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    Go ahead-- be honest

    Here's a project I'm about done with and I'm curious to see what others think of the layout and overall look. I'm looking for input on color scheme, cross-browser issues, usability... basically anything you notice is really bad, just let me have it!

    The demo website:

    http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/login.php

    The intro page:

    http://easyfamilywebsites.com/easy.php

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    It seems a little plain. TBH it looks like a modified default wordpress theme. The table in the demo area under the image needs some margin on the left and right side. I like the menu. I don't like the dotted line around the content. I think it should be solid or none at all. Also on the bottom table the tabs don't seem to work with JS disabled.
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    To be honest, the design looks a bit boring. Your website also contains different colors that don't fit with each other. I suggest you add some more gradient backgrounds and web 2.0 effects.

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    looks bad at high resolutions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    Here's a project I'm about done with and I'm curious to see what others think of the layout and overall look. I'm looking for input on color scheme, cross-browser issues, usability... basically anything you notice is really bad, just let me have it!

    The demo website:

    http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/login.php
    two warning in html markup, ( browser makers markup, come from spread firefox, I guess ):

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...mo%2Flogin.php

    error in css markup:

    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...mo%2Flogin.php

    - missing meta tags

    - invalid html markup in this page:

    http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/p....php?_a=public

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...%3F_a%3Dpublic

    - click on tabs album, events, newsletter and conversation corner in admin from the bottom of page give me 404 error

    - I don't try your settings and website settings.

    - no title and meta tags

    Over all, I like it, the layout and colors, the contrast is very good.
    Sorry but if I must evaluate the artistic part, I'm not able to say more then if I like it or not,

    Edit:
    I see _Aerospace_Eng_ post, I have js disabled all time.
    I try again with js enabled and it work. Since this is supposed to be used by trusted people I thing a message to enable js will be enough.


    best regards
    Last edited by oesxyl; 02-22-2008 at 06:41 AM.

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    don't add background color on hover unless the guests found the site from a search engine; it's pretty ugly.

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    It seems a little plain. TBH it looks like a modified default wordpress theme. The table in the demo area under the image needs some margin on the left and right side. I like the menu. I don't like the dotted line around the content. I think it should be solid or none at all. Also on the bottom table the tabs don't seem to work with JS disabled.
    Plain it is, for sure. Unfortunately it's completely original-- which is kind of funny to me that it turned out looking like a modified wordpress default theme. Boring minds think alike?

    I agree on the need for margin, will fix. The dotted line looks fine in FF2, terrible in IE6. I'll try solid and none at all.

    The entire site is dependant on JS, I did not do any graceful degradation. I should probably add a warning on the Login page that clarifies this.



    To be honest, the design looks a bit boring. Your website also contains different colors that don't fit with each other. I suggest you add some more gradient backgrounds and web 2.0 effects.
    I'm trying to pretend I have a graphics designer hat to put on and have some ideas on making it a little more Web 2.0 looking. It's a good suggestion. Can you be specific on which colors don't match up? If it's the orange and blue, I'll have to kindly disagree-- they are contrasting colors on the color wheel and therefore they compliment each other. It's less safe (i.e. boring) than a bunch of different shades of blue, I'll give you that.

    looks bad at high resolutions.
    Because things stretch out? Too much white space in the wrong places? I'm not sure I get what you mean.



    error in css markup:
    Thanks, got that fixed. I'm not going to lose sleep over warnings.

    - missing meta tags
    I wasn't aware they were required.

    - click on tabs album, events, newsletter and conversation corner in admin from the bottom of page give me 404 error
    I was not able to recreate that 404 error. :/

    I thing a message to enable js will be enough.
    Thanks for the advice, I will take it.

    don't add background color on hover unless the guests found the site from a search engine; it's pretty ugly.
    You don't like background hover effects? I'm love with it, to a fault it seems.
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    Fumigator....did you code your forum board from scratch? It look very good and a nice change from the regular boards, especially phpBB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    I wasn't aware they were required.
    Maybe I'm wrong and you don't need them. If you don't care about search engine because of some reason, then you don't need them.

    I was not able to recreate that 404 error. :/
    try disable javascript. I just realise when I read _Aerospace_Eng_ replay, that I have js disabled and I edit my replay to mention that. Probably I don't express clear this connection.

    best regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Whistler View Post
    Fumigator....did you code your forum board from scratch? It look very good and a nice change from the regular boards, especially phpBB.
    Yes I did, it was an learning exercise and plus I wanted the message board completely and seamlessly integrated into the rest of the members-only area, with second login and username, and I figured my own reinvented wheel would accomplish that.


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