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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tominated, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

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    I just want to know what you think about the quote form on my design site. It doesn't work yet [EDIT: The form does work now! I will probably add captcha verification] (still gotta get the php) and has to have a few things added, but do you like the layout? -linkety
     
  2. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    Tried it in IE7 and IE6 and it is just a blue page.

    When i view source the code is all there... but no page..
     
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I like almost everything about this design and layout. It's really simple, elegant, crisp, and easy to use. The only thing I don't like is the font. So before I criticize that, I want to show you what it looks like on my computer and ask if this is the font you intended. This is on FF2.x on Windows 2003.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. jng macrumors 65816

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    Here's what I see:

    The font is fine by me, but overall the page is still rather squished and I have some blue color mismatch in the background - at the logo up top and at the bottom of the page
     

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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So I see a totally different font than you do... The font jng gets is nice. Does this page use a font not typically found on Windows? If so, you may want to specify a longer list of alt fonts.
     
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  8. joachim macrumors member

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    You should experiment with tints on the content pages; right now all the text being black is a little bland. Also, it might be a personal opinion, but some of the text in certain hierarchies appears a little too big. Other than that, nice work.
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Is this ANOTHER template?

    Seriously, how many is this for you?

    I fail to see the word "custom" anywhere here.
     
  10. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have like a gabazillion fonts in the font list. I'll try to find a default one for windows. I have made allowances for linux. BTW: I am still trying to figure out why it just shows a blank page in IE. I tested it in browsercam and it renders fine in everything but all the IE's
     
  11. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    do you mean where the numbers are bigger than the title?
     
  12. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh yeah, webkit also renders my pngs a little darker. Is that something to do with those color profile thingamajigs? I put the same hex code in photoshop and textmate, but webkit thinks otherwise.
     
  13. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    It's still got the reloading problem where every time you click on a link you have to scroll down.
    If you use <a> or something similar to make it load say webpage.html#frame, it would fix it.
    I'm sure there's a more up to date way, now.

    I really like the design, though.
    EDIT: I've noticed it's of no great concern because you don't need to scroll because there's nothing under that point besides design features. It's just a pity that you don't get to see the bottom part of the box.
     
  14. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Are you using the Save For Web feature? I tend to work with RGB color profiles OFF if I'm working on web images, generally no color problems with PNGs.
     
  15. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Damn man who's your webhost? All your sites pop up lightning fast. Not sure if it's just superior coding, or a decent host, but either way they load very quickly.

    But yes I'm getting some of the blue not blending as well in Safari.

    I think this looks great for the most part, but I'm just not a huge fan of the font you've chosen for the body copy.
     
  16. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh, good point. I did that with some images and they are fine. I'll try it.

    dornoforpyros: I am using eboundhost. They say that they are 'hosting 8000 very fast sites' themselves.

    The box with the checkboxes is still got to have things added into it. I have made it a scroll box just for proof-of-concept. BTW: do you notice the checkbox looks different? I used some javascript and css (i found it on the web) to replace the checkboxes with an image
     
  17. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok, I fixed the image problem in webkit. 1 down, 3 to go.
     
  18. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    Does not size well for larger fonts

    I have a bit larger default font size set in my browser and it overflows. I increased font size by one more to illustrate the problem. Otherwise, it's simple and nice from usability perspective.
     

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  19. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    damn, I should have tried that. BTW: I am adding Century gothic and Twentieth Century to the font lists (century gothic is a windows font and bth are derived from futura). Should I use the sIFR technique to render the titles in the proper font (Futura Condensed Medium)?
     
  20. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Instead of trying to match background colours of certain elements with the site background, you could try to set the element's background transparent, based on the colour that should match the background. Usually, the edge pixels blend nicely with the site background this way.

    Hard to explain, hope you could follow me... ;)


    [edit] Oh, and - nice page. :)
     
  21. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know what you mean, it's just that I want IE to render it without all this grey/pink crap! BTW: the quote for works now, just don't spam it! BTW: does anybody know a fix for that IE problem (not showing the page at all!)
     
  22. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    No page showing on FireFox either ... Still.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  23. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it's not showing on firefox!?! WTF!?!?!?!
     
  24. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    FireFox on XPeeee. Said in the Which logo should I use? thread ...
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  25. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    One thing that separates the pros from the rest is the fact that your site won't fall apart when you resize the text 2-3x larger and smaller. That's an improvement you could work on. :)
     

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