I want to add a few more things.
Danae, I realize the design result of your border is unintentional. I`m not
saying at all that you tried to make it look dated. I know you were doing
the best you can with an idea you had and I applaud you for that. I
encourage you to keep pushing yourself as you learn through this
And I took a second look at the widths of the gray inner border on your
site. The left side is definitely narrower than the right, on both Safari and
Firefox on my Mac. Trust me, it is not the "lighting" that shades the
border itself. I`m an artist, I see these things clearly.
Okay, so we know my official suggestion would be to nix the whole
border thing. :) But if you must insist on including a border of any kind
in any part of your site, ever, then here is a tip. It is most pleasing to the
eye to have equal border widths all around. That is your first choice.
If you must vary it, then only add a "weighted bottom". This term taken
from picture framing means a heavier bottom border. You would only do
this on the outermost border if you had several (i.e. the gray and blue on
your site). However, a weighted bottom is usually not recommended
without a visual reason. I work frequently with borders in my poster art
and incorporate these concepts regularly.
Example 1, equal border. I do this most of the time.
Example 2, weighted bottom. The reason for this is the incorporation of
text. See how the top text is not in the border? This is because a
weighted top is visually uncomfortable. Also notice, and it`s hard to tell
in this tiny thumbnail, that the narrower inner border is of equal width all
(It`s not letting me add this second image so you`ll have to cut and paste,
if you are so inclined. Furthermore, it won`t let me post without that
space between the P and G at the end of the link. You will have to
manually delete that space to spell .jpg. Hey SuN, what gives?)
Well, I just thought I would pass all this along.
- Your friendly, neighborhood border control officer.