Re: Would Like A Review & Suggestions Of My New Site
I suggested putting everything on the menu for two reasons. As a general rule, that's where people look for links. Yes, you will see some sites where it is similar to what you had, but you always have to look for those links to find them. The second reason is because with your layout, they were just out of place. The fact that they were floating there was part of the problem, like they were just stuck there as an after thought. Make Contact Us the last item because that's where it usually is. Also, you usually find About us towards the beginning of the menu. The benefit of making things like they "usually" are is because then when people come to your site, they immediately know how to navigate it.
In regards to the text wrapping. With one or two images, it can work, but still in my opinion, it's not great. The reason is that when your eyes reset, they go back to where they started last time. So if the text suddenly jumps back, the flow is lost. Also, with your layout, you had only a few words that fell under at times, which just looks weird.
In regards to the border on the top and bottom, again, just visual design. The browser serves as a border at the top and bottom, thus an additional border is redundant. If the screen happens to be the same width as your site, you want your side borders to become apart of the browser, and not stick out, which is why I suggested a thinner edge. (How you have it now works perfectly.)
In regards to popular articles. Your layout is the same on every page, therefore you should not have to adjust per page. Something is different between the pages in regards to your core layout. Figure that out, and you'll be golden.
Fair enough on the footer contrast.
Contact page looks good now. About I'd still remove the single quotes. Not necessary, but since there's nothing special about the name it flows better. It would kinda be like seeing, 'Nokia' is now owned by Microsoft. The quotes server no purpose.
And the making Popular articles scroll is something you'd have to do with JS. Basically you'd have to detect when you've scrolled past the top of it, at which point you would change it to fixed positioning. Once you've scrolled so far back up, it sticks to it's original location. That's a bit more advanced, and may be something you try to take on later down the road when as you learn more.
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