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  Post #16 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 09:38 AM
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I made a copy of my web at

www.merlinean,com/merlin/

so I could play around with it and not screw up my "active site"

Do you feel the changes have helped the menuing of the site? Is it more clear ... or have I just confused it more?

For those new to the thread ... my "active site" can be viewed by clicking the link in my signature

Thanks again for any and all input
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PS ... I don't think I am ever going to rely on the FrontPage's page count Its reporting over 300 pages in the site ... but I am pretty sure I counted only 196.
 
 
 


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  Post #17 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 12:09 PM
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It is very noticeable now. I personally like it a lot better.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 01:27 PM
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Definitely a more intuitive navigation!

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  Post #19 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 01:42 PM
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Thank you John & Dan ... your thoughts are appreciated

I think I will take a back up of the current "live" or "active" site ... then move the other one over to go live. See what my visitors think about it Just have to decide what theme I am going to go with

Anyone else who wishes to express a view ... your thoughts are still most welcome But I imagine the www.merlinean.com address will have all the current changes by 3PM today.

Thanks again
Peter

Addendum: As per usual ... it took longer than expected. Online as of 3:30 PM Eastern time

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This site, in my opinion, looks better. It no longer looks like there is text floating in the middle of nowhere for some strange reason. I personally like the text based navigation rather than picture based navigation because sometimes the second picture doesn't load and you get that delay. One suggestion...make a hover link effect with CSS for the menu. It will make the visitors to your page certain what item they are selecting.
 
 
 


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  Post #21 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 06:03 PM
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One suggestion...make a hover link effect with CSS for the menu. It will make the visitors to your page certain what item they are selecting.
Another good suggestion ... thanks. I think I sort of did it right. At least when you cursor over a link now, it turns from blue to red

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  Post #22 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 06:10 PM
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Peter, delete the section that you made the style in and input the following code in your stylesheet that I see you have:
a:link {color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }
a:active {color: blue; text-decoration: underline ; }
a:visited {color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }
a:hover {color: red; text-decoration: underline; }
You can change the color or the text-decoration to "none" if you want. Make sure that you maintain the exact order of the properties. If you do not, it might not work correctly.
 
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 06:53 PM
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Marc ...

I got it wrong first time (big surprise ) But thanks for your coding ... might use it yet

I just got reminded why I really do not like FrontPage. You know they have 4 danged CSS files for the theme I am using??? And each one had to be modified. I gotta go back to hard coding I think LOL (as if thats going to happen ... hahaha)

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  Post #24 (permalink)   01-18-2005, 06:58 PM
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To create my website, I'm using Notepad, HTML and CSS. I don't use FrontPage or any other WYSIWYG editor. I am working on a major improvement of the site that is on marcfulmer.com now.

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FrontPage is OK I guess ... especially for someone like me with "on again, off again" brain functions. If I suddenly forget everything I know about web design ... FrontPage is idiot proof enough that I can still manage my websites

I got pretty good at hard coding ... but then one day my brain farted and I forgot everything. Even forgot my name for a few days. So with FrontPage I can sort of bluff my way through any changes and it comes out OK. Luckily ... my brains indigestion isn't quite as bad these days

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I prefer Crimson Editor over Notepad. Tabbed windows RAWK! (http://www.crimsoneditor.com - free download)
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I prefer Crimson Editor over Notepad. Tabbed windows RAWK! (http://www.crimsoneditor.com - free download)

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Peter, I have noticed that you have taken away the hover link effect. Was it meant to be like this?
 
 
 


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  Post #29 (permalink)   01-19-2005, 06:31 PM
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Dang it ... You change one thing and something else messes up Story of my life hahahaha

Thanks for letting me know ... should be fixed now.

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