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  • My first public A5 based website

    I'd really be pleased if some Alpha five practioners can check it out.
    So far I have only tested it via IE7, any reports from Firefox and Safari would be valuable.
    This website is for a family business that I am starting up as the current economy has ruined my current transport business.
    Here in NZ openhomes for realestate agents are a big thing, however currently all the realty websites are just big photo albums.
    I'm trying to do something different with Alpha 5, Google Maps, and stroodles of AJAX, type code.
    the website is at,
    ::Note to see any openhomes you need to visit the third and most southerly Island, as at Halfmoon bay in Stewart Island.
    Those who are brave can create a beta account to test the realestate agents POV.

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    Re: My first public A5 based website

    Originally posted by ColinJD View Post
    ::Note to see any openhomes you need to visit the third and most southerly Island, as at Halfmoon bay in Stewart Island.

    Very nice.. I've learned a lot about the geography of the southern region of NZ. Those sign posts are great, but I was looking for one in the south while I was trying to find the south island. And then realized this isn't one there and continued.

    The only recourse I can imagine is that I need to visit the area and learn the geography!

    Thanks for sharing - Good work!
    Al Buchholz
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      Re: My first public A5 based website

      Thankyou Al,
      Yes The geographic question there, I expect would be common/knowledge to New Zealanders, along with the fact that Many of the names are from Native/Maori origins. Its always fun watching non-NewZealanders trying to pronounce them, but hey I can't spell Massacheussuss if I tried. :-)
      Yeah, I think I still have some quirks to iron out.


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        Re: My first public A5 based website

        I looked at in in IE it is good there. In Mozilla there is a display problem with your selection box on upper left of screen.


        • #5
          Re: My first public A5 based website

          In Firefox, I get the same as Barry, but the box is in the bottom left of the map on my screen. This may be because of the orientation of my screen, Portrait rather than landscape.

          Mouse overs dont work on my copy of Firefox either, very nice in IE 8 though, good work
          Last edited by Lance Gurd; 03-13-2009, 12:45 PM. Reason: Further investigation


          • #6
            Re: My first public A5 based website

            To fix your menu for Firefox, make sure you don't have any dimentions in inches. Make them px or em units. Also, don't limit the height and, where possible, don't limit the width. If you do need to limit dimentions, do it in the stylesheet and NOT in the navigation component setting. (I have found this helps).
            Steve Wood
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            • #7
              Re: My first public A5 based website

              Thank you Barry Lance, Steve
              Will follow Steve's suggestions.
              Thanks again.


              • #8
                Re: My first public A5 based website


                Your site is beautiful. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing!

                Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.