Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Enough with square box sites!!!

  1. #1
    user@domain.invalid
    Guest

    Default Enough with square box sites!!!

    I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    this? [brand new to NO]
    As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    was impressed with what I have seen thus far.

  2. #2
    Micah Klesick
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    You will find NOF can do both, and it has a center page option, as you
    can see in my website, http://www.learnNOF.creationtidbits.com
    I definitely like NOF.


    user@domain.invalid wrote:
    > I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    > even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    > website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    > How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    > this? [brand new to NO]
    > As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    > was impressed with what I have seen thus far.


  3. #3
    user@domain.invalid
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    Thanks Micah - but my point was this - your site, nice as it is, is
    looking like a clone of COUNTLESS sites out there. Everyone is going
    for a centered square look. Have you noticed more and more sites are
    looking the same?

    Micah Klesick wrote:
    > You will find NOF can do both, and it has a center page option, as you
    > can see in my website, http://www.learnNOF.creationtidbits.com
    > I definitely like NOF.
    >
    >
    > user@domain.invalid wrote:
    >> I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    >> even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    >> website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    >> How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    >> this? [brand new to NO]
    >> As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    >> was impressed with what I have seen thus far.


  4. #4
    Micah Klesick
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    LOL, yes, everybody follows the tide, right now people think it is a
    good site if is centered and square.


    user@domain.invalid wrote:
    > Thanks Micah - but my point was this - your site, nice as it is, is
    > looking like a clone of COUNTLESS sites out there. Everyone is going
    > for a centered square look. Have you noticed more and more sites are
    > looking the same?
    >
    > Micah Klesick wrote:
    >> You will find NOF can do both, and it has a center page option, as you
    >> can see in my website, http://www.learnNOF.creationtidbits.com
    >> I definitely like NOF.
    >>
    >>
    >> user@domain.invalid wrote:
    >>> I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    >>> even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window.
    >>> Everyone's website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    >>> How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting
    >>> around this? [brand new to NO]
    >>> As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    >>> was impressed with what I have seen thus far.


  5. #5
    Charles
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 00:42:47 -0400, user@domain.invalid wrote:

    >I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    >even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    >website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    >How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    >this? [brand new to NO]
    >As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    >was impressed with what I have seen thus far.


    I'm having a hard time following this. Where else are you going to
    place the content if it's not centered or on the left? With the
    variety of screen sizes and resolutions in use I can't see any other
    way to design the content.

    Charles

  6. #6
    Daniel Hilton
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    Charles wrote:

    > I'm having a hard time following this. Where else are you going to
    > place the content if it's not centered or on the left? With the
    > variety of screen sizes and resolutions in use I can't see any other
    > way to design the content.


    8 year old: Daddy daddy this site is all fuzzy
    and wanders all over the place..
    Daddy: Well son I remember the days when stuff stuck to the left
    and top of the screen, boy they were the days...

    Dan.



  7. #7
    james beatz
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!


    I can see your point. But there is a trend on usability and browser compatibility. When I create a website my goal is to try to provide the information to what the user is used to. When I first started building website I was sucked into the idea of putting in "stupid web tricks" and off the wall navigation. This gets old and people will lose interest and frustrated if they have to hunt around for the information.

    Unless you are going to start and lead a way into a new trend of design and usability, I would stick with the current trend when it comes to using Netobjects.

    I enjoy reading my Sports Illustrated in its standard format. I would not waste my time trying to read it if they decided to change the magazine to an octagon shape with Pop up articles.



    user@domain.invalid wrote:
    >I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    >even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    >website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    >How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    >this? [brand new to NO]
    >As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    >was impressed with what I have seen thus far.



  8. #8
    Allison Moore
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    > LOL, yes, everybody follows the tide, right now people think it is a
    > good site if is centered and square.


    As someone has recently pointed out in another thread,
    "liquid" sites tend to result in uncomfortably long line
    lengths which are hard to read and not particularly
    attractive. Moreover, SEO and current thinking re
    accessibility and targeted entry points also contribute to a
    general sameness.

    In addition, you have to think about the target audience.
    Your target audience may be hip and creative, and perfectly
    willing to have a go at an elliptical or triangular site
    with roving buttons. OTOH, my target audience would find
    anything other than a straightforward, easy-to-navigate,
    rectangular presentation to be highly disturbing. We'd lose
    them immediately.

    Allison



  9. #9
    Nancy O
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    If you want to see what creative designers can do to make sites that are
    definitely 'outside the box,' take a look through the CSS Zen Garden.

    http://www.csszengarden.com/

    Below are a few inspiring examples. Note that these html pages are
    identical to one another. The only differences are in the underlying style
    sheets and images used to create them.

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...154.css&page=5

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=188/188.css

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=189/189.css

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...den/sample.css

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...202.css&page=0

    http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=105/105.css

    You can be equally creative with your own NOF pages, too. Remember, it's
    not the tools, it's the builder.

    Enjoy!
    --Nancy


    <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
    news:eusm04$c003@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    > even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    > website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    > How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    > this? [brand new to NO]
    > As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    > was impressed with what I have seen thus far.




  10. #10
    user@domain.invalid
    Guest

    Default Re: Enough with square box sites!!!

    Thank you Nancy - you have given me hope that we may not have to remove
    the word "design" from web design. Thanks.

    Nancy O wrote:
    > If you want to see what creative designers can do to make sites that are
    > definitely 'outside the box,' take a look through the CSS Zen Garden.
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/
    >
    > Below are a few inspiring examples. Note that these html pages are
    > identical to one another. The only differences are in the underlying style
    > sheets and images used to create them.
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...154.css&page=5
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=188/188.css
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=189/189.css
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...den/sample.css
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile...202.css&page=0
    >
    > http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=105/105.css
    >
    > You can be equally creative with your own NOF pages, too. Remember, it's
    > not the tools, it's the builder.
    >
    > Enjoy!
    > --Nancy
    >
    >
    > <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:eusm04$c003@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    >> I have had it with empty screen space on both sides of websites and,
    >> even worse, sites that are on the left side of the window. Everyone's
    >> website is taking on a monotonous square shape.
    >> How effective are the site and style creators in V10 in getting around
    >> this? [brand new to NO]
    >> As a side, I have been designing sites for years and I have to say, I
    >> was impressed with what I have seen thus far.

    >
    >


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •