Well, on Netscape 4.7 (Linux):
CSS inheritance doesn't work well, so you have to be explicit. ol and
td need to get font-family. span.NewsHeading should have more
font-family alternatives -- mine is defaulting to the monospace font,
which looks funny.
Aesthetically: I really don't like yellow with purple, even with blue
it's a bit odd. Also, the grey next to the light blue looks odd to
me, since they have the same value but one has no saturation. I think
I prefer the original green header color.
User interface: the _More..._ link is vague. The actual destination
looks like it should all fit on the main page, really. Otherwise,
there might be other ways to split the content up -- testimonials
could be a link, for instance.
While having News next to About Webware looks decent with a wide
browser, it looks cramped when made smaller. I'd put News above About
Webware, and maybe put the entire section in a table with a different
background to set it off if you wish. This will use space more
efficiently too, if you include everything on the front page. I'd
then make the sidebar blue and everything else white. If you went
with a News box you could make it a purple, perhaps... not sure.
You don't need to label the sidebar, it is self-explanatory: only News
needs a header.
On Mozilla: looks much better. For some reason the background color
isn't changed, though... funny.
The sourceforge link doesn't have border=0. I think <hr noshade>
always looks better, you could use that for the bottom <hr>
Chuck Esterbrook <echuck@...> wrote:
> I improved the web site using a hit-and-run approach. :-)
> The most important thing was to have convenient quick links in the sidebar
> for doing things like downloading Webware or browsing the online docs. I
> think that is accomplished.
> I also split up major sections into separate files. The index.shtml file is
> pretty light and just SSI includes the pieces. This makes maintenance easier.
> Finally, I dabbled with the look a little bit. Still not perfect, but
> better than before. News is more concise and extra info is on a second page.
> Please review and provide feedback. I'm more interested in Netscape 4.7
> compatibility than anything else since I use IE.
> It resides in New/ until I'm confident that it's ready to go:
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