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I'd like to address up a simple webpage

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10:12 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I'm a total newbie here. What I'd like to do is to slightly address up a simple web page to improve readability a bit and slight more visual, but I want to make sure that posting the URL is fine, not want to be shut down. Doable?

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10:13 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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oops, "address up", meant to be "dress up".
3:00 am on Feb 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, knowledgenotebk. I'm really not clear about your question - are you looking for someone here to do the work for you? If so, that's not the kind of thing we offer here. If I misunderstand, please explain a bit more.

As a general rule it is always possible to change the appearance and content of any page using HTML and CSS.
9:56 am on Feb 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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How you do it will depend on how the page is laid out in the first place. If the page has been created with an editor that generates a lot of redundant code the underlying html and css may be pretty well unreadable (eg saving html from an MSOffice application).

When you talk about making a page more "visual" remember that use of small screen devices such as smartphones and tablets is on the increase.
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piatknow, thanks for your thoughtful input, here's its URL,
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Some feedback suggested to change the yellow highlighting for it's too striking, not a bad idea, don't know what background color would be good for blue text.

[edited by: incrediBILL at 4:04 pm (utc) on Feb 6, 2012]
[edit reason] removed link, no site reviews allowed [/edit]

5:25 pm on Feb 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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don't know what background color would be good for blue text

Hardly any, unless your target audience is under 25. Very light blue/green/lilac, maybe. Assuming you mean darkish blue text. Light on dark would get you a whole different set of answers.

You don't need to post an actual link; if you identify the color(s) you can get opinions. For comparison purposes: I realized recently that I'd managed to design something with light green text on a dark green background. But the exact shades make all the difference between painful and restful ;)
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Think color wheel. A complimentary scheme shows the compliment of blue as orange, and dominance/submission dictates the (back)ground should be the submissive. A good starting point is a low chroma high value orange - something in the very light tan range.

In theory.

Whole thing goes out the window if someone's colorblind though. There's a reason newspapers are printed with black ink on white paper.
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I like your idea of orange, it's easier on the eyes, thank you.
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One thing to remember - warm colors like red and orange are usually not as consistent across various monitors as cool colors. So if you do use orange, yellow, red and the like - be sure to test it well.
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@tedster, that's good to know, thanks.
 

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