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    Page Colors

    I am having some trouble nailing down the final color schemes for my web. I have WAY to much blue going on, and not enough other colors. I followed this one guys advice for the most part and found a picture of something in nature that I found beautiful (with a blue base) and tried to use the main colors from that. It was this blue flower, and I used some of the blues, but the earth tones looked aweful on the page.

    So I need some help on picking what colors for which elements. I do want to keep the blue background (if I get a general consensus that it looks ok), and the nav bar color if possible. But feel free to suggest colors for everything else, including a main color base for the banner. Keep in mind that the current banner is a "Hey I need a rough estimate of the banner size, so I will take 3 seconds to wip one up in photoshop" banner.

    Thanks for all your help in advance!

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    I'm not such a colour person, but I did notice that the child menus coming off "potential tenants" and "current tenants" are not quite wide enough, causing a rollover displacement in mozilla.
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    Wow, that was quick!

    So they are not wide enough? I noticed the same thing in IE, but they are too wide and only part of them become visible. Once the menu hits the right-most border of the content div, the rest gets hidden...I am not sure how to fix it, other than just comming up with a shorter label.

    Any ideas?

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    Why not just pushing the label a little to the left?

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    Yea, that's what I'll probably end up doing.

    However, I am still in my origional predicament of choosig colors, are there any experts on that?

    Thanks!

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    Play with this for a bit and see what happens.

    http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

    Personally, I would make the dark bakground color lighter than the blue in the page.

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    Wow! Great Link! Almost as good as the Link from the Zelda games (but no other link is that great)!

    Anywho, thanks for the pointer, I am going to mess around with the program and see what I come up with.

    However, I do think that I am trying too many background colors. I am going to leave the #content white, and try changing the h1, h2, etc colors, maybe even add a little graphic or something. I have something right now, in which I use part of the logo for a bullet-like thing. I have it here

    I don't know if that is tacky at all, but let me know what you think!

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    I reckon, increase the width and then right-align the menu, something like

    defineSubmenuProperties(140,"right","left",0,0);
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    Alright, ol' boy, I'll give that a try!

    Does anyone think the logo-title thing looks dumb or tacky? I really don't want to spend the time doing this if everyone hates it.

    Opinions please.

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    Originally posted by Ben@WEBProp
    Does anyone think the logo-title thing looks dumb or tacky? I really don't want to spend the time doing this if everyone hates it.
    -Ben
    mmm, a little I think the logo in the top left doesn't really look like a logo. It looks like a watermark with text on top. I would make a stronger header, with the logo, that stands out from the rest of the page.
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    Oh, ya, maybe I forgot to mention it, but the banner is not permanent. It is my 2-second rendition of an ode to a thought about a banner. It will not stay there. However, the banner will probably have the logo in it somwhere. Check out this one and see which one of the two you like better.

    Thanks for the help!

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    In addition to the post right above this one, what should I do about the color of the div with the short property description (also contains the pic). I have no idea what color to use, and white looks too bland. I can't find the right shade of blue to use, and green looks messed up. I would really like a light blue that doesnt clash too much with the title div above it...any suggestions?

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