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I've been helping a guy redo his site from using cool page to now using css and php.
old site http://creekwoodbc.org/index.shtml

Now the comparison...
I'm trying to convince him that we need some focus to the site and attempt to have a color theme...

so please take a look at his
http://creekwoodbc.org/index.php

and my idea
http://www.redhorseoil.com/test/creekwood/default.asp

and give your ideas on both, regarding color scheme and layout

BTW: don't look too closely at the css as it's a mess on both sites right now, due to constant editing

TIA

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Well, at a basic level, they're both the same, but yours works better having the contrasting body colour, darker nav links and the nav colour going all the way to the footer.

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Hi

Yours is massively more visually attractive from a lyout and organisation point of view.

However (and there is one), I think the colors are insipid.

Trevor

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Your email links in the footer aren't appearing Tongue

and your version needs a top margin.

Other than that, looking good so far!

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Simpily put, your's looks like a site, the other one looks like a half finished site. Although I have to agtree with ClevaTreva - the colours are not nice....

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Trevor: the colors are his... I'm just trying to do something with the link color and page background... are those insipid as well?

TPH: I'm aware of the email links in the footer... just comparing layout and colors at the moment. Top margin is a good idea.

Briski & Tyssen: thanks for your comments

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rmfred wrote:
Trevor: the colors are his... I'm just trying to do something with the link color and page background... are those insipid as well?

They match the rest of the page :twisted:

Trevor

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Trevor: haha good one... fair enough.. what colors might you use? I've never been big on his choice of colors for menu and footer but have mostly been helping him get rid of the cool page code and replacing it with valid html.

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Hi

Well, consider the message (yes I am a Christian):

Re-assurance
Trust
Faith

The ANY color that tinges towards red is NOT a good idea.

Blues and greens are best, and fairly pastel. But don't mix them (blue/green blindness accessibility).

My preference is for light blues with darker blue accent colors.

Trevor
[edit]what about these colors:
#EBEFF4
#DBE2ED
#7F96BF
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Trevor;
Good points you make.

I'm thinking of removing the background color all together from the navigation and footer... although your idea of #ebeff4; doesn't look too bad in either of those two areas.

Since the other gentlemen seems pretty sold on the idea of using default colors for the links I think the backgrounds need to go... or at least the ones being used now.

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I agree about those colors: the footer color is pretty scary. It clashes horribly with the wood-grain logo.
Also, the page is very stiff. It doesn't resize with the page. In IE, the font sizes aren't changeable. Consider a more fluid layout.

Hope that helps some.