I quite like the colour scheme, it works quite well and there's a lot of contrast. The content is interesting, also, which is an obvious plus.
If I were to offer any critique it's simply that it looks dated, but a lot of folk like that retro look and for me, personally...it's preferable to
the ubiquitous themes and layout we see on a regular basis.
A lot of this minimalist stuff, everyone has a slider or two...a lot of sites look kinda same-y nowadays and it's becoming more and more
obvious...seems minimal is preferable but ATS is a shining example of how a content-rich site like ATS can still be aesthetically pleasing as well as
highly interactive and functional.
If you really want to bring your site into the modern age I'd go for making it more responsive. This site is nice enough on my browser but not a
smaller device. A few years ago it wasn't an issue but with phones and tablets being so prevalent it's probably more important these days than
We can edit a site style and colour quite easily, often times all we need to is edit a .css file or two, but to retrospectively make a site responsive
can be a lot messier. I'd begin with that, make sure you've a solid, responsive framework and take it from there.
I always find that when I have a useable and well presented layout I can then begin to see how things will render and look. I like your site, I've
actually stumbled on it by chance a couple of times which is a good sign - but you're probably losing a large chunk of your visitors because it's
difficult to read or navigate on certain devices.
Andif you really want to know what colours I think work well...a bold orange and a nice pale/sky blue always sit well with me, especially against a
white or gray background...something really neutral. If I'm writing something with a light and friendly feel that's an option I'll explore. You can
chuck in varying grays, black, deeper blues and oranges work really well.
On a darker theme I was always a sucker for bold and vibrant blues and greens because it reminds me of terminal displays. Reminds me of the 80's,
wargames, ncurses. Good for technical/computer based stuff.
But in all fairness I think if you're good with design you cantake most any 2 or 3 colours and really use them to your advantage. It's about contrast
as much as anything - which Isee you have employed in your current colour scheme so I figure that somewhere inside you already know this :p
Hope this helps and if I can be of any assistance don't be shy.
edit on 18-1-2016 by HeathenJessie because: I made a steak