TECH C&C on new theme please

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
http://asheville.kingofpops.net/

It needs something (other than more content), but I can't figure out what..

The plan is for the skyline in the header to match each city subsite.. I'm just using the asheville domain to test the theme until I turn on city subdomains. The current skyline drawing is of Atlanta

I'll have more links in the main nav when I receive some content I'm waiting on

maybe another background behind the fixed-width area to give it some depth? I also need to integrate the city name into the header somewhere.. maybe a stamp-ish design or something?

sidebar will have logos of retail locations and maybe a list of upcoming events

TIA
 

Fase

Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.
Apr 6, 2004
29,504
Windsor, Ont, Canada.
The content edges are not flush with the banner and menu bar.
I think the menu bar needs updating. The text looks fuzzy. The yellow for selected menu looks too dull. And the shadow between the two orange bars to me looks like a hint of dirt. I would also have the menu bar go into the banner a bit.
 

blinger

The content edges are not flush with the banner and menu bar.
I think the menu bar needs updating. The text looks fuzzy. The yellow for selected menu looks too dull. And the shadow between the two orange bars to me looks like a hint of dirt. I would also have the menu bar go into the banner a bit.

adding to this list..

the orange bar could be shorter, get rid of the excess & center the links. Center the copyright. Adding content will make the site look fuller.
 

blinger

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Fifafever

OT Supporter
Jul 22, 2006
10,148
San Diego
You should consider doing a lava lamp kind of thing with your menu. The black highlight and underline doesn't sit well with me for some reason.
 
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White Stormy

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
wow you still haven't finished that

:rofl: not sure which "still" you mean.. we released v1 back in like June of last year (I took it down a few weeks ago since it was on Drupal6 and this is running on 7.. didn't want to port it). This is v2. if you mean v2.. I was supposed to start in Jan but of course didn't get any answers/materials until almost February when I had another project scheduled (immovable) until the first week of March, so I didn't actually start on this until a couple of weeks ago.
 
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White Stormy

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
The content edges are not flush with the banner and menu bar.
I think the menu bar needs updating. The text looks fuzzy. The yellow for selected menu looks too dull. And the shadow between the two orange bars to me looks like a hint of dirt. I would also have the menu bar go into the banner a bit.

Haha all of that was actually intentional, but yep I agree. Thanks
 
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White Stormy

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
I changed a ton of small stuff and think it comes together far better now. I need to change the logo and add content, but does anything else still stick out?

http://kingofpops.net/locations

edit: The orange link color sticks out quite a bit right now, but I think it'll seem less extreme when I get some of the retail location images into the sidebar
 
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Supergeek

New Member
Jan 23, 2007
1,847
Colorado
Could use a little more style on the bottom of the orange menu bar, maybe a highlight or small gradient near the bottom.

Is the rest of the page for commenting as well? It's very plain below the menu.
 
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White Stormy

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
Could use a little more style on the bottom of the orange menu bar, maybe a highlight or small gradient near the bottom.

Is the rest of the page for commenting as well? It's very plain below the menu.
I couldn't find a good way to do the dark bottom of the menu bar except as a border and css3 border gradients are still crap. Also, some pages will have a second level to the menu and that's easier with a solid color at the bottom of the main.

yeah, doesn't have much content yet.
 

Fifafever

OT Supporter
Jul 22, 2006
10,148
San Diego
I would add a bit more filler content to get a better idea of what it'll actually look like. Pick different lengths of lorem ipsums I guess.
 

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