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Hello,

Thanks for the help already provided. I *think* I have it all pretty much set to go, but of course, it's always better to have other eyes looking at one's design.

Any feedback on looks/feel of the pages would be appreciated. Also of course if you find something that doens't work right Smile

Thanks for any and all help.

http://communityservices.biz/index.php

Note that content is far from final, I just put in some stuff to get a feel of how the site behaved Smile

Thanks Smile

Nic
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NIce and clean !

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Hi

I quite like it. I think you might consider whre each font size is used as it can get a bit confusing, and the white/gray boundary is indistinct on LCD, the colors need more contrast.

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ClevaTreva wrote:
I think you might consider whre each font size is used as it can get a bit confusing, and the white/gray boundary is indistinct on LCD, the colors need more contrast.

Thanks. I'll be toying a little bit more with font sizes. One of the comments I received was that such a big font made it look "immature" or not as professional as it could be. I had selected a larger font size on purpose because over 30% of my intended audience has bad eyes if not outright low-vision. But developing on Opera the font looked big, yet good. In IE, things were bloated. Ughh. I'll be putting in a font size switcher.

More contrast on grey, will consider that, thanks. I had a check on my fiancee's LCD, didn't see much problem, but could be. One of hte things is that I wanted a grey shade for the body, but not something that would be so dark as to "scrunch" the content. I'll play with colours a bit.

Thanks

Nic
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Don't worry about visually imparied on font size. I have a friend with really bad eyes. He simply sets his 17" screen to 640x480 and IE to largest text. He's used to scrolling as he can only focus on a small portion of the screen anyway.

It's best to keep it the way most sites are for font size, because most visually impaired ill have taken measures to increase the actual visual size of the text themselves.

It was he who looked at your site and made the lack of contrast suggestion. He couldn't even see there was two colors! You can use quite clever tricks to overcome this problem, like a 1 pixel border around the white, in a dark gray.

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ClevaTreva wrote:
Don't worry about visually imparied on font size. I have a friend with really bad eyes. He simply sets his 17" screen to 640x480 and IE to largest text. He's used to scrolling as he can only focus on a small portion of the screen anyway.

Alas, the users I target have low vision because of age. It comes down to a question of spoonfeeding/handholding them Sad

<Mshrug>

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Ah

Well, I can understand your 'vision' for the site.

Trevor