Nar3: Japan

External Help
Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 at 8:47am by Brett.
(Sunday, April 25th, 2004 at 9:47pm Japanese Standard Time)

Most people don't know that this isn't the only web page I am responsible for. Aside from maintaining the main nar3 server with Jason, we also work on the Jackson City Schools website.

Before I left the States, I was asked to help redesign parts of OSU's slightly outdated and rather...urm...ugly Department of East Asian Language and Literature's Japanese home page.

I've uploaded a beta of what I have in mind...a rough draft, if you will...and I'd like some feedback from users that aren't me and that are picky in different ways than I am.

It is at deall.narnarnar.com.

Please keep in mind that:
1. This isn't a finished website.
2. The images aren't optimized.
3. The colors are web safe and degrade decently well. They are not the exact colors I wanted, but they work. Let me know what you think.
4. The menu at the top is "funny". I'm working on it, but open to suggestions on how to make it look nicer.
5. Yes the links don't work. See the first point.
6. Yes it's slow to load. See the second point.
7. Is it too pretty?

If you're using a web browser that supports changing style sheets you will be able to switch from the default style, to a large fonts or a plain text style. Internet Explorer doesn't support this.

I hate Internet Explorer...standards are standards for a reason...but that's for another day...

Anyway, let me know if you have any suggestions. Please try to be specific..."I don't like it" is a terribly useless comment. Tell me why you don't like it, which part you don't like...specifics.

While I'm on the topic, if you're a webdesigner and want something to really mess with your mind, check out the W3's xslt tutorial. Of specific interest are the conditional statements and foreach. This looks like it wants to be a ColdFusion (*spit-spit*) replacement...

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looks great under links by josh [2004/27/04 11:32 ET]
but i guess you probably want me to test it
under some less important web browsers.
I'll get one up and running eventually.. ;)