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Texas State Multicultural Studies

knits and tweaks to improve

In the original review request of Center for Multicultural Studies - TSU-SM, the author commented: The Center offers two minors in Ethnic Studies and Women's studies. We have an extensive library of Multicultural and Gender related books available for loan. We are often called upon to help w/Multicultural and Gender related events, such as Hispanic Heritage or Black History Month.
Note Comments from Fred as well
Reviewed by: Jon Winchester
On first look - left menu bar immediately appears oddly aligned - suggest one of the following: - don't use indent to mark the sub menu items (underline is sufficient distinction) - use an arrow or bullet gif that is lined up with the left margin The graphic of women fixing a car- not sure how you floated or aligned it left with respect to the first paragraph only, but a more natural look would be to have the second paragraph also wrap around that photo. Google "eric meyer float img" for a good description of this issue. If a user holds mouse over a graphic, it's annoying not to have a caption or description appear. use:

img src="src.gif" title="title appears in a second" height="y" width="x" />

The white border around "calendar of events" looks out of place. "Diez y Siez" is misspelled, (six in spanish is seis) Useful links-the column header is "title and description" - I see title only - a good place for description is in the title property. Same as you used title property with img tag, you can use for an anchor tag and I believe with td tag. eg:

[div] title="Diversity Web is all about...">Diversity Web[/div]


[a href="http:#" title="DW is about...">Diversity Web[/a]

I notice the footer, counter floats up when the content area is less long than the side menu. You may want to nail it to the bottom of the page somehow.
      You could fade or modify the "globe in hand" image on the top left, so that it matches the surrounding colors better. Paint shop pro is free for download and trial period use.

Fred adds some comments to this critique

Posted: 10/29/2003

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