I’m sure one of the CSS gurus will respond with the IE help. . . my Windows machine is not readily accessible at the moment so I can’t see what issues you are having, works in FF mac.
On the design side, here are my concerns: (or just things you might want to consider)
font family – not sure if your current choices are going to be portable for the majority of users.
colors – on the blank pages using the blue on blue looks cool, but what happens when you start adding images and lots more text? You’re going to have to do a good balancing act to keep the site from looking too boxy once you start adding images, it can be done!
lines – not really sure what the black lines outside of the welcome home message are supposed to be.
I think you are headed in the right direction but the real test is dealing with the content. . . I’m looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.
I don’t feel that the badge is conflicting (unless you changed it since your original post), your badge is your "brand" right? Personally I feel the colors are fine (sampling from the badge is the proper technique, as you did) and the only thing I would change from a design point of view would be to fix the width of the content area with the combined width of the nav and login. Cool info on this here: http://960.gs/
I’m actually building a site for a soccer league here in Georgia . . . glad I got to see yours, for ideas. Thanks.
I’ve been watching this forum for a few months now but this is my first post. . . want to get more involved in this community. I plan to get everyone’s feedback on my upcoming sites as well. (finally picking up some freelance work, beats building the stupid sites that I have to build in school)
I like your style, very professional. I’m a design major in college (not a CSS major so I’ll leave those suggestions to the others); if you plan to have these sites in a portfolio I would reconsider using that hot operator woman’s picture on all of your sites, this one pic is WAY over used across the net as it is. You don’t want your potential customers thinking that you are okay with recycling images that they might or might not be paying for. (this is picky I know)
I’d also reconsider using flash on the dx site – this is my fav of the 3 by far but being that its a business site I’d want to make sure its going to work on all platforms, especially mobile. The same functionality can be had with jquery.