in deep and treading water...HElp!!

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first things first never ever built a website before, i'm a tiler fixer by trade. Yes if you want something done right call a professional, say it myself all the time.
Unfortantly just did'nt have the funds..AAAhhhh!!!

Anyhows.. check out http://www.aajtiling.co.uk the design although no masterpiece it's functional as said im just a tiler.

using Dreamweaver i have put everything where i want it, my problem is the html code, thats another language to me. I need it cleaned, checked for browser compatiabilty etc. also i like google and the like to find me and enjoy some nice clean html code.

well hope you wiz kids can help, just ask if there is anything i have not got across etc

Jason.

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The website is not bad. The design is appealing, and the code is clean and tableless. I have browsershots working on getting screenshots for your site (see them here) with different browsers, but it looks good so far. All in all, I don't see what the problem is.

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Thanks a lot for taking the time and trouble in the screen shots

really???? Wow i did a good job hells bells.

when looking on the deamweaver when i ran the validation tool had all things like..

ag: " li" allows optional closing tag. closing tag: "ul" closes "li" context. Validation will proceed as if context is closed.[XHTML 1.0 Strict}

The tag:"li" is not allowed within: "li" It is only allowed within: ol, ul.[XHTML 1.0 Strict]

is this all cool then?

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kngjason wrote:
is this all cool then?

Not really Wink

document type does not allow element "li" here; missing one of "ul", "ol" start-tag

With this one you're just missing a </li> closing. So look at the code view in Dreamweaver, and scroll down until you find this:

<ul>
          <li><a href="ceramic.html">Ceramic</a></li>
          <li><a href="porcelain.html">Porcelain</a></li>
          <li><a href="travertine.html">Travertine</a>
          <li><a href="limestone.html">Limestone</a></li>
          <li><a href="marble.html">Marble</a></li>
          <li><a href="terracottas.html">Terracottas</a></li>
          <li><a href="slate.html">Slate</a></li>
          <li><a href="mosaics.html">Mosaics</a></li>
          <li><a href="wetrooms.html">Wetrooms</a></li>
          <li><a href="ufh.html">Underfloor Heating</a></li>
          <li><a href="ta   <li><a href="tanking.html">Tanking</a></li>
        </ul>

See how all of those lines end with </li> except for Travertine? Add in a </li> after the </a> on that line. Most HTML tags have an opening and a closing tag. So these list items (li) start with <li> and end with </li>.

The other problem you have there is further down, look for this:

<p>Browse our gallery <a href="gallery.html">HERE</a></a></p>

See how there are two </a>'s? Remove one of those.

That should take care of most of those errors. The only one remaining is about the target="_blank" attribute on the Tiler World logo. You can just take that out unless you really want that link to open in a new window. Opening new windows without warning is a usability problem - many people won't realize that a new window has openend and will be wondering why their back button doesn't work.

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hi pr0gr4mm3r you took a look at my 1st ever site http://www.aajtiling.co.uk some time ago now and help me out, so wondering if you could take a quick look at this my second one. Now i have not finished with content and stuff and im experimenting with getting back links etc

Anyhows.. check out http://www.aplasteringcourse.co.uk . Let me know what you think. Many thanks

Jason.

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