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Old 30 April 2004, 10:15   #1
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Green Amiga Alien Guide Page design

Which Colours do you prefer? Black, white text, yellow links
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Old 30 April 2004, 10:16   #2
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Or Green, black text, blue links?
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Old 30 April 2004, 10:28   #3
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Green. Because 1 - white on black is horrble. 2 you are The Green Alien. I'm not to sure about the blue link colour though.

But make sure if you can to use Cascaded Style Sheets (styles) so that you can quickly change all colours anytime you want.
 
Old 30 April 2004, 10:37   #4
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But make sure if you can to use Cascaded Style Sheets (styles) so that you can quickly change all colours anytime you want.
I'll start working on that one I know the code looks very bad (*Cough* Ms Frontpage *Cough* )
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Old 30 April 2004, 10:46   #5
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But Paul, regardless of the fact you are using FrontPage (which I hate) or the fact that I don't like the present colours too much I will still visit your site dozens more times than the usual people who post shitty sites in here - you know the ones where they spend all the time decorating the site and making the colours nice (some really bad sites even neglect to do this!). In doing this they forget about 2 things:

1 - The purpose of the site - is it useful to the people they intend to make it for.

2 - The contect of the site.

Thus my friend, the hardest part you have already covered.
 
Old 30 April 2004, 22:22   #6
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Great, the page finally goes public.

Nice to see it in your sig too Paul.

As for the colours, that green is a little bright for me and as Rck knows, possibly to his annoyance, I aren't digging this bright colour thing. Out of the two, I like the black better.

But as Jim said, it's a shame that a green Amiga Alien Guide should not actually be green.

How about making it like your alien cousins - the greys? Or specifically, Workbench grey with black&blue text.

Most important thing as Jim put forward is the content though.
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Old 30 April 2004, 22:53   #7
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Having another look through I see you've been hard at work replacing many of the screencaps to coincide with the new WinUAE GUI look.

Guess you have a test copy from Toni. Nice work.
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Have tidied up the code using TidyGUI 1.1.5 (HTML Tidy)
Converted to Style Sheets
And toned the green background down

Thanks for you comments
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Old 02 May 2004, 12:05   #9
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That's better.

Only thing I noticed is that it appears to flash the old green colour first then reverts to the darker green when I first open the link. Just a little niggle.

Apart from that the page is shaping up real good.

Thanks for the ClassicWB link. If you decide to keep it, perhaps you might want to change it so it opens in the correct section
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Old 02 May 2004, 12:22   #10
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Looking good.

However I think the blue is too bright with this green.

The green is good though so I vote to change the blue (which will be a pain as you will need to make CSS styles for the links).

I think it needs to be a bit darker, or make it a really dark green.
 
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Also I notice there is some strange side-effects with your links, in that they are overlined. What is happeneing is that most of your text is underlined with the same colour as the background colour - only to be noticed when hovering over a link. Maybe you put this in by design? But I don't think so....

Anyway, if you need any help or even a non-Frontpage (manual) template created let me know. I ask first cause I notice the "All chapters only on this page are Copyright (c) Paul, The Green Amiga Alien and should not be copied, altered or uploaded to another site without the authors permission." text.
 
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That's better.

Only thing I noticed is that it appears to flash the old green colour first then reverts to the darker green when I first open the link. Just a little niggle.

Apart from that the page is shaping up real good.

Thanks for the ClassicWB link. If you decide to keep it, perhaps you might want to change it so it opens in the correct section
Done but I found in firefox it does not jump to #classicwb bookmark. It works ok in IE
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However I think the blue is too bright with this green.

The green is good though so I vote to change the blue (which will be a pain as you will need to make CSS styles for the links).
Does drak red look better? and I've already made styles for links so easy to change.
http://guide.abime.net/style.css
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Also I notice there is some strange side-effects with your links, in that they are overlined.
Should be fixed now
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Anyway, if you need any help or even a non-Frontpage (manual) template created let me know.
Thanks for the offer but No thanks, I need to know how to do this myself.
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I ask first cause I notice the "All chapters only on this page are Copyright (c) Paul, The Green Amiga Alien and should not be copied, altered or uploaded to another site without the authors permission." text.
Arghh I missed this. Will change soon.

Edit: done replaced with "Copyright (c) Paul, The Green Amiga Alien"

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Does drak red look better? and I've already made styles for links so easy to change.
http://guide.abime.net/style.css
Should be fixed nowThanks for the offer but No thanks, I need to know how to do this myself.
Arghh I missed this. Will change soon.
drak red? What's that - show me the colour !

Also another thing I was thinking.......

Your contents page should be an index page.

And for the contents you copy Micro$oft troubleshooters.

Where do you want to go today?

And then have a series of Wizards which load the pages depending on what the user wants to do.

e.g...... I want to Install WB1.3

Q1: Have you setup WinUAE for WB1.3 ? Y - go to question 3

Q2: How do you want to set it up using Windows Directory or HDF ? WD = Chap 1, Meth 1, HDF = Chap 1 Meth 2

Q3 Have you installed WB1.3 Y = Q4, N = Chap 2

Q4 - Is all OK? Y = DONE, N= PROBLEM


DONE: That's it - you're all done
PROBLEM: Contact Paul on EAB
 
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Just Improved Navigation by adding Optional Left Frame
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Old 07 January 2005, 21:38   #16
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Hey, you've really changed the guide layout since the last time I checked.

I like it and the links inside workbench 2.0/1.3 windows work well. So does the frame option.

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Nice. Just noted that when I close the sidebar the main section goes back to the contents page. Want me to do some HTML validation? Could clean out MS frontpage a bit.
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Nice. Just noted that when I close the sidebar the main section goes back to the contents page.
Fixed by using this javascript code:

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<a href="javascript:parent.location.href=location.href.substring(location.href.indexOf('?'),location.href.length)">Close Frame</a>
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Thanks. Could you just make a note that the 2.05 (or 2.04) guide should really be changed to 2.xx as it will work for all versions (same for the 3.1)
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Heys fellow amigans, what you might find helpfull in your endevours is the following link

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This is an Awsome! resource site for any web related project.. with totorials and guides for all the latest and greatest web-related software technologies.

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