My Site... Nice?

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  1. Epox to strive..to seek...to find Registered Senior Member

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    Very nice indeed

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    I would also suggest that you don't tinker with the main page once you're settled on the theme you like best.

    Having to re-acquainte (sp?) yourself with where the nav buttons are can be frustrating sometimes.
     
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  3. caffeine_fubar Dark Dementia is my name... Registered Senior Member

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    yup lol... most of it stays all the same, but i dont have near enough content to keep my friends on here. working on adding more. My amber alert system doesnt work on this theme due to text color... now way to change that i know of... (well i do but im too lazy =D)
     
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  5. Epox to strive..to seek...to find Registered Senior Member

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    Yep you got it, content = regular visitors.

    All the best with your site!

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  7. caffeine_fubar Dark Dementia is my name... Registered Senior Member

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    thank you =D
     
  8. Voodoo Child Registered Senior Member

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    http://www.colormatters.com/colortheory.html
    This site helped me alot.

    Black? No. Just No.

    There is no visual hierarchy. A viewer needs the page to tell him/her what to look at and in what order to do it. If you are going to use a formally balanced page, everything has to line up real sweet, like old english gardens. Hide the news items on another page, 'cept perhaps the first and link to them. Kill the frills: moonphase, counter, scrolling applet thingy. Less is better.

    There is too much information. Two menus, too many items. Kill and merge.

    Hide the disclaimer, kill the banner. Less stuff, more whitespace.

    Consider a different title banner. That one is serifed and has a marbly effect and clashes with the grotesque fonts and futuristic horiz menu. Make the text font verdana and larger. The lines are too long: wrap or make the text bigger.

    Make the links a different color so you can see where they are.

    Nice though.
     
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  10. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Black has it's uses when you look at the spectral output of a monitor for instance, If your using a CRT a white screen is intense amounts of radiation in comparison to a black one. However if you were looking for a colour that doesn't cause visual problems, think of the colours in a sunset or sun rise (Notibly the evening red/orange glow) theory is that because it's towards the red scale of the spectrum it's less damaging on the eye sight.

    Actually while on the subjects of websites, I remember about three months ago (or longer) there was a piece in the press about how website creators should learn how to create websites that are better navigated by the partially sighted or blind.

    This meant that things like text on backgrounds should be the absolute opposite to the background (i.e. black on white) and that the backgrounds to the page shouldn't be textures where the writing can be indistinguishable.

    It should also be noted that when you see browns and greens, some people can't distinguish the difference between the two, which admittedly means a little research on the usual colours that people get mixed up with.

    With every image you have within your site, place a written definition with the ALT and TITLE tags of HTML, this allows people that are blind to navigate the site with their Speech readers. (Which read the descriptions to them).
     
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  11. jadedflower observer Valued Senior Member

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    spurious... you site is erm... interesting... but I don't like the contrast font/colour/background.

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    Sorry, I'm picky when it comes to fonts.
     
  12. VAKEMP Registered Senior Member

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    You mean, like this:

    www.mpclans.com

    ?

    I'm no graphics whiz, so be gentle!
     
  13. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah thats easy on the eyes.
     
  14. jadedflower observer Valued Senior Member

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    bright orange on black is easy on the eyes? What are you? A bee???

    Eeek. Sciforums is easy on the eyes...
    Hotmail *sigh* is easy on the eyes.

    That grabs your eyeball out with sharp claws and jams cocktail forks into them.
     
  15. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Actually I might of had the contrast down a little.
     
  16. jadedflower observer Valued Senior Member

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    So you agree with me?

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  17. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Well if you turn your contrast down you can see what I mean

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    , but however I guess I do.
     
  18. jadedflower observer Valued Senior Member

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    I would, but being on a laptop; i don't know where the contrast control is!

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  19. caffeine_fubar Dark Dementia is my name... Registered Senior Member

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    Its right... THERE!







    Lol had to say that. Try desktop properties... its somewhere in there!
     
  20. VAKEMP Registered Senior Member

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    First off, I said be gentle.

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    Secondly, this isn't bright orange, this is!
     
  21. VAKEMP Registered Senior Member

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    Well, it doesn't look the same on a white background...

    ...and no one has complained about cocktail forks being jammed into their eyes

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  22. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    caffine, how did you make the site? I'm curious. I've seen this kind of thing before and I haven't got a clue of where people get them from.

    Other than that, it look good. I like it
     
  23. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    BTW Caffeine, I like it the way you have it now. Just the home bar at the top looks somewhat stretched.
     
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