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    my new site

    hey everyone just wondering if i cud count on you lot for a bit of support for my new site. the home page and message bard are up and running, its now in testing stages and i could do with sum feedback from you guys for improvements and ideas. its hard to advertise a new site , lol, the addy is http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/streetracer the site is called the social. its an online pub kind of thing where people can just come and hang and have a laugh. cheers mO
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    Two words on color : clash and contrast. Because the colors clash, and because there's such low contrast, it's difficult to read.
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    soz the colour stays, i appreciate your criticism but it ook my ages to find a clour scheme that no other site i had seen had, and i have no difficulty reading it. other than that any more idea on how to atract more visitors and keep them coming back? mO
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    the page is far too wide for us 800*600ites, can that be sorted? bear in mind that just below half of all users apparently use that resolution.

    the colours are another small issue... if your staying with those ones how about just adjusting the shades slightly, making the darks abit darker and the lights abit lighter?

    otherwise its grand
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    yeah, is there any code that can determin the screen resoultion and sedn them to a diff page depending on the res? mO
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    first of all ... please change the font! i don't think anyone is very fond of Times New Roman.
    as for the colors...users are not necessarily going to be impressed by the fact that ur color combo is unusual, but rather by the attractiveness and readability. i, for one, am very quick to abandon sites with unpleasant colors. a possible reason u didn't find this combination anywhere else is because usually sensible sites try to adopt color combinations that are pleasing and readable.

    hope u find this link helpful:
    http://www.efuse.com/Design/palettes.html

    and the 3rd point made over here:
    http://www.efuse.com/Design/top_10_do_s_and_don_ts.html

    you are after all, making this site for your users, it's them you have to please.

    for screen res stuff:
    http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/...d/1688/fid/124
    http://javascriptkit.com/script/cut162.shtml
    http://javascriptkit.com/script/cut135.shtml

    cheers
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    Originally posted by ASAAKI
    you are after all, making this site for your users, it's them you have to please.
    true, but i find making a site for myself and not going crazy trying to please users works out alot better.
    you ARE pleasing the users, but in the end, if you dont like it, you prolly wont upload it.

    also "Agency FB", is this a font only on your computer? or am i just exposing the age of my own?

    and yea, you should optimize your site for 800x600 at the smallest, again thats your decision.
    those navigation butons are a little on the blurry side.
    also, the code is a little sloppy, but thats a WYSIWYG for you
    Last edited by cg9com; 03-06-2003 at 02:31 AM.

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    Fluid layout

    is there any code that can determin the screen resoultion and sedn them to a diff page depending on the res?
    You don't need a "code" to determine screen resolution; if you make your layout fluid instead of fixed, it will always fit the available width. Besides there's no reason why a user should view your page in a maximised browser window, so determining window size would be more approriate anyway.
    Personally I'm a bit put off by those "fat" black lines around everything, and those button texts do look awfully blurry and pixelated.

    @cg9com: I'm aware that most WYSIWYG editors make it - far too - easy to build sloppy code, but a decent one - in this case some version of Dreamweaver - offers plenty of influence on the resulting code, so there's no excuse for not cleaning the code up.
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    wysiwig whats that mean? the font on the buttons is supposed to look roguht but i will take ur advice and change it, asn ill try and see hwta i can do with the screen size thing
    mO
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    WYSIWYG:

    W hat
    Y ou
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    W hat
    Y ou
    G et.

    A term (well, an acronym) for visually oriented applications, be it web design tools, word processors, IDEs, etc. These applications present the result of whatever you can do with them in a way it should eventually look in real life (in a browser, on paper, as a working program, etc.).

    For your buttons you could consider using CSS (:hover pseudo-class), or javascript, to change properties on mouseover rather then an image rollover; that way you can use normal text which will look good and take up far less room / download time.

    "The screen size thing" can be accomplished by not giving the layout table and gubbins inside (cells, etc.) a fixed width in pixels, but in percentages. a combination of a fixed width columns with variable width ones is also possible.
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    Originally posted by cg9com
    i find making a site for myself and not going crazy trying to please users works out alot better.
    you ARE pleasing the users, but in the end, if you dont like it, you prolly wont upload it.
    lol...of course noone's going crazy for users and u're definitely designing for urself... but if we're incidentally putting our users off and driving them off our site for the sake of 'pleasing' ourselves then there isn't much point in that design...
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    well cheers lads for the advice but ive come to realise that my site is ****. so ive come up with a few ideas and will be making a complete new site over the weekend. ill give you details when its up and running, cheers lads for making me see the light. mO
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    Keep it up!

    hallj999,

    please keep us posted on your progress; we'll make a web designer out of you yet!
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    Re: Keep it up!

    Originally posted by ronaldb66
    hallj999,

    please keep us posted on your progress; we'll make a web designer out of you yet!
    'If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.'

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    yeah ok will do, it will be about another week till i get anything up, im going all out on this one. mO
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