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View Full Version : new design fiddling (in a real country mood today)



harbingerOTV
06-13-2005, 01:54 AM
okay here it is (http://home.earthlink.net/~harbingerofthevoid/brownsmoke/brownsmoke.html)

I played around this weekend and came up with this. I know nothing ground breaking but none the less. Yeah it's brown. Very brown. I dig mono-chromatic and find it hard to stray away from it so color wise it maybe boring to you.

Biggest thing is layout. it's not supposed to be centered so thats not an issue with me. Just the overall "feel" to it.

I played around with it form 800x600 all the way to 1600x1200 and it works fine except in 1600x1200. the art work page images get thrown to the left.

resize the page if your over 800x (and running full screen) and see how it goes and if it causes any glitches.

warning: there will be a load time as it' has images. the art page for sure but the main CSS loads some 180k worth of crap. trying to get around that but the image in the bottom left corner is 150k alone. Pretty sure in 800x600 it loads although you won't see it as it only appears in anything above that.

I tried to avoid the box model syndrome but I have to go to work to get to a mac so IDK.

anywho... any rips are duely appreciated but one note. If you say something like "i dont like this..." tell me what you don't like about it and what would make it look/work better for you. Constructive critisism is great but ideas go places.

gracias.

-alan

[edit] (to the edit) I know th egfont size is small and the text is narrow. I might change that if need be.

[edit] (to the edits edit) if you look in the links page and go to Harold McNiell. I tried to make the MC raise up but all I could come up with was making it smaller and underlining it. It looks like crap. is there code for the little MC that goes before a MC Name?

[edit] (to the edited edits edit) let me know the screen res your viewing it at and browser.

qwertyuiop
06-13-2005, 02:04 AM
It's pretty good. The background looks like waves crashing on a rock, but I guess it's smoke, according to the page name. Personally, i think it would look better if there were a slightly opaque background (that blurs the bg a little) for the text column.

Good job.

Screen res: 1280x1024 - but browser isn't maximized
Browser: firefox 1.04

edit for mcniell, can't you use <sup>mc</sup>?

harbingerOTV
06-13-2005, 02:13 AM
kudos qwerty I didn't know about the <sup> tag. I'll look into the bg of the text. at the very least it might help break it up some.

you figure out that column thing on your site yet?

p.s. your screen name is the easiest one i have to type. gotta love 9th grade typing class :D

qwertyuiop
06-13-2005, 03:11 AM
On your site: Compared to the home page, the background on the thoughts page shifts a little.

No, I havent fixed the column thing on my site yet. It's not that big of a deal, but I still want to get it fixed. I'll probably look into it more when the design is more finalized.

harbingerOTV
06-13-2005, 03:41 AM
On your site: Compared to the home page, the background on the thoughts page shifts a little.

thats the fact that theres not enough content to scroll the page thus no scroll bars.



No, I havent fixed the column thing on my site yet. It's not that big of a deal, but I still want to get it fixed. I'll probably look into it more when the design is more finalized.

i saw your image of the way you want it yo go. easily accomplished if yuou want a solid content colum. just shout if you need a fix.

Single Paradox
06-13-2005, 05:27 AM
Ugh, I love your work harbinger, I like it, some real good stuff. I'd have to say you should get some more color in it though.

little_toaster
06-14-2005, 01:13 PM
really nice design, and a great feel and calm aura.

I think the left side graphic could be a little further upward, achieveing a little more abstracted feel!
It would be a real shame to not make the nav fade in on hover!

With work this could be a zen garden!

This is art my friend congrats! :)

JamieR
06-14-2005, 01:23 PM
Thats a real nice design mate :)

Really nicely designed and athmospheric :p

Jamie.

mark87
06-14-2005, 02:04 PM
Nice design and layout, although I feel it should have a little more colour just to break it up a bit. The layout of the artwork page is really nice! :p

I'd prefer to see the hand cursor over the menu links though... :)



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