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Theme feedback

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Caelum, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    So, I've been toying around with some specific CSS3 features in the form of a theme for my website, and while it's been an education, I'm not too sure about the way the actual thing turned out. It's fancy and all that, but I'm considering just redoing it from scratch with a far more minimalist approach. :p
    So, what better place to get feedback huh?

    http://cael.co.cc - Relentless thoughts on the looks? To keep or to trash? :p
  2. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I like that. Doctor wants it.
  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Good job! :)

    I find the background makes the text appear tilted, though. Maybe it is just me, :)
  4. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Looks good. I would fade the background out more behind the text though.
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Not just you. I find myself tilting my head to the left.

    But overall, I do like it.
  6. Jonathan

    Jonathan Active Member

    I think the links are a little overkill. The black text also blends in with the background a little too much.
  7. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Glad yas like it :)

    Oooh, I've never actually noticed that myself

    Yeah, been thinking the same - think I'll mess around with it. Give me a chance to do it with (semi-transparent) RGB background colour instead of a semi-transparent image while I'm at it.

    I actually think the links are kinda neat myself, help direct attention to the actual text (instead of background) too. My main gripe is IE (including IE9) not supporting it, but hey, what else is new.
    Anyone else like/dislike the links?
    As for the black text, yeah, having trouble making the text stand out enough in general. The changing the transparency/RGB might help though, not sure yet.
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  8. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Alright, made the background slightly less transparent - this better, or still want it less transparent?

    Also, here's one for you other devs/designers, courtesy of how IE won't display my site the way I want it to...
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  9. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Are your links supposed to look like this? I'm using Chrome by the way.


    Regardless, I find the whole page a little difficult to read and the colour of the links up top is a bit too... bold - doesn't seem to sit right with the rest of the design.
  10. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    That's new :confused:
    It's supposed to look like that, except the main (blue-button-y) navigation links are supposed to be in a horizontal line, not vertical. Using Chrome here too - ctrl f5 fix it for you?

    Hm, might toy around with font style somehow, or, if nothing else, make the semi-transparent part even less transparent. Stay tuned :p
    As for the colour of the links up top, do y'mean the button background or the font colour/glow?
  11. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I never noticed it on the site but now in Lee's screenie it is making me tilt to the left.
  12. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I like the transparent block, but that's all so attractive about it.
  13. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    hover the blue bits, then it pops into a horizontal menu.
  14. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Fair nuff. Anything specific that jumps at you as being yucky/fixable? :p

    Just tweaked the code a bit, try now. Still got no idea why it's happening though.
  15. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Nah, its just choice of design, its blah. No offense.

    The only thing good about it is the transparency, oh and the blue buttons! :)
  16. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    None taken :p

    Glad ya like the transparency/buttons though :)
  17. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

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  18. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    That is...extremely awkward. Just managed to reproduce it in Chrome in incognito mode - it's either a Chrome incognito bug or something specific Chrome only does incognito. I'll try and fix it, and if not me, Google will eventually (I hope) :p
    Either way, thanks for the vid, perfect :)
  19. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Fixed, thanks again :)
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  20. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Both. The background doesn't seem to fit the rest of the design and the glow around the font a find a little overkill. All my personal opinion though. I'm choosy.

    I would also change your background, maybe to something a little less ... overpowering. :)

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