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  1. carlowens
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just started using wordpress this weekend and this is a first rough attempt using a blank template. What do you think so far? Answers on a postcard.......
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  2. mandaszewczyk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Carl!!

    I didn't realize that you had posted a blog for feedback!

    It's hard to give solid feedback because it is still so empty. I know my own blog looked completely different when I first started it up than it does now. At this time, I like your old site much better - but I'm a sucker for images, and the text is easier to read.

    I like what you're doing with the brown paper, but you may want to think of laying another (lighter colored) piece of paper over it. You could make it a smaller piece so you would still see the brown behind it -- almost like a frame. If you had a lighter piece on top, you could play more with your text colors. It's very difficult to find text colors that work on a dark background -- and the yellow is a little hard on the eyes. it might work better if you used yellow accents elsewhere and went with good old black, brown, or grey for your text.

    Because you are a photographer, I can see why you might have chosen the dark background - I bet it will look beautiful when you post your photos. As it is now, though - with only text - it is a little difficult to read.

    You might also want to visually separate your content from your sidebar - a shift in color perhaps? Or a paper overlay on just the content or just the sidebar side? Now, they seem to be running into one another.

    I think it's a fantastic start, and I'd love to look at it again when you have more content - especially once you get your artwork in.

    Love your photography!!

    Manda

  3. lodester
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A bit overwhelming with background and all. Keep the background but change the front to white or light grey or something. Change the color of your font - hurts the eyes after a while. Think "gentle".

    God Bless;

    Lodester
    http://www.smokingwebtraffic.com

  4. james5
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    use higher resolution images!

  5. carlowens
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks guys, but I meant to take it down. I went back to the drawing board with it. I'll post again when I upload

  6. redhousepainter
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great opportunity to put up a splash page!

    At least you have the jump on CSS naked day!

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