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Had a second look...
Authored by: jtrascap on Feb 10, '03 01:01:45AM

...and I want to suggest you rethink the color scheme a little.

I like the 2-column mode - very clean, but for me the left-column jumps out at the viewer more than the body does. You eye is going to track the strongest object, which *was* the largest-white box in the old layout (the story). I felt a bit disoriented in the new site, and revisiting it gave me the same feeling.

You need push-back the left colum by reducing the volume of color in the column - it overwhelms the body. For a quick test, stand back from your monitor (maybe a meter) and squint at the screen so you don't see anything in particular. Now, look away and look back and see what your eye catches first. My eye hits the blue patch and goes down - following the actualy body text is harder.

Perhaps knock the color back to a light color instead of darker blue - it should help. You've got to make the left column fall back a bit and make the body come forward.

Good luck!

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