This site is meant to be minimalistic and and simple while using some CSS3.
I’m going to use this site to display my upcoming game. It is still a work in progress, so I’m very interested in knowing what others think about it.
There’s a few CSS3 tricks you cannot see. For instance, when the browser loads, the navigation will light up and “wave” across. Also, each link in the navigation is a different color. I wanted to use 3 colors for this site.
Personally, I think the noise is a little too much…It would be way nicer if you made the base layout in pure CSS instead of having to use images (which is what will have to happen…) it will be much cleaner in my opinion and cut http requests down a bit. Can’t wait to see it live.
I’m with kgscott on this one. I really like the design, but the noise makes it a little bit harder on the eyes. Other than that, I think it’s a really cool idea. Let us know when it’s done so we can see it!
I actually like the gray that you already have for the background, just without the noise. As for a different color scheme, you can always go that route, but I feel it’d be more confusing than keeping it the same throughout all the pages.
Hm, maybe some sort of simple design would be nice on the background (Something like the background here on CSSTricks). And maybe try and define the content area with a simple border or shadow might help a little bit. Other than that, I think it will look pretty good once it has content on it.