Two issues I have on the beta version. First, it seems "crowded." That
comes down mostly, I think, to not enough "white space" (or blue space,
given the background).
The other is the use of the white lettering on blue background. It`s
not comfortable, and on the two black-on-blue logos at the top of left
and right columns, makes them hard to see.
Nothing wrong with having a blue background, but I`d at least suggest
either making the blue very light, and sticking with black or navy
text, or going full page-width.
I think if you were to use CSS to go 100% of the screen, that in itself
would open up the space....give it a more roomy feel. Maybe?
What I`m thinking is that on my large monitor set to small
resolution, the site looks big and crowded. Kathy uses a 17" CRT, and
when I look at what I make on her monitor, it`s at least twice as
large. So I`ve learned to set my global font size to "small." On my
screen it really is small, but on hers, it`s comfortable. (No point
sizes, and definitely not % sizes!) AFTER I`ve set the overall font to
"small," I can use % sizes for headings, subheadings, and other
"relative" sizes, and they work out the way I expect them to look.
I think having a conventional menu along the left might also work
better, rather than having tiny little questions and the start of
answers. That too, tends to add to the compression and cramped feeling.
The big issues with this business, in my opinion, seem to be lack of
clarity both in what`s the product and what`s being offered to
potential customers. That confusion seems to be what`s driving the
effort to include everything on the main page.
Another suggestion would be to develop a paper-based outline of the
overall site. What should be the main topic, and what subheadings for
only that topic. That would be the home page. Then additional
sub-topics could have their own pages.
When the outline comes into shape, I think it`ll also bring out
categories that would fit in well with menu options. :-) My opinions,