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Half-Circumnavigation/Sailing site in WP (15 posts)

  1. ryaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi all,

    i just finished coding up a sailing site - wouldn't mind a bit of critique... i'm still sorting out some ie6 & 7 issues, but under safari/ff/opera all seems good. if you're running something odd and it all breaks, i'd be most appreciative if you could let me know. cheers, r.

    the site is: http://www.bigoceans.com/

  2. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's blue and white, seems to fit the "sailing type" of blog.. Not sure I care for that layout, or color scheme though, but.. thanks for sharing! ;)

    spencerp

  3. ryaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ouch... harsh.

    can't win 'em all.

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hahaha.. Got that right sunny! =P Nah, after looking at it again, it's not that bad actually.. =)

    spencerp

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OOOOO - Nick, I love it. It's perfect for your premise.... Add some real content, and you've got a potential winner.

    And as far as "harsh" - heh, wait until someone besides spence lands on you.... he just doesn't like blue prob'ly!

  6. wairoanz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Fabulous layout and design. Happy sailing!

  7. ryaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks spencerp :)

    vkaryl - what do you mean by 'add some real content'? i know it isn't updated daily just yet (it will be) but what other content are you envisioning?

    danke wairoanz!

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you appear to be using the static front page dohicky, since you have content thats more current than the post thats on the front page now -- its nice that youre giving credit, but if it were me:

    1. make a credits page, do that there.
    2. let the most recent post fill that spot.

  9. ryaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    well, i use the static frontpage plugin, but i hacked a 'home' template which contains the most recent blog entry at the bottom. you are right though, there may be a better way to show there is new content on the site. i was wary of it being just a blog when you reach the frontpage of the site however... my mode of thinking was to include a short blurb on the frontpage to make it clear what it is about etc.

    there is a credits page, or rather a sponsors page at /sponsors.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just your daily content.... I think it bids fair to be an interesting stop on my round of reads, so some further expansion of content would be lovely....

    [Hmmm. And my apologies. I went back just now, and realize the sidebar - showing several months of archives - didn't completely load the other day.... which was why I was looking for "more content".]

  11. theiconoclast31
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's nice, but the content is in the least important spot - the bottom right of the screen. I'd switch it up with 'sponsors' sidebar.

  12. ryaan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks vkaryl!

    theiconoclast31 i hear you, but it's a bit too far in to do such a big redesign. however you are right, the main content shouldnt be so hidden. i might bring everything up on the right column and move the logo up too closer to the wave... thanks all, r

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey, Nick.... (or ryann? whichever....) - there's nothing wrong with where your posts appear. They're set off nicely by the big white area, so I wouldn't worry....

  14. theiconoclast31
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    vkaryl, that's fine, but there's no reason to have two menus before we get to the content, regardless of the bold background. I've never seen that before, and I think there's a reason why.

    I don't want to argue this with you, but that's how I explain my reasoning. I'll leave it at that.

    But don't get me wrong, I like everything else about the design.

  15. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    3col themes always have "2 menus".... no argument really, just that it's (to me) fine the way it is.

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