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    Junior Member Keith Cancel's Avatar
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    Here is my website please tell me what you think.

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    The orange in the menu on the left is really hard to read, and the stripes in the menu make that hard to read as well. Orange is a very difficult color to use in web design, especially with white. For the menu on the left, if you're hooked on the drop shadow, use #666 for the color and turn up the spread a bit. That should make it a little easier to read.

    The layout looks pretty normal for a Radiant-based CMS, so you aren't really breaking any new ground.
    Finally, to be honest, I can't tell what your site is for. I mean, I see that you're an engineering student, but that's really it. What is the site for?
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    I think the site's for him. That's it. He's his own theme.

    I tend to agree other than that. Orange generally works better on a dark color, like a grey or a black. The same thing goes for the yellow. You don't want to put yellow on white (or vice versa) because even with a drop shadow it can be hard to read.

    Other than that, screw with it. The joy of a personal site is that you have a lot more latitude to mess around and try stuff to see what works and what doesn't.
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    Yea, its my own site. So its for what ever I really want to put up. Like I said its kinda blank. At the moment for content. So its kinda hard to read, it seems like its not that hard read to me. I am not expert in web design, but what makes something hard to read.

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    Low contrast. That's your big issue.

    Here's a free tool that will let you compare a foreground and background color to determine a contrast ratio.

    The other issue is font size, although that's not really an issue in your case.
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    For me, the menu text on the left is hard to read because of the drop shadow, and possibly the font weight. The top menu, as GAME said is low contrast.
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    Too many grammatical errors...

    "I'm am Keith Cancel a Engineering student at the University of Idaho."

    and...

    "Hello welcome to my personal website. It is some what blank at the moment, but that should be changing soon. However you can listen these songs by Akiko Shikata. Akiko Shikata is one my favorites artists. I love her voice and find it quite soothing."

    You have some run-ons and some misspelled words. Get the commas and the spelling straight, and listen to the pros about contrast.

    And just personally, I like the banner, links, and hover. I do not like the color of your nav (light orange), and the buttons seem a little 1995-ish. This should be FUN, though! Maybe add your own cool images or something. Bring some of the finesse you used on the banner into the nav.


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