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    Hey Guys,

    We are thinking of redesigning our website and would like to know what the public likes and dislikes with our website to help us head in the right direction. Comment Away!

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    It has too much of that green color IMO. Try and take some of it out.

    The navigation links are slightly hard to read and, I think, should have a more noticable rollover action.

    The text color you have used doesn't go well with the white background. It blends in - try black or dark grey.

    You can only just notice "The pinnacle of web hosting" text up in the corner. Other than "Pinnacle" it is hard to read.

    This may not be major but on the hosting plans, I would replace "Meg" with 'MB' it sounds a lot more professional.

    I think you should have the navigation all in one place. Having to scroll down and up in some places to see navigation links is not good

    Well that should do...for now. I'll give some more comments later.
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    Picture is a health&safety hazard... didn't anybody tell him that he'll end up with permanant back problems if he spends his life crouched over like that??

    ...let's hope you're not hoping to market to the health establishment! :knockedout:

    ...plus too much whitespace. Space is good, don't get me wrong... there is nothing worse than a cluttered page! But the left hand side of your front page, in particular, is being wasted. That area of the site is precious... use it for something. In other areas I would say you've gone the other way... the "Affiliates" page could do with some room to breath, and the "Acceptable Use" page is a nightmare... I go cross-eyed reading it... needs some paragraph breaks at least...

    ...and on that subject, the text colour against the background on text-intensive pages such as "Acceptable Use" is not good. I have pretty good vision and it makes my eyes go fuzzy, if I had poor vision I think I'd have difficulty with it... try to ensure that you have a reasonable contrast between foreground and background... I believe you're trying to make things subdued and relaxed, but with such a lot to read it is important to make it simple too.

    ...have a clear marketing message! The imagery is confused... "Razor Hawk" seems trendy, the bloke with the zimmer frame on order seems relaxed and "Pinnacle of Web Hosting" makes me think of mountains and snow... your message needs to be clear... all I see on this page is a plethora of unrelated images and themes...

    ...I would also vertically align the left logo and the "Pinnacle..." text on the right. When your eye scans right the drop seems rather peculiar...

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    While considering the valid design suggestions above, try to incorporte some more content into the homepage. The design looks nice, but it looks empty. More content will make it look more complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will7
    It has too much of that green color IMO. Try and take some of it out.

    This may not be major but on the hosting plans, I would replace "Meg" with 'MB' it sounds a lot more professional.
    It should be Mbps really cos it mega BITS per second not mega BYTES...


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    Indeed.. it always amazes me how many people expect 56kbps dial-ups to deliver then 56k/second... "but I only get 6k/second max, what's going wrong?" they scream... and I say... "8 bits in a byte, mate! 8 bits..." :-)

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    I think you need to reconsider the navigation links colour, as there isn't enough contrast between the text and the background. I'd like to see some effects where the form fields change colour upon selection, if you want to know how to do this, just ask . Also the two boxed images (middle right) on the main page look like they should link elsewhere, but they don't....

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    justlivyalife, how do you make the form fields change color upon selection?
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    The CSS:
    HTML Code:
    .button {
     background-color: #F5F5F5;
     font-family: trebuchet ms, verdana;
     border: 1px solid #0061C0;
     color: #000; }
     
    .form {
     background-color: #F5F5F5 ;
     font-family: trebuchet ms, verdana;
     border: 1px solid #0061C0 ;
     padding: 2px 4px;
     color: #000; }
     
    .form-on {
     background-color: #C0D8EF;
     font-family: trebuchet ms, verdana;
     border: 1px dotted #0061C0 ;
     padding: 2px 4px;
     color: #000; }
    The HTML:
    HTML Code:
    <input name="name" type="text" class="form" onfocus="this.className='form-on'" onblur="this.className='form'" />
    Hopefully it is easy to work out where each attribute is used in the code sample.
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    OK, me thinks me's got it now.
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