i'm new to web building but i still made a site. I want to keep it simple but if there are things that just need to be fixed let me know
11-24-2005, 10:56 AM
This page has a few errors.
How to avoid being seen
How to be accurate
How to get around
How to set up a defensive position
Do's and don'ts of paintball
When you click the above links on your site nothing happens.
You could do with adding a few more images, try and brighten up the pages a bit. Get some action shots in there. Remember you want people to get to your site and read the info, at the moment I think it looks a bit bland. views will become disinterested and log off.
I think it's great you've had a go, but with a bit more hard work you could make it a lot better.
Last thing, if your site was a magazine would you buy it?
Good luck :thumbsup:
11-24-2005, 12:59 PM
This thread is more at home in the "Site reviews" forum; I'll ask a moderator to move it over (in fact, I already have); please do not cross-post it there.
As for the site: you've got a subject, you've got content, which is a good and important start.
Design-wise, I seriously recommend you rething the red-on-black color scheme, since it has very poor contrast and therefore won't encourage many people to read what you have to say.
I'd advice against dark backgrounds anyway, but if you want to stick with that, lighten it up a notch by going to a very dark hue instead of solid black, and use a much lighter color for your texts. This alone will increase the contrast sufficiently for you to reduce that rediculously large text size, which you've probably unconciously chosen to compensate for the poor contrast.
Link-wise, it's good practice to include at least a link back to the home page on every subsequent page; considering the relatively small number of pages, you might want to consider including the entire menu on each site so visitors can hop back and forth between the various pages at will (link to the current page deactivated, of course).
"Code"-wise (I prefer the term "markup"), you may be interested to know that the HTML standard features a lot more elements besides "div" and "font", such as paragraph (p) and heading (h1, h2. ... h6) elements.
You also are strongly recommended to dive into CSS, so, coupled with those other elements I mentioned this:
<div align="center"><span class="med">
<div style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="center"><font size="7" face="Arial" color="#ff0000">The Woodsball Experience
<br></font></div> could be turned into this:
<h1>The Woodsball Experience</h1> plus a little style rule like:
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
} which, when placed in an external style sheet, would only have to be specified (and loaded) once for all pages alike.
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