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xandune (New Admin) 11/5/2007 5:16 AM EST : what do you think?
xandune
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The "pimp my website" thread is full, check us out at http://lmyc.guildportal.com 
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Ebenthorin (Guild Admin) 11/5/2007 8:36 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
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Even at full screen on a 19" monitor your banner is so wide that I have to scroll the page horizontally to see the right margin. And half of the screen realistate is dedicated to your banner and menu.

Make it smaller.

The side boxes are best used for short text items. The paragraphs in your download box need to go. Links only. If you want to discuss the downloads, do so in the forums or in an information link.

See if you can't get a cleaner anchor image for your logo.

The lower right corner you have the guild's website address, but it isn't click-able.

All round, just a bit too much stuff on the home page for my tastes too.

A good start though.

-Eben
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xandune (New Admin) 11/5/2007 9:07 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
xandune
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Zomgawsh Poster

Thanks for the feedback!....what is your screen resolution?  I set the Banner up for 1280 but my screen resolution is pretty high.  I'll lower it and you're dead on about the side context boxes...ill keep em simple.

thanks again
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Ebenthorin (Guild Admin) 11/5/2007 9:28 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
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My screen size is 1280. Which means once you add in the page margins, scroll bar, and window frame, you page width is about 1325. So anyone who isn't running a large wide screen monitor, or high resolution +19" monitor, with the browser at full screen, is going to have to scroll.

800x600 used to be the standard, and widely, for web development still is. Most people don't browse with a single window at full screen. People dedicate about 3/4 of the screen to a browser with other apps in the background. Which means even with a 19" monitor at 1280x1024, most people will be browsing closer to 844x675 to 960x768. Which means aiming for an 800x600 layout is just a tad conservative.

So, cut your banner down to a more reasonable 800x150 and you'll do your visitors and yourself a few favors:
1) Your visitors will see your content sooner
2) Your visitors will not have to scroll horizontally
3) You will reduce your bandwidth consumption

-Eben
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xandune (New Admin) 11/5/2007 10:14 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
xandune
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Thanks again.  Im definitely going to lower the resolution!  appreciate the help.
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539283778_Inactive (New Admin) 11/6/2007 1:06 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
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Posts: 61
Posts With Wolves

Very nice looking guild page, Xandune. Thank you for sharing it with us. 

I especially like how you kept your tabs correlated with your banner's theme. Well done!
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537330686_Inactive (New Admin) 11/9/2007 9:33 AM EST : RE: what do you think?

537330686_Inactive
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Becoming Adept!

How did you get the realm status on there? and the wow head?
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xandune (New Admin) 11/9/2007 10:46 AM EST : RE: what do you think?
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Aylin....just go to www.wowhead.com for the search and www.realmstatus.net for the status they both have the html you need to link them.  Just put the code in a freeformtext/html format containter on your page.
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