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    Well, I have just completed my layout and would love some feedback. I am also playing with Flash, too much fun!

    www.aimtodesign.com

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    It needs alot more work and the flash is not any good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative Arts
    It needs alot more work and the flash is not any good
    Thanks for not sugar coating it...always appreciated.

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    Read some about how to code better HTML. a list apart and countless blogs around the web if you surf some.
    Tip: font, tables as layouts, black backgrounds (as this one), arial, serifs, too high compression on logo etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echoSwe
    Read some about how to code better HTML. a list apart and countless blogs around the web if you surf some.
    Tip: font, tables as layouts, black backgrounds (as this one), arial, serifs, too high compression on logo etc etc.

    Okay...I am not sure what your points are. Are you not liking the use of tables(I really dislike frames,)not liking the arial font (I personally have bad eyesight and find a san serif font easier to read), and not liking a black background (I realise that there is an argument against black background and light text but the main information area will be light background with dark text).
    I brought up the quality of the logo image a bit because you were absolutely right on that.

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    San serif font's are the best for the internet.. But there are more than 1.. Verdana is the standard for web design and it's best to have the text as a dark color and the background of the text, a light color..

    Blogs are a GREAT way to keep up with the trends.. And for a beginner, it's a great way to find out the trends.. As a designer, it will be important for you to keep up with the trends.. So reading blogs, and browsing the internet often (copying looks and feels of sites you like..) is an integral part of designing..

    Sites you should check out:

    http://www.w3schools.com
    http://www.alistapart.com
    http://www.stopdesign.com
    http://www.cssvault.com <- Check the resource section..

    These forums are also a good way to learn the trends.. Check out as many sites as you can ..

    It's also probably best for you to learn CSS layouts instead of table-based layouts.. Tables are on their way out and CSS is going to be the big trend for a few years.. and has been for some time..

    Hope this helps.. With a little bit of practice you'll surely be making sweet sites.. Just takes time.. GL
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    Thank you...that was very helpful


    Quote Originally Posted by Physt
    San serif font's are the best for the internet.. But there are more than 1.. Verdana is the standard for web design and it's best to have the text as a dark color and the background of the text, a light color..

    Blogs are a GREAT way to keep up with the trends.. And for a beginner, it's a great way to find out the trends.. As a designer, it will be important for you to keep up with the trends.. So reading blogs, and browsing the internet often (copying looks and feels of sites you like..) is an integral part of designing..

    Sites you should check out:

    http://www.w3schools.com
    http://www.alistapart.com
    http://www.stopdesign.com
    http://www.cssvault.com <- Check the resource section..

    These forums are also a good way to learn the trends.. Check out as many sites as you can ..

    It's also probably best for you to learn CSS layouts instead of table-based layouts.. Tables are on their way out and CSS is going to be the big trend for a few years.. and has been for some time..

    Hope this helps.. With a little bit of practice you'll surely be making sweet sites.. Just takes time.. GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMulligan
    Okay...I am not sure what your points are. Are you not liking the use of tables(I really dislike frames,)not liking the arial font (I personally have bad eyesight and find a san serif font easier to read), and not liking a black background (I realise that there is an argument against black background and light text but the main information area will be light background with dark text).
    I brought up the quality of the logo image a bit because you were absolutely right on that.
    I was just giving you topics on which there is much to read.
    "font, tables as layouts, black backgrounds (as this one), arial, serifs, too high compression on logo etc etc."
    Font, arial, serifs: Sure, not serifs in text, but in the header - or something else. The BIG header text in those letters isn't visually appealing, really. Try to make the header look less squared - with clipping on the right and left.
    "Tables as layout" is a good search on google.
    The addresses physt gave you are good, so check them out.
    Tables as layout, well... read about it. But try something new such as css maybe? It's a bit more flexible and a lot faster loading.

    Random links from my favorites for inspiration:
    http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/
    http://www.webstandards.org/
    http://www.mezzoblue.com/articles/
    http://www.paulmoment.com/index.php?p=54

    and many more...

    (Hmm, I'm really gonna do this "web site help" page on my site very soon)


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