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ozoneocean at 9:40AM, March 14, 2006
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Centering because you don't know what else to do is generally frowned upon in formal art training. I don't see any reason why that logic can't be applied to web design.
I've had over seven years of “formal art training”… And again, obviously I'm not talking about doing something when you “don't know what else to do”, I'm talking about design and good use of a space that expands.

If you PLAN a design right, then justifying your design to any side, top, bottom, to fill the entire space, or even 20 pix from the right and 9 from the top can be perfectly lovely!
But no… the designs I refer to are not clever. Why do I have to make this clear to you?
 
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radarig at 10:22AM, March 14, 2006
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Why do I have to make this clear to you?

You don't have to do anything you don't want to, ozone.

I'm not trying to get in your face about this or anything. I just think it's odd that page design on the web differs so much from print page design. Web design should seemingly have more all-over freedom, yet people nearly always center their compositions, which is a weak solution.
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ozoneocean at 11:09AM, March 14, 2006
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Fair enough Radarig, I'm sorry I was a little snappy.
radarig
which is a weak solution.
I don't agree here, it is a solution, but it's not weak; it's just one of the choices a designer has. All have certain merits, none weaker or stronger, just alternatives.

Web design is much different from design on paper in that your paper design doesn’t change proportion. Paper design is a lot simpler.
Centring is an excellent solution for narrow, compact designs: it allows your tabled block of content to appear in the middle of the program window, right where the user expects to look for it.
Just like this comic
 
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SpANG at 11:14AM, March 14, 2006
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Getting back to the topic, I think the DD page layout would be much better if it actually were 800x600 friendly, but with tower ads to the right side, instead of wide ads on top. It just looks better to me.

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ozoneocean at 5:14PM, March 14, 2006
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tower ads to the right side, instead of wide ads on top. It just looks better to me.
I don't think that would work because of all the boxes full of comic links. It'd mean lots of scrolling to get down to your faves or other other lists that were pushed right down a couple of screen lengths…

The extra long adds fit into an 800 width perfectly if they don't have the Drunk Duck logo and the control pannel icon next to them. All that's needed is to put the add above them like it is in a lot of the templates. The same if it's like that in the forums too.
 
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Terminal at 5:36PM, March 14, 2006
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I was gonna say, why not mode the ads to where the Terms of Service is, and move the to the top, but then I realized. Damn, that`s the same.

But it would make it a bit less annoying.

The way the ads is here on the fourms, like Ozone said is a very good idea.

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radarig at 6:44AM, March 15, 2006
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I'll just have to agree to disagree. Buuut, it's going way off topic, so.

ozoneocean
Just like this comic

I made that particular page in, like, ten minutes after the site came back up. Like I said, it's the obvious, easy choice to finish a look. I haven't really had the chance to design it what with the classes I take and the fact that I rarely update it anyway.
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JTPokie at 10:52AM, March 15, 2006
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GAAAHHH!
No I have to wait for Ask.com to finish it's stinking show before I Can hit the forum button?


I'm all for making $$ but.. sigh…
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JillyFoo at 8:14PM, March 15, 2006
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other comic hosting sites might be starting to look better now…
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