My New Website/Blog! C&C please!

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Hey all,

I am starting an adventure blog/website for all of my travels. It's mostly for my friends and family, but I'd eventually like to start a forum for others to discuss hikes/camping/adventures...etc. Also, I'd eventually like to start possibly selling prints of my pictures. For now it's in the early stages (I don't even have a domain yet!) But, please let me know what you all think!

PS: I will categorize the photos into separate pages later!

http://cbarnard7.wix.com/theeverydayadventure

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Lose the music playing on your site it will only turn people away. You site is easy to navigate and visually pleasing but i find the text in you blog area and about us hard to read. Maybe its just my eyes.

You have some nice pictures which i enjoyed. good luck with the site.
 
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Lose the music playing on your site it will only turn people away. You site is easy to navigate and visually pleasing but i find the text in you blog area and about us hard to read. Maybe its just my eyes.

You have some nice pictures which i enjoyed. good luck with the site.

Thanks Shane- do you not like the song, or not the idea of music in general?
 

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I liked the site and I disagree with Shane about the music. I use music on my site, but only on the home page. I also have a gallery of slideshows that feature music prominently. I know I am in the minority on this but I think music, if used judicially and thoughtfully, can enhance a website.

I thought your site was easy to navigate but I also found the text a bit hard to read in the blog and about us area. Perhaps change the color of the text or move it about a bit?
 

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just my personal opinion, i dislike music playing on sites. Others may disagree.
 
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Okay, I changed the background of the "About me" so it's easier to read!
 

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Thats much easier to read.
 
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Awesome! Thanks guys!
 

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Having music turns more people off than it turns on. Not having it won't turn anyone off. Therefore it's a no-brainer in my book.

About me. ........... About us. Pick one.
 

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It's a nice looking design, but I bailed early because of the music. If I want to listen to music, I have plenty right here to choose from. And if I'm already listening to what I want, I don't want some web site messing that up for me.
 
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Alright- I took off the music (so now you old people won't complain ;)) and changed the About Us thing!

I do appreciate the input, though. Thanks a bunch!
 

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