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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/19/2003 10:47 PM EST : The Archangels (DAoC)

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The site is a bit more muted than many of those on this server...combined with the guild colors of grey and purple, you could say I had to do more with less.

The Archangels on Kay

At any rate, the site's been up for a month or so, but I'm just about to dive in some more and give it some more work. I was hoping you guys could help lend a non-designer's eye!

Thanks all!
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/19/2003 11:58 PM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)
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Wow, your site looks great I like it a lot.
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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 3:00 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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I like it! Then again I have only nice things to say about a fomer alliance member

I love the simplicity of your banner -- It's really neat, and the simplicity of your color scheme. It's a very calming site. I like it better than your old site.

~ Cic
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10459_Inactive (New Admin) 12/20/2003 6:30 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)
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I agree, the simplistic style is refreshing. The white just happens to go with the guild name well and the banner image capitalizes on that. Well done!
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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 8:11 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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/agree .. I feel so pure and spirits lifted after visiting

Parden me while I go sacrifice something (or perhaps someone) to Cazic Thule to reorientate myself.


Nice work on the tab images and left-top corner box images!

The only suggestion I have is that you might want to experiment (currently it looks great!) with a softer white kinda tiled background.. something that is very very white but  lends itself to a softer atmosphere. Hard to explain, but think of it as lighting up a room with a clear lightbulb and then again with a frosted white bulb.. you get two different types of atmopshere - How to accomplish this i'm not sure, but thought I'd raise the concept.

Great site in a direction that I havn't seen taking before

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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 8:56 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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Thanks for the kind words. I'll give the background a try. So are you saying a light/white background with a bit of texture? Similiar to the gaussian-cloud effect behind the box titles, but in a reverse? Whatcha Think?

The areas I'm really looking to spruce up is: (1) the coloring...give it a touch more eye-draw-in without getting garish; and (2) more interactive content. On the second front, the keep XSL from Hibernian Guard (BTW-Thanks again Cicalla) has helped wonders give me a flavor of where I need to go, but want to expand it a bit in the coming months.

As a side question, how would I go about putting a listing 'recent posts to the forum' in a small side box? I've seen it peppered about on some other GP sites, but can't figure it out for the life of me.

Thanks again for the feedback; keep it coming!
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536895502_Inactive (New Admin) 12/20/2003 9:42 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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Nice and yes I agree Vlarian .. there is a world of difference between clear and frosted bulb.

I noticed couple of the tab active images didnt work for me...But the onesthat  did looked good..


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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 10:29 AM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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Thanks for the kind words. I'll give the background a try. So are you saying a light/white background with a bit of texture? Similiar to the gaussian-cloud effect behind the box titles, but in a reverse? Whatcha Think?


That would be curious .. key word being experiment with subtility (if thats even a word hehe). Just solid white works well, great even, so wouldn't want to risk it with “to much” of something...keeping it solid white wouldn't be a step backwords at any means!
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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 1:11 PM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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That would be curious .. key word being experiment with subtility (if thats even a word hehe). Just solid white works well, great even, so wouldn't want to risk it with “to much” of something...keeping it solid white wouldn't be a step backwords at any means!


Okay! I kicked up an instance of Photoshop and started fooling around with noise generators. I've created two patterns that I think work well, and have applied them to the site. The first is a 1% noise bespeckeled grey and white background that I applied to the content cells...adds a nice feel of texture. The second used the first as a seed, converting the speckles to purple blobs and then mellowing the whole thing out. I think the end result is definitely something a bit more polished than I started with...and I also fixed the active button settings that I had missed the first time around! Thanks all!!
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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/20/2003 5:11 PM EST : RE: The Archangels (DAoC)

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very subtle.... I like
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