View Full Version : Please comment on this kick ass design
19-02-2001, 11:02 AM
Just a page that shows what I can do. I made it for reviews, which are easily added via newspro.
Stuff you don't see: When no picture name is given, it automatically shows the 'no pic yet' gif. All SSI, CGI templates and SHTML are at the same 'depth' so I dont have to fill in full urls, a ../../pictures/picname.gif is enough. So when I move servers, all I have to do is change 3 lines per cgi script, and I'm done.
SSI consists out of 4 parts, one header, one navbar, one bottom and one 'affiliates' bar, which is located under the header. Sure it hasn't got a lot of room for affiliates, but only stores or the site that hosts me will be placed there.
I hope somebody can name some of the good points, and a lot of bad points (I'm kind of a perfectionist) so I can make an even better one next time.
19-02-2001, 08:26 PM
that's a great design, I like it, very nice :D
but are you gonna put all your updates in the middle? if so, you have to think that it will take a lot of space, and it's gonna go way down, so you have to put a "back to the top" button at the bottom. another lil tiny detail, a "home" option the the "main" would be helpful, so your visitors can come back to the main page easily... and finally you should write a little text on what your site is all about, for the visitors that have no idea where they landed to! that's all I have to say, you did a great work with this design, I couldn't do better! :)
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(\__/)My mind is the box,
(='.'=)I wish someone could break that box,
(")_(")So I could lose my mind, and find my heart." Usagi^.^[/b]
Today, I'm feeling: http://www.geocities.com/usagi_333/mood/mood04.gif Happy! What's your mood? ---> http://www.geocities.com/usagi_333/mood/
wow, im trying to do something like that, it will take me months though.....did you use a program? which?
20-02-2001, 10:41 AM
Yeah, I made a apge what my site is about, but haven't linked it yet. Also, 'news' is the main page, and I'll make the header link to it too.
And I will only put the last 10 or 15 news articles (which won't use a lot of space) on the news page, the rest will be archived, just that idon't have anything to archive for now, the site's not even launched yet)
The software I use may suprise you.. I use plain Jasc Paint Shop Pro 6 for my graphics (get it, it's the best) and Frontpage 2000. I know basic HTML, but I only use it to edit stuff manually, like for the SSI. I've tried dreamweaver, but I got used to Frontpage 2000 too much to swich..
It's really not that hard, just play around a LOT, don't use .jpg when having text in you pics, and try to use a certain pallette of colors. My site is grey toned, with blue as an 2nd color. When you use too much colors, the design will look worse.
24-02-2001, 12:36 PM
Why shouldn't you use .jpg? I like .jpg, it loads fast and most of the time for me, it is the better quality when I put it on the web.
24-02-2001, 12:57 PM
Cool site :up: but if you want to be like the pros I suggest dreamweaver 4 ultradev and Photoshop 6.0 which are both the best in the league. give them a try :D
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