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Per wrote:
John,

I read with interest your comments regarding menus and color/contrast issues. There are probably at least two sides to each of these issues though:

There are some valid, practical reasons for keeping the menu the same for all the pages on a site, even though the menu item with a link to the page you're on may cause the occasional, unintended reload. For one thing, it saves time when you make a modification to the menu and just have to copy the same block of menu code to all pages.

I would agree that a site with a black background should either have the black extend all the way out, or have some other dark-colored background for the portions beyond the specified page width. Apart from that, though, the issues of readability, color choices, contrast, etc. is a whole science in itself, not to mention the personal views on 'what looks good'. I personally tend to like a site with black (or otherwise dark) background and white (or other light color) text, and have no problems reading it that way.

Again, John, I should emphasize that I'm not suggesting that you are 'wrong', only that there are a multitude of valid viewpoints on these issues! ;)


Hi Per,

You're right. Copying objects/code from one page to another is faster/easier if you keep the menus the same for all pages. That's the ONLY advantage. If a site is complete, and then you change the menus as I suggested, how much work is that?
About colors and readability and so on, yes, this is a question of taste too. I made a lot of sites with a black background myself, but all of them are more or less 'artsy', like photo exibitions or a site for a musician or a painter, those sites, where a black background makes the object (like a photo) stand out more. I said, it is 'common sense' for a business-orientated site or a site with a lot of text (maybe not a site for a tattoo shop:)) to have black text on a white background. This forum is an example.
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Here's a site I did for the company I work for. It was my first attempt at a website, and of course, my first attempt using VSD. I'd like to add some fancier effects/tools.

www.atcowoodproducts.com
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I added a youtube video section to my sixties music website: http://sixties.johnvanhulst.com. Now only one video can be watched, a fantastic life version of 'Green Onions' by Booker T & the MGs. This will take me years to complete, if I ever complete it ...:)
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I've been working on my site for a while now, and wish I had researched more before I began. I'm happy enough with the site appearance, but still studying on CC to improve better search engine results. Which inevitably means continual changes to the appearance which is frustrating. Still the forums are a wonderful resource for improving.
Heres my efforts:
http://boxcleversecurity.com

Comments welcomed
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I added The Association and Jefferson Airplane to http://sixties.johnvanhulst.com . In the Youtube video section I added a lot of videos, including one of my all time favorites: The Beatles playing Hey Bulldog....( http://sixties.johnvanhulst.com/videob.html )
Hey Bulldog is rather unknown. 'They' intended it to be the next Beatles single after Lady Madonna but then they split up (in 1969). Here is the Wikipedia article about this song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Bulldog . It is a fantastic John Lennon song, played with lots of enthousiasm, the last song that shows the spirit of THE BEATLES. It was never released as a single, what a pity...
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marius aasheim wrote:
My simple site, for my photography:

http://www.mariusaasheim.com


Neat site, plain but effective.
You might want to add a link to your e-mail address though.
Tim
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johnvanhulst wrote:
I added The Association and Jefferson Airplane to http://sixties.johnvanhulst.com . In the Youtube video section I added a lot of videos, including one of my all time favorites: The Beatles playing Hey Bulldog....( http://sixties.johnvanhulst.com/videob.html )
Hey Bulldog is rather unknown. 'They' intended it to be the next Beatles single after Lady Madonna but then they split up (in 1969). Here is the Wikipedia article about this song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Bulldog . It is a fantastic John Lennon song, played with lots of enthousiasm, the last song that shows the spirit of THE BEATLES. It was never released as a single, what a pity...


Hi John-
Hey Bulldog is one of my favorite Beatles songs too. Thanks for the links.
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First effort

www.dyassociates.com

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Looks very good Nick!
Clean, uncluttered and professional appearance.

You may want to add a footer menu in plain HTML for search engine visibility, etc..

There is a minor typo in the description for the property in Piedmont, #1: 'wince cellar'
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I made a new site for Tributes Michael Jackson 1st Death Anniversary.
It built from all Coffee Cup products; such as VSD 6.0 version, photo gallery, Web Juke Box and Flash Menu Builder.

wealllovemj.com

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My biz info - www.fungs.info Start Biz - www.tostartmybiz.com
Domain & hosting service - www.lovelyapple.com
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