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bogwitch

website revamp

My poor website is shameful.

It's been up three years and all that time it's looked like the back end of a bus' less attactive side, with a crappy name to boot.

But it shall go to the ball!

I've decided on a revamp (pun intended). Problem is my web building skills are rather rudimentary (hence previous horrors inflicted on the web). I've had a bash at prettifying the main page with an image map (how the hell am I supposed to keep that static?), now I just have to work out what to do with the rest of the pages.

Can you all have a look and tell me what you think? Does it look okay on your screen/resolution/browser/eyeballs?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bogwitch/main.html
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It looks fine on the screen. The left side is kind of bright, espcially if you've been looking at a darker screen before you click on it.

Hmm. It's meant to be, that's rather the point.

Hope it didn't hurt?

I'm showing a rather clear line between the photo and the background that could probably be blended a little more. (I'm on a Mac, with Safari.) And I can't see apostrophes, unless that's intentional - I've seen characters like that drop out in some fonts, when they're replaced by a system font. Is the text done in graphics, or are they just text? Right now, I'm seeing a sort of rounded face, like Eurostyle or Monaco.

That line is curved, yeah?

That's one of the main things I was worried about. It's deliberate, to make the curve of the links make sense, but I didn't like it too strong. (it was a magic circle originally that didn't work).

The font is on the graphic and is Bellerose. As it's shareware, it doesn't have apostrophes and I forgot to replace them from another font!

I like the distinct contrast between the two sides - it isn't overly bright, at least not on my screen. I also like the rounded font - it is nice to look at and very easy to read. Something in the shadows on the dark side might be nice - I did peer at it for a few seconds trying to work out if it was totally black, or whether I was missing something - but it would only be the icing on the cake.

I could put Illyria there! (she features on my easter egg) Alas, I can't put something there because it has to be blank to deal with different resolutions smoothly.

I love that font (Bellerose)


Well, it looks fine to me. Nice lettering, and the colours work well for me, too.

It's those yellow-reds again!

Looks fine to me. I have to scroll down slightly to see the whole menu but that's no biggie as far as I'm concerned

So do I, but I have so many toolbars, it's like with a lot of pages!

Looked first with favourites bar open, then shut. My first thought was oh pretty, then realized you wanted serious consideration. Different feel with the full screen, more stark, more contrast, more black. I need to look again!

More black is always a good thing, imo.

It looks fine to me. At least you have pictures on your website. I haven't even learned how to do that yet.

It's not that hard, just click 'insert picture' and you're done! (but make sure you upload it from the same folder).


Ooh... teh pretty!!

I looked at it with and without the bookmarks sidebar in firefox. I liked the solid black slightly narrower (when the sidebar was there) because it looked a little unbalanced when there was a lot more solid black.

But that might just be me... It's 300% better than I could manage, anyhow!

Bookmarks sidebar! Do people still do that? ::wonders:: Doesn't it get in the way all the time?

Because people have widescreen monitors etc now, I left space for the page to run on a bit to the right.

It's a pretty picture covering up the fact my site design skills are rubbish. You're not meant to make a site like this.

No problems viewing it on my end. I think it looks fantastic! ::squishes::

Hurrah! Thanks!

Now I just have to work out what I'm going to do with the other 100-odd pages so they match the theme.

Well, if you think your skills are poor you should see mine. I have 0 skills for webdesign, that is why I haven't used my domain.

Anyway, the new look is a good change, is bright and it looks okay in my computer, I'm using Firefox.

I really should sort the domain thing out.

A simple webpage is insanely easy, doing anything to make it look attactive though, is impossibly hard! This is a handy short-cut.

I like it. It looks great.

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