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    mstwtd,

    Awesome man, let me know which one it is!

    I tried using CSS on my site, but I'm not too skilled so I just went for a functional look.

    www.hypertextdesign.co.uk

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    nice site peach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncanJones22
    nice site peach!
    thank you

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    One of the things we found out early on from focus groups in our potential user community was that fancy graphics, floating images, and all the other stuff that designers do to impress other designers were of no interest at all. Large, obvious buttons with readable labelscame out on top of their usability comments every time. Drop-down menus and flash graphics, especially splash screens, were reported as particularly annoying, as were jarring colors and images that little relevence to the main message of the page. In fact, images of any kind did little to improve the experience.

    These are pedestrian users who have some "smarts", but not much beyond browsing, e-mail, and word processing. Education ranged from high school to MBA. Of primary interest was the ability to tell where they were on our site at any time and how to get where they wanted to go next.

    I'd like to hear from others who've run similar groups, or who've had feedback from real users, not just the opinions of other designers.

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    Personaly, i think the more graphicaly intense a website is, the more appealing to its customers/visiters. Over at http://www.coffeee.net, we tried to bring in both of the ideas with a few graphics, but also keeping it simple
    Coffeee Banner Designs
    Friendly, Affordable and Stunning banners.
    All with Coffeee Banner Designs.
    Coffeee.net

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    Depends on the client

    Just as the subject says..

    We don't design for ourselves.... we design for the client.

    That said I find the lions share of our clients are business related or ecommerce and they generally want a clean site that is user friendly. Most of the visitors are there for a purpose, and as such want to get in..get out...

    I really only get the call for more visually stunning sites with entertainment related or personal sites.

    It really depends on the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeee.net
    Personaly, i think the more graphicaly intense a website is, the more appealing to its customers/visiters. Over at http://www.coffeee.net, we tried to bring in both of the ideas with a few graphics, but also keeping it simple

    Pretty damn nice....aaah the wonders of CSS

    p.s. I think your wesite is a heck of alot better than your banners, maybe you should switch to webdesign

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdsseo

    We don't design for ourselves.... we design for the client.
    Good point. Sell what's in demand, not what we like.


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