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little_toaster
09-14-2005, 11:02 AM
I have posted this site before and had good feedback!

I have made a few changes, tidying up this and that!

heres the link (http://www.dwsystems.net)

what do u think, colors/layout/image/logo/flow/load time?

thankyou very much! :thumbsup:

p.s please ignore content (clients job!)

Tynan
09-14-2005, 11:05 AM
purely visually, I like the space and the clean, colours good. not sure the extra tints don't make it a bit cluttered, three flat colours works fine for me, the body text is nice, picture good

perhaps the white title on the title bars and the button at the top could be a bit stonger, I had to squint slightly (in FF)

little_toaster
09-14-2005, 11:15 AM
I have been playing with these headings loads, and dont really know what to do, if the text is bolder the text looks ugly, yet as is now a little hard to see!

I need to sort this out, any suggestions!

p.s I am also going to get rid of the more hyperlinks and have the headings we are discussing to underline on rollover.

JamieR
09-14-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah quite nice mate. I like the matching colours and the whole design is fairly neat and tidy. :)

little_toaster
09-14-2005, 12:21 PM
i see your association site is looking rather nice!

Tynan
09-14-2005, 12:22 PM
I have been playing with these headings loads, and dont really know what to do, if the text is bolder the text looks ugly, yet as is now a little hard to see!

I need to sort this out, any suggestions!

p.s I am also going to get rid of the more hyperlinks and have the headings we are discussing to underline on rollover.

perhaps just a bit bigger as opposed to bolder? it's nearly there, it's the white on green one that (don't) catch the eye

little_toaster
09-14-2005, 12:33 PM
I'm still playing with these damn headings as we speak!

larger text u say!, ill give it a whirl! :)

SpirtOfGrandeur
09-14-2005, 01:28 PM
The nav system roll overs. The color of the current one and the color of the :hover are the same? I did not look into the code but they look the same on my laptop display. Just an FYI.

little_toaster
09-14-2005, 01:30 PM
thanks for that! :)

thanks you just reminded me of that!, I have just reverted back to the way that I envisioned the nav at the start of design!

what do u think? is it better?, cheerss, all comments welcome! :)

harbingerOTV
09-14-2005, 01:48 PM
Heres a couple of things that might look a little better to me:

In your CSS:

#submenu1 (2 and 3 as well) maybe add some line-height to center the text vertically.

coding wise it appears that you could drop #submenu (2 & 3) and #subsubmenu 2( & 3) all together. I don't see any difference between (../images/nav13.gif) and (../images/nav2.gif). And you should be able to just use #submenu and #subsubmenu for all of them. Just make tham classes so it'll validate.

I would bump up the font size on both the top nav and the side headings. And maybe somcething like color: #666 might look better. On the nav the rollover white color looks fine against the #BFBFBF due to the contrast. The white text on the #ccc (i think thats what default grey is ) looks washed out.



#submaincontent{ float:left; background: url(images/manlaptop.jpg) bottom right no-repeat #fff; width: 455px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;}



p.main{margin-left:6px; margin-right: 7px;margin-top: 4px}
.submain{width: 242px;}



<a href="#"><img src="images/manlaptop.jpg" class="floatRight" alt="Computer Maintenance Services" /></a> /* nix this */
<p class="main submain"><br/><b class="blue">Home Users</b><br/>
We provide home user services including our sanitation and maintenance services for a stand alone machine or a home network, this can include other deliverables including PC cooling etc <a href="homeuser.html">More</a></p>

<p class="main submain"><b class="orange">Virus &amp; Security</b><br/>

Do you have a fully up to date and active virus checker?, is your important data secured? <a href="virus.html">More</a></p>

<p class="main submain"><b class="blue">Frequently Asked Questions</b><br/>
<a href="faq1.html">Regular maintenance prolongs PC lifespan</a><br/>
<a href="faq2.html">Does regular sanitation cut down sick days</a><br/>
<a href="faq3.html">How often should my company clean IT equipment</a><br/>
</p><br/>


yep that guy just floating there is still bugging me ;)

little_toaster
09-15-2005, 06:32 PM
im working through these points!, thanks!

please check back later in the week!

thanks!

JamieR
09-15-2005, 07:06 PM
i see your association site is looking rather nice!

danke :)

Green Beast
09-17-2005, 05:12 PM
Not digging, surface look only.

I think a single shade of green (left side of banner green, but not far left) without the fade would be best. Otherwise I like it. Looks great.

The icon below the footer does not do the site justice. How could you? I'd REM that and put a small text validation link within the body of the site... footer, sidebar, etc.

Very sharp site, all business. Me likey.

Mike

little_toaster
09-19-2005, 09:03 AM
appreciate the feedback!

Ill look into the solid color banner, and yer your right "how could I", I need to change the validation graphic!

thanks again!

The Doc
09-19-2005, 03:42 PM
The lay & design is awesome, like it!
But you should try semantic correct (x)html, it's really better (seo, look without css, and much more)

And well - you show that button at the bottom of the page, yeah - your page is xhtml valid - but who cares? If you want to show your customers that you care about standards use semantic code and style your owm button (that one is really ugly ;) )

The contact page could use some more padding.

And you could give gzip a try

Neno
09-19-2005, 05:17 PM
Very sharp, clean, easy to navigate. Might have been a little wider, in my opinon. But otherwise, an excellent work! :thumbsup:

Lyconpire
09-22-2005, 03:41 PM
nice site



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