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Old Jan 31, 2006, 01:37 AM
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style changes to ASRO's DS Listing site

What do you think? http://www.sloperacing.com/results/ds-speeds.htm

Dial up users will see a mild slow down, everybody else should be okay. Old CRT screen users might struggle with the dark colors. Let me know.
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 01:56 AM
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very cool. The contrast on of the lwoer screen and the text is a little low, but it is readable and the whole thing is much more aestetically pleasing.

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 10:43 AM
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Great idea and looks cool, but my sorry eyes have trouble with the white text. I'm on a 17" LCD flat panel monitor.
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Old Feb 01, 2006, 06:23 PM
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Graphic design is certainly esthetic, but where the text blends in with the same color in the background, it becomes blurred.
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Old Feb 01, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Agreed, on both points.

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Old Feb 01, 2006, 06:45 PM
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I have had a hard time finding a nuetral color that stands out, but not too much. Suggestions?
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Old Feb 01, 2006, 06:52 PM
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You could darken it a bit more (than it already is) with photoshop, and then it will be perfect.

Whenever I want to use a picture backgorund, I add a bunch of white with black text, but that would ruin this picture.

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Old Feb 02, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Nathan,

I must be turning into an old man cause I really need to look close to read it well. You could use shadowed text for better contrast... Larger font?

I'm just worried that when I make it up to a better ranking noone will be able to admire my speed

Looks vary nice!
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Maybe you're in the middle of changing things, but right now when I look:

Joe Manor 224 and above is over the photo and the rest of the page -- chart and otherwise -- is yellow text over white and illegible. I'm on a Mac using Safari.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 10:18 AM
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In Internet Explorer, it's over a black page. But you aren't communicating with all browsers, apparently.

See the sample.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 10:26 AM
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In Internet Explorer, it's over a black page. But you aren't communicating with all browsers, apparently.
What platform is that from?

I target Firefox (mozilla), and IE 6 for Windows. I typically have no problems with Mac OSX/Safari either. However, the ASRO site is made using FrontPage (a bastard of a program which I destest immensly), and the code it overwrites is pure crap and a perversion of what I attempt. I am not at all surprised if it will not work properly in Safari or Opera.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 10:27 AM
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Nathan,

I must be turning into an old man cause I really need to look close to read it well. You could use shadowed text for better contrast... Larger font?

I'm just worried that when I make it up to a better ranking noone will be able to admire my speed

Looks vary nice!
I tend to agree with you. Though things look groovy on my $$ monitor, I am not happy with the compromises I'm having to make to make this image work in this application.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 10:32 AM
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I'm on a Mac using Safari.
Ah, didn't see this until just now (I have funny habit of reading threads backwards.

Here is the body tag decloration that FrontPage made:
<body text="#CCCCCC" style="background:#000000 url('') no-repeat fixed center top; padding:0; color:#CCCCCC" link="#FFFFCC" vlink="#999999" alink="#BB6248" background="images/kyle012.jpg">

I have now changed it to:
<body text="#CCCCCC" style="background:#000000; padding:0; color:#CCCCCC" link="#FFFFCC" vlink="#999999" alink="#BB6248">

That should work better. Test it out and let me know
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