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Just after some opinions on the following link
http://www.webechodesigns.com/testsites/dunsboroughwatersports/index.htm

It passes all the validation XHTML CSS and Section 508 (http://www.contentquality.com/mynewtester/cynthia.exe?rptmode=-1&url1=http%3A//members.westnet.com.au/freakmansion/testsites/dunsboroughwatersports/index.htm)

The text isn't up to scratch, i need to to discuss it more with the client.
Just after general layout and first impression really - would come down and hire some boats etc from us and go for a play?

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Oh yeah
I forgot but can anyone help out with the annoying whitespace under the map image - what's causing that, ive seen it and fixed it before, but for the life of me i can't remeber how to do it!

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Maybe you should just put the image in the first paragraph and float it to the right instead of putting it in its own div. Then you can have better control of your left and bottom margins.

Regarding the whole page, I really love the way you played with the images. The brightness of the colors (will adding more contrast work better?) give the whole layout a very "beachy" look which reinforces your textual content. But mabye try rounding the edges of the map also? And maybe lessen the spaces between the link boxes at the top left.

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Beautiful

Thanks ABCruz - all done and does look nicer.

Good suggestion about putting the image within the paragraph, i have always used divs - not sure why now :roll:

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Hey Freddy,

Open from: 8:30am till 6:00pm all holidays and weekends
- for group bookings or out of hours opening, just give us a call.

This looks to be like two separate statements because of the spacing. Perhaps:

Open from: 8:30am till 6:00pm all holidays and weekends.
For group bookings or out of hours opening, just give us a call.

I also would like to see how your header might look without the black top and bottom borders, this might make it feel more "beachy." Perhaps that text would look nice as your Dunsborough Watersports image's caption. Just an idea.

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[url]http://www.webechodesigns.com/testsites/dunsboroughwatersports/index.htm [/url]

Just a note to say that the URL has changed
I finally got my real website up
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FF,
Don't know if you're still interested in comments, but, first, very pleasant design!

One thing I noticed is that upon first glance, the name of the business doesn't really hit you...what would it be like if you included the name of the company in the header graphic, say, on the right side below the stacked kayaks -- or even all the way across the top of the header graphic? I think headers are traditionally where folks look for something that tells them what they're looking at.

Also, you might think about increasing the line-height of the text, as it looks like a lot to wade through. And how about using a cool green, or a darker blue, more in keeping with the "marine" theme, for the hovered links, instead of red (hot)?

One tiny thing...the text in the side nav "buttons" seems to be aligning toward the top, rather than the v.center, if that matters.

I'm looking at it in Firefox & Opera/mac...and have obviously had too much coffee! Anyway, great site!

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OK

Wendy

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what would it be like if you included the name of the company in the header graphic, say, on the right side below the stacked kayaks

looks ok what you think?

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how about using a cool green, or a darker blue, more in keeping with the "marine" theme

not sure about the green ive chosen ?????

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Also, you might think about increasing the line-height of the text

n8gz4ez:

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I also would like to see how your header might look without the black top and bottom borders, this might make it feel more "beachy."

again - opinions please

The only thing im unsure about now is the
"Dunsborough Watersports beach hire provides all you need for a safe, fun, family day on the water."

- looks like it's just been thrown there
think a quote on the right where the logo was would look ok?

cheers for the ideas

I'm pretty flat out with a couple of big projects that i'm going to have to lay on you soon

would really appreciate opinions on those too, you've all been really helpful

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Hi Freddy,

It's getting there!

I like the green for the hovers, but I think it still could use some more punch...either darker green, or navy blue, or something?

I also like the title graphic in the header, but to me, it's still just a bit small. The white text in the header is also distracting to my eye. I think you want a header to load and immediately bang you over the head with just one thing the name of the company, along with a feeling for what it does/is (oops, that's two things).

Maybe just put text across the header...Dunsborough, smaller and on top left, Watersports large and all the way across? (Sometimes plain old text, without any graphic treatment, works best.) This would give it a punch and not require any work from the viewer to sort what it's about.

Also, you might think about abbreviating the top text that's now bolded, to
"all you need for a safe, fun, family day on the water"...or better yet, "All You Need!" That's intriguing and leads viewers into the text.

Anyway, just some thoughts!
Cheers,
Wendy