Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Yay! My site validates! Finally!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    Originally posted by ChrisLM2001
    Apparently this is a tift, and one long known among designers (par on course). Lead Weight and others are up the ladder, and you Creepshow are just starting out, and arrogant. They're trying in their own way to show you the ropes, and you're bucking the advice, and stepping on egos.

    If you're going to ask for advice, the advice may not be so pleasant (critiques are designed for you to learn, and they can come off harsh). But that's how we learn, and learn not to repeat history.

    Just a little polishing of apples, Creepshow helps. Listen, learn the ropes and take the critiques for their value. Lead Weight seems to want to help, but he comes up against your defenses and it rubs him wrong -- and it goes with anyone (I'm not innocent either, but I do try to not go out of my way to drop a hammer on someone's toe).

    Come on guys, shake hands and get on. Creepshow needs the help, and you'll get the pleasure of sharing what you learned as well. That can't happen if egos get in the way -- and it doesn't look good in public.

    Chris
    I agree, but I'm not trying to be arrogant at all. Sorry if I came across like that, but I didn't mean to.

    LEAD_WEIGHT, I'm more than willing to get on with you, and I think we should just both respect each other and put differences aside.

    *cyber shakes *
    "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

    Comment


    • #32
      Originally posted by Chris M
      The good news is, your CSS validates, although you have 3 warnings

      http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...usermedium=all

      The next step will be for XHTML 1.0 Transitional - Then you should try for 1.0 Strict if you really want to push yourself

      A tip for reducing a large number of errors in XHTML 1.0 - Use lowercase tags not UPPERCASE:

      HTML becomes html

      Chris
      Thanks for the tips. I'll try to get those warnings fixed, and go for XHTML 1.0
      "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

      Comment


      • #33
        Some more stuff to help you out:

        <br> becomes <br />
        <img src="x" alt="y"> becomes <img src="x" alt="y" />
        <area ...> becomes <area ... />
        <meta ...> becomes <meta ... />

        Removing the "VLINK" "ALINK" and "TEXT" attributes of the <body> tag and adding the CSS equivalent to a body CSS entry will remove some errors also

        Chris

        Comment


        • #34
          Originally posted by Chris M
          Some more stuff to help you out:

          <br> becomes <br />
          <img src="x" alt="y"> becomes <img src="x" alt="y" />
          <area ...> becomes <area ... />
          <meta ...> becomes <meta ... />

          Removing the "VLINK" "ALINK" and "TEXT" attributes of the <body> tag and adding the CSS equivalent to a body CSS entry will remove some errors also

          Chris
          Thanks, appreciate that.

          I'm really starting to enjoy this whole validation thing now, it's satisfying when you acheive something like this.
          "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

          Comment


          • #35
            Glad to hear it

            If you get stuck just post the error message the validator gives and the code surrounding where it says there is a problem, and we'll try and help you

            Chris

            Comment


            • #36
              Nice site, but I notice the WC3 image doesn't match your site colour with it being yellow, you can link to the image instead from your own site uploaded there. Just greyscale the image and link on your server to it.

              Here have this:

              Comment


              • #37
                Originally posted by Creepshow
                Thanks, appreciate that.

                I'm really starting to enjoy this whole validation thing now, it's satisfying when you acheive something like this.
                Yes it is, which is why I love doing it... but wait until you start seeing the differences between two browsers and try to pull your hair out to figure out how to fix them

                Good job so far though, keep it up and I'll bet you'll have everything validated perfectly

                MGM out

                Comment


                • #38
                  Originally posted by Gary Bolton
                  Nice site, but I notice the WC3 image doesn't match your site colour with it being yellow, you can link to the image instead from your own site uploaded there. Just greyscale the image and link on your server to it.

                  Here have this:
                  Yeah I thought about doing that.
                  But is it allowed? I think the site says you cant modify the image.
                  Or am I mistaken?
                  "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Chris M
                    Glad to hear it

                    If you get stuck just post the error message the validator gives and the code surrounding where it says there is a problem, and we'll try and help you

                    Chris
                    I appreciate that man, thanks.
                    "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      You may use their image, your own, or a text link

                      Chris

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Yep. Never seen the green bar (as I don't validate html 4.01, just xhtml), but it's a good feeling knowing when the site's to spec.

                        BTW, can you use a regular HTML editor yet? Because Frontpage screws up layouts (it's only good for a visual layout). It also inserts depreciated tags (any div or p align="center" is depreciated, for example). There's a lot of free editors out there (HTML-KIT is one of the best, with loads of plugins to help get the messy tags out of the way) that will help, but not insert it's version of the web.

                        Since you're using CSS, try to also remove presentation tags out of content (the <b> and <i> for example). Put that in a p class instead (in xhtml no text can be "free", it has to be associated with a class or id or style <-- which is discouraged, as it robs you of the value of the stylesheet, and it causes burps with screenreaders -- they'll speak out all the messy tags, something the disabled don't need to know).

                        Chris
                        "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                        is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                        ~~~
                        Leonardo da Vinci

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          Originally posted by ChrisLM2001
                          Yep. Never seen the green bar (as I don't validate html 4.01, just xhtml), but it's a good feeling knowing when the site's to spec.

                          BTW, can you use a regular HTML editor yet? Because Frontpage screws up layouts (it's only good for a visual layout). It also inserts depreciated tags (any div or p align="center" is depreciated, for example). There's a lot of free editors out there (HTML-KIT is one of the best, with loads of plugins to help get the messy tags out of the way) that will help, but not insert it's version of the web.

                          Since you're using CSS, try to also remove presentation tags out of content (the <b> and <i> for example). Put that in a p class instead (in xhtml no text can be "free", it has to be associated with a class or id or style <-- which is discouraged, as it robs you of the value of the stylesheet, and it causes burps with screenreaders -- they'll speak out all the messy tags, something the disabled don't need to know).

                          Chris
                          I can use a normal HTML editor, but my skills are limited working like that.
                          I'm getting better though.
                          "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Creepshow
                            I can use a normal HTML editor, but my skills are limited working like that.
                            I'm getting better though.
                            Give HTML-KIT a try (and for you coders, read the drop down menu in the list -- it's very program language friendly as well <-- it's just not for HTML, it does much, much more).

                            The pic also shows a little of what W3C misses in validation but HTML-Tidy will pick out hard (the sample was W3C validated, but W3C does little to nothing for accessibility validation).

                            Chris
                            Attached Files
                            "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                            is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                            ~~~
                            Leonardo da Vinci

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              Well a little update, I fixed the 3 warnings in my CSS:

                              http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...rorcomics.com/

                              I got there eventually!

                              So the page is now Valid HTML 4.01 & Valid CSS.

                              Now I'm gonna go for XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and it looks like I've a lot of work to do! --> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...0+Transitional

                              Tough, but rewarding work.
                              "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                Need the XHTML DTD. Throws it all off without it.

                                First thing to do after that is make sure every tag is lowercase. In XHTML case has a meaning. Never make the tags in caps -- see a tag in caps you know it needs to be changed. Make sure to also not to start any class with a number. Close those meta tags as well -- "/ >" (which is throwing everything below it off).

                                Chris
                                "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                                is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                                ~~~
                                Leonardo da Vinci

                                Comment

                                widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
                                Working...
                                X