New website for forklift manufacturing business

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  1. brandontw

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    Great tips guys! thanks a lot. Ill work on resizing the logo and try left aligning and reducing the line height of the text today.

    I think i'm going to leave the yellow at this point. Ive already toned it down a lot, and i think the few highlights and borders that are left are reasonable. Thanks for the input though.
     
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    I do have a favicon... its working for me... is it not for you?

    What coding errors are you talking about? im a newb so i have a hard time finding them. Any tips on finding them?
     
  3. d a v e

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    services and product pages have errors - use the w3c validator
    http://validator.w3.org/ (just enter/copy paste the page url)

    no favicon for me, no - firefox 4.01 on windows vista
     
  4. brandontw

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    Wow! tons of errors... I think i got them all fixed though... i ended up adding a javascript to open up the pages in a new window instead of using target=_blank

    Also not sure why the favicon isnt working... its working on all my browsers on 7?

    I made another few changes and reuploaded the site... Ive got to get to work drawing some attachments and making some catalog pages now. Im putting far to much time into this website. haha
     
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  5. brandontw

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    Ive dont another major update to the site... check it out again when you have a chance!

    http://www.cbimfg.com

    same url, new site design.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  6. brandontw

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    Hmmm... no more feedback on the site?
     
  7. d a v e

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    much preferred the old one:

    navigation slider is annoying

    background distracting and makes text harder to read
     
  8. brandontw

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    Hmmm interesting...

    The completely black background one?

    I can understand the annoyance of the nav slider... ill probly ditch it.

    I thought I improved readability a lot with the black text/light background, but maybe Im mistaken...
     
  9. d a v e

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    the black background with the grey diagonal lines - too much contrast , needs to be a lot more subtle
     
  10. brandontw

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    Ok. Thats one thing ive been struggling with. I just cant figure out a good background. you think stripes are good, if more subtle? like wider, or less difference in colors?
     
  11. d a v e

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    site is timing out at the moment - will check again later
    but darker grey - say #666
     
  12. brandontw

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    hmmm... i wonder why its doing that? i cant see it either...

    edit: well apparently i fixed it... i dont know what i messed up but reuploding the site fixed it
     
  13. brandontw

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    oh, and btw... i was using black and #333 before...
    #666 is considerably more contrasty
     
  14. d a v e

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    then it's the size and the spacing that is too large
    e.g. [​IMG]
     
  15. brandontw

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    ah! i like that...

    thanks!

    how did you do that exactly? did you photoshop it in or something?

    Edit: i changed the site... its live now. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  18. d a v e

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    just make the width 2, spacing 2
     
  19. brandontw

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    ya... i tried that and a few variations, i think i settled on width 1 spacing 3
     
  20. brandontw

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    Howdy... im gonna bump this one more time. Ive made a few little changes on the site recently, as well as started learning a new rendering program for my part. It allows my to try some new styles and methods. I put the results in a slideshow on the homepage.

    Would you guys let me know what you think of the new layout? and of the new renders?

    http://www.cbimfg.com as usual...
     

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