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    New Design

    Here is what we have so far for the new design on this site. Since this site is really about the community, figured I would let you all have a sneak peek and a chance to give preemptive comments.

    http://benpartch.com/beta/clients/aspen/wsp/
    http://benpartch.com/beta/clients/as...p/article.html
    http://benpartch.com/beta/clients/aspen/wsp/seo.html

    Ignore the poem etc bits at the top right.
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    Nice. I like how the sections are all broken down on the front page.
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    It looks good, simple, but easy to read. Nice colors.

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    I like it a lot. Very clear & simple, but also cool.
    The only thing is that it doesn't have too much color. Im kind of missing the colors of the current design.

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    Technically it has the same amount of colors (red, white, black, gray), but you're right, there is no long the big red bar across the top. The red is also obviously a little darker.
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    Nice and tidy, I like it. Kind of miss the brighter colors a bit too.
    Almost validate HTML 4.01 Strict, just a closed meta tag in the head.
    Nice work.

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    It reminds me a bit of one of sitepoints designs. I think the header needs a bit more colour, but I like the content part.

    My only complaint is that its a little bland.
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    The new design is live on the blog:

    http://www.websitepublisher.net/blog/

    How do you like it with the beige background instead of the gray?
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    Can you add something where all that white space is?
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    What? At the top? There may end up being some text there eventually, or a banner ad. Not sure.
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    I like it, I thought it was too bland at first but its grown on me. Although I agree with Mike filling in the whitespace at the top would be good.

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    Like it - much cleaner.

    On the blog page, unless the current placement of the adsense leader is based on optimization for CTR or a future link unit, it could use some padding at the top beneath the nav bar.

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    you're right, its meant for adsense (the unit is supposed to butt right up against it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Can you add something where all that white space is?
    Didn't we all go through a stage of wanting more and more whitespace? I actually think it looks good as whitespace, having adsense there might seem like over egging the pudding since theres a 728x90 adsense below it.

    I do like the new design though, perhaps I've grown used to this design, but I'm sure I'll grow used to the new one, it's far more accessible too.

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    WOW! I just saw the new design today -- I don't know how I missed this thread. I really like the new look it is so clean and so professional looking. The logo came out great too.

    When do you start to bring elements of the new design into these forums (e.g. like in the header area).

    I bet you could fairly easily bring in a new header and navbar (and maybe update colors) without having to muck with your templates too awfully much.
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