View Full Version : Proper looking news?

08-08-2005, 08:14 PM
Hey, this is more of an aesthetic question, but something dealing with CSS nonetheless. I have a page that has a news box on it, but it just doesn't look like 'news' should look. If anyone has any suggestiosn that would be wonderful.


SITE (http://www.essexhall.com/site2/main.html)

08-09-2005, 09:23 AM
If your news is hot or updated ones, then you can implement it with JavaScript popup within your page. What I mean is like one at:

http://powweb.com :)

Tristan Gray
08-09-2005, 01:54 PM
News looks fine, that god awful banner image doesn't. I honestly believe that the corn-factor of that banner is polluting your perception of the news. The footer is pretty bad too but the header is absolutely ridiculous and seems like a very long stretch to connect it adequately with the idea behind it. Oasis theme obviously being the idea, but it's just not coming off right.

The news looks very clean-cut and so the rest of the design should suit that, I'd got for a simplistic sheik rather than... whatever that is. Sorry. Also, the java pop-up will annoy most of your users and since it is not a commercial site per se but rather geared to information for the students I do not recommend the javascript hot news pop-up.

08-09-2005, 02:17 PM
IMO I think the site looks nice actually.

I don't know... how *should* news look?

1. I think you should get away from Times New Roman, move to something like Verdana or Arial.

2. Decide what feel you are going for. I'm guessing you want a kind of blog feel? So have a look at some other sites which use a layout you like. Normally a blog layout would look like so -

The News Title
The Date
The Text

If you want to include the author in there too, I'd suggest something like -

The News Title
The Date | Author
The Text

Make the date and author text smaller than the main text, make the title the largest size. Just my 2 cents. :)