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    New 'Clan Site' For Gears Of War

    Hey guys,

    My mate and I have just finished building the basics of our clan site for Gears Of War. He did the design from scratch in Dreamweaver and I built the HTML/CSS pages.

    So far it needs a lot of updates and page content, but the idea is there and a few of the pages have bits and pieces scattered around. The news ticker has some basics, but the on and off link to the left needs a home and realistically the buttons to stop and play it could be better positioned. Any ideas would be great there!

    Just thought I'd post and see what people thought, firstly of the design, and secondly of the content so far/pages we have used. Never really built a site like this before so your views would be greatly appreciated.

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    i find it hard to read the text on the scroll bar.

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    Yeah, I'm gonna change the background colour to either a plain white, or a darker colour and have the text white... a couple of other people have said that too
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    Your clan site is looking cool now. after looking at your site for a bit the scrolling does sort of get on my nerves. Maybe a panel in middle where the user can scroll to read more if they want to?

    But itís up to you thatís just how I feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyconpire View Post
    Your clan site is looking cool now. after looking at your site for a bit the scrolling does sort of get on my nerves. Maybe a panel in middle where the user can scroll to read more if they want to?

    But itís up to you thatís just how I feel.
    I have actually created a button to turn that scroller off, or simply pause it if it's going too quickly. It's just finding a place to put them. At the moment the off button works as a white text link to the left of the ticker.

    The forum is up now too, I've styled some of that and got a nice template from Invision, which look awesome. So anyone wanting to check that out may do so now
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    Make the marquee have a darker background with white text.
    What is the ticker?
    For the side image/nav make the text(red background) not have the diagonal lines so it is easier to read.
    Have the logo for Gears no be so transparent for your logo.
    Can't read the subfont for the MITS image.
    Empty space next to the content?

    One of the nicest fan sites for Gears I have seen. Good job.
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    nice site, I like it, but just change the bgcolor of the marquee text, make it darker

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    Thanks for the replies guys! Yep, the ticker is the 'marquee' on done with javascript

    I'll make those changes to it's design and let you know when it's ready. Interesting idea tho, and will probably fit in nicer with the site. Thank blank space to the right of the content sections is there because I read an article about using blank space to an advantage and it has the benefit of a nice logo in the background.

    Not sure what you meant about the right navigation but eventually they are going to be javascript and the effect of the faded white lines disappearing is a nice one. I'll have to test it to see how it looks when I've put the js in.

    Not sure what you mean about the logo for Gears either, but I'm gonna get that text edited under the top banner so that it is easier to read and add something that actually says that it's a Gears Of War clan site!

    Thanks for your responses, keep them coming!
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    I like it! But here are some suggestions:

    -put the microsoft logos and etc. down below/beside your xhtml/css buttons
    -make the text inside the actual "tell a friend" text input smaller

    but other than that i think its great! and the validity is a plus! +rep
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    Now I see the logo where the space was. Nicely done. I do not mind the Microsoft logo.
    Change the text of the OFF/ON text too.
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