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@TheDoc it may be not semantic to you as a human, but to bots and spiders, oh it is. You are basically laying out how your content is structured on your page and giving priority to parts of the content you need to. Using a UL with an id or class doesn’t really say anything.
Also, I like to use them because it’s much easier to look up elements on my style sheet as opposed to using classes and ID’s.August 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm in reply to: Website mockup concept design time… are you fast or slow? #85922
I take like a week to do mockups, inspiration and design two full comps…
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Once it loads it will load fine and reasonably, I am guessing it’s due to some caching of the assets. Or it might be because of your friends connection, it could be a very good broadband connection but not everybody has it.
Get Google Page Speed Extension, you will see the score for that particular site, like I said, its 3 out of 100.
Try this link to get a full asset size report. The culprit are the huge images you are allowing HTML to resize. This is a no-no. Your site weighs around 5 megs, way too much, get it down to 0.5 megs.
First off, are you using ADMIN as the admin user? You ought to use something different. I usually change it PER client.
Second, are you using strong passwords, even for your clients? It’s a must.
The third thing you can do is password protect the directory. This can be done via .htacess or done with your hosting provider. For some odd reason when I do this, I get a 404 on the WordPress admin so I shy away from it.
And the last thing you can do, is IP block all incoming requests to the /wp-admin/ directory except some IP’s which would be your clients and of course yours. This you can do once again, with a .htacess file.
This will certainly not make your site 100% IMPENETRABLE but it will cause the stuff you are experiencing from happening because lets be honest, a class A hacker wants to hack other stuff, certainly not your site. :p
Your #1 issue is speed. I have typed all of this after waiting 20 seconds and still no pictures.
Edit: I just did a Page Speed score and you scored 3/100. That’s pretty damn bad dude. To me 90+ is a must. A site cannot weigh more than downloading a 3 minute song off iTunes.
The menu falls apart. Its width is way too big for it to behave properly horizontally. You will have to narrow the width down a bit.
Edit: Also, the text to the right, try to push it up, its not aligning properly to the image to the left, looks very distorted.
I see a huge white space in Safari, between the side bar and the content.
Come on, that CSS3 stuff is mostly made out of vendor prefixes, I don’t know what’s the point of validating CSS if they aren’t recognized.
Dude, site won’t load.August 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm in reply to: Best way to go about learning web design for reals #85076
Would start with books. To me books lay the solid foundations that you later get via articles, forums and communities. But you need to get the solid foundations of how it works. Animations, Webkit, etc come later. You first need to be able to “scan” a site, any site and see “invisible” lines of blocks of content and know how to position them if you were the designer.August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm in reply to: A (productive) rant on learning web design. Please tolerate, you vets will at least get a laugh. #85027
Books. All I can say. Read them, understand them and then go with the sites you like. I started with books, I think they are the basic foundations and all the information is in there to get you started.
Sure there are TONS of site, but that’s the problem, they are scattered here and there and you see already some users saying go here, go there, etc and you go completely on “overload mode”. With books you will have the solid foundations in there and the information you see online (scattered one) only adds up to what you already know.
The start is hard, yes, but if you know programming languages, it shouldn’t be a problem to adapt to CSS and HTML. I do think though, that perhaps your weakness would be on the creative side of things, like choosing a color scheme, mastering Photoshop and it’s effects and typography which is very hard as it’s very subjective. For that, I recommend more books and articles :p
Best of luck, I don’t think there isn’t a guy who hasn’t learned the hard way in here, and in the end, I have to remember a quote made by Ghandhi “whatever we do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it”.
If it’s an absolute must for you, do it like Paulie suggest, include the JS within the conditional statement. I do this for some styling stuff I do (mostly n-odd and n-even markup).
To me this isn’t critical and as such, it can stay as is, normal.
Nothing loads, only the buttons… where is the content?
It’s not bad. One fault you are making though, is that the image is too large and you are squeezing it within it’s dimensions as opposed to crop it to the actual dimensions instead.
http://thelordraimonds.info/images/profile.jpg I have to download the full 1950px * 2500px image before you squeeze it in; it’s best if you crop that image to the actual dimensions first (365x 485) aprox; a quick division would tell me it’s 4x more.
Also the logo, it doesn’t quite sit well with the rest of the content. The typography.