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A forum just for art teachers


  • dawnsbrain
    Member

    @dawnsbrain

    Yeah, it’s pretty niche, but there are a lot of art teachers out on the web, and not a whole lot of places for them to converse. bbPress has allowed me to provide the hands-down best-looking and best-behaving forum for them. I’m doing my best to get the word out now. I’ve had a few bites, but it’s slow-starting. Any ideas for further promotion would be much appreciated.

    artteacherforum.com

    Dawn Pedersen

    Web and Graphic Design Teacher

    Grades 9 -12

    Sacramento, CA

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  • chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Dawn, that looks really nice. Nice job.


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Great work!

    I will make one important suggestion however.

    There is too little contrast between the background colours and foreground text colours.

    For someone with poor eyesight problems (like me) this makes it very difficult to focus and read all the text. Either make the (link) text darker or make it another darker colour (ie. navy blue)


    dawnsbrain
    Member

    @dawnsbrain

    Thanks, chrishajer and _ck_!

    That’s a good point, _ck_. I have made some adjustments to the superbold theme, like increasing the font size. But you’re right – the link color was too light. I’ve replaced the medium gray link color with a dark blue #000066. I’ve replaced the dark gray #444444 text with black.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Dawn, there is a great add-on for Firefox called “Colour Contrast Analyser” from JuicyStudio.

    http://juicystudio.com/article/colour-contrast-analyser-firefox-extension.php

    Here is the output of that tool for your site.

    http://www.chrishajer.com/bike/XLF/cca-dawnsbrain.png

    Things look good overall, and you need to read the report and say whether or not the combinations listed there can ever occur in the real world or not.

    I would also validate the XHTML and CSS at W3C:

    http://validator.w3.org/

    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

    Still looks good to me, overall. Nice job.


    dawnsbrain
    Member

    @dawnsbrain

    Yes, I do have that add-on. I used it in creating nhsdesigns.com.

    Again, I used a theme from elsewhere, so I will try to validate it when I get some extra time. =)

    Thanks!

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