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    New Website...be gentle :S

    Hi all,

    New website up and running: Heald Place Primary School

    A bit sparse at the mo, but will be adding content all the time (if the teachers ever decide to give me any).

    It's a Joomla 1.5 site, using a template generated in Artisteer (bit of a cop out I know, but being as I didn't get paid anything extra and it's my first website thought I'd keep things simple).

    Please let me know what you think, and let me know how it runs in IE from your end. Seems to be slow in IE8, especially when loading from my win7 machine at home, but superquick in firefox. - probably to do with the Artisteer template.

    Anyhoo, would really appreciate your thoughts.

    p.s I know the logo leaves something to be desired, it was only supposed to be a rough mock up but the head went ahead and ordered stationary etc with it printed on so think i'll have to leave it...*sigh*

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    Does the job well in my IE8. Congrats.

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    Bright blue gives my eyes a challenge.

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    @jonwoods123:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Bright blue gives my eyes a challenge.
    Ditto here I would be in favour of toning down and softening the colours apart from that it has a pretty good layout.

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
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    Ditto here I would be in favour of toning down and softening the colours apart from that it has a pretty good layout.

    Well done
    Yeh was thinkin along similar lines, also seems to show up purple on some of our projectors lol.

    Thanks for the feedback

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    Yeah as above tone the blue down a little, looks a bit too high contrast combined with the yellow text.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post
    seems to show up purple on some of our projectors lol.
    Sounds like you may have some dodgy VGA cables or projectors :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Yeah as above tone the blue down a little, looks a bit too high contrast combined with the yellow text.



    Sounds like you may have some dodgy VGA cables or projectors :-P
    Aye, none of our projectors have been taken care of properly. I dont think any of the filters have ever been cleaned. I've only been working here a few months, and most of the projectors are locked in cages which the key for seems to have gone missing...hey ho

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post
    Aye, none of our projectors have been taken care of properly. I dont think any of the filters have ever been cleaned. I've only been working here a few months, and most of the projectors are locked in cages which the key for seems to have gone missing...hey ho
    Sounds excellent, you will have a large bill soon then for removing and re-installing a new projectors! Where are you from it doesnt say in your profile?

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    hp in the logo needs centering my 2 p worth

    tone down the blue a little but looks good though

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    @danrhodes - I'm from Manchester, why do you ask?

    Quote Originally Posted by round2it View Post
    hp in the logo needs centering my 2 p worth

    tone down the blue a little but looks good though
    Yeh as I said it was only supposed to be a mock up. The letters are actually exactly aligned to the centre line of the shield, its because it isn't a monospace font (the H and P are different widths) that it looks off line. I have done another version with a monospace font (recommended by sysman) that I will swap into the template when i've messed with the colours a bit.

    Again, thanks for the feedback

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    Good job Jon! Nice & simple yet lots of info nicely presented. Excellent job

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post
    Aye, none of our projectors have been taken care of properly. I dont think any of the filters have ever been cleaned. I've only been working here a few months, and most of the projectors are locked in cages which the key for seems to have gone missing...hey ho
    You can easily get a replacement at any hardware store just ask for an "Angle Grinder" anyhow
    the site works fine in IE8 here.

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    I think you should change the picture of our head. He looks like he is in an identity parade / mug shot style. Maybe something more casual, or seeing him more relaxed?

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    overall is good, but reduce the logo so that it gives you a narrowed upper frame. Blue and yellow don't match well, it seems a traffic signal from the distance. Try to reduce the brightness of the blue and see how it looks.
    What do you think about mine: St. James' Catholic High School - A Specialist Science and Sports College

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    change the picture of our head.
    Scared me for a second then...thought there was an undercover tech at our school!! Will be replacing the pic with a better one when I get it. I'm realising that this is going to be the annoying thing about looking after the website - unless I take full responsibity for the content as well (creating/sourcing it as well as uploading it) then the website is never going to be as good as it could be...



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