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  • In reply to: How to make my site look better?


    I like it. It looks pro. Why did you take out your catagory widget, just out of curiosity?

    I’m sorry. I thought a backtick was a single quote. I looked it up on wiki, couldn’t find an explanation here. Probably good idea to include something in a sticky post for dummies like me. 😛

    If you’re going for minimal/simplistic, you nailed it. My only suggestion would be to make your link color a little darker or something — make those links stand out! If you change the header image, make your links and language widget match it’s main color. And why not use a color photo of yourself?

    Overall, it looks pretty good to me. Perhaps include the HOW WE HELP info on the front/home page instead of it’s own page?

    Nicely laid out.

    I like the header image, but it’s pixel-ly. You should be able to find a similar sunray cloudscape of a higher resolution. Doesn’t matter what color it is, you can put a color filter over it in an image editor. (If you want to do this and need help, let me know.)

    You’ve done a nice job of matching the colors on the page to the header. The sidebar widget tab gradient seems upside-down to me, and the dark part a little too dark. The gradient on the Slider frame looks right, but WAY too dark on the dark side. (Being an inspirational site, I would stay away from dark colors as much as possible:)

    The purple/lavender “read more” buttons don’t fit in at all, IMHO. Change those to a shade of yellow or light brown, (possibly a reddish-brown? Or perhaps the same blue as your link color?) – something that better matches the overall color scheme.

    The blue link color works good, strangely. 🙂

    Either the Twitter widget is 2x too long or you need to fill in that extra space down at the bottom. (Nice place for a text widget with random bible verse, primary subject, random act of kindness, etc.???)

    Also, try adding this to your Custom CSS and see what you think:

    #footer {
    background: #48432C;
    border-top: none;

    (“border-top” part of code optional)

    Try this too, but I don’t know if the margin numbers will work out right:

    #sidebar_bottom {
    background: none;

    #sidebar_bottom .sidebar-wrap {
    margin: 10px 30px 5px 0;

    I was guessing with these margin numbers to line up the bottom widgets with the content background.

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    Beautiful site. Don’t know about the red, tho. But that’s what they say about my orange. To each their own. (Maybe a deeper red?) 😛

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    I like the second one, but now it seems kinda plain. ‘Plain’ works for a wide variety of topics, however. It’s just not very eye-catching or memorable. Study your blog and see what your readers are gravitating toward and cater the header image to that, perhaps?

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    I’m no expert, but I think it’s looking great! The header image looks a little generic, like stock image. It doesn’t look personal or site related. Also, you could tweak the calendar a bit to fit the widget space better, like I did on my site. Those are my suggestions after a quick glance.

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    Nope, that last post was an almost. Actually, my code was right, besides not writing the complete URL.

    Your code seemed to only find text. It wouldn’t fill the entire widget. It didn’t work in the calendar and the chat widgets either. Also, I had to remove background in lower levels of .sidebar ul (.sidebar ul li ul) to keep them from stacking up on submenus.

    Thanks for your help and encouragement. Gotta love FireBug, eh?

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    I finally got it. Yours was right, but I had to write the complete URL. Thanks.

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    Kenneth – It didn’t work. Still trying things…

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