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site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 02:09 AM

ok, yet another new 404 design. just was ya'll's opinion.

critiques accepted here 24/7.

http://www.404media.com/index-x2.htm

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 02:23 AM

That yellow kinda throws it off... well maybe if it was somwhere else.. and the text is HUGE! :)
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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 06:22 AM

guess i didn't realize how huge i had made the body text.
um, lets say that is for 'great user legability', yeah, that's the ticket...
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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 01:26 PM

The yellow would work if you used it more. Maybe make the lines yellow or the outlines of the boxes yellow.

Should we throw out usability as well? Took me a while to figure out that he navigation was at the bottom. If your going to put the Navigation at the bottom, make it a frame so that you can still see it or something. Also, try to incorporate the transparency gel effect more.

I like the colors, pretty good, It's could use a little spicing up here and there, but other wise it's pretty good.

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 01:32 PM

#Moderation Mode

Moving this to site check

Moved here

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 02:05 PM

okay... adding to what has already been said, the site overall has a 'flat' look to it so adding in the gel type buttons doesn't fit at all.

I'd recommend creating flat buttons with dotted borders like the rest of your site.

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 28 September 2001 - 02:51 PM

the text is too big. a user can alwats increase the size on their browser if they want.

the button rollovers don't fit in with the rest of the design scheme. that goes for their colors as well.

also, think about changing the color of the dark blue "headline" tables to something a bit lighter, or at least a noticeably different color than the BG.

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 03 October 2001 - 05:46 PM

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Quote: from objekt404 on 5:09 am on Sep. 28, 2001
ok, yet another new 404 design. just was ya'll's opinion.

critiques accepted here 24/7.

http://www.404media.com/index-x2.htm

ok, updated using some of you're requests here:
http://www.404media.com/index-x3.htm

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 03 October 2001 - 05:50 PM

o00o.. looks nice, text size is good, colors work. sloth officialy likes.
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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 03 October 2001 - 05:59 PM

Nice.

When will you people ever learn?
The Dreamweaver rollover code is SLOW.

There should be zero lag in the rollover. The dreamweaver rollovers take almost half a second to work.

Here's some code I wrote, really fast and easily customizable. It works with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla and others.

<script language="Javascript">
//  Begin Javascript Rollovers

loadimg = new MakeArray(5)
//make sure this number ^  is greater than
//     the number of images to preload.
//
//  list all the images you want to be preloaded
//
       loadimg[1].src = "images/first.gif"
       loadimg[2].src = "images/first_on.gif"
       loadimg[3].src = "images/second.gif"
       loadimg[4].src = "images/second_on.gif"

function MakeArray(n)
       {
       this.length = n
       for (var ii = 1; ii<=n; ii++)
               {
               this[ii] = new Image()
               }
       return this
       }

function over(imgname){

//
//  you can change the
//    "images/" + imgname + ".gif"        
//             and
//    "images/" + imgname + "_on.gif"
//  to match your image naming method.
//
document.images[(imgname)].src="images/" + imgname + ".gif";
}
function out(imgname){
document.images[(imgname)].src="images/" + imgname + "_on.gif";
}
// end
</script>

The links look something like this then...

<a href="first.shtml" onmouseover="over('first');" onmouseout="out('first');"><img src="images/first.gif" width="125" height="26" alt="First Image" border="0" name="first"></a>

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 03 October 2001 - 07:35 PM

im getting a 404 error.
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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 03 October 2001 - 07:58 PM

it's loading fine for me (http://www.404media.com/index-x3.htm)

abstract yet pleasing to the eye.

tweak your margins so that the bottom box and the top boxes hit the edges of the browser.

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 04 October 2001 - 05:18 AM

give u ups. i like, :)
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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 04 October 2001 - 05:25 AM

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Quote: from gneato on 8:59 pm on Oct. 3, 2001
Nice.

When will you people ever learn?
The Dreamweaver rollover code is SLOW.

There should be zero lag in the rollover. The dreamweaver rollovers take almost half a second to work.

Here's some code I wrote, really fast and easily customizable. It works with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla and others.

<script language="Javascript">
//  Begin Javascript Rollovers

loadimg = new MakeArray(5)
//make sure this number ^  is greater than
//     the number of images to preload.
//
//  list all the images you want to be preloaded
//
       loadimg[1].src = "images/first.gif"
       loadimg[2].src = "images/first_on.gif"
       loadimg[3].src = "images/second.gif"
       loadimg[4].src = "images/second_on.gif"

function MakeArray(n)
       {
       this.length = n
       for (var ii = 1; ii<=n; ii++)
               {
               this[ii] = new Image()
               }
       return this
       }

function over(imgname){

//
//  you can change the
//    "images/" + imgname + ".gif"        
//             and
//    "images/" + imgname + "_on.gif"
//  to match your image naming method.
//
document.images[(imgname)].src="images/" + imgname + ".gif";
}
function out(imgname){
document.images[(imgname)].src="images/" + imgname + "_on.gif";
}
// end
</script>

The links look something like this then...

<a href="first.shtml" onmouseover="over('first');" onmouseout="out('first');"><img src="images/first.gif" width="125" height="26" alt="First Image" border="0" name="first"></a>

that is the next task to tackle, externalizing the .js (i think their (dw) js is slow too, i just havn't had the time to do it properly (let alone actually create the content for the site)).  thanks for the script.

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Re: site check: 404media (again!)

Posted 04 October 2001 - 02:28 PM

You're most welcome.
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