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Chortle Fezian Inactive Member26 Jun 2009 8:32 p.m. PST

I'm in the process of updating my web site. Can someone let me know if these pages work for them? I have a terribly slow connection, and I'd also like to see if these pages work for other people as a double check.




Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 Jun 2009 9:17 p.m. PST

It popped up immediately, Neil, but the pictures aren't showing up when I click on to them. This is one example of the message I get:

The page /images/G/6mm/WMA/Indians/500/IMG_7782.jpg does not exist on Try link

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Jun 2009 1:22 a.m. PST

Same for me – main page works fine, but I only get the detail pages for the British, Greek and two Roman forces.

fred12df Inactive Member27 Jun 2009 1:34 a.m. PST

Could I suggest you look at the contrast between the text and the background -- small orange text on fairly strong blue is hard to read. I think changing the background blue to the same as the header blue would probably work.

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2009 7:22 a.m. PST

I agree with Fred on the color contrast. Yellow colored fonts rarely work well. A darker color font is best on a light blue background.


Jana Wang Inactive Member27 Jun 2009 8:19 a.m. PST

The red stripes make the yellow text hard to read. My eyes are having trouble adjusting to the extreme contrast. Go with yellow or red, but not both on that light blue.

The grey font is also difficult to read, not enough contrast with the blue, and a little too small.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Jun 2009 9:18 a.m. PST

The first link loads immediately (Safari on a Mac). Clicking on the first picture takes me to the British army section where clicking on the first picture results in:

"'The page /images/G/6mm/WMA/British/500/IMG_7900.jpg' does not exist on ''. Try ''"

going back one step and clicking on the Carthaginians gets me an incomplete page no descriptions or pictures. I suspect that this is because they are place holders at the moment as it is true for every section beyond the British.

On the headlines "6mm War Master…" if you're going to use yellow, go with bold (or heavy). Yellow does is a difficult color to work with you always need a darker background. A way to check is set your monitor controls to grayscale and see what you can/cannot read.

For the text in the orange bar, switch to black and do the same with the descriptive text to the right of the orange bar. Also, please make it larger than 11-points. You have a lot of "real estate" going to waste to the right of it, put it into two (or three) columns to list the contents.

Depending on which monitor I am looking at, that blue in the main body is nearly painful. I would recommend switching to the lighter blue used in the header. The orange is also eyewatering, but that may change if you switch the blue.

Hope that helps,


Arteis Inactive Member28 Jun 2009 3:50 a.m. PST

Very hard to read the type. In general, a coloured font on a coloured background is not a good way to go. A good old black font (or, at a pinch, navy blue) against a very light background is still the easiest for most of use to read.

That red line down the middle is also very distracting. I'd ditch it altogether.

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