Major changes to Website

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Major changes to Website

Post by ducatiwannabe » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:58 pm

I added and changed a bunch of stuff at my site, tell me what ya think.

Really cool backgrounds and etc.

http://www.rangfar.com/hosted/bzflagworld

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Post by The Red Baron » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:05 pm

the font is really hard to read against that background, I'd make it black.

while the background is really cool, it rather distracts from the font, and can be irritating on the eyes.
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Post by RPG » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:08 pm

I think you should find some way to make the text more readable with the laser background- It's cool it's just hard to read. Also, you should make the links more visible, because I had trouble finding those :D

HTML for giving your text a black background: <font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000">YOURTEXT</font>

Change #000000 to your color of choice 8)

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Post by Scorch » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:35 pm

rpg, what laser background? and the links are in plain site.

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Post by RPG » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:39 pm

Ummm... the background of that site is one of dw's crazy laser screenshots. It makes it hard to see the words. Maybe you didn't wait long enough for it to load.

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Post by Scorch » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:25 pm

AAH yah your right about dw's site rpg :)

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Post by Workaphobia » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:46 pm

Look, don't go all insane with the pictures and font size; go for simplicity first, then elegance. Start with a simple background and a font color that's easy to read, and keep the font size smaller even if you don't have a lot of text on that particular page. If you want a repeating background picture, don't use a screenshot but rather something that doesn't distract from the text at all. Add in pictures that don't overlap with the text using tables or something.
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:00 am

Ok

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:07 am

Fixed, tell me what you think of laser background and text now?

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Post by RPG » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:37 am

Good, but I liked the laser show.

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:50 am

Laser is still there...

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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:35 am

Yikes...can't read it. Try this: font color black, and open your laser picture in PhotoShop or something. Filter it in one way or another (lower contrast AND increase brightness) to make it much lighter, this way you can create a more subtle background. Hard backgrounds like this cannot be read upon :-) You could even play with the HUE values and set it to one color only. Would be far better for a background.
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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:36 am

If you don't have Adobe's PhotoShop, try the free PhotoFiltre...very powerful!
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:43 pm

Ok thanks!

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:53 pm

Pixia all the way :D :D :D go Pixia

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Post by Scorch » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:53 pm

use the mighty Gimp! ;)

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:57 pm

Nope, PIXIA :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Mwahahhaaha

Um I changed it again :) tell me what you think again! :)

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Post by Scorch » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:58 pm

much better.

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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:08 pm

Yes..that's it.
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Post by Logwad » Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:18 pm

Gimp rules all.

And I can't seem to access your site, is the server down?
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:48 pm

It seems slow or down..odd....

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