just my .02 ...
... as an old "virtual notepad" html coder in the early days of the web
(basically moved on to other things just after "cascading style sheets" were
introduced) who hasn't run a "view source" in a few years, it is amazing the
number of useless tags generated by the supposedly WYSIWYG html "editors"
these days ... and I thought FrontPage was bad.
On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 11:25:36 -0600, Swingman wrote:
I was a programmer for many decades, but after retiring I didn't wnat to
learn yet another langusge. Nor did I want to use vendor-specific
extensions on my web pages. I tried a few different HTML programs and
settled on Netscape Composer (AKA Mozilla Composer). I never really
looked to see how good the HTML generation was, but I know it was the
simplest (non-vendor-specific) program I found with the capabilities I
No, I don't own stock in the product, I just pass along my experience
hoping it may help others.
If I were sure what tags were useless...and so on, but the only way I can
see to tell is to spend a lot more time fiddling with the HTML than I have
I have taken someone's suggestion, though, and changed the major headers to
JPEGs. I unthinkingly started another page, though, on hand planes, and that
is almost ready to go, minus about a dozen photos I need to shoot late in
the week. So I'm in a quandary. It's either put up an unillustrated,
incomplete page, or sit on all the changes until next weekend, in the hope I
have time to spend my bit of weekly shop time with a camera in one hand.
Just my opinion, but a note at the top that the page is under construction
and is incomplete, so check back later, will insure that most interested in
the first place will re-visit.
All in all, a damn good design concept - lots of INFORMATION, with no
whiz/bling/bang/flash to detract for those not suffering from ADD.
In short, it's doing what you want it to do ... and that is ALL that counts.
I want to eventually balance the site between selling my books and my
services. I'm starting with the services because so darned many of my books
are now out of print. By late mid-year next, that will change a little bit.
I hope. The kind of raising I got doesn't make me comfortable with tooting
my own horn, but these days, there's no other way.
I'm not. I know mine is crappy, but I did it all myself, hard coded
using a text editor. Just like all those projects on ABPW. :-)
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address
Most of it looks pretty good. However, while the "The Basics of Wood"
page looks fine, the "Selecting & Buying Wood" page is all messed up.
Since not many people have the font you used for the page layout, why
not consider using a more common font? Or allow the page to download
the font, if it isn't restricted by copyright issues.
Content looks great, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet..
Oh, yeah - another minor observation...
As I bookmarked the page I noticed it had the name "Home".
Giving the pages a descriptive name helps when bookmarking.
Like "Charles Self's Home Page".
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