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    North face ESU - not finished

    well i have just finished my the North Face ESU :beer:

    [URL="northfaceesu.escouts.net"]North face ESU[/URL]

    the basic are finished just need to up-date a few wee bits and bobs and sort out the trophys page and it should be finished for a while:banana:

    so i need thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the page:thup:

    thanks webbie

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    I'd say definitely lose the frames. They're not needed on a site like that. Have a look how the site is on the original template you used, you'll see what I mean :)
    Frames will limit your audience...lots of browsers can't display them, so people won't be able to go on your site.

    Another thing, images...

    At the moment, all the images I can see on the homepage are being shown smaller than their actual dimensions. For eg, your logo - [url]http://northfaceesu.escouts.net/images/nor.bmp[/url].
    On the homepage it's a couple of 100 pixels wide, but the actual image is 512x384 pixels wide. Can you make a smaller version for the homepage? Also, using bitmap (bmp) files is a no no on the web! Try using jpgs and gifs. Because it's a bitmap image at the moment, the logo is currently 576kb. Using a jpg instead can knock that filesize down to about 20kb. :)

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    the frames are only there for a short while, as they are needed for a college course:P

    as for the logo etc i will try make a smaller version and get it up, thanks for the advice:D

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    Think about spam bots looking at your website, you have contact details open for the harvesting. Think about having a contact script or spam proof your website, with the use of Javascript.

    The gallery, it seems to be hosted with photobucket. Take a look at the threads already about hosting the images on Escouts or dedicated gallery sites.
    [list][*][url=http://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3777]Dynamic Photo Gallery[/url][*][url=http://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3186]Photo Centre[/url][*][url=http://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2729]Photo Gallery Scripts[/url][/list]

    Other than that, and what Richard said, it looks great

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    [QUOTE=northfaceesu;37582]the frames are only there for a short while, as they are needed for a college course:P[/QUOTE]

    Why not just give your college tutor a lesson in the fact that no-one in their right minds uses frames in the modern web unless there is a [B]very[/B] good reason for it!

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    [QUOTE=owenmorris;37644]Why not just give your college tutor a lesson in the fact that no-one in their right minds uses frames in the modern web unless there is a [B]very[/B] good reason for it![/QUOTE]

    Indeed.
    CSS FTW!

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