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    Is this web layout ok???

    i need help with this web layout.
    i don't feel right with the colours... can anyone help me out with the colours?
    or is it the background that should be changed?

    thanks.
    Last edited by Nogol; 12-09-2005 at 07:15 AM.

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    well, i don't think this is the forum for an actual answer. But, i'll give this a shot any how from a design POV.

    The header is WAY too big. it's throwing off the whole baleance of the page.

    There's alot going on. But, i guess that could work.

    Colors look alright to me.

    I'm assuming the transparent white box will hold your main content, and if you fix the header, it will bring that box up to the middle which will be more appealing to a general web audience. Along wiht that, you might want to consider how your text will read inside that box with lightning and power lines running through it. It may throw some things off.

    But, you may want a better answer in the 'site check' forum here. However, a mod could probably move it as they don't like double postings in different forums.

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    whoops... i knew something was wrong posting in this forum.

    thanks lefteyewilly.
    i'll try to make header smaller.

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    can anyone give me some tips for the background?
    i think the background is not good enough

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    There's simply way too much going on. Contrasting lines and styles and objects and nothing really bringing them together. Get a coherent grid together and design within that.

    The reason you think the background isn't good enough is because it's all filtered and colorized so much that it demands all that attention. As a background, it would be more successful if it had less demanding colors or if the subject wasn't so prominant.
    It must be obvious day at camp stupid

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    dude, it really depends on you or your client...honestly...your background could be great for someone and could be $hit for someone else. I don't see anything wrong with it other than what i stated above about readablility.

    But now that you're really look for a background thing...maybe you should get rid of that purple header and pull that blue all the way through the top possibly use a darker blue gradient at the top to show some change. Again. it's up to you, it's really not a horrible design. But it could be improved.

    EDIT: but definitly shorten the header.

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    what about now? is this ok? my friend likes purple...


    i'm still learning... please help me improve...

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    Dude, personally, i think you should pull that blue up to the top with a gradient. That purple just isn't doing it for me. And the white bar really messes things up

    Edit: i gotta stop starting my posts with DUDE...but i'll leave it for now.

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    i like that second design, but kinda agree with lefteye. you could maybe fade the blue to the purple using a gradient?

    that is much better than the current design though. quite cool

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    im not really fond of the minimal approach. the white square with the red x in the middle just isn't working for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indivision
    the white square with the red x in the middle just isn't working for me.
    appearing fine for me.....

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    carly, i was down your neck of the woods earlier in the week

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    "They're very much like scruffy pigs to look at, and they've got big, knobbly warts and lumps all over their long, hairy faces. They are very, very ugly indeed..."

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    really? whereabouts? brighton? business or pleasure?

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    Brighton for 2 days business. Not been for a few years and it has changed a lot. Can't believe the house prices now! the power of the pink pound.
    "They're very much like scruffy pigs to look at, and they've got big, knobbly warts and lumps all over their long, hairy faces. They are very, very ugly indeed..."

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    indeed. it's properly expensive.. can't get anything decent for under 120 (and that's just for a 1 bed flat). hence we've just bought somewhere out in eastbourne- a few miles along the coast. still like to be close to brighton though, is still a nice place.

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    sorry, the host for the first picture is down... (free hosts... what do u expect...)

    it's not done yet... the white bar is actually going to be the navigator for the site and the pink pantagon will be the mp3 player...

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    Moved to the correct forum

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    what about now?

    looks better???

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    Do you think your text is going to be readable with that grid background? I like that it's cleaned up, but i still see some empty space that doesn't seem to be utilized. I'm not quite sure if i'm liking it, but maybe that will change once you have everything in place (text, nav bar, media, header, etc...). I almost think i lke the first one you posted better, but that one still needs some tweaking.

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    thanks...
    i think my text will be readable. if it's not, i will clean up those grids or put a white screen on those grids...

    what empty space???

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