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Please review 4 column magazine (21 posts)

  1. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Would love to hear reviews suggestions on layout of my new on-line magazine -- http://www.mudsugar.com

    I'm a print designer so please be gentle.

    Thanks!

  2. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice and clear. Great layout.

  3. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I really like it a lot.

    constructive:
    there's a little lack of contrast between the body text and the headers and meta/navigation/technical which i imagine could easily be addressed with color or size.

    your print experience shows, and this is a pleasure to read and see.

    thanks for sharing.

    Works great on a mac, safari, firefox, mozilla.

  4. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for th input dss and jwurster!

  5. allotherplaces
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    very nice!

    your theme brings up a dreaded question: what is the best width for a webpage?

    It certainly doesn't fit into 800px wide - but what width do MOST people use?

    I hope we will all be able to download your theme someday in the future.

  6. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the input. I actually just used the Bionic Jive theme and the Semiologic theme, tweaked them together and added a column to the left. I don't think anyone would want to use what I have done seeing that I have basically duct taped it together.

    About the width -- I figured it wouldn't be long before most people would have high resolution monitors.

  7. adjustafresh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The majority of web surfers are on 1024x768, although there is still a fairly good-sized chunk of masochists holding out at 800x600. I think the vast majority of this website's target demographic are using at leasrt 1024 screen res.

    Nice job, although I feel like there is far too much content on the page for me to really focus on anything. The fact that there aren't any contrasting colors to separate content (even the links are the same color as the rest of the text) makes it all kind of bleed together.

    I'm also a bit confused by the navigation. There is a vertical nav on the left side (nicely done with rollover graphics) and then a text based horizontal menu toward the top right. Why is it separated?

    Lots of content. Maybe you could trim it down. Do we really need to see the Weather in D.C.?

    It's a great start, just pare down some of the content and try to separate things with a bit of color, and I think it will be top notch.

  8. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the critique -- I'll work on seperating out the info with more color.

  9. DonaldFoley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sweet! I think it looks very professional and eye catching. Can't give you a critque further than that because I am just a noob.

  10. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Donald -- hopefully we'll be writing about your acting career sometime in the future.

  11. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It looks good! I especially like the sidebar.

  12. chinaman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice theme. In IE there is a small break between the header and the rest. Although the theme is optimized for FF there are still people using IE :)

    Any chance you will share it with wordpress community?

  13. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'd love to share it but It would take lots of time and work to make it ready for public use. And, unfortunately time is something I have very little of these days. Thanks for the nice comments.

  14. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    mudsugar:

    i would consider assisting you with the time issue and making it available to the WP community.

    designpastor at gmail dot com

  15. Jharis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That is a fantastic site. Wonderfully done!

    don (el paso)

  16. mudsugar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Design Pastor --

    Thanks for the offer -- that would be great. What do I need to get to you?

  17. krushinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It really does look pretty neat. I would probably make a light version, white background etc.

    I guess it uses a few plugins as well.

  18. hipocratico
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would really like to help to get this theme available to the WP community.

    Please contact me.

    regioblogs(at)gmail.com

  19. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    mudsugar - if you can just send me what you have to designpastor at gmail dot com.

    include all what you have so i can begin on it for the WP community.

    if this is not sufficient, i can setup an FTP folder that we can both have access to ...

  20. seowebdesign
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The entire layout is in html. Is there someone willing to translate it into full css?

  21. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "The majority of web surfers are on 1024x768, although there is still a fairly good-sized chunk of masochists holding out at 800x600."

    That's my experience as well. Although, the design at mudsugar.com assumes that I will have my browser window at 1024x768 AND maximised as well (which I don't), so we shouldn't say that it's optimised for 1024x768, should we? It seems to be optimised for at least 1280×1024. I wonder what percentage of web surfers use that these days?

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