thx to each of you for your feedback, **very** much appreciated.
lionsden, i **do** hope to implement your suggestions today / tomorrow ... i was overtaken by medical events soon after my last post.
staytamed, thx for your comments, too ... design ... well there's something my site has none of, eh? ;)
i happen to like that color of blue and hadn't considered what it looked like to others -- DOH! i'm curious, what (general) color would you suggest i use? re other site design issues, while i have invested **many** hours in creating the content (and am working on the fourth / final edition as we speak), i have intentionally made the site basic & simple as i have a limited amount of time / bandwidth for this part of the project -- so for now, the easiest i can make it on myself is the path i'm takin' :) candidly, i am **far more** interested in making the content available and raising awareness on the topic than i am in selling copies. about the image @ the top of the page ... i understand exactly what you're saying, but (alway a "but" isn't there) since the content / site is just hobby of mine, i like the message of relaxation it conveys (to me, at least). if / when i decide to ramp up my commercialization goals / aspects i would plan on doing as you have suggested, so thanks for that :)
thx again for the feedback, lions den & staytamed, very much appreciated.
have a good weekend, all.