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darrin365
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Please go easy on me as I'm new here, but I was wondering if anyone would mind looking at my site http://www.bigadventuremarketing.com and making suggestions on how to make it better looking, more usable, better layout? It's built over pMachine's Expression Engine. I used a free template provided by one of their users. However, it doesn't show up well in all browsers or all window sizes. My logo on top apparently likes to push the right column down in some browsers. Their suggestion was to drop the logo, but that doesn't seem like a smart answer. I fixed it to some extent, but I think it's still pushing down the right column on some pages such as when you choose "Comments" on the first story.

I'd like to improve on the CSS. However, I'm still new to it and not quite sure how to fix more than I have so far. I do know it validates.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Darrin

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its a very clean site, you did a good job for a first try. in FF the left and right columns overlapping the grey bg by about one pixel. the left column doesnt go 100% down.

From a design aspect you many want to use your branding more. On the headers where you have things like search, categories, monthly archives, about, disccussion.... etc. think about turning those into images with your "target" graphic behind them or before them as an icon. I think centering the logo and text in the header would make it more powerful. IMO.

But still keep it simple b/c ur site text is most important.

g'job again.

wayne

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Hi,

Something else you should consider is using the image replacement technique so you can welcome any font you want into your site while still insuring visibility to everyone. Check that out here:

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynatext/

I use it on my own site and it's a great thing to have to help branding.

Andrew

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Thanks for the suggestions!