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September 30, 2009 at 1:55 am #26290Indubitable TurtleMember
This week I’ve been working on recoding my neighbor’s small outfitting businesses website, ensuring that it meets W3C standards and validates, adding a little polish and cutting some file-sizes to speed it up a bit for those of us still stuck on dial-up connections.
I also revamped the company logo, opted for image replacement for the page headings to get a nice inset style to the type, gave the site a bit more depth in FF and Safari by adding a box-shadow to the content area and a background gradient to the body, and trimmed fat where I could to increase load times.
Let me know what you think of the overall design, layout, and any details you think pertinent! I’m all ears and open for constructive criticism here. This site is a constant work-in-progress, and we want it to be the best it can be.
Link: Pine Mountain AdventuresSeptember 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm #64884TheDocMember
You’d be amazed at how much better a drop shadow looks when the opacity is turned waaaaaaaay down on it. Subtlety is so key in the design of any website!October 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm #65721droll13Member
If you don’t mind reactions from a noobie…
Professional, clean look. Good color palette. Good typography.
Nice graphics in the header. But I find the scrolling to different image sets more distracting than attractive.
10 items in the nav area seems a bit much. Maybe separating them (Corporate, About Us, Contact Us, and maybe Educational could be grouped together) and placing the less critical ones elsewhere would might make the main tabbed nav area seem less intimidating, more inviting.
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