Re: Site critique requested
Wow sentientsystem, sure was a surprise when I received the e-mail notification of a post update.
I myself have a problem with the red-in-blue. Causes a very "hazy" visual lacking any crispness. My friend (site owner) seems to be dead-set on it though as it is in concert with the logo. Since the site is so sparse link wise I suggested no color delineation at all. I'd simply allow the full-sized caps to be the notifier.
He holds the same stance on the BG color. My first mock-up of the site was basic white with just the header and a few accents carrying the blue theme of the logo. I was asked to plug in a blue BG and it was seemingly an instant hit.
The font is where I had full liberties. I chose the sans for the headers which mimics the logo for a bit of continuity but couldn't find a decent body font which would compliment but also add a bit of character.
I read so much about font sizing that in the end I was totally unsure of what to choose. I built this site on a 1920x1200 screen and am probably falsely assuming most are still using lower resolution.
Your reply was also incredibly coincidental in that he site owner, after about eight months of putting this project on the back burner, just contacted me a couple weeks ago to say he was looking to go "live" with the site and business later this spring. I much appreciate your critique which I will take into consideration and pass along to my friend. If you'd like to offer any specifics on things such as how you would edit links, font type and size, etc I'd find that very useful ammunition for making design change suggestions.
Again, I thank you for already having taken the time to review and offer valuable insight.