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    Senior Member jameskeeler's Avatar
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    This is my family's personal site, but I plan to use it as a reference for my web design talents.

    This site is still very raw (only one page with dummy text and some nav buttons), but I wanted to get some ieas and pointers at the beginning rather than wait until the end and have to trash the entire site.

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    Deliciously semantic code. It also validates as XHTML 1.1, so you can consider changing the doctype to that.

    Fails CSS validation, though: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...usermedium=all . Note that -moz-opacity isn't really necessary because Firefox/Mozilla/Almost everything supports just opacity (0 to 1, 1 being completely opaque).
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    Quote Originally Posted by filburt1
    Deliciously semantic code. It also validates as XHTML 1.1, so you can consider changing the doctype to that.

    Fails CSS validation, though: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...usermedium=all . Note that -moz-opacity isn't really necessary because Firefox/Mozilla/Almost everything supports just opacity (0 to 1, 1 being completely opaque).
    The failing part of the CSS is the LightBox CSS page. This site is still very early in its lifecycle so I've not had a chance to go back and fix the author's CSS mistakes

    Thanks for the kudos and the suggestions.

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    i think this site would look nice with a little gradienty stripey web2.0esq background, you know the ones i mean? stripes that fade into the background color? that would look really nice i think.
    you should customise the lightbox too, change the background color and the 'close' and next etc images, makes it look slightly more unique

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    Its too plain for my liking and while i am no colour expert in my eyes at least the yellow doesn't really go. You need to do something with background and add a more interesting header for this site to possess any sort of revisit value.

    As for layout its nice and simple, i can't really say any more than that really

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    Thank you all for the great suggestions. I have changed a few things over this weekend per the above suggestions. The title background is now a more "in scheme" color, the image on the site now has a more refined look and a caption box beneath it, and the DOCTYPE is XHTML 1.1.

    I've now received two suggestions about the background. Please give me some specific feedback about the background. "Stripey-gradient thingy" doesn't really convey exactly what you are suggesting. Some example websites with the various suggested backgrounds would be nice.

    As for the LightBox effects... I really like the standard LightBox. It mimics the Mac OS feel quite well, and I'm the type of person "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    I'm a lover of clean simplistic design. It's who I am and what I tend to design. With that said, simplistic can quickly turn into boring...

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    I really like it, but the only thing I'm not sure of is the blue. There's like, all these nice tan tone-downed colors and then there's the bright blue... I think I would try changing it to another shade of brown maybe... OR, maybe a darker blue, one that goes with the browns more. I'm not totally sure...
    Also, the background of the main text area - I don't know about your screen, but on mine it looks kind of pinkish... what if you tried like a light tan?
    I usually try to stick to just one color and use different shades of that color, it seems to give me prettier results.
    I think a background pattern for the page would look cool too, but I'm never good with background patterns I don't know where people get nice patterns for their background... Or if they make them up themselves...
    But I do think that a gradient would look cool. Like, bottom to top maybe, of two slightly different shades of the same color.
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    I get the error "invalid url" when trying to view your site... http://the_keelers.home.comcast.net/

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    Site updated.
    I've changed the color scheme from yellows and oranges to greens and purples. Please give me some feedback on it.

    FYI: Everyone who gives a legitimate suggestion or criticism will get positive reputation, regardless of whether you like the site and give a good criticism or hate the site and tear it apart. That's just how I roll.

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    i think i prefer the other colour scheme and stand by my suggestion of a stripey background


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