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Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 15, 2004, 10:08:52 AM
I haven't tested this in any browsers other than mine, so if anyone finds some problems, let me know.


click here (http://www.arts-design-team.com/)
Title: redesign
Post by: Pete on March 15, 2004, 12:19:00 PM
Runs ok with no problems in Netscape and IE6   :thumb:
Title: redesign
Post by: leighsww on March 15, 2004, 12:55:47 PM
Looks great!

Just a few comments ...

I'm assuming you are not finished with it due to there is no business name/title?

Also, are you going to add the two other icons (Samples & Contacts)? Because I would recommend that you do if you hadn't planned on it, otherwise, some people may not think to click back on the main menu icon to get to those pages.

* edited - I would, also, put them in the same order (meaning, the icons should be in the same order they are listed in the menu, or visa versa)

P.S. You have the "Quote" icon linking to the "Contacts" page.

Otherwise ...  :thumb:
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 15, 2004, 01:00:15 PM
great, thanks guys! I think it might be a bit bland, so I may add some flash or something later.

leighsww: you mean no title showed up for the page? on top?
Title: redesign
Post by: leighsww on March 15, 2004, 01:03:54 PM
Quote from: trebormojo
leighsww: you mean no title showed up for the page? on top?


No, what I mean is ... in the large blue sky area (or somewhere on the page) would be where I would think would be your business/company name.
Title: redesign
Post by: donovanh on March 15, 2004, 01:15:58 PM
It seems a little empty not having your company name above or near the tree.. imho

The navigation, though it looks nice, is very much mystery meat (http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html), which isnt great. Apart from that its looking very nice indeed.

I'm  confused as to why a web design company isn't prepared to test in a range of browsers.. :P
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 15, 2004, 01:19:07 PM
Quote from: donovanh
I'm  confused as to why a web design company isn't prepared to test in a range of browsers.. :P


I do my designing at home on a Mac and my PC is at work, I just made this today and have to wait till I'm at work to test it out on the rest of the browsers
Title: redesign
Post by: donovanh on March 15, 2004, 01:27:16 PM
Cool.

I like the use of white, its very clean and modern. My strange imagination makes out the middle to be a spoon for some reason..

Nice avatar btw  :thumb:
Title: redesign
Post by: Pete on March 15, 2004, 01:30:38 PM
donovanh said
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My strange imagination makes out the middle to be a spoon for some reason..

There was me thinking it was the back of a toothbrush !!!!!   :oops:
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 15, 2004, 01:31:29 PM
it does look like a spoon! I need to take a picture of one and somehow incorporate it into the marketing. "spoonfuls of design" errr maybe not, but that's a groovy idea if it could work!
Title: redesign
Post by: Pete on March 15, 2004, 01:34:04 PM
I thought ....' New brush sweeps clean '
or  ' The tooth and nothing BUT the tooth'
 ' Something to get your teeth into '
 ' Bring a smile to your site '   :poke:
Title: redesign
Post by: leighsww on March 15, 2004, 01:34:16 PM
LOL, I can see the toothbrush and the spoon!

Okay, sounds like Pete just woke up (or is ready for bed) and needs to brush his teeth, and donovan is hungry for soup!  That's the subliminal messaging that trebormojo probably created in, huh?!!  :)

I didn't even notice either one until you two mentioned it, so where does that leave me? Neither hungry nor sleepy, I guess! :poke:
Title: redesign
Post by: donovanh on March 16, 2004, 07:48:22 AM
Trying to think of benefits of the spoon angle..

"Design's all about three things: Spoons, spoons and spoons."
"Web design's like eating soup with beautiful spoon"
Forrest Gump: "Life's like a box of choc-lits.. with a spoon"

Eh eh eh  :?
Title: redesign
Post by: Pete on March 16, 2004, 08:13:16 AM
'The web's a big melting pot. Let us stir it up for you'
'Dont 'fork' out more money that you need to on a new website..Use a spoon instead'   :poke:
' we dont need to use 'cutting edge' technology to build you a basic site..... A spoons good enough '   :twisted:
Title: redesign
Post by: pheared on March 16, 2004, 08:13:46 AM
Nice design.  The only thing the shows up a little wrong on Firebird running on Linux is the mouse picture has a small sliver of white between it and the 11.jpg.  Otherwise it comes up nice and fast.
Title: redesign
Post by: Danielle on March 16, 2004, 08:18:09 AM
Hi trebormojo,

The only issue I have with it and this is what is wrong with a lot of sites including my own.  The fonts are fixed and I have high resolution.  This means that the text is basically too small on my screen and it would be nice if you used percentages in CSS rather than fixing the font sizes.  I am going to start going on a crusade about this and get my site and other sites to start doing this.  As screen resolutions are getting much, much larger, this is going to be a big issue.  Sorry that you are my first one to hear me griping about it.  Believe me, all sites doing this from now on and wanting input are going to hear about it from me.

Oh, not to forget, otherwise it is a great site.  The design itself is right on and I like it.  I usually don't like patterned backgrounds, but this one actually provides perspective without detracting.  Great job overall.  :thumb:

I hope this helps.
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 16, 2004, 02:37:13 PM
Pheared: thanks for the tip! I haven't figure out the problem, but should by tonight.

Danielle: what res are you sitting at? what size monitor? Should I use ems instead of pixels?
Title: redesign
Post by: donovanh on March 16, 2004, 03:06:35 PM
I've had good experience using ems.. you may need to specify font-size: 100% in the body { } part of the css file to ensure that the ems can't be shrunk too small.

Feel free to look at the CSS file for LittLink.com and take what you need:

http://littlink.com/bhuzl

 :D
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 16, 2004, 07:23:51 PM
I'm remaking this thing as I go...Here's the latest, dial-up friendly. I think I scored a customer today and I think she has dialup, the old one was just too slow. this one is 5 seconds on a 28.8 connection.

click here (http://www.arts-design-team.com/)
Title: redesign
Post by: Danielle on March 16, 2004, 07:25:25 PM
Hi trebormojo,

I am using 1280x1024 resolution, but to think of a site in long-term rather than what people are using now but what everyone will eventually be using, fixed pixels are not beneficial to a site.  You can use 100%, 110%, etc. for sizes and let a person's monitor make the decision on the size.  This would also mean you couldn't have fixed width tables as well.  I would say that, if this isn't viable with your layout, then ems would at least be partially better.  11px is pretty small on my size resolution, and I know people using 1600 resolution, too.

Thanks
Title: redesign
Post by: trebormojo on March 16, 2004, 07:38:20 PM
ok, some changes made. Does anyone know if a way to track screen size, monitor depth, and resolution of visitors coming to my site? I can't find one in the cpanel anywhere.