Which design is better

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  1. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Well from a pure readability point the black one.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Could not open either page in Safari... sorry.

    OK, got them now.
    I agree, the black is much easier on the eyes.

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    Both opened in my Safari (beta 3). However they were both quite slow.
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    yeah i like the black one as well

    MacDawg, haven't seen you around for a while. When did you get back?
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    The second design, the black one. The first one needs much more contrast between text and background to be readable. My eyes gave up trying to read it.
     
  7. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I should really learn html right now I'm using iWeb to create my site they are slow to load.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Actually... last night!

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  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Camino took much more than the acceptable amount of time to load both pages, but after waiting the second design is more easy on the eyes. I prefer that one.
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Still taking ages to load in Safari 3 beta. What app did you make it in?

    Welcome back, mate :)
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm, I don't know if you updated this morning, but load on Safari 3.0.3 on an iMac G5/2.0 was instantaneous for both pages.

    The black is much more usable as is, but I really think the color scheme of the other one is a lot of fun. I personally would consider working on understanding contrast colors and making the colorful one more legible. :) Good luck!
     
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    Exactly...I'm not a fan of orange in websites...
     
  14. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, another vote for number 2.

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  15. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    #1, actually. it's not better right now, but i think it has more possibilities.

    but the page loading is torturous. is this being served from a home machine? on dial-up? that's off?
     
  16. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Na its just slow because I made it in iWeb.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not so sure about that. That first time I looked at your page, it was reasonably fast. The second time, after reading more posts saying it was slow, it was fairly (but probably not tortuously) slow. I did it one more time and it was fairly fast, again. I think there's also a server load issue you're seeing.
     
  18. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see well right now I'm using a free web host.
     
  19. monke macrumors 65816

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    #2 is easier to read, but it's missing colour.
    #1 is just to bright, and hard to read.
     
  20. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Will probably be easier to add a touch of color for emphasis in #2 than to tone down #1.

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  21. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    #1 might be better if you used a different color scheme, but right now I'd have to say #2 just because I can't read #1.
     
  22. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    #1 is hard on the eyes, #2 is nice and easy to read. Try a different color scheme in #1 but so far I like #2 much better.
     

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