Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:58 PM
The current site is http://www.coralgladeshigh.com
The drawing I was working on is http://multimedia-te...m/misc/CGHS.jpg
I've had one person at work say yes, and another say no, what do you think?
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:07 PM
1) i can't stand the opaque white glow behind the school name's letters. i assume you put it in there for contrast and to separate the shield, but i'd suggest making the glow around the letters a solid rectangle. the current glow's bulby nature doesn't mix nicely with the straight lines and rectangle geometry of the rest of the site in my opinion. i'd have to see it to know whether a rectangle cutout is any better though.
2) probably one you'll fix before actually ripping it up into site-layout, but the shield isn't aligned horizontally. the top half lies to the right of where it should. really bothered me since the footer lends closure, but my eyes just can't get around the incongruence.
either way, i'm just being picky. excellent incorporation of the width and photo requirements, and definitely feels warmer on my eyes than the old one.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:11 PM
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:22 PM
possible different header
edit: Also, the site would be center and possibly fluid. Not sure yet. I'm not sure splitting the crest works, but I think the crest is a big too tall, and looks stupid when I shrink it too much. I would like to keep the header center, but it is a little empty that way.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:45 PM
if you want to keep the header centered, could you maybe push the crest in towards the right a little, and start the school name and principal's name from the left of the center column keeping it left-aligned? could give the illusion of centering while maintaining the rule. although i don't know how clumsy that would make the crest look, and how much it would infringe on content.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:50 PM
Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:35 PM
nice job though
I say old chap, that is rather amusing!
Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:47 PM
I def like the new design though. Once you get the footer filled in it will look a little better too. I also like the icons you used, did you make those or find them somewhere?
Can't wait to see the live version.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:12 PM
Try cutting the footer down a little (half) and see how it looks. Right now it looks a little too big.
Posted 28 October 2006 - 03:32 PM
The old site looks a lot more "finished", though.
[*]I think you should really re-introduce the white on green for the header and headertext. The footer would then look better in grey.
[*]The jaguar in the old footer is a nice touch. Maybe get a different image if you don't want to reuse this one.
[*]Reuse those vertical diagonal lines a bit more. I loved those in the original design. It fits really well with the jaguar emblem, and generally just adds to the "trusty" look, as in "I want to send my children to school here".
[*]The new design doesn't look too well on 1280x1024 or higher. Way too much empty space on the sides. Maybe you should consider limiting the content area horizontally, similar to your original design. I noticed this on your own site too, but now I realize you're probably only viewing it at 1024x768, and then it looks great.
One more thing, in IE the height of the footer is too big. This is probably what cmgmyr was talking about. It doesn't look that way in FF.
I made a screenshot for you, showing how it looks on 1980x1024 in IE:
I doubt that is how you intended it to look.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:21 PM
Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:24 PM
thanks for the feedback, but what vertical diagonal lines are you talking about?
LOL, I said "vertical diagonal"... I just meant diagonal. You know, those thin lines you used on the green header of the old site.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:55 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:30 PM
Maybe zooming the image is possible with CSS, I've never tried anything like that. I doubt it will be easy.
I still stand by my suggestion on switching the header and footer colors. I really really really think it would look better.
Anyway, if you find out how to accomplish fluid image size, please share.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:10 PM
As far as the top image, the only way I can think to do it is to make a container that is fluid and set the large image as the background in the container. This will allow more of the image to show as the screen gets wider. BUT, they want to make it like a slideshow at the top that will cycle through images, so I think that option is gone. I have to come up with a way to make teh content area like I wanted
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