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SChajin
11-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Hi everyone, I think maybe we need a new look..Anyone with any thoughts? New Look...Or leave it as it is...

www.fastlincs.com (http://www.fastlincs.com)

Thanks..

Alien Dude
11-16-2009, 10:29 PM
lol at time we all need a new look, me i'm three feet shorter than i was and died my hair blue.
but your site might need one or two different colors, lol a lot of red. but if it works don't mess

SChajin
11-16-2009, 10:36 PM
Ha Ha..Yep Tones of Red!!!Also I'm shorter too!

Tom Finley
11-16-2009, 11:02 PM
That helps make up for me--I'm bigger around. Shades of gray work well with red.

SChajin
11-17-2009, 09:47 PM
I like gray as well, if I change 1 thing I will change everything..The whole look as I have so many pages to go through...lol

zuriatman
11-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Hi everyone, I think maybe we need a new look..Anyone with any thoughts? New Look...Or leave it as it is...

www.fastlincs.com (http://www.fastlincs.com)

Thanks..

The red looks good on you but not your webpages especially not your texts.

Your whole page needs a revamp. Shades of pastel brown or green looks fresh and texts should always remain Jet Black.

Cheers.

DarrenC
11-18-2009, 04:21 PM
Its been said and I agree your home page does look a bit red but I'd probably look at the category headers and make them deeper a deeper colour like a maroon or something and I'd probably do something with the nav bar to make wider to fit between the edges of the page.

For general text I tend to use a dark grey on a white back ground, you get the contrast but its a little bit softer and easier on the eye.

SChajin
11-18-2009, 10:58 PM
Thank everyone..It will take a while to do..

glendene
11-18-2009, 11:22 PM
Red is an angry color. Personally I find it a little overpowering but others may not.

SChajin
11-19-2009, 01:19 PM
I think I want to change the whole look..I would like a shout box and make it so there can be some interaction on it..A fun place, not just advertising..

Vasili
11-30-2009, 04:06 PM
First of all, I would do it very differently .... I would make it more pleasing to the eye immediately, so Visitor's can 'get it' without struggling, and to make it polished up without much effort at all --- by using images.

No one wants to arrive at a Directory site ... it's boring and offers nothing new at all, and only makes it more difficult to evaluate to see if it really is a site you want to participate with.

You have a dozen or so Categories (Advice, Air Conditioning, etc.), and I would merely simplify your index page into a visual index page by using smaller images with text laid over to direct traffic to those specific pages.
For "Air COnditioning" I would have a photo of an AC unit alongside a house with the label AIR CONDITIONING across it and hyperlink it to that page where your Listings are ... the reason being is that I would not promise anyone Index page positioning, but merely on the Category page in Alphabetical order .... which makes it so much easier to manage those Category pages also (simply make them longer instead of trying to 'balance' the page every time you add an advertiser). People can understand this layout, and for the Category pages themselves, you may wish to add a City code as well ... kind of like this:
ABC Pizza (logo) .....Eat-In, Take-Out, Delivery ..... 11am-11pm ..... 561-123-4567 ..... Coral Springs

Can you see how changing your Index page into being first a visually-oriented Category Navigation and then to a Category Listing Page would better serve you and the advertiser?
A lot less to change, and a lot more "order" posible .....

Also, I would make your dynamic Menu bigger ... truly side-to-side: too hard to read or use as is now.

Vasili
11-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Just a very quick mock-up to illustrate the power of images, and how to better allow Visitors to navigate quickly according to interest, having first explained exactly what the site offers and how it works ... (just an idea) >>> www.VodaTips.com/fastlincs1.html (http://www.VodaTips.com/fastlincs1.html)

DarrenC
11-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Just a very quick mock-up to illustrate the power of images, and how to better allow Visitors to navigate quickly according to interest, having first explained exactly what the site offers and how it works ... (just an idea) >>> www.VodaTips.com/fastlincs1.html (http://www.VodaTips.com/fastlincs1.html)

Nice, Vasili!!

Vasili
11-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Nice Vasili!!LOL! Thanks ... real rough, and now I gotta jet!

SChajin
11-30-2009, 09:53 PM
I like it!!!Can I have it...haha

Vasili
11-30-2009, 09:58 PM
Sure! I left it unprotected so you could ... just right-click the elements down to use them yourself.
The page is set at 950 wide, and if you click on each image/element's PROPERTIES before you save them, you can jot down the sizes I used to lay them out.
Need me to email the .bvp file so you can see the exact layout?

Loves!

SChajin
11-30-2009, 10:00 PM
This is what I have been working on..Yep..What I have been working on is along the same lines..do you have my new e-mail?

www.fastlincs.com (http://www.fastlincs.com)

Vasili
11-30-2009, 10:07 PM
I know ... I saw it. I know you want to paste in some "major" ad sponsors, and with this new layout you can ... just "reserve" the colum on the far right for those ads (set them apart wioth a differen color image border, perhaps, but keep the text label as text ON the images UNDER a transparent lobject which is linked --- that way it is SE friendly). See 'updated' mock.

No ... send me an email, and I'll reply by attaching it.

SChajin
11-30-2009, 10:14 PM
I lost it...lol...Do you want to IM me?

Vasili
11-30-2009, 10:29 PM
Get one from FB ... I'll reply with the BV file. I tried calling, but both numbers were out.
Refresh your browser and look at it again!

SChajin
11-30-2009, 10:37 PM
Oh..I changed phone numbers..And yes I saw what you changed..lol..I will send you an e-mail tonight or in the morning..How are you feeling ?

SChajin
11-30-2009, 10:43 PM
Night Night good friend..Thank you for all you do..

Vasili
12-02-2009, 07:26 AM
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sedona
12-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Hi Sharon...

Just happened to look in... understand you had a birthday? Happy, Happy and all the best. Hey, you're on to something with Vasili's layout... think it would be a very positive improvement... will look now and again till it's up.

Nice work, Er...erm, Vasili... you're a good sort http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon12.gif

SChajin
12-12-2009, 12:48 PM
OK, here we go.....Three new looks, I need to settle on one of them so I can start changing them over tomorrow...One more time I need your thoughts!

Thanks everyone..

www.fastlincs.com (http://www.fastlincs.com)

www.fastlincs.com/temp.html (http://www.fastlincs.com/temp.html)

www.fastlincs.com/temp1.html (http://www.fastlincs.com/temp1.html)

ahimsa
12-12-2009, 04:39 PM
for me, this one: www.fastlincs.com/temp1.html (http://www.fastlincs.com/temp1.html) but without the flames :)

SChajin
12-12-2009, 04:45 PM
haha..No Flames...I need a little jazz somewhere!!