[UPHPU] Menus Question
giboney at giboneydesigns.com
Thu Jun 21 15:43:13 MDT 2007
Ya, I agree. I didn't design this website. I don't like the website.
I have only been in charge of maintaining the content. Tuesday, I
proposed the new website (along with a new, less expensive host). So
I have started with the programming side. I haven't really gotten to
On Jun 21, 2007, at 3:34 PM, phpninja wrote:
> I like menus if they are done right. One thing that makes a menu
> shine is content. If a menu does'nt have content it is kind of
> because the point of a menu is organizing content. Your menu looks
> like it
> has plenty of content. It just does'nt quite fit in graphically. A
> suggestion would be to first google a photoshop button tutorial.
> Once you
> have that knowledge you can start getting creative. The site is a
> remedy site, so to me that means organic. Right now you have a navy
> blue/purple buttons with dark magenta background with a light tan
> First off I'd drop the background color of the site period and
> leave it
> white. Unless you are an experienced graphics designer or have a
> feel for color combinations being used in a proper way background
> colors on
> business sites just don't usually jive. You have to tailor all of the
> graphics to that background color and it is just more pain in the
> end. Once
> you see the background is white you realize more possibilties open up.
> Next after you get a feel of how to create buttons ex: (
> http://iris-design.info/photoshop/web-20-style-buttons/) you can
> create you
> own style buttons, maybe with an organic plant like feel? Just an
> idea. You
> can theme your site around your businesses style.
> If you feel compatibility is a problem, you can try a css based
> menu such as
> this one at dynamic drive :
> Also you can always keep the menu and just add in a search
> function. One
> last note, organic and wildcrafted black, on the dark magnette
> background is
> somewhat hard to read. black on any dark color is going to be hard
> to read.
> Best of luck to you.
> On 6/21/07, Justin Giboney <giboney at giboneydesigns.com> wrote:
>> What is the groups opinions about menus?
>> I usually don't use menus on websites, but what are user preferences?
>> The menus on the current site (www.westernbotanicals.com) seem very
>> cluttered to me (besides that they don't work well in Safari).
>> I am thinking about having three buttons across the top, called
>> "Products", "Information", and "About us." With a search box on the
>> right. Each of these pages would then further break down the subject
>> in the content of the page.
>> Justin Giboney
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