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    Greenock Hockey Club

    This is the site for my local hockey team that I play for:

    Greenock Hockey Club

    I've only completed the main page and the news archive (which I'm really pleased with :P All that clever PHP).

    I just want your general impressions of the design to see if you like the way I'm going. The colour scheme is based on the club's home strip.

    You can check out the menu as well. All of the links work, just no content is displayed.

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    Ouch...

    Although the club colors often are a nice starting point for a site color scheme, in your case there are a couple of concerns:
    • The dark red is barely visible against the black (?) background;
    • The bold, black text against a pure white background is an assault on my eyes.

    I'd suggest a serious reduction in these stark contrasts and lightening up the whole color scheme. Also, I think the second-level menu items stand out too much in relation to the first level items (again, a contrast issue).

    Using IE5.5/win with a maximized window at 800x600, the content area gets pushed beneath the menu area; likely a IE boxmodel problem.

    Code-wise, you've overdone it a bit on the classed divs, and things like "<p><b>" and "<div class="heading">" just scream "Heading!" to me (hx); instead of "<td class="left1">" you could use <th> - which is appropriate as row header as well - saving you the need to class anything.
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    I'll look at lightening up the colours and I'll probably make the text a dark gray instead of black.

    Also, it's very dark blue not black :P

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    How's it looking now?

    I changed the colours a bit and added a random image. In the future, each image will open a new page when clicked on displaying it full sized.

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    personally i dont like what you've done with the dark green background as it makes the page look very murky.

    maybe if you changed the background to white for the entire page and left the menu background in green it might look better.
    also, why not change the title from being in white with dark green background to dark green text on white background?
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