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    Smile please give critique, comments welcome.

    I have posted this site before and had good feedback!

    I have made a few changes, tidying up this and that!

    heres the link

    what do u think, colors/layout/image/logo/flow/load time?

    thankyou very much!

    p.s please ignore content (clients job!)
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    purely visually, I like the space and the clean, colours good. not sure the extra tints don't make it a bit cluttered, three flat colours works fine for me, the body text is nice, picture good

    perhaps the white title on the title bars and the button at the top could be a bit stonger, I had to squint slightly (in FF)

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    good comment

    I have been playing with these headings loads, and dont really know what to do, if the text is bolder the text looks ugly, yet as is now a little hard to see!

    I need to sort this out, any suggestions!

    p.s I am also going to get rid of the more hyperlinks and have the headings we are discussing to underline on rollover.
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    Yeah quite nice mate. I like the matching colours and the whole design is fairly neat and tidy.

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    Smile thanks for comments jamie;

    i see your association site is looking rather nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by little_toaster
    I have been playing with these headings loads, and dont really know what to do, if the text is bolder the text looks ugly, yet as is now a little hard to see!

    I need to sort this out, any suggestions!

    p.s I am also going to get rid of the more hyperlinks and have the headings we are discussing to underline on rollover.
    perhaps just a bit bigger as opposed to bolder? it's nearly there, it's the white on green one that (don't) catch the eye

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    thanks for comment Tynan

    I'm still playing with these damn headings as we speak!

    larger text u say!, ill give it a whirl!
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    The nav system roll overs. The color of the current one and the color of the :hover are the same? I did not look into the code but they look the same on my laptop display. Just an FYI.
    Note: I do not test code. I just write it off the top of my head. There might be bugs in it! But if any thing I gave you the overall theory of what you need to accomplish. Also there are plenty of other ways to accomplish this same thing. I just gave one example of it. Other ways might be faster and more efficient.

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    Smile no, no ur right, oops

    thanks for that!

    thanks you just reminded me of that!, I have just reverted back to the way that I envisioned the nav at the start of design!

    what do u think? is it better?, cheerss, all comments welcome!
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    Heres a couple of things that might look a little better to me:

    In your CSS:

    #submenu1 (2 and 3 as well) maybe add some line-height to center the text vertically.

    coding wise it appears that you could drop #submenu (2 & 3) and #subsubmenu 2( & 3) all together. I don't see any difference between (../images/nav13.gif) and (../images/nav2.gif). And you should be able to just use #submenu and #subsubmenu for all of them. Just make tham classes so it'll validate.

    I would bump up the font size on both the top nav and the side headings. And maybe somcething like color: #666 might look better. On the nav the rollover white color looks fine against the #BFBFBF due to the contrast. The white text on the #ccc (i think thats what default grey is ) looks washed out.

    Code:
    #submaincontent{ float:left; background: url(images/manlaptop.jpg) bottom right no-repeat #fff; width: 455px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;}
    Code:
    p.main{margin-left:6px; margin-right: 7px;margin-top: 4px}
    .submain{width: 242px;}
    Code:
    <a href="#"><img src="images/manlaptop.jpg" class="floatRight" alt="Computer Maintenance Services" /></a> /* nix this */
    <p class="main submain"><br/><b class="blue">Home Users</b><br/>
    We provide home user services including our sanitation and maintenance services for a stand alone machine or a home network, this can include other deliverables including PC cooling etc <a href="homeuser.html">More</a></p>
    
    <p class="main submain"><b class="orange">Virus &amp; Security</b><br/>
    
    Do you have a fully up to date and active virus checker?, is your important data secured? <a href="virus.html">More</a></p>
    
    <p class="main submain"><b class="blue">Frequently Asked Questions</b><br/>
    <a href="faq1.html">Regular maintenance prolongs PC lifespan</a><br/>
    <a href="faq2.html">Does regular sanitation cut down sick days</a><br/>
    <a href="faq3.html">How often should my company clean IT equipment</a><br/>
    </p><br/>
    yep that guy just floating there is still bugging me
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    thankyou for great feedback

    im working through these points!, thanks!

    please check back later in the week!

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by little_toaster
    i see your association site is looking rather nice!
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    Not digging, surface look only.

    I think a single shade of green (left side of banner green, but not far left) without the fade would be best. Otherwise I like it. Looks great.

    The icon below the footer does not do the site justice. How could you? I'd REM that and put a small text validation link within the body of the site... footer, sidebar, etc.

    Very sharp site, all business. Me likey.

    Mike

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    Thumbs up thanks mike;

    appreciate the feedback!

    Ill look into the solid color banner, and yer your right "how could I", I need to change the validation graphic!

    thanks again!
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    The lay & design is awesome, like it!
    But you should try semantic correct (x)html, it's really better (seo, look without css, and much more)

    And well - you show that button at the bottom of the page, yeah - your page is xhtml valid - but who cares? If you want to show your customers that you care about standards use semantic code and style your owm button (that one is really ugly )

    The contact page could use some more padding.

    And you could give gzip a try


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