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subtle effects

been tweaking a new site

www.phillyhangout.com

i posted it for critique and 2 ppl did say they didnt like the default graphics that came with the theme (i will probably change them at some point but as of now ive found subtle ways to make it look lot better)

the 1st way was simply condense everything in the header area tighter

there was alot of padding going on and when they were closed up moreit looked way better

then addingg and tweaking tethe site name description and module headers

(imm not 100% done tweaking the color combos on the module headrs yet ive tried hundreds of combos and settled on this..temporarily)

heres the css i used

this is on the elegant theme i believe its called

someone suggested i try the urban theme but ..i really didnt like it

.xg_theme #xg_masthead {
    
    padding-bottom: 16px !important;
}
.xg_theme h1#xg_sitename {
    letter-spacing: 1px;
    line-height: 1em;
    margin: 0;
    padding:0!important;
    text-align: center;
    text-transform: uppercase;
}
.xg_theme #xg_navigation ul {padding-bottom:14px;padding-top:0;}
.xg_theme #xg_navigation li {
    margin-top:0;
}
.xg_theme p#xg_sitedesc, .xg_theme h1#xg_sitename {text-shadow: 1px 1px 3px #16F2E4!important;}
.xg_theme .xg_module_head h2 {text-shadow: 1px 1px 2px #128187!important;}

now couple screenshots

original

i believe it was tyhe gold rays image that ppl didnt like

so

my solution

integrate it more

condence the entire masthead

tighten it all up bring the site name and desc closer in  so the rays image fades more in behind the text

add a subtle text shadow

(i am not 100% on the colors yet but picking color combos at random and trying em out was drivin me crazy..lol)

i would looooove some color combo suggestions

never mind settled on red and black simple

final version after some tweaking on the module header sizes too

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  • oops meant to put in tips but supports ok move if u want plz

    • NC for Hire

      Nice job soaringeagle, looks good. That's the power of CSS3 :-)

      Good day-

  • Nice 

    • thnx did lil more tweaking that has a semi transparent background

      whic means you can change the background beghind the image background to change the color..and overall visability of the background (since it was sey failrly close to the images ag=verage color had very lil definition)

      on my main sites profile  i played with multiple layers of transparent backgrounds  with diferent transparencies each (and a transparent hidden menu till u hover)

      http://www.dreadlockssite.com/profile/soaringeagle

      as ya can see u can get alotta interesting depth through layering and adjusting background colors (many of which were left transparent)

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