View Full Version : which button is best poll

03-27-2003, 10:38 PM
please people i need your help, seems as i made the worng decision last time on the font for my buttons i thought id leave it up to you guys, please visit my site HASAAKI (http://www.online-addicts.com/~joehall) and look at the menu on the left, then post in this thread stating the name of the button you think looks best, thank you in advance for your help, mOsEs

03-27-2003, 10:41 PM
erm, I'm really not all that keen on any of them :o I think you should try and make them clearer

::] krycek [::

03-27-2003, 10:51 PM
I'm with krycek -- all options are difficult to read. I'd go with simpler fonts (Verdana or Arial would be my first choices) and a much stronger background/textcolor contrast.

03-27-2003, 11:08 PM
yeah i see what your saying, but the site is sposed to be about funky web design and having boring fonts on stuff is gonna contradict my self thats why i opted for pixel fonts, arrgghhh i dunno what to do, i cant find a medium in this at all

03-27-2003, 11:37 PM
What I was trying to say was not so much what fonts you are using, as the way you are doing it. You could use the same fonts and make it a lot clearer at the same time.

::] krycek [::

03-27-2003, 11:42 PM
yeah i get ya, ive got an idea hold on ill upload it, its not perfect but its easier to read and still looks cool

03-28-2003, 02:38 AM
maybe just a tad bigger? thats all.

"Remember, you are not a Salmon" <-- wha?? lol. :D

03-28-2003, 09:25 AM
its an advert for kitkat here in england, its the best advert ever apart from the nike freestyle ones. yeah ill have something sorted by sunday but ive colege today abnd then work and then going up the pub and sat and sun im at work all day so nothing till sunday night now

03-30-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by cg9com
"Remember, you are not a Salmon" <-- wha?? lol. :D

Try telling that to Tim :D

03-31-2003, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by hallj999
post in this thread stating the name of the button you think looks best, thank you in advance for your help, mOsEs

as others said, none of them. I think that your problem is that you use softened pixel fonts. Why? as the name says, pixel fonts are supposed to be sharp

btw, what does mOsEs mean?

03-31-2003, 08:29 AM
moses! havnt you ever heard of the bible, and dont ask why i am calling it myself cos ill just reply to why are you calling your self borgtex. i dont get what your on about with the softened pixel fonts, what is a softened pixel font. a pixel font thats a puff? i am looking into chaging the menu but unfortunatly ive been at work all weekend and havnt had chance so bear with me and ill sort it out tonight.

then ill show you the changes and see what we get. sarcastic comments from me aside, cheers for all your help on this lads, i thought the menu looked ojk but obvisouly not, i appreciate the time you take out to help me! mOsEs(from the bible)

03-31-2003, 09:20 AM
btw does any1 know of any good flash tutorials i want to upgrade the banner to a flash one! mOsEs

03-31-2003, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by hallj999
moses! havnt you ever heard of the bible, and dont ask why i am calling it myself cos ill just reply to why are you calling your self borgtex

Ehum... I know who is Moses, but you already have a name: hallj999. Why do you end your posts with another name? It's just curiosity...

A softened (or better said, smooth or anti-aliased) font it's a font that has the EDGES softened, and that's what in your case makes them appear blurry

03-31-2003, 09:58 AM
i dunoo why not sign your posts with a diff name is it against the posting rules? i have no idea why this wud have happened(the softening of the font) cos i just downloaded it from the site and used it, cud it be cos some fonts only work in cetain sizes, like multiples of 8 for instance, i dunno, ill have a look at how i can change it tonight, if i can be bothered ill mnake a flash menu. but i need to get back into flash cos i havnt done it in a while. mite leave that for the easter holidaywhen ive got some time. hallj999

03-31-2003, 11:06 AM
Usually are the graphics programs who add anti-alias to the fonts, and yes, you're right about the multiples allowed using pixel fonts

btw: Of course you can use as many names as you want in your posts; I didn't said it was wrong or against the rules; simply strange ;)

03-31-2003, 11:52 AM
about, or contact us. about rollovers are bad though :(

03-31-2003, 12:20 PM
i know im gonna sort it all now cos im back from college so i can get to work, if anyone has any suggestions keep em posted, id like a flash menu but not quite sure how to do it so i think ill stick to rollovers. also does anyone know where i can get the script for the mouse seeker, when it displays the rollover somewhere esle like to the left or right of the button or wherever your mouse is?

04-01-2003, 12:18 PM
new menu up, check it out and tell me what you think. HASAAKI (http://www.online-addicts.com/~joehall)

04-01-2003, 03:00 PM
hmmm... it's fine i think. but i suppose the rollover images could be a little crisper.
there seems to be a difference in the differences between the buttons. there's a little too much space between Forum and Links and between Links and About, as compared to the rest.

04-01-2003, 03:34 PM
when u click a link, the buttons look different and weird. take a look

04-01-2003, 03:53 PM
as ASAAKI says, the buttons still look blurry :( . But they're readable now, at least

04-01-2003, 05:26 PM
ive put a flash menu up now, its just an idea at the moment but hopefully when i get that nailed the banner will follow suit

04-01-2003, 09:20 PM
flash menu is ok. sometimes it lights up and other times it just flickers when mouseovered... is that part of the effect?

also it the way it loads like they are seperate images being downloaded. thats not particularaly a bad thing if thats the effect you wanted.

btw... i love that kitkat advert... :)

its certainly improved, :thumbsup:


04-01-2003, 09:26 PM
oh well that site is being scrapped, i had a brainwave today and im having two sites same layout on both but diff co,lour schemes, one is going to be a webdesign and devopment resource site and the other is going to be my commercial site for my webdesign. so take a buthcers at the start of the copmmercial site and then imagine the resource site but with red and orange trimmings instead of the blues, and its gonna feature a fair bit of flash, but im not gonna rush this site like i rushed the last one, cos then you get shabby looking work, i mean come on that flash menu is a crock of s**t. so chekout HASAAKI v.3.0 (http://hasaaki.ithium.net) mOsEs