Hi I am new to all this. I have just designed my first site and I am having trouble with the width. Every time I resize the browser whether large or small the right hand side of my website loose’s it’s position. Any suggestions? http://www.ultratrading.de
Please feel free to offer comments, good or bad.
Congrats with getting your site online, one of the annoying things about web design is getting the final product on the internet, and running, so hands down for you managing to do that, sometimes when developing a site it can be annoying because you want it just perfect.
Okay, so, a few things I wanted to mention regarding the design..
Where is the menu? (oh…at the bottom, found it…) – Yeah, the first thing I thought of was…"Where is the menu?" – Then I came across it at the bottom, it kind of blends in with what we’d normally know as the copyright area, so I wasn’t looking for a main menu (usually just a repeated, or shortened copy) at the bottom. I was beginning to think it was just a one page site. So how about getting the menu placed up the top too, or on the left above/below the square banner box.
2. Translation Area
Perhaps have the translation icons centered, or at the bottom where the menu is now..It doesn’t do the site any aesthetic favors.
3. Resizing Issue (You mentioned..)
Hey, this is down to how you’ve floated everything and set it out, you haven’t strictly made a left hand side ("column") and a right main "column", I’d suggest having a look at these layouts and see the css code to get an idea of how it’s done properly, this will solve your problem if you have a look over these files, have a go yourself at it and learn from it, and if you get stuck implementing them, ask back again here in the CSS Help & Troubleshooting forum;
First off, validate your code and fix any errors. Take off any "welcome to our site" gibberish – it looks unprofessional. Same thing with the crappy search engine submitter and coolest gadgets stuff. I know, you’re doing it to improve your search ranking, but it dominates the page and confuses your user as to the purpose of your website. Move the nav to the top of page – don’t flaunt convention unless you have a really good reason for doing so. The site looks a little drab and glommy, I’d lighten it up a little. That’s about all I have for now. Good first shot! Cheers!
Ha! the last comment means forget IE6/7, well 6 at least. Internet Explorer 6 has hindered web designers for long enough, I suggest dropping support for it altogether, or you will be left spending hours trying to make it look good. As for IE 7, download IE Tester – search for it, it is a useful program.
Nice site btw – but maybe try to evolve the design in the future, but then you are new to this so fair dos.