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    Hi everyone,

    Please take a look at my first project. Very basic I know, but just what the client ordered. I'm looking to market myself as a web and graphic designer (after much more practice and a little formal training) so value any feedback you can provide.

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    The big issue I have, and probably the one you had as well, is the logo. It doesn't actually indicate that it's for a headhunting form. I honestly thought SFR was some not-for-profit art thing when I first saw the logo. The colors are dated and the logo isn't really much of anything.

    Your other issue is that you'll have to probably deal with the rather nebulous and vague Equality Act (formerly known as the British Disability Discrimination Act). The latter basically stated that people couldn't restrict access to services based on disability, and there was a rather ambiguous part that included websites. The former seems to have touched on it, but not very well. You've already covered some of it by including alt attributes from what I could see. I'd darken the text to around #555555, though. You still get your grey and you meet or exceed the contrast requirements on every web accessibility level.

    The other angle is that you're fixing font sizes. That works for print, but on screen plain text is relative and can be resized by the user regardless of what you try to do. So you're better off setting your text sizes in ems or percentages (relative measures) than trying to be pixel-perfect with them.

    And...what everyone else said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 202603
    Your other issue is that you'll have to probably deal with the rather nebulous and vague Equality Act (formerly known as the British Disability Discrimination Act). The latter basically stated that people couldn't restrict access to services based on disability, and there was a rather ambiguous part that included websites. The former seems to have touched on it, but not very well. You've already covered some of it by including alt attributes from what I could see. I'd darken the text to around #555555, though. You still get your grey and you meet or exceed the contrast requirements on every web accessibility level.
    Rather foolishly I hadn't even contemplated the fact that what I was creating may be covered by legislation, what isn't?!

    Your comment on the logo made me smile. It hurts a little to have my name associated with it, but then again I may find my niche with retro not-for-profit art organisations!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 202603
    The other angle is that you're fixing font sizes. That works for print, but on screen plain text is relative and can be resized by the user regardless of what you try to do. So you're better off setting your text sizes in ems or percentages (relative measures) than trying to be pixel-perfect with them.
    Duly noted.

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    When I first looked at it, I thought to my self "Is this a website for my local transit?"


    Jokes aside, you should remove the tables and start using CSS (as others pointed out). Also, you should not uses images in place of text. Even if we look past that, you have the browser scaling the images to 25% of original size. You should not have the browser doing that, you should scale it in photoshop or any other image program, than use the scale down version in the browser.
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    i also have to agree on the CSS comments(i cant believe i just said that)
    i started like you with webdesign (see my ow posts here) but after downloading a few css templates i got to see that you get a much cleaner result with css

    so that is my advice to you , download a few free templates and have a play, hopefully ,just like me you start to create your own

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejayhush, post: 202625
    i also have to agree on the CSS comments(i cant believe i just said that)
    i started like you with webdesign (see my ow posts here) but after downloading a few css templates i got to see that you get a much cleaner result with css

    so that is my advice to you , download a few free templates and have a play, hopefully ,just like me you start to create your own
    Thanks deejayhush,

    I see that the w3schools website has some really useful examples for .css layouts so shall investigate!

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww Brampton bus! Where's the Zum bus? heh

    Serious question...am I the only one who noticed the driver's in the left turn lane on the wrong side of the road? Or is that the point of the pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 202640
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww Brampton bus! Where's the Zum bus? heh

    Serious question...am I the only one who noticed the driver's in the left turn lane on the wrong side of the road? Or is that the point of the pic?
    I'm so confused - I don't even see a bus!
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    The picture Kayo posted of the Brampton Transit bus.
    If I've helped you out in any way, please pay it forward. My wife and I are walking for Autism Speaks. Please donate, and thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eif media, post: 202629
    Thanks deejayhush,

    I see that the w3schools website has some really useful examples for .css layouts so shall investigate!

    dont use w3shools, this is why here: http://w3fools.com/


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    Damn...that's harsh.
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