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  • #22629

    wmwood
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    I decided to redesign my site. Please take a look and leave feedback, comments, and tips.

    http://ww-wd.com/

    #47299

    Onyx
    Participant

    Your design is a bit simple, but it’s nice. Your menu is creative, but I’m not sure if I like all the moving text, it’s a little bit chaotic imo. I like your header.

    Like Edwin said, use some more typography. Make your headers stand out. Make them large, maybe another color or another font.

    Your coding seems a bit old fashioned on some pages, and that is also causing some validation errors.

    For example on your portfolio page:

    Code:

    You should use css to specify border-color, border-width, width, etc. You can easily do that with inline CSS. And the bordercolor attribute seems unnecessary to me. If the border-width is zero, why specify a color?

    Replace this:

    Code:

    By this:

    Code:

    Also, don’t forget to add the alt-attribute to your images.

    #47320

    wmwood
    Participant

    Thanks Onyx and Edwin

    I have updated my old fashion markup and CSS. It now validates on every page.
    As a side note i removed:

    Code:
    html { overflow-y: scroll; }

    from my CSS because it wouldn’t validate. My questions is, is there any thing wrong with having that code in my CSS?

    I’m still working on the typography.

    #47336

    koewnet
    Member

    I’ve got to be blunt:

    I like the page, but I do not think the menu is a good idea at all. It defies with usability logic, meaning a user wouldn’t expect it at all and might get confused and/or irritated. My initial thought was "Huh, where’d the link go?" even though it only moved like 100 pixels.

    Why not use a standard list on the Services-page? Users would find it easier to read if you’d put one "service item" on each line. You could, for instance, design visually appealing bullet points to use on the list.

    In addition, I’d like it the picture of yourself on the Contact-page was floated to the right, so it wouldn’t crash with my reading flow.

    #47443

    wmwood
    Participant

    Updates
    About Page: photo moved to right for better reading flow.
    Nav: new hover images for a less jumpy menu.

    – Thank you: anyone who has given me any feedback i really appreciate it.

    #47445

    koewnet
    Member

    Indeed, a less jumpy menu 8) I like it.

    #47455

    Argeaux
    Participant

    On the About page you use a <h3> and <strong> for the same sort text:

    Code:
    Design Related Computer Skills
    Code:

    Web and Graphic Design Experience

    It look like headings to me so it seems more logical to use the h3 for all the headings instead of the strong tag.

    The rest of the site looks pretty good.

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