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From: Michael Walter (michael.walter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-29 16:32:02

I find the small black >> icon in the :hover effect really disturbing.

Some more .02f Euro,

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:15:23 -0500 (EST), Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> From: Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > By the way I have been making incremental changes to the contrast and
> > other minor elements. Just did not want to pollute the list with an
> > email for every change. Go visit the page once in a while to see if
> > things are more to your liking and post with comments.
> Is the (a?)
> main contender yet? For the most part, it looks very nice, so
> kudos on the work you've put into it. However, I have a few
> comments on it:
> -- As viewed with my browsers, which work quite nicely at other
> web sites, there is way too much white, and not enough
> black/blue from the text. IOW, the contrast is really low
> because the lines of the letters are so thin. This is more
> pronounced with the blue of the links than with the black, but
> both are a problem.
> -- The chevron icons do nothing for me. They aren't indicative
> of the section they call out and there are only three on the
> page. If they differed for each section, they might provide
> value, or if they were more visually useful, they might be
> better. As suggestions for the latter, you could use drop
> caps in the headings instead of icons, per se, or you could
> use a partial box:
> | Welcome to!
> +-----------
> The partial box would be sized to be just a portion of the
> width of the headings (and the same width for all of them).
> -- The "Participation" section should be a subsection of the
> "Welcome to!" section. It should be a main section,
> despite how much participation is valued.
> -- I liked Jeff's suggestion of a "toolbar" of most frequent
> links across the top. I'm sure there can be some argument as
> to what the most frequently used links are, but if the list is
> kept short, it shouldn't be too hard.
> -- The drop down list for searching obscures the other choices.
> I think the right behavior is to search everything, or just
> the site from the home page, with an "Advanced Search" link
> that offers more search options. This helps to keep the home
> page simpler and is more in keeping with other web sites.
> -- The section labeled, "About," has always mislead me. I guess
> I've been trained by Microsoft to expect application or
> organization information under that heading, so the links that
> appear in that section seem out of place. In this case,
> changing "About" to, say, "Reviews and Submissions" might be
> just the thing.
> --
> Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden]
> Software Engineer
> Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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