Re: Website for client
Looks promising so far. Flicked through in IE7 and Firefox 188.8.131.52. Here's a few observations (none meant to be criticisms, just my initial thoughts on what to tidy up)...
The site is slow to load even on broadband... I have 4mb connection and from a cleared cache it still took about 20 seconds to load the front page so it displayed all the elements. Firefox tock over 50 seconds before it stopped transferring data. That could be my flakey connection though!!
On my monitor (22" widescreen) the Latest News and What's New boxes are all over the place - you have an index.htm file and an index.html file with differing coordinates for the div containing the news content boxes. Neither sit (as far as I can tell - don't know exactly where you're aiming for) correctly on my monitor although the .htm file is closer. Is there a reason you are using absolute positioning for them? Why not float or use % to automatically correct for different resolutions?
The 2 news boxes are different heights - lack of consistency.
The index.htm(l) page is set like a fixed width page (central column to sit well in most resolutions with dead space either side to compensate) but the rest of the site acts like a fluid layout which automatically resizes to 100% width. Again, a lack of consistency.
All the links to 'Home' link to the .htm page which is not the one a user sees when he/she just types in the url - that would be index.html... which at the moment is different. A user would be confused as to why the home page looks different when he/she returns to it from a link and it shouts coding errors to any web dabbler.
In Firefox the menu bar overshoots the central column on the right hand side, as does the Search button on the content pages.
The home page fails validation with 25 errors. The document type is set to XHTML 1.0 Strict which is a tough one to comply with anyway. However, it also fails XHTML Transitional and standard HTML document types aswell.
Other pages also fail (for example, the events page has 67 errors and the Hall of Fame has 61 errors).