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Sentral
10-04-2006, 05:26 PM
Check out my possible website design. Tell me if you like the colors/design of it. Although it doesn't really matter what you think :) Some crits would be nice. I'm not sure about the name yet, I just needed something to put there. This will be my first website, I might need some help with this server stuff, I don't get it :( http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6410/websiteps0.png (http://imageshack.us)

CornedBee
10-04-2006, 05:30 PM
I'm afraid I don't like it at all. The bright, but not white, "frame" distracts from the center. Perhaps this will be different once there is content there, but somehow I don't think so.
I'm also not looking forward to reading yellow text on black background. Or what color would you have the content in?

The layout is nice, though it seems very small. Your image is 800x600, so the core area seems to be about 500x450, and the actual content area 300x350. That's 105,000 out of the 1,310,720 pixels my screen provides actually being used. About 8% of the screen actually contain that which really interests me!

Prelude
10-04-2006, 05:35 PM
>Tell me if you like the colors/design of it.
The design is okay, but the yellow hurts my eyes. I prefer to work with pastels in my color schemes because they're more eyestrain friendly.

Sentral
10-04-2006, 05:48 PM
Content text color will be white or a very light gray. I made it small because I won't be having like tons of content, and, it's different from the boring conventional webpage where it's a 'wall-o-text'. I guess the yellow is a bit strong, but I like the contrast. What color would be better, but still stay colorful with a nice contrast?

gcn_zelda
10-04-2006, 05:48 PM
I like the color because Prelude doesn't.


I'm so rebellious.

Prelude
10-04-2006, 06:13 PM
>but I like the contrast
Contrast is good, painful contrast is not.

>What color would be better, but still stay colorful with a nice contrast?
How about BFCFFF? It's soothing but still a nice splash of color without hurting your contrast.

Sentral
10-04-2006, 06:21 PM
You mean that periwinkle color? Thanks, but no thanks! A dark grey color on a light purple background equals 'no'.I was thinking a light orange or something or maybe a olive green.

gcn_zelda
10-04-2006, 06:34 PM
I got more of a nice blue color when I tested it.

Dude. She's a girl. She knows what she's talking about.

Sentral
10-04-2006, 06:38 PM
Hm...I'll test it! I might go with a blue instead of the yellow/orange scheme. I hate colors! :(

alphaoide
10-04-2006, 07:51 PM
What font you used for that text "triarch?" Can I download it somewhere? Thanks, and I actually I like the color scheme.

whiteflags
10-04-2006, 09:05 PM
> About 8% of the screen actually contain that which really interests me!
More subtle advice which means you should make the content area larger please and avoid miniature font sizes. Your web site is not a copyright notice.

Sentral
10-05-2006, 05:23 AM
I'm not sure about the font, i'll get back to you today. I'm pretty sure it's a standard font for Windows. Atleast someone likes the colors! :) You see, I don't want a huge website that takes the whole screen up, just something small to show some work. I don't even think I can think of alot of stuff to write in the content area. It's small purely because there won't be tons of text, not because I'm an idiot :D

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 05:43 AM
The problem with small is that it will be too small for comfortable reading for some.

One option, of course, is to make the size adapt to the screen size of the user. There are several examples of this out there.

Wraithan
10-05-2006, 07:02 AM
Never saw the reasoning behind exact width content on pages, make everything a percentage and you please the masses!

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 08:05 AM
Well, it's easier to make complicated layouts involving images if you have pixel precision.

Sentral
10-05-2006, 01:30 PM
Font is called: Futura XBLK BT, it's standard Windows font. I decided to make the whole color scheme a green-blue type color! It's much easier to look at, I'll post it again when I finished.

Sentral
10-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Here is the 'improved' website with new colors: http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8775/websiteym4.png (http://imageshack.us)

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Those are good and interesting colours. I like it much better. The text should be just a tiny bit brighter, though. And, dare I say it, bigger and with more space between the lines.

Sentral
10-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Alright, thanks alot! The buttons are going to be rollovers, just so you know. I really like pixel fonts, though, but they can be pretty small, even though they look awesome! :D

Wraithan
10-05-2006, 03:01 PM
Up the font size and brightness of the text (Like CornedBee said) and you have a nice layout, the backgrounds blend well while staying seperate.

Prelude
10-05-2006, 05:21 PM
>Here is the 'improved' website with new colors:
Much better! Use a lighter gray for your text though. ;)

Sentral
10-05-2006, 05:28 PM
New problem! What looks better a 'pixel font' or regular 'Anti-A Font'?

Pixel:http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1112/websitepixelts4.png (http://imageshack.us)

AA Font: http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2545/websiteaadp7.png (http://imageshack.us)

gcn_zelda
10-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Pixel, no contest.

Sentral
10-05-2006, 05:55 PM
Heh, same. I've always loved pixel fonts, even if it can be a b**** to read. It's a lot clearer too, since there isn't any AA.

Wraithan
10-05-2006, 06:44 PM
I vote neither, the anti alias'd font you chose had 0 distance between letters and lines which made it feel cramed. Bitstream Vera Sans Mono is the font that I believe Mario F. suggested for use while coding and I find that to be a very nice anti-alias'd font.

Your pixel font is small on my 15.4in 1024x768, and on my 17in 1200x1024 it is almost unreadable.

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 07:50 PM
I agree with Wraithan. The comparison is not fair.

Queatrix
10-05-2006, 08:09 PM
I agree with Wraithan too.

I also think that the background colors are just a tad dark.

alphaoide
10-05-2006, 08:58 PM
About the font, is this gonna be a flash website? If so, no comment.

Otherwise, I would suggest you use standard font installed on any/most computers like arial, verdana, etc.

When you use font ABC, you will see it as font ABC because you have it installed on your computer. But, on my computer font ABC will be replaced with some generic font.

There's a way so that user will be prompted to download font if he doesn't have it installed, but you know what I'm gonna say about that...

Or you could make the whole text an image, but you know why you don't wanna do that.

By the way, I like the old color scheme better. More cheerful, more accentuated, more contrast.

P.S. I don't have Futura XBLK BT on my windows. And little chance I deleted it, so it's not standard I suppose

maxorator
10-07-2006, 12:38 AM
The simple background shape used in the first picture was nice, but the background color was too bright. Maybe something like this? http://www.zone.ee/steriod2/colors.png

The other one is not very bad either, but I like yellow color.