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http://www.dagondesign.com/new/

I have only tested in Firefox and IE 6 so far. Anyone want to take a look? Thanks.

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Nice, very nice. I don't like the background, and I think the box is a bit too narrow, but that's just me. It's a great color scheme, just not sure about the deep blue background.

Well done.

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Where do you get fancy background images like that? (I actually do like it.) Smile

Looks nice and simple, clean and easy to read. Smile

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Thanks for the comments.

I know this is not really a design forum, but maybe you can give me your thoughts on these questions. I also made a couple of little changes, so please look again:

- does the search box look out of place up there?
- do you think the bottom "return to top" bar is obvious enough?
- any thoughts on the title font? does it fit?

As far as the patterns, this site has an amazing number of great ones: http://www.theinspirationgallery.com/wallpaper/damask/wp_damask01.htm

That link is to the Damask category, where I found the one I am using. The color is different though.

They have a lot of other categories of patterns as well.. I need to email them and thank them for making such a nice collection Smile

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compmatt wrote:

- does the search box look out of place up there?
- do you think the bottom "return to top" bar is obvious enough?
- any thoughts on the title font? does it fit?

I really like the look of the site but I have to say that personally I really, really don't like the blue background.

the search box looks good to me, but don't think many ppl will get the "return to top"

love the font you used for your logo tho.

larmyia

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Well, I actually love the background color/design. I think the search box looks a little off, though. Maybe try to make a small custom button for this instead of the default input style. The return to top bar isn't obvious to me. Perhaps a simple text link would look approprate at the bottom of the page? Maybe there is some way you could label the back-to-top bar without it seeming contrived. Your site looks very nice to this point, though.

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Ask 12 different web designers get 45 different answers. Laughing out loud

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I also agree about the background Wink I must have went through a couple hundred before I found it Smile

I changed the search button and "back to top" bar. I think they look good.

I need to decide when to leave the layout alone and actually start using it lol.

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compmatt wrote:
I also agree about the background Wink
Wait, do you agree with everyone that hates it or with this lonely voice over here that likes it? Laughing out loud

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Wait, do you agree with everyone that hates it or with this lonely voice over here that likes it?

Come on, yoiu know he likes it. And he should. It's great! The back to top link really works well. Just make sure that, if you go with a graphical button for your seach submit, to use:

cursor: pointer;

Nice work,

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Of course I agree with those that like it Wink

As far as the search button, the one I am now using is not a graphic, it just uses CSS to make it pretty. Thanks for the reminder though.. I may use a graphical button someday Smile