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  • LDiCesare
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    Finished in the sense complete, definitely no. Finished as in dead or dormant, somewhat. alms66 seemed to have some interest in rekindling it, so something might still happen.

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  • Uryxt
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    Is this project finished?

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  • Stormbeard
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    I don't really understand what's wrong with the current design: I find it aesthetically pleasing (hey, blue and minimalist on graphics ). The only part of the site that needs fixing is some of the issues with frames; but that can be fixed by a) decreasing the left "menu" frame's size (creating a more heirarchial system, like a single link for Downloads) and b) making links from the "big frame" to outside the site *open a new window* (or kill the left frame).

    The other designs are excessively picture-intense. As someone said, what is the purpose of that big stone statue?

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  • Mercator
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    Dunno how I ended up on this forum, or this here thread, but I'll just add my comments.

    I also like the first design best, the 2nd hurts my eyes, as Richard so eloquently put it earlier. Yellowdaddy's descriptions were spot on.

    Originally posted by Urban Ranger
    I am not sure if it matters anymore, che, but here are some of my suggestions wrt design #1:

    1. Too much space is taken up by dead (inactive) bits that are just decorations (e.g. the image of the stone statue), therefore:

    2. Replace the stone statue thing with the "Key Milestones" section, you don't want 1/4 of the screen to be dead space.
    How about a compromise? Combine the statue and the "Key Milestones". That is, give the entire left column a black background, and use the statue pic (with contrast vastly reduced) as a fixed background image. Then put the "Key Milestones" in white font on top of that.

    The "Newest Demo" would be floated right and end up where the "Key Milestones" are located now.

    3. Make the "Clash of Civilizations" block of letters smaller and shift the menu up.


    Sounds good. The text needn't be much smaller, so long as the menu appears right of the logo.

    And get rid of the horrid white box around the menu. You might keep some of those white lines to accentuate the menu, but not all of 'em.

    4. I can't tell if you are using frames, but you better not


    Frames. The title+menu should probably just be part of the page, or it could be made a fixed div if you really insist.

    And I sure hope he didn't mean to "skin" the scrollbar either. Maximum effort for minimum gain. I prefer my own standard OS scrollbars thank you (or I'll skin my browser if I'm really desperate).

    5. Add a secondary menu at the bottom, some pages will be longer than one screen.


    Absolutely! But that should be text-only. A bit like Apolyton, except less cluttered.

    6. You don't need a "main" or "home" botton (or menu selection). It is now customary that clicking on the logo or the letter block sends you home.


    Please keep it, if only for accessibility reasons.

    9. How come it is taking so long?




    10. I like white background. I really do.
    I like black background better... But I agree, the dark grey areas don't really fit well anyway, so the main window background could probably be white rather than silver.

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  • Frozzy
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    Here's a suggestion for the page as it is... how about the image of the Parthenon randomly change when you access the page?

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  • Mark_Everson
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    Thanks UR, that's good to know!

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  • Urban Ranger
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    Hi Mark,

    che is fine, he was posting on the OTF a few days ago.

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  • Mark_Everson
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    Hi UR! Thanks for the comments. Che has been inactive for some months. Hasn't responded to the one or two emails I've sent. I HOPE he's just snowed with RL and that nothing seriously bad has happened. I'm sure he'll turn up at some point.

    Cya,

    Mark

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  • Urban Ranger
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    che, are you dead?

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  • Urban Ranger
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    I am not sure if it matters anymore, che, but here are some of my suggestions wrt design #1:

    1. Too much space is taken up by dead (inactive) bits that are just decorations (e.g. the image of the stone statue), therefore:

    2. Replace the stone statue thing with the "Key Milestones" section, you don't want 1/4 of the screen to be dead space.

    3. Make the "Clash of Civilizations" block of letters smaller and shift the menu up.

    4. I can't tell if you are using frames, but you better not

    5. Add a secondary menu at the bottom, some pages will be longer than one screen.

    6. You don't need a "main" or "home" botton (or menu selection). It is now customary that clicking on the logo or the letter block sends you home.

    7. The difference between Heading 2 and body text is too small.

    8. Are those menu buttons cascading? You can use CSS to do that.

    9. How come it is taking so long?

    10. I like white background. I really do.

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  • Urban Ranger
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    BTW, why is there a "Get MSIE" logo on the home page of the main Clash site when IE lags behind in CSS support?

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  • Urban Ranger
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    Originally posted by chegitz guevara
    Must resist urge to whine, "What's wrong with number 1?"
    The huge graphic of the stone statue at the left that doesn't do anything

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  • yellowdaddy
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    change the name man!

    yes,

    number 1 looks more like a game,

    number two looks more like a travel agency, :big grin:
    or maybe a computer assistance forum.

    but still think the name is crap.

    besides, civilisation should be spelt with an "s"

    how about this for a potential name modification?:

    "Culture Clash"

    any more ideas anyone?
    Last edited by yellowdaddy; April 7, 2003, 14:29.

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  • orange
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    i think #1, but the graphics could use a boost to really seal it...interface just a little outdated, but i'm sure site design isn't a major concern...just need something that works and shows the product. Just my $.02

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  • Gary Thomas
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    Didya vote in the poll?
    I did now

    Cheers

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