For that matter, does there need to be two Menus? The Right one does the job swimmingly. The top bar could be re appropriated.Both top and side menus have both headings.
What can we do to make it better?
Both top and side menus have both headings.
For that matter, does there need to be two Menus? The Right one does the job swimmingly. The top bar could be re appropriated.
Also, one other thing: On the Right Hand Menu, the Unselected Category (Not, as in from the Categories List. As in, Categories - Posts - etc) Boxes, in being unjoined, look a bit wierd. If they were connected to the grey box below them, it might be better? As in, making the small grey boxes connect vertically to the Box around the Navigation area, by means of enlarging.
Layout looks fine but the colors are harsh, in particular the high contrast blue on black and the striped header bars... try a more complimentary and subdued color scheme and if you want to keep the striped headers subdue them with some blur and/or mute them a bit with a partially transparent gray overlay... they shouldn't POP quite so bad. The content background could be a lighter gray if you're sticking with the bright white font so there's a little less contrast between them, easier on the eyes.
Re-reading that, Weird is a bit of a weird way to put it. The best way I can put it is, that when You select one of them, it becomes joined to the Box below it. But to Me at least, the rest then look a bit off, by being unconnected. That may just be Me, and may overall be nothing. But for whatever reason, the thin blue line running under the unselected ones stands out.Did some consolidation.
I like the idea of 1 across the top with some 'main' links, with the side being a more extensive menu. Not sold on it mind you, but I've got some control over what goes where.
Not sure what you mean by 'weird'.
I dont need to have taken the Course I did in Webpage Design to spot one thing, which seems a bit...
*Why is there a Green Camo Backdrop, with a Blue and Grey design page? It stands out quite alot to Me
Just... Go with the Blue and Grey. It works really well, apart from how distinctly different the Camo is.
*The Navigation Bar at the top (Home, Bladed Weapons, Business, etc) could use a bit of refinement, but I have no doubt this is a redundant statement thats either been made before, or thats already slivered across Your mind.
*Theres a bit of empty space at the bottom, which could be filled with a Banner.
*Now the tiniest blimey nit picky thing. The thing right up the top (Home, About, Etc) could do with being... Less unbalancingly...?
Im just inputting, of course. I think it looks good, all things considered. The whole right hand side of the Page, I think is perfect. But You asked how it could be better!
Re-reading that, Weird is a bit of a weird way to put it. The best way I can put it is, that when You select one of them, it becomes joined to the Box below it. But to Me at least, the rest then look a bit off, by being unconnected. That may just be Me, and may overall be nothing. But for whatever reason, the thin blue line running under the unselected ones stands out.
EDIT: And now that its Brown, Im seeing it more. Again, this may be entirely Me.
And it actually makes the Camo look good.New scheme is brown. Looked a bit less jarring than the striped blue. I might have to dig in the CSS a bit to tweak.
I like the layout as it presently is... but....
The thing is.... I'm trying to be delicate here..... but....
How are you choosing the articles/features? Without trying to cause too much of an issue, there are some real standouts in terms of simply bad information and less-then-legit groups. The article on the katana is simply terrible, and would need to be completely rewritten rather than just corrected, and "Nindo Ryu Jujutsu"? Uh.... wow. And I have no idea what Al Case is on about three quarters of the time... and the rest of the time, he's just wrong.