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caraewilton

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Hi guys

I have just designed a new web page for my school.

I would greatly appreciate it, if you could take a look and give me any ideas, critique or just comment on the design. Particularly interested to know if people feel the page takes to long to load. Is the site interesting, actually anything you think.

www.courtney.co.za

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the pop-out pictures on left during hover is distracting. And the text color on the nav bar blends in too well with the background (at least for my eyes it does).

Other than that, good job.
 

caraewilton

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Thanks namenotfound:) I have changed nav bar. I think it is clearer now.
Perhaps others could give their opinions on the pop out pictures. I hear what you say about it being distracting, but quiet like the way I can convey a lot about our school and what we offer.

Is it possible to create a similar effect, only you have to actually click on the picture. Alternatively, I could just use the lightbox script. Any ideas, anyone?
 

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The pop out pictures don't really bother me but I don't get why some are in different positions than others. That's more of a 'nit" than anything.

Great job! :)

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The "Pre Reception to A Level" text renders badly.

Personally not a big fan of the menu bar - grey with light-grey box on hover.
- But that's just a person opinion.

Photo pop-ups aren't annoying to me, but perhaps you could look into a tick-box to turn this feature off, if people want to. Could be fairly simple, but as I say, I don't mind it.
 
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I think you should fancy up your tables more. Just the basic black and white doesn't look too professional. Maybe a combination of greys. Or, your choice. In any case, good luck.
 

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I think you should fancy up your tables more. Just the basic black and white doesn't look too professional. Maybe a combination of greys. Or, your choice. In any case, good luck.
Which tables are you talking about?
 

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The pop out pictures don't really bother me but I don't get why some are in different positions than others.
I had a look at this and agree, so I changed it a little so that the hover of the four thumbnails now hovers in the same place. Please have a look and let me know if you think it looks better.
 

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The "Pre Reception to A Level" text renders badly.
Do you think this is because the text is too small, the bold or because I am using small caps?

Personally not a big fan of the menu bar - grey with light-grey box on hover.
I will probably change the menu once the rest of the site is complete. The whole site will be made up of 6 sections: About Us, Junior Phase, Senior Phase etc. Each section has a different background. The about us section has that dark purple background, the Junior section will have a blue back ground and so on. Because of the different colour back grounds, I thought gray would be the most neutral. The menu I plan on using will probably just be white with drop down boxes.

Photo pop-ups aren't annoying to me, but perhaps you could look into a tick-box to turn this feature off, if people want to. Could be fairly simple, but as I say, I don't mind it.
How could one do this? Would you use javascript?
 

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I had a look at this and agree, so I changed it a little so that the hover of the four thumbnails now hovers in the same place. Please have a look and let me know if you think it looks better.
I like it. :)

Peace...
 
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