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Thread: Hotel website

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    What do you guys think of my site? I've only made the main page so far. Does anyone know if i can convert it into a dynamic site (ASP or PHP) so that i can make use of the form and also code reuse would be very appropriate for this site.

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    nice layout. I would match up the logo with the menu though and here are some validation warnings:
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    line 18 column 9 - Warning: <embed> is not approved by W3C
    line 18 column 174 - Warning: discarding unexpected </embed>
    line 126 column 10 - Warning: <embed> is not approved by W3C
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    line 12 column 6 - Warning: <a> attribute "href" lacks value
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    don't worry about validating code etc just yet i'll do all of that later. All i'm after at the moment is to make it look as good as possible. (The logo and name has not yet been finalized, it is for a school project and won't be finalized until the start of next week.) But ill keep your advice in mind for when i do have a name and logo to work with.

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    The Look.

    Looks ok but there are a couple of things.
    1. The logo looks a bit thrown together and the slogon is bad english.
      "Hotel of your dream" and not "The hotel of your dreams"
    2. There is no need for that flash in the main content area. It took ages to load for me and I didn't gain anything by waiting for it. I would just put a nice graphic there on the finished product. Choose something that is relevant to the section of the website you're on at the time. Sort of like what you've done with the links on the left.
    Colour scheme is nice and looks like a hotel site should look.

    The code.

    The attitude you've taken towards validation will come back and bite you in the *** I guarantee. Leaving validation til last is a mistake because it turns a few very simple small jobs in to several huge jobs. This is because if you need to change something major when you've finished it could have major repercussions throughout the site which you will have to fix as well.

    You've used tables which is a shame cos your site would be very effective using a CSS layout. Ignore this one unless you want to start from the very beginning again...Because that's what you'd need to do.

    Your onMouseOver behaviors don't have matching onMouseOut behaviors. What this means is when you mouse over a link on the left hand side the relevant image shows above but then that image doesn't change until you float over another link. This isn't so much a problem as a personal prefernece. I would only have the picture of the food showing while I am floating over the Dining link. Have it snap back to a default image when you aren't floating over any links.

    You should always name your form elements (any named elements for that matter) logically. Use names like "month", "date" and "location" for your drop down boxes and text boxes.
    No ma'am, we in IT don't have a sense of humor we're aware of.

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    The site is now written in ASP. Does anyone here know a free webhost that supports ASP.

    Don't worry about the logo in the top left corner for now as the name and logo hasn't been finalized

    The majority of the validation errors are because of undefined href tags, these wont be defined until i have made the pages.

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    The Good
    I love the colors and the pictures are obviously professional. I even like the Flash slideshow on the main page. It's subdued and elegant. Very nice website.

    The Bad
    Hotel Name? Is it supposed to be generic on purpose? I thought I had tripped onto a nonfunctional test site when I saw the title on the tab in Firefox.

    Change the title of the main page to "Hotel Name". Lose the Index part of it.

    Your nav links on the left almost disappear when I mouse over them. You need to rethink the colors for mouseovers. You also need to make all your links behave the same way. Those nav links act differently than the nav links at the bottom of the page, and the link Hotel Directory has no mouseover animation at all.

    I don't like the top Flash buttons blending into the background at the right. I'd suggest making their background color a lighter shade of the same color. I also don't like the animation. It detracts from an otherwise elegant website. It's the type of animation that I'd expect to see on a children's website. A simple color fade, similar to that in the slideshow, would be perfect.

    The content of the main page needs just a little more padding on the left edge.

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    For cohesiveness, I'd really like to see the side nav and the top nav both use the same mouseover animation (once you change it).

    The site is very clean and extremely professional. Keep up the good work.

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    Hotel Name: There is no real point changing it just yet ill just wait until monday next week to finalize it.
    As for all the other tips ill fix them up and tell you when i've updated it.

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    *SITE UPDATED*

    I've updated everything except for the flash title.

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    *SITE UPDATED*
    Got the name finalized, i'm going to make an intro page to select wether you want the flash version or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbignell
    The site is now written in ASP. Does anyone here know a free webhost that supports ASP.
    http://members.1asphost.com/otmain.aspx and http://www.brinkster.com/Hosting/Educational.aspx


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