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Manual: Construction-Look and Feel

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Each ClientTerm has slightly different desires as to how their site should look and we are happy to accommodate those desires!

Basic Browser Layout

After starting construction on your Site, RidgeStar immediatley creates one or more options for your Site's "Look and Feel". This helps us to establish the colors, logos, and layout. For the typical Referee Management SiteTerm, the Site is normally laid out as follows:

look and feel

Logo
Displays your Chapter's Logo or an image that represents your Chapter
Table of Contents
Contains the Segments, Areas, and SubAreas that organize the elements available on your Site
Title
Identifies the short name for the page
Body
Contains information that varies from page to page.
Footer
Displays the your Chapter's copyright statement and indicates the end of the page

At RidgeStar, we feel that every page on your Site should contain these elements: It provides a consistent format for your Visitors and makes it easy to move to around the Site (any page on the Site is usually no more than 2 or 3 clicks from another page).

Site Prototypes

After we launch into Site construction, we'll ask for your Logo and preferred colors. This allows us to provide you with one or more Site "Prototypes", which are graphics that represent your Site's combination of colors and graphics. We then use your suggestions and ideas until you get something that you like.

We recommend the following color guidelines:

  1. Pick a "primary" color. For example, the primary color for RidgeStar is the green that appears on the page headings (titles) and buttons.
  2. Pick a "secondary" color. For example, the secondary color for RidgeStar is the yellow that appears in the Logo. (Note that it provides a pleasing contrast to the green.)
  3. Pick a "background" color. For example, the background colors for (RidgeStar are black and gray, which provides a frame for page segments and tables. (Gray is a common background color because its neutral.)

I don't like that color!

Please remember that your Chapter, not RidgeStar, picks the color combinations on your Site. Also, remember that color preference is subjective: one person's "favorite green" is the next person's "horrible green". If you don't like the colors on your old Site, we encourage you to methodically solicit input from other Chapter members before we make changes! It's sometimes quite surprising what the "other" people suggest...