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I've made a web page for a charity called Heartstart based at the University of Manchester. They asked me to make something relatively simple and clear which I think I've done but to me it's missing something which I just can't put my finger on - any comments or recommendations are welcome...

http://www.exyt-web.com/heartstart

Currently none of the links work, but the text size stylesheet changer does.

Thanks in advance, Tom

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5 hours is not nearly long enough, silly!

Nice and simple layout, works well and resizes well.

The text resize buttons dont work for me :?

The red on the left links seems a bit too bright for me?

Your top logo could also do with a bit of AA.

Keep up the good work!

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5 hours is not nearly long enough, silly!

Oops Tongue

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The text resize buttons dont work for me

Any idea why ? I used one of the tutorials from alistapart (to which I can't find the link, it wasn't invasion of the body switchers or the php switch).

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The red on the left links seems a bit too bright for me?

Agreed, I'll change it to the same colour as the circles.

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Your top logo could also do with a bit of AA.

The client sent me a shoddy jpeg which I've placed onto those other pictures - I'll have to spend some time clearing it up (if and) when they are happy with the design.

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Keep up the good work!

Thanks Laughing out loud

Any other input still welcome as always!

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I think you've done a good job with what you've been given. I can't say I'm a big fan of the header/logo but I suspect there's not a lot you can do about that.

all validates well.

I don't know if you've fixed it, but the text resizer is working just fine for me on PC in FF, Opera and IE. Although it does work in NN there is a weird problem where the menu scrolls...but not a major issue I'd have thought.

I kind of feel like the text resize is floating in space. but that just my opinion.

and the only area that feels a bit empty/wasted is under the menu/text resizer. but what can you really do with it?

over all a good job I'd say.

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Thanks for both of your input, I changed everything you recommended and it turned out much better. However I was still unhappy and looking for something a little more professional.

I've now done a redesign (viewable @ http://www.exyt-web.com/heartstart/Design2/) and would appreciate peoples' opinions on it and whether they prefer it to the first design (which is still viewable at the address in my first post).

Thanks in advance, Tom

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listen Tom, just taken a really quick look and not looked at code/validation/etc, but I think this one is much more professional looking and using your onscreen real estate much better.

obviously some of the images need to be improved (as I noticed they're a little pixilated) but I'm sure you're aware of that and just wanted to get it up and running.

will look back later, but good job I'd say Smile

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Nice job, Tom.

You have an occurrence of "style="border:0" " in your <a> tags. You could put a style declaration in your CSS to prohibit border around images.

Hope this helps

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Thanks for the positive feedback Smile always good to know that you've made a half-decent design.

I'll sort that anchor tag thing in my CSS asap and you were right about the images larmyia, I'm just waiting for feedback on the design from the client before I get rid of watermarking and pixelation etc.

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