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    SitePoint Enthusiast ttcf's Avatar
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    Graphic titles

    can some one please look at this layout for a website. I am having trouble designing a good title. I have tried outlined text and varying other things. I need it to say "Toy & Train Collectors' Fairs" any idears how i could pull this off.

    layout screen shot: http://www24.brinkster.com/ttcf/layout.html
    Last edited by ttcf; Apr 13, 2002 at 15:15.

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    SitePoint Enthusiast ttcf's Avatar
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    anyone ???

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    Are you just after a good text header?

    I reckon serif fonts make nice headers.

    h1 {
    font-family : serif;
    font-size : 17px;
    color : #B73C00;
    }

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    SitePoint Enthusiast ttcf's Avatar
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    well what i need to know is what colours etc would work as a graphic title....what fonts.....thatsize...colours etc

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    A good idea is to look at some the typestyles that were used around the time the toys and trains were made

    Maybe an art deco or victorian type of font will suit it.

    Check this site out to see how you can go retro with style

    www.altoids.com

    Qamar

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    SitePoint Enthusiast ttcf's Avatar
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    are you joking? retro it up? i am going for a crisp clean professional look.

    it's just i have to much white space to fill (abover the orange bar) how could this be done with just text or could i sqeeeesssss the title down and add a banner.

    thanks

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    Try one of the get the look threads theyre pretty helpful

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    Wink

    Check out this site it has lots of different tutorials, but I have linked you to the one on using text as design.

    http://www.webreference.com/graphics/greats/3/

    Hope it helps

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    Cool Tar

    cheers i'll look into it...

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    Concentrate on the style you want and build copies of your originals and compare the two.

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    Originally posted by ttcf
    are you joking? retro it up? i am going for a crisp clean professional look.
    I'm in agreement with Quamar. Why would you have a site devoted to antiquated toys and other collections with a modern look? That just doesn't seem like it would fit well. If you do have some sort of retro look, it would serve it's purpose well. Much professionality can be retained, and sometimes improved upon, when going with other designs such as a retro design for a site that deals with the past (as does yours), or futuristic-looking sites that deal with things soon to come. I would not be so quick to judge something as a bad idea -- you may find that later you prefer the "retro" look.

    -Colin
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    sense enough to be lazy.

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    Talking ok my bad

    now that i come to it i do see your point... but the thing is to get a good design like that would require some good designing with graphics etc. and thats not me


    i'll look into it though, good idea, sorry for my quick to judge.


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