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Old 08-05-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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I am working on a design for my new website (a kind of online portfolio) and I just thought I would show my progress so far. This link just shows a photoshop design before I take it into DW.

http://jonballdesign.co.uk/newhomepageidea.html

Does anyone know how I would make the lists of text overlap the shadows of the 3 boxes?

I originally intended to not have any text on show at first as I wanted to keep the design minimal. Am I right in thinking that by having these 'keywords' on my home page will help with SEO?

Any comments on the design and suggestions on creating this in DW would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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no image there!

maybe you need to specifiy the file extension
<img src="new homepage idea" width="800" height="800" />
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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hmm worked in Safari for me. Anyway have done what you said - hope it works
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Shows a white blank page for me.
This is not a valid source for an image:
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<img src="new homepage idea" alt="" name="design" width="800" height="800" id="design" />
It has to be a filename, like background.jpg. Just because you mac is forgiving and displays an image, does not mean that it will work.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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Not sure what was going on there, it seems like it didn't like the jpeg I was using. Fingers crossed this time...

http://jonballdesign.co.uk/newhomepageidea.html
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:04 AM   #6
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Just because you mac is forgiving and displays an image, does not mean that it will work.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:32 PM   #7
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JBD,

That looks pretty cool! I like it. The only thing that gets lost for me is the footer because it looks so similar to the text in lists. Also, your gradient in your "jonballdesign" looks good but is different in "jon" than in the rest, there is a tiny bit of the gradient coming down as to say it is supposed to be like the rest of the logo, but it's not. It's design so it is your choice, but from a professional POV I noticed it and would expect it to carry over to the "jon" or the "jon" be completely different to show it was supposed to be that way. As far at the font over the image, I can't help but to think of using Flash, but someone might know of something else.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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JBD,

Intuitive reply - how about making your photoshop page your DW background, and just use layers for the lists?

Probably not elegant, but could work...
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #9
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Hi Jittor thanks for your comments. I see what you mean by the gradient and I think I will need to rework this. This link shows my old logo which as you can see has various shades of blue to differentiate the words.

http://jonballdesign.co.uk/index.html

I've tried to make the logo a little more visually appealing and tie in with the shaded boxes but like you've pointed out, the shades of blue need to be more defined.

I also agree that the links at the bottom don't look right (bit of an after thought) - I may create some subtle buttons to use as links to these areas of my website.

I know Flash would be the best way to make this site look nice but at the mo I'm not that confident with Flash. I'll hopefully have a Flash version in the future - for now I think I'll have these lists as images not only because it will be easier but a friend said as SEO keywords they wouldn't benefit my site much anyway.

Thanks again for the constructive criticism - anyone else?

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Old 08-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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I still like your new logo much better than the old, and I like the gradient as well, I was just saying that you should either carry it over into the "jon" or make the jon totally unique. For example have the same gradient on the bottom or "jon" instead of at the top.

As far as the footer it just needs something to stand out as a footer. Maybe a bar behind the whole thing or some squares in front of the words. See attached, a little can go a long way.
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