I would make a couple of changes that were mentioned in the discussion of the initial designs: 1. The vertical type for the tagline "amazingly innovative" (assuming it's an actual tagline) is really, really annoying and basically a waste of the branding. Instead I would place it horizontally in the space on the left between the first and second horizontal lines, leaving the date placement where it is (i.e., between the second and third horizontal lines). 2. I find that the large type within the body text creates a jarring dissonance compared with the elegance and understatement of your overall layout, which is really very sophisticated and lovely. The larger type has the same effect as CAPS and to the READER just naturally seems like SHOUTING even though YOUR intent may be otherwise. I would simply make all the type the same size and the same color in this area, and make the *writing* carry the power and the punch. IMHO. Betsy Martens Information Architect Big Shoulders Information Design bigshoulders at mindspring.com > From: "ted serbinski" <tss24 at cornell.edu> > Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 01:48:00 -0500 > To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> > Subject: [thelist] site layout critique - UPDATED > > ok guys. > > i've taken all of your suggestions, a few tweaks of my own, and some other > random stuff to come out with a completely updated, hybrid design, easy to > read, and easy to use (hopefully). > > if you could take one more look and let me know if there any other major > problems, that would be great. than i can move into full scale production > tomorrow (or later today i guess). > > lastest and hopefully final design: >> http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/tss24/layout3.gif > > old designs for comparison: >> http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/tss24/layout.gif >> http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/tss24/layout2.gif > > > thanks again > > -ted > > > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !