Pencilneck.net

So I’ve just launched my company‘s website. It’s available to the world at http://www.pencilneck.net. Woohoo!

The site was designed by Day, and built by Yours Truly (me, not the character (10 000 shares of tannock.net to the first person who names that book!)).

It’s buit to standards, validates XHTML (transitional 1.0) & CSS, is table-less, and has a variety of little accessibility features. Some highlights: The navigation is all built using unordered lists. The DHTML drop-downs are actually sub-lists of their parent navigational items, just hidden. For the first time, I’ve gone away from pixel-sizing for fonts, instead using %. Letter-spacing, line-heights, etc all measured with ems. So hopefully, all the printed matter should scale beautifully should you feel the need to increase or decrease your browser’s default font-size.

As anything brand new, I’m sure there are kinks (there’s a couple of those horrific ‘coming soon’ pages still, and no print style sheet as of yet). So please, if you’ve any comments, please pass them my way. I’m specifically interested in any layout issues you might encounter (particularly if you’re on a mac) and if anyone has any accessibility suggestions that I should incorporate.

Also, if you go there and it redirects to a non-existant page, that’s because your browser sucks, being less than a 5.0 version, and I haven’t created the upgrade page yet. That’ll come this weekend.

14 Replies to “Pencilneck.net”

  1. Too right, Day, I should’ve mentioned. Day was also instrumental in getting Jeff and my heads out of our collective asses to think this thing through, before launching willy-nilly into it. And he helped with I/A design on it.

  2. Too right, Day, I should’ve mentioned. Day was also instrumental in getting Jeff and my heads out of our collective asses to think this thing through, before launching willy-nilly into it. And he helped with I/A design on it.

  3. looks good! it scrolls horizontally in ie though. you guys should put prices up for the CMS too, that’s the first thing i wanted to know, and there’s not even anything saying “to find out more about pricing contact…”.

  4. looks good! it scrolls horizontally in ie though. you guys should put prices up for the CMS too, that’s the first thing i wanted to know, and there’s not even anything saying “to find out more about pricing contact…”.

  5. thanks, P, for pointing that out. I’ve rectified both the horizontal-scroll-in-IE thing and at least added a ‘for more information & pricing’ line to the Pencilcase description. We specifically don’t have public prices available for the Pencilcase at this point, but this may or may not change in the future. Rest assured that it’s both good and cheap. 🙂

  6. thanks, P, for pointing that out. I’ve rectified both the horizontal-scroll-in-IE thing and at least added a ‘for more information & pricing’ line to the Pencilcase description. We specifically don’t have public prices available for the Pencilcase at this point, but this may or may not change in the future. Rest assured that it’s both good and cheap. 🙂

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