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11 October 2008 @ 04:37 pm
screencaps and opinions  
I actually made a few screencaps (about 70 and mostly Daniel) for The Lost Tribe this afternoon in between errands. They're not the best but I think they'll work for graphics. Here are a few non-spoilery samples.





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This is an idea I had for a possible new layout for my website. Not too sure on the colors yet because honestly... anything with a white (or brightly colored) background kills my eyes which is why I typically do my layouts in darker colors. The current layout I'd asked about the other day (which by the way THANK YOU to those that offered their opinion because I hadn't realized how monochrome it appeared to others) was a result of me trying to compromise since I'd heard that folks had difficulty with the previous versions with the darker colors.




 
 
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Nysieluridmuse on October 11th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
I like the addition of the maroon color.
the white is very bright, course that might just be me, I have my monitor on the laptop set to super bright ..
the image itself still seems very out, I don't know if maybe duplicating it and setting the top layer to soft light to darken it a little might help.
generally when i do webwork, I keep to dark background with white for my writing space, and brighter colors for links/highlights etc. I know some people have issues with seeing on the darker colors, so use lighter colors on them for fonts, etc.
more people will have issues with the white then dark generally though.
wow, Im babbling :)
Kaz: Broken (Cameron)kazbaby on October 12th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
For one thing, you're not babbling. For another, could you sort of explain a little more when you say the image still seems out?

What you said about duplicating the image is very easy but what I could probably do is increase the fill of it since I'd lowered it in the first place in order to maintain something of my unrealized reality theme but make it not as in the way. (i hope that makes sense since i've only had one cup of coffee so far)
Nysieluridmuse on October 12th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
understand the coffee issue. Im only on my 2nd cup so I will attempt to be clearer in my coffee haze :)

I think increasing the fill just a little would help. it seems like the image is too washed out and making it just a hair more "there" (visible) would help 1. make it easier on the eyes. 2. give you a little more color.
it looks like, atleast on my monitor, like it has a white smokey layer over the top and its hard to see what it even is.
Kazkazbaby on October 12th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
ah. that makes sense. thank you kindly, m'lady. *hands you another cup of coffee*
Nysieluridmuse on October 12th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
mmmm coffeee.....

*drinks*

back before cyberpixels killed Lurid-eidolon, I used to spend hours and hours coding the pages and getting the images right, then sending it to Cassiee and Jebby to get them to look at it and help me get it "right" -- something just happens when you stare at things too long that makes your brain not compute it anymore. so its always nice to have a fresh set of eyes. plus it always helps to get it look ed at by different sets of monitors. LOL
I generally always stuck to dark colors, I like them, I can see them, and I didnt get a brainache from them. but a lot of people had issues with seeing them, for example a dark purple color for words on a black background. so I had to start using lighter colors here and there.
I still tend to use dark backgrounds with lighter colors for "words" on the page when i make websites for people. or I use white "blocks" with black text where people will be talking.
But some people just like "bright" websites..
*puts on her sunglasses*
Kazkazbaby on October 12th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
I find myself hesitating and/or looking away from the screen when I go to click on a link anywhere because of the obnoxious use of color by some folks. (when I go to another person's LJs, I typically change it so I can view the journal entry in my own style so I won't go fucking blind.)

Now when I use dark colors for the background, I do try my best to find a color for the text that compliments the dark more easily, such as with my current LJ style. It's actually much harder to figure out than I first though because of trying to make sure it's not uncomfortable for visitors.
Nysieluridmuse on October 12th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
LOL dont look at mine right now then, its ...minty.. I wanted to change the layout I had but didn't feel like making anything so I tossed together something I had laying around.
I like the colors of yours though. I can see it perfectly no matter if I am inside in artificial light or outside like I am now.
I will admit I have made some obnoxious colored layouts. Ive done it in the past for a holiday, then quickly changed it when the holiday was over. some colors just Burn!!


grammarwoman: Crichton on icegrammarwoman on October 13th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
I think increasing the fill just a little would help. it seems like the image is too washed out and making it just a hair more "there" (visible) would help 1. make it easier on the eyes. 2. give you a little more color.
it looks like, at least on my monitor, like it has a white smokey layer over the top and its hard to see what it even is.


Agreed. A little more detail, more sharpness to the image, would be better for my tired old eyes. (Not that I don't know what the image is, 'cuz, well, see icon.)


Edited at 2008-10-13 07:53 pm (UTC)
sg_betty: pic#80698722sg_betty on October 17th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the caps! I love my new icon.