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How is my site?

Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hi all, please let me know how my site looks. I appreciate any tips/suggestions, it is a wordpress template but I created a child theme and have made a bunch of edits so far.

http://livsdragons.com

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Re: How is my site?

Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Bland.. throw some texture in there!

Perhaps making the 'selected section' not just a bold of the word but a different color.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

What do you mean? Which 'selected section' ?
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

What do you mean? Which 'selected section' ?

Throwing texture in there means... .color ?
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:07 AM

View Postxkaijinx, on 07 September 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

What do you mean? Which 'selected section' ?

Throwing texture in there means... .color ?


I believe selected section is referring to your navbar elements as you hover over them. Change the color/background-color on hover to something more contrasting.

Texture means using lines/patterns/grades/etc. on your background to make your forehand information pop-out more. Plain color for the background and the foreground div is very bland dull and to look at.

Textured
Non-Textured
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 07 September 2012 - 01:07 PM, said:

View Postxkaijinx, on 07 September 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

What do you mean? Which 'selected section' ?

Throwing texture in there means... .color ?

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Please no. We've already rid ourselves of geocities.

The point of a background is to accent the foreground, not draw attention to itself.

What the site needs is a bolder layout. Currently it's a centered column with one column of text. There needs to be more structure and layout there, more hierarchy of information. Use single pixel lines and borders to give a little accent to the borders of columns and headers, simple css borders can go a long way to accent things.

Remember though, content is king and your first job is to accent the content above all else.
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

I was also going to point out this:

http://webdesign.tut...s-in-webdesign/
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 07 September 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

I was also going to point out this:

http://webdesign.tut...s-in-webdesign/


Exactly, note the subtlety of the textures and how they compliment the foreground.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

♥ We guarantee the health of our for up to 6 weeks after purchase.

This sentence under "Live Arrival Guarantee" on the "Shipping Info" page sounded a bit off grammatically.
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Great advice, thanks alot. I am going to use the same color background that I currently have, however I am going to "add the noise" to it in a subtle texture.

@ Lemur: I want to add a horizontal line which shows pictures and a facebook icon on the left hand of the middle portion, and the text all to the right of that.

Since I am using wordpress it is a bit difficult to just add code to my child theme, do you know which file in a wordpress theme would be the best place to add the css for a horizontal line to separate content?
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Re: How is my site?

Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:11 AM

As a visitor's point of view I would like to see more descriptive information about your dragons and your company.
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