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Il Factotum
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Hello, I'd like to know if there are any issues with the nav bar rollovers and the photo gallery here:
http://www.antiquesofthefuture.net/manager/index.php I've already checked it in IE6/IE7 and FF 3, all of which it looks OK in. I also used the browser capture utility which shows that everything pretty much looks fine in most browsers, but I'm not 100% sure about the gallery/nav bar, however. Thanks much

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Nice

Nice site, I only looked at it in FF3 and Firebug. But I like it, it's nice and clean and easy to read and navigate :thumbsup:

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Very nice and clean site, I

Very nice and clean site, I like the content that is being featured also.

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simple

hi,

Its very simple...looks like a basic site having basic structure....no creativity and no giving any kind of impression...

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1) You have a slight problem

1) You have a slight problem with the height when viewed with FF 3.0 - Everything seems to show fine, but the bottom margin seems to be set to 0, which is quite off putting. I'd create a little bit of space at the bottom so it looks even.

2) Consider using another font. Verdana is fine if you want to go for a corporate look, or if the print is really small. But since you've used Papyrus as the title font I'd got with something a little more cursive (antiqueky - if that's a word) for the main body of the text. To my eye the font choice for the main body and the title don't match well.

3) The size of the Heading "BUILD PHASE" on the ORDERS page is way too small. It should be bigger then the default font size otherwise it looks strange. Don't use H5...use H1 or H2 which are the bigger (more important) headers.

4) Consider using a background instead of setting the site against plain white. Again, given your site is selling an arty product the client will determine the quality of workmanship of your product against the quality of the graphics and artwork on the site. If the site looks plain, there will be more then a few clients who will judge the same is true of your furniture. Even a muted textured background might work to bring out the text and other elements on the page. Consider using a wood texture to bring out the green and to tie into your furniture theme. If you're using photoshop, turn the opacity of the background down and that might help to draw attention away from the background and focus it on the main sections.

5) Overall, it's a decent site - the coding looks clean and it loads quickly and without much fuss. Tweak it some more and you can get it looking even better.

6) The contrast between the dark gray and green for the nav bar doesn't work for me. Consider using a transperent png or a lighter, more opaque version of the green. Alternatively you could opt for a gradient or something which isn't so blocky...the navbar though does work, so the work you need to put there is simply a matter of firing up photoshop or firefoxs and seeing what colors look good.

Good luck and happy coding! Smile

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Thanks for the input,

Thanks for the input, definitely some good suggestions.

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drychan wrote:no creativity

drychan wrote:

no creativity and no giving any kind of impression...

Given the nature of the site that would be a compliment, not a criticism. It's trying to sell furniture and a furniture designer not to "be creative".

The page is unusable when graphics are turned off - an extremely grave design flaw in my opinion.

Layout-wise the header section is much too high and forces too much of the content below the bottom of the screen.

That header image is content and should be coded in an IMG tab, not a background image. Semantically the page html presents an empty DIV. That's bad for accessibility and for SEO, not to mention being bad semantic practice.

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