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Old 08-21-2006, 04:08 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by computer_tom
hi, my site http://computer-tom.com is not very good, so i decided to update and upgrade.
I hate to say it, but this site seems to contain as much interesting content as my post. If this is the upgrade, I'm scared. I've seen a couple of myspace profiles that are worse, but I guess whats really embarrasing is that you paid money to publish this on the internet.

Maybe if you shut down the site quick enough, noone will ever know. It'll be as if it never existed. Our little secret.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 04:41 AM   #17
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I'd say it got deleted with a comment like that.
Uh, why? I was just trying to help the guy out. I'm a little rough around the edges, but he really does need to get rid of that thing, I was trying to make a point. The rest looks more or less fine to me, it's just that big logo thing sticks out and is all blocky and ugly. Besides, it's back now. I donno how it got back... maybe I just didn't see it, I donno.

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Old 08-21-2006, 05:20 AM   #18
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i didn't pay for anything but the domain name (i have me own server)


i will be redoing the layout too, (just for the reason that it cant scale, and this is just what i need (meaning this kind of reed back) anyone know someone thats really good at photoshop that might be willing to help me (not for computer-tom.com but sompthing else) thanks

Last edited by computer_tom; 08-21-2006 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 06:21 AM   #19
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If you are anything like me, you don't mind the coding of a web site espashaly a simple static one but are not the most artistic! Do what I do. Go to http://www.oswd.org/ or similar choose which standard you whish to comform to, choose a template and use that as your base. Just alter as you whish! Then you get some exposure to the code and a design by people who are good at the artistic side of things!

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:06 AM   #20
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ya, i have no qualms about coding for a few hours it just i not an artist by any standard
 
Old 08-21-2006, 02:04 PM   #21
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Uhh....I too think you should be more concerned with the content than the style of that site...

Can I inquire why you'd use Windows for a web server?

Also, the slashes in your signature are going the wrong way
 
Old 08-21-2006, 02:32 PM   #22
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lose the w3c xhtml/css gifs - they don't work anyways (incorrect URL). Visit some other design sites and get a better color scheme.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 03:29 PM   #23
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i am using win because thats all i got
 
Old 08-22-2006, 10:26 AM   #24
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if you can do it well enough without sacrificing that original "tone" ... you site may have a certain kind of style ... but i guess you may need to be able to enjoy the aesthetic of the "tasteless" in the first place ...


//2.cents


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Old 08-22-2006, 01:50 PM   #25
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i have a general 'warm-felling' layout now at http://71.232.33.90/beta_new

if some one could tell me how i could clean out all those div's (couldn't find another way because of the css)


i still need a top hdr bad and ftr, and background. hope have it up And running more so in the next few days thanks
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:57 PM   #26
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One of the things I understood quite fast when creating homepages was: I suck at design. I thought I could get better with some practice, but I gave up. Some peoples are good at some things, but suck at others. Design is not my thing ^_^.

I'm not saying that you suck, I found your page good, but you definitely need to blend the colors better. It is hard on the eyes, especially with the tone of blue and red together. I'd recommend you hunting the web for some free templates. There are even some very cheap templates out there that you can buy, if you really want your page to look "exclusive".

If you are willing to create a page with a more dynamic content, you may even consider great applications such as WordPress to accomplish that task. It comes with good "themes" and you can download and use a whole bunch as well.

For your logo: Since your page is something about computer, try using pictures from computer parts (like a keyboard) and play with it using Gimp (or any other good image editor), try blending your page's name with the chosen part and see how it turns out. Making a nice logo is not difficult with Gimp.

Well, this is just an idea. As I said, I suck pretty bad at web design, but I'm relatively good creating dynamic pages with Java, for example. It is just more "my thing" ^_^.

Now, I don't want to discourage you. I just think you need some guidance. Take at least a look into some free templates. If you don't want to use any, at least they will give you some ideas, especially about colors ^_^.

Other then that, good luck!
 
Old 08-22-2006, 10:28 PM   #27
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Even a very basic website theme can look attractive without much work.

All you need to use is simple, light pastel colours and not mix and match too many colour combinations. Keep the colour changes to a minimum - more like different shades of a single colour and that'll make your site look well integrated and designed. I've learned by trial and error that half-toned pastel shades are the best choices for websites.

Also don't use "full-toned" colours. Bright colours make a site hard to read. Also have good contrast between text colour and background colour.

Good luck

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One of the things I understood quite fast when creating homepages was: I suck at design. I thought I could get better with some practice, but I gave up. Some peoples are good at some things, but suck at others. Design is not my thing ^_^.
Actually I believe any body can design good looking websites. Colour matching is the key and if you have a simple layout, any site can look attractive.

Last edited by vharishankar; 08-22-2006 at 10:33 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 09:46 AM   #28
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>> "i have a general 'warm-felling' layout now at http://71.232.33.90/beta_new ..."

hmm ... not bad at all ...


//keep it up ...


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Old 08-23-2006, 10:13 AM   #29
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thanks, i still need the background, i will try a few out that i have, also need some one thats good with photoshop for hdr and ftr
 
Old 08-23-2006, 12:07 PM   #30
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@Computer Tom, you should fix your sig, your slashes after the http: is backwards. It should read http://
 
  


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