Originally Posted by ronaldb66
The "n" logo is very subtle, and not very pretty at that (rough edges); I feel you can easily get away with making that a little more prominent.
Yeah - I'm struggling with the logo*. At the moment its a repro of the stamp I use for my ceramics, but I'm not convinced it translates to screen very well.
I've tried it at different sizes, but as you make it larger the oval area just becomes too plain. I've tried various pen/ink drawn versions but nothing's grabbed me yet! Access to a scanner is suddenly possible again this week so I'll keep trying...
[I had to do a quickie transparenterisationofbackground for the gradient experiments - that's where the rough edges have come from]
*amongst other things
Lastly, code-wise you must have heard of the drawbacks of using tables for layout purposes;
I'm a complete novice when it comes to css layout - but yes, I've read enough to wonder why we haven't been doing it that way all along and I know
its something I will need to master.
The main objective of this rebuild is to replace the cringe-inducingness of what's running at the moment (bad, nasty, evil code and 'design' - what's on the drawing board might not cut the mustard, but its still a hell of a leap forward!)
I'm viewing it as fairly temporary until I've got spare time and brain-cells to make the switch to css.
There are soooo, many things design-wise that I'm not-entirely-happy-with-but-can't-see-why that I'll probably want to start again from scratch anyway!
Sooooo many questions about css, but I need to educate myself a lot first and I guess this isn't the place to ask them anyway. How about if I make this version presentable enough to go live, get through the next month or so of Stuff (finding somewhere to live - technicalities like that
), bury myself in css resources for a bit and then meet you all back here again for version III?!
Thanks to everyone for feedback and opinions - see you when I know my z-index from my elbow