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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: everywhere
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-31-2002 12:10 Edit Quote

I would apprecite a quick few words about the site I am creating for my band; The MINDLESS. The content is non-existant I know, but then the site hasn't gone public yet so that isnt really the main issue. The only things that I am really interested in is where I might want to take the site from here, and if there are any niggles.
The URL is

"i miss me,
i miss everything i'll never be"

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-31-2002 13:23 Edit Quote

OK, I understand that the one-word-a-line thing is supposed to be an effect of sorts, and it might not have been bad if it was a short sentence. But it's long, and I've got to tell you that I found it very annoying. I'll be honest with you, after I scrolled down to see just how much text there was beyond the fold, I stopped reading. it was that annoying. Having lines that are too long is bad for readability, but so is having lines that are too short. Like I said, I understand it's an "effect," but I'm not sure if it is worth it.

The content in the "about" section caught me by surprise, but I'm assuming that's not your final copy.

Also, there appears to be an error on the page (that's what IE says). And I'm a bit confused now. When I click on the "home" link, the text loses its formatting and goes wall-to-wall. So maybe the first paragraph above is moot? I can't tell whether or not the one-word-a-line effect was done on purpose or not...

Lastly, I don't mind the background, but it's apparently designed for a specific resolution (I'm guessing 800x600), and anything above that leaves some real ugly white space on the right...

Those are just my impressions. Time to iron out the niggles, I suppose.

Cell 270

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: everywhere
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-31-2002 15:57 Edit Quote

Euch, I don't know how anyone could find that "effectual" in a positive way, it certainly wasnt intentional anyway, some kind of bug in my code, but I've fixed that I think. I'm not sure what to do about the white space however (i am developing on 1024z768 so it's very apparent), because the page uses absolute positioning there is no way of even centering the block using a <div>. And what's more is there a way of stopping horizontal scrolling without stopping vertical scrolling like <body style="overflow:hidden"> would, else the 800px wide images generate horizontal scroll bars on 800x600. (That trash content was just there to check the links all worked by the way). And I thought this was gonna be a simple quick 2 hour project.

"i miss me,
i miss everything i'll never be"

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-02-2002 04:36 Edit Quote


Blue and Brown..... Odd choice of colours, and not an easy set to get orking well togther. I tried it once a year or so back but it didn't work out too well.

I'm also seeing overlapping errors at anything under 1152x846 and white space for anything above that.

Nix that lense flare and smooth out the jaggies on the text.

I think you should stick to simple HTML for now. Move on to the more complex CSS once you've got a nice clean HTML site.

[This message has been edited by Dracusis (edited 08-02-2002).]

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Solitary confinement
Insane since: Feb 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-02-2002 05:36 Edit Quote

Yeah, hard positioning is difficult if you don't understand relative. Just let things float and see how you can arrange them in a pleasant way.


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