First Website

  old&nojob 10:21 26 Mar 2006

I have just put together a new website for my family tree. Would be interested in constructive comments on any apsect of the design. I have used mainly HTML-Kit and learnt CSS.

[email protected]/index.html" title="[email protected]/index.html" TARGET="_new">click here

Many thanks.

  Forum Editor 10:57 26 Mar 2006

family tree websites are primarily only of interest to those who belong to (or are close to) the family - they're of little interest to the world at large, and as such there's not the need to devote quite so much time to bells and whistles......the content is all-important.

You've obviously put a lot of work into your site, and there's a wealth of content there for the family to enjoy. If I look at the site purely from the design point of view there are a couple of comments however:-

1. The map background on the homepage is distracting, and the text is not all that easy to read.

2. I'm not personally very keen on the rather drab green theme - I would have used something more inviting, a fresh blue or cream perhaps.

3. Large slabs of text make for lapses in concentration. Look at any good magazine and see how the layout creates interest - text blocks broken up by images, or lines and boxes. 16:06 26 Mar 2006

is "Whoops, we can't find your page" on the first link, and an email form on the second.

  Genius1 19:59 26 Mar 2006

Same here...

  mco 20:16 26 Mar 2006

me too!

  De Marcus™ 20:56 26 Mar 2006
  Forum Editor 23:32 26 Mar 2006

Well done.

  old&nojob 18:46 28 Mar 2006

Thanks for your time. The map, yes it is a little distracting so I will remove it. Drab green? OK, I avoided blue because there is a lot of blue (coloured) sites around but I guess in the end its down to the beholder. It seems some of you could not access the site but De Marcus was kind enough to add a link. Retry from there if you are inclined. Thanks.

  ade.h 20:58 28 Mar 2006

I think it's likely to be too wide for your intended audience. It fits okay on a 1280, but you would be wise to ask for feedback from your family members, at least some of whom are likely to have 1024s.

The green background that is visible for a fraction of a second before the map loads is a nice colour; the banner is not, however. I think that the green approach is quite appropriate here, but soft woodland greens and beiges are probably best.

Ok thanks once again

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