Layout: new site, need constructive critisism

started by Knowthyself on Jan 27, 2005 — RSS Feed

Knowthyself Knowthyself
Posts: 7

I had an idea for a site, so I made it over the past week or so, it's got a few glitches, but that's mostly...or allly angelfire's fault.  If it weren't for angelfire, it would be valid strict XHTML!  Anyway, I think it's pretty cool, pretty sparse right now, but..yeah.. Be sure to look at all the pages.  Wow, i can't believe this is the first time I've posted here..that can't be right...

www.angelfire.com/d20/pwernizor

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

www.angelfire.com/d20/pwernizor

Looks fine to me. Some of the background images are a little too bright and interfere with the readability of the text.

I would suggest fixing the background image so that the text scrolls but the background doesn't, as I have here (look at the source).

Knowthyself Knowthyself
Posts: 7

Yeah, I'm going to change the colors a bit.  I experimented with the fixed background image, but my friend on dial-up said that it made everything a lot slower.  Scrolling lags a bit even on my broadband connection with the fixed BG image, so I think I'll keep it the way it is...but...It does look cool fixed...idk.  Oh, by the way, I got the idea for the background images from that pixelmaps site.  I like the idea of really small gif files that still look good.  In my case, in photoshop, I used trace contour on the image, and then threshhold, and then made a gif so the 2 colors were the foreground color and transparent.  It works really well on images with just a white background.

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

I agree on the fixed images. If you do it well, lag time should be minimal, at best.
Personally, I really want your font to be a pixel bigger.

Whatever your popup is, I'll never see it, so that's a waste fo time.

Knowthyself Knowthyself
Posts: 7

I made the font one pixel larger.  How do you reduce lag time on the fixed background?

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

By buying everyone a faster video card or a computer that doesn't rely on the processor for video processing. The lag is nothing to do with the Web or how it is delivered, it is a a function of the individual computer's video processing efficiency - hey, we're talking whole milliseconds here!

Knowthyself Knowthyself
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Fixed background images now.  I suppose all the people who would have problems with it are probably using IE anyway.  By the way, do you have any idea why IE spaces the "item" divs so far apart?

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

knowthyself said:
Fixed background images now.  I suppose all the people who would have problems with it are probably using IE anyway.  By the way, do you have any idea why IE spaces the "item" divs so far apart?


IE handles 'padding' wrongly  - well, not according to W3C specs - so if you use padding, you can expect a different look in IE. If you get rid of the padding and use something else to create the spacing (ie margin) the look will be more consistent.

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