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Hi,

I have adapted an old site of mine to make a critique of something i'm interested in. I'm not seeking critique on my content, however you are more than welcome to but i doubt this is the forum for those kinds of discussions Smile

Anyway, i am not an artistic type and was hoping people could fault my fonts or colors or logo or whatever.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

The site is:

The Buddha Was Wrong

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Go on ... make it a

Go on ... make it a clickable link Smile

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My initial impression is

My initial impression is that the blue section does not fit the rest of the page style. Its the strongest thing on the page and does not offer anything. I'd get rid of the entire blue section with the home label. Then the 'One way top broaden your vision' will be the strongest feature on the page and look like its a highlight/lead.

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Critique

The Design is very simplistic, which I'm sure you were going for. I like the way the main color changes on the page according to which section your in.

There is something weird about the right menu, where the sublinks go. It took me a short while to figure out that those were the links, I think somehow they should be more obvious.

I think there are too many serif fonts vs sans-serif , especially when they are close together.
The Logo is using serif, "home | content" is using some sans-serif pixel font, main menu uses a serif font but the drop down is sans-serif, same goes for the sublinks. Then the banner is another font. I just think it's too all over the place.

Try using sans-serif for almost all of the elements other than the page headers, that usually is a decent balance.

Hope that helps!

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I agree about the fonts--use

I agree about the fonts--use sans-serif throughout. From a usability standpoint, I would also recommend doing some sort of visual rollover for the links on the right. Although I would keep it in the logo, because it seems to work. Try sticking with no more than 3 fonts on a page---this is a print philopsphy but applies I think.

As far as the top nav goes, it's not lining up properly with the sub-nav. There is also a line after resources which makes the nav look funny, since it has the small space after. Either balance it out on the other side, or get rid of it!

Being super picky, I might also recommend getting rid of the home link at the top, on the home page.---Just seems silly. Wink Oh... and on the buddha in the logo, I would do something else besides the glow in the center--looks a bit cheesy (but that's jmo)

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Great info there. Thanks

Great info there. Thanks guys.

I'll get started changing the fonts and getting rid of that line in the menu.

I like the glowing buddha Smile Guess it looks a bit cheesy to designer types.

I guess the only quetion now is, was the buddha wrong? Tongue

j/k

Thanks again

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I like the simplicity of the

I like the simplicity of the style and design, although in truth it's probably ever so slightly too bare, a lot of white space abounds.

What's up with the drop downs? are they meant to stay revealed on mouseout? personally I don't like that it's irritating if one triggers them in passing.

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Thanks Hugo. The dropdowns

Thanks Hugo.

The dropdowns work fine in IE but i had another complaint and noticed it happens in firefox.

Might have to find a different menu script.

Cheers