i like the lok of the site. i have to say i'm no expert at designing sites without tables and the advantages this brings so i'm afraid i can't comment on the technical aspects of your website, but looking at the site initially it looks very blocky like it was laid out in a table.
i think the look of the content is good and i like the colours. i'm not to keen on the way the border blurs into the main content though. i made me double look to check my eyes weren't playing up.
i like the header but i'm not to keen on the ghosting of the text in the header. i found myself strugling trying to read the ghoated text instead of just reading the normal text. but maybe thats just me been a little weird.
Also i'm not to keen on the logo but if thats the company logo you're stuck with i guess you can't do much about that.
also a minor point but the text seems to run right to the edge of the background block in some places.
I seem to have focused on the negatives more here than the positives. So just to reiterate, i do like the look of the site i've just tried to point out a few things that could be improved. but remeber thats just my opinion. the target audiance may think completly differently to me.
Its difficult to say about the text without playing around with it. i guess maybe try it directly behind the text like on the bottom word or maybe haver the ghost text below the main text instead of above.You could try it without it totally or with it less faint. Don't get to focussed on it as a problem though it was more of a passing comment that a major design floor.
Remember i'm no design expert this is just my opinion. if i were you i'd try a few options and ask a few people (friends, family, work collegues) which they prefere and take it from there.
I have never bin a fan of large logo areas, but you have done a good job with making it functional by having links in there. The logo is very pleasing, but I do think the lettering could use some work to make it more distinct. Remember that you want the name to stand out in peoples minds long after then have left.
The rest of the page is laid out well. All the links seem to be dead, but that may just be due to development.
You are right, the links are all dead due to devellopment. Just waiting for the website owner to provide content.
I agree with you on the logo. The man doesnt really want to change it. Maybe he will agree to doing some work on the lettering though... Could you please elaborate on that, since I'm not really sure on what you mean.