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posted under category: General on August 31, 2004 at 1:00 am by MrNate

Give me a suggestion on how to improve this site, and I'll send you a GMail invite. It's as simple as that. I've got 6 to send right now, and my site sorta sucks :o) Leave your ideas and your address in the comments below!

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On Aug 31, 2004 at 1:00 AM Steve (steve who spends every waking moment visiting said:
Define the site just a little bit. On my screen which is high resolution it seems to be just floating in the middle.

On Aug 31, 2004 at 1:00 AM Michael Guthrie (michael who can't believe it's not said:
Well in the macromedia blog, you could add some sort of sidebar to display something, the ocntent you have doesnt need to stretch all the way across, so you have a lot of room to put somehting in, maybe a scrolling app showing news items form the other areas, or some amazon links to good books

On Aug 31, 2004 at 1:00 AM Nathan Strutz ( said:
Thanks for the help. 2 Gmail invites sent! Keep them up!

On Aug 31, 2004 at 1:00 AM Vieko Franetovic ( said:
Mr. Nate,

You have a good start. The first thing that pops is how well your colors complement each other...maybe a little too well. I would suggest playing around with your color scheme a bit more. You need to add some contrast, add some disturbance and "break it" sorta speak. my 2 cents!

On Sep 1, 2004 at 1:00 AM Bastian Konetzny (majestixs via said:
Site Design is too big, on my resolution i don't see the bottom-image. put more images like this on the page (in the header?). but keep them simple. the colors are nice, but try to give them a little more contrast.

On Sep 1, 2004 at 1:00 AM Marvin van VElzen (mvvelzen who spends every waking moment visiting said:
First off, love the footer image and the effect it has in Firefox. Too bad IE doens't support the z-index.
As I have a form off colorblindness, the site is kinda hard to read for me. This is mainly by the color gradient behind the text and the menu. Some more contrast would be great.

On Sep 1, 2004 at 1:00 AM paul (paul who loves said:
besides the previous comments about the site being too big- (expanding the width that you use will help) I think your color scheme is too light. different monitors show them in too wide of a variety. since your site is so text heavy, i'd suggest you make it darker across the board. Also I think you should move the navagation to the left side. The right side can be used for featured items or things that you want to "jump out".

On Sep 1, 2004 at 1:00 AM Nathan Strutz ( said:
Vieko, send me your address if you want the invite!

Marvin, it's the CSS posisition:fixed; attribute that IE doesn't support, that makes the site look cool in firefox.

All, thanks for the help! Looks like I'll have something to do for the weekend :)

On Sep 5, 2004 at 1:00 AM Vieko Franetovic (tyrant, visiting us from said:
Ooops I guess I left that out of my last message! I would love to get the invite thank you!

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