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Steve
01-22-2009, 09:04 PM
This is a neat site you can enter your url and find errors with your html code. My sites are a mess! LOL

Try yours out.

http://validator.w3.org/

ritchiem
01-22-2009, 10:37 PM
Not too brag...but it took me days to fix my errors on http://www.murphyslawns.com

But now I am in the clear

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.murphyslawns.com&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0

justin_time
01-22-2009, 10:47 PM
I only have a few errors for http://www.jitys.ca

Steve
01-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Not too brag...but it took me days to fix my errors on http://www.murphyslawns.com

But now I am in the clear

That is an awesome design.

How are your search engine results for your key words? I bet they are great.

ritchiem
01-23-2009, 10:43 PM
they are working very well at the moment.

and thanks for the positive review Steve.

Steve
01-24-2009, 07:42 AM
Richard,

Can our readers get you to create a lawn care business website for them using a similar template? Or do you use other templates ? I could understand if you didn't want to use this one since it's your pride and joy!

ritchiem
01-24-2009, 11:13 AM
The idea is great, but it takes a long time to get a theme ready for publishing. It is easy to put together a html template, however when you are getting into php and you need to alter so much...it get to be a large job.

There are thousands of free themes out there that can be customized to fit any business.

I also think that if I do this it will open the doors for support calls.

"How do I change my logo?"
"How do I alter the sidebars?"
"How do I install WordPress?"

and so on...

I would still rather do it from start to finish for anyone interested. However, that being said I have been working on a generic theme for the landscaping industry that I can use to promote my web design services.

mruiz
01-25-2009, 12:54 PM
Steve thanks for this site. Boy do I have alot to clean up. 28 error, I'm still learning. :)

ritchiem
01-25-2009, 01:23 PM
mruiz what is your URL for your site...I can have a look at see if there are any easy fixes for you.

mruiz
01-25-2009, 01:35 PM
Thanks Rich, I just PM you on it.

Hey I don't feel to bad, I just check out Pepsi.com they also have 28 error.

ritchiem
01-25-2009, 01:54 PM
ah don't feel bad at all mruiz The Lawn Blog has over 100 errors on it...thats called bad coding for sure. I am not going to bother fixing it as I am working on a brand new theme for the site. Going to go through some major changes over the next few months.

mruiz
01-25-2009, 01:59 PM
Being all new to this scripting and all. After fixing all the error what does it mean. In other word what is the purpose?
Mike

Steve
01-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Being all new to this scripting and all. After fixing all the error what does it mean. In other word what is the purpose?

Well first off, it teaches you how to better code your html.

Another thing is that as I found with this forum, bad code can have unknown effects on different browsers. So you might be able to look at your website and it seems fine to you, but little do you know, 50% of potential viewers who are trying to see your site, are getting an error message because they are using another kind of browser.