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vasanth
08-07-2003, 07:54 AM
Well actually not a site.. I created a template for my site from scratch using MS paint etc etc..(copied the background of cprogramming.com to get the gradient color fading stuff and changed the colours from black-grey to red-orange:D:D will surely give credits to the site)..

I have attached my site template.. i want you to review it... Please post your comments and ways to make it better.. I guess i have messed up with tables a bit.. They are displayed on my PC right(even included a screenshot on how it looks on my PC).. In case if you find anytin wrong with my implementation of table could you please help..


For those of you not interested in code please tell me how the design feels.. I am planin to name my page i-dea. Any base line suggestions...


Thanx

Brian
08-07-2003, 08:46 AM
A rule of web design: text should always be in primary colours. i.e. red, blue, yellow, white, black

vasanth
08-07-2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by Brian
A rule of web design: text should always be in primary colours. i.e. red, blue, yellow, white, black


Thanx... which colour would u sugges i use.... and any other suggestion.. what do u think abt the design..

RoD
08-07-2003, 11:07 AM
if u think in black and white, use black and white, the colors are pretty bright lol.

Zewu
08-07-2003, 11:09 AM
Quite nice complexion of colours, perhaps a little more green/blue/brown/purple should be added in small portions (as with that "find"-button).

As for the design, it gives me a broad feeling, but I'm sure that that will change as actual text will be added. So I guess that the initial design is pretty good.

Just my opinion, I haven't studied web design or anything like that.

RoD
08-07-2003, 11:17 AM
Design yes, color selection know. You want to target colors that are easy on the eyes and give off a comfortable vibe.

vasanth
08-07-2003, 11:23 AM
thanx guys.. what colour do you recomend instead of the orange stuff... and what do u think of the logo...

confuted
08-07-2003, 11:47 AM
I like the gradient's colors, but the background color is too bright.

vasanth
08-07-2003, 11:54 AM
what do u guys thik of sometin like this.. I have changed the colour in paint shop (screenshot).. which one do u think is good. or any other sugestion..

RoD
08-07-2003, 12:12 PM
Im not big on that one either. You need a backcolor that makes your font color stand out and easier to read.

vasanth
08-07-2003, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by RoD
Im not big on that one either. You need a backcolor that makes your font color stand out and easier to read.

thats not a problem.. I could not changfe the color of the font because i was changing the colour of the entire screenshot using paint shop... What background colours would u use for that example if u were buildin a site..

RoD
08-07-2003, 12:30 PM
I'm simplistic so i would probably go for a black background with a white main text, blue links, etc. It depends entirely on my mood.

confuted
08-07-2003, 12:50 PM
the blue one isn't horrible (black text would be better with it)

the brown one is really drab

vasanth
08-07-2003, 02:29 PM
how abt...


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Ok removed the sky blue dot.. actually it was an ani gif where the blue dot kept flashing.. any way i want a perfect template before i start...(asking for opinions because most of you here have good home pages :D)

Brian
08-07-2003, 02:35 PM
Hmm... getting there. I don't like the sky blue dot.

confuted
08-07-2003, 04:03 PM
I liked your most recent screenshot (the silver one). That looked pretty nice.

RoD
08-07-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by blackrat364
I liked your most recent screenshot (the silver one). That looked pretty nice.

I agree.

vasanth
08-07-2003, 10:06 PM
Thanx guys.. think i will stick with that.. anything else u feel needs to be touched up

iain
08-08-2003, 06:24 AM
> a rule of web design

rules are meant to be broken

Brian
08-08-2003, 08:19 AM
>> a rule of web design
>rules are meant to be broken

Not if it looks $$$$.

Zewu
08-08-2003, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by vasanth
Thanx guys.. think i will stick with that.. anything else u feel needs to be touched up
Well......by taking away all that red/orange, I think you lost pretty much warmth. I'd like to see some more warm colours, but I guess those are pretty hard to add now. Maybe you should change the colour of that find button to red/orange, but maybe you wanted it to match with the same button as in the IE browser?

RoD
08-08-2003, 08:40 AM
>>by taking away all that red/orange, I think you lost pretty much warmth

Warmth? I call it atrocious

LogicError
08-11-2003, 08:00 AM
Pretty good, some content would do it :)