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« on: May 16, 2008 07:07:24 AM »

Hi,

I finished uni on Monday and now I'm trying to create a better website than my last attempt. At the moment I really can't decide whether the boxes with the headings in should be pink or black, so really I'd just like to know what everyone else thinks. The two screen shots below show the options (don't worry about everything else at the moment, it's a work in progress).

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008 02:44:16 PM »

i'd say pink, and I even hate pink, so that really means something.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008 06:52:03 PM »

i like the pink better :)
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 06:59:43 PM »

i kinda like the black better.  i think it helps it stand out from the background a bit more. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 12:51:51 PM »

I like the pink better, but I think a better solution would be to outline the entire white "page" block in black. There's not enough contrast between the page and your background, and that's where it's coming in.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008 03:18:56 AM »

Thanks everyone, I have stuck with the pink, but I've taken on board what was said about contrast. My sister actually said exactly the same thing before I started this post. I've tried out having the black as a background (screenshot below), but at the moment it's like this polkadotboutique.bigcartel.com.

I have a couple of problems, I really want it to look light and airy rather than all dark and brooding (though having tried the black it doesn't look half as bad as I thought it would initially, possibly because of the white product background). Also, my shop is called the Polka Dot Boutique, and I kind of think I need to have dots somewhere with a name like that (before anyone says about changing it, I have myspace, etsy, & ebay under that name, and I bought the domain name back in January, not only would changing it mean a LOT of moving stuff about, I have no idea what I'd change it to). I did try using other colours for the background but they all hurt my eyes, which is why I ended up reverting to the pink. I thought red and black would look good too...



If the general consensus is that the black is better I'm prepared to take the plunge and consider it a lesson learnt..
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008 09:36:23 AM »

i don't think you need to make the whole background black.  i think if you just outline the white boxes in black like this: it gives enough contrast.  of course i don't know how easy that'd be to actually do...(i just copied what you posted into paint shop and added the outlines)

p.s. - i dont know why some of the lines aren't showing up...something went awry somewhere along the line when i uploaded it to photobucket.   Undecided  just imagine the missing lines are there.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008 03:44:45 PM »

I think with all the sections and sidebars and things you need to direct your visitor's eyes to what's important - the store. Keep them focused on the page. I think the black draws your eyes away from the page. I sort of like the gray polkas, but it's too distracting:

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