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dreadlocklove
« on: November 06, 2011 04:59:09 AM »

Good morning, I hope you're doing well.

I've recently opened a home-based business pertaining to natural healing (and selling -related handmade products) and am working on my website (www.gathered-roots.com).  On my computer and browser, the colours and brightness look right, as does the size of the boxes and alignment, etc.  But I'm not sure what others see...

If you can, please take a look and let me know how everything appears to you.  Keep in mind that only the index page has been uploaded, all other links will be broken.

I appreciate this, thank you.

UPDATE:  It seems not everyone is seeing the colours that are meant to be there.  For example, the menu bar background colour should be a tannish but a couple of people say it's an obvious gray...  Is the website looking deathly to everyone else?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011 01:09:28 AM »

I'm not sure how you define the color of the menu bar, but its a blend of gray and light brown having more of gray.

I'd personally suggest you to use wordpress instead of building it on barebones (aka HTML language) since it'll be a very painful task to interlink each page when you create one.

Wordpress, besides having plenty of themes freely available, you'll be able to customize the look, layout and feel of the website with 0 programming knowledge & not to forget, its extremely easy to manage it, new pages are automatically interlinked 7 navigation is a breeze!

Also, you can easily run a shop with it (with the stock calculating features) so you don't oversell.

Here are some of the wordpress themes i find should fit your bill,
http://divitodesign.com/wordpress-themes/wordpress-theme-simple-brown/
http://wpthemeland.com/theme/Sand-Storm/
http://getfreetemplates.com/wp08/3-tan-wordpress-themes-best-of-this-week.php
Health themes - http://freewpthemes.name/category/health-medicine-themes/
This one's paid - http://www.organicthemes.com/themes/health-and-beauty-theme/

Am not affiliated with any of these URL's nor are they my personal sites, its just that i've been playing around with creating blogs lately

Hope it helps,

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011 08:49:42 AM »

Color is tricky. It can look different to different people, depending on their eyes/brain, monitor settings, and the other surrounding colors. That gray can look a bit tan to folks because of the background color, perhaps; change the background color to green and they might say the tan looks like something else. I wouldn't worry about it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011 04:14:28 PM »

Montsa, thanks for replying and for the suggestion.  I actually don't foresee myself having too many links, other than the ones posted.  I've been plugging away at the content and uploading the pages hasn't been very difficult or time-consuming.  I did try Wordpress once and I definitely prefer the route I've taken.

Chef, I wasn't too worried about it until I viewed the page on my boyfriend's laptop.  I know there are some factors that account for difference, but it looks absolutely horrible on his computer.  I use a Mac and my colour card is of high quality compared to his.  Considering the nature of the business, I don't want the website to be grim.

Thanks to both of you for looking into this.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011 09:09:37 PM »

Montsa, thanks for replying and for the suggestion.  I actually don't foresee myself having too many links, other than the ones posted.  I've been plugging away at the content and uploading the pages hasn't been very difficult or time-consuming.  I did try Wordpress once and I definitely prefer the route I've taken.

Chef, I wasn't too worried about it until I viewed the page on my boyfriend's laptop.  I know there are some factors that account for difference, but it looks absolutely horrible on his computer.  I use a Mac and my colour card is of high quality compared to his.  Considering the nature of the business, I don't want the website to be grim.

Thanks to both of you for looking into this.

dreadlocklove,

You may want to click my signature (Link no. 2) as i'm looking to make websites for free. Since you already have a domain and hosting setup i could help you setup a neat wordpress store in an hour or so at no cost Smiley

Yes, the color output differs on every monitor, also the strain level of eyes (mine's always mild-high as am a gaming fan + work on a computer all day at my office lol)

Regards,
-montsa007
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011 08:38:10 AM »

Do you happen to be familiar with CubeCart 4 by chance?  Because I already purchased it a few years back and actually intend on having a shop.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011 09:10:31 AM »

Do you happen to be familiar with CubeCart 4 by chance?  Because I already purchased it a few years back and actually intend on having a shop.

dreadlocklove,
I've never played with Cube Cart except once (since it needs an Ion Cube Decoder installed on the hosting server), besides i personally don't like the way cubecart's frontend looks, the admin panel isn't easy either (takes 'a lot' of time to figure out little things which can be confusing at times)

This is a cubecart demo
http://demo.cubecart.com/cc5/index.php

Compare that with any of these (All are wordpress themes, some are premium)
http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2011/07/wordpress-shopping-cart.html
http://www.blogperfume.com/theme-free-wordpress-theme-for-e-commerce-store/
http://wparena.com/themes/best-wordpress-themes-for-ecommerce-shopping-cart/
http://templatic.com/ecommerce-themes/e-commerce

Wordpress is 'extremely' easy to use even for first timers.

Am sure you'll know which one is better Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011 10:27:09 AM »

I have worked with CubeCart and it wasn't so bad until I tried to install some of the mods.

If you think you can create a shop that will complement my website, I'm definitely willing to give it a shot.  Thanks for the offer.  Private message me and we can discuss further. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011 08:26:58 PM »

I have worked with CubeCart and it wasn't so bad until I tried to install some of the mods.

If you think you can create a shop that will complement my website, I'm definitely willing to give it a shot.  Thanks for the offer.  Private message me and we can discuss further. 

Another reason why i'm not recommending CubeCart (See the Bold Part).

For the latter part, sending you a PM in a bit  Smiley.

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