Hi Randy -
Well, it’s your web page to do with as you please. The suggestions I gave you are simple enough. A few extra tags here and there. It wouldn’t take more than an hour to implement. Anything more complex would be counter-productive. In any case, whatever you do will reflect your intent. It was my thought that a little style would go a long way to enhance your credibility. What I said about styling type is in line with best practices, in print and on the web. People like Donald Trump type in all caps. On the web it’s considered shouting and is in very poor taste. Design-wise it’s harder to read than regular type. Check out Robin Williams. Her books are an easy read.
On the positive side you used a san-serif font for your text. In that respect the web is different from print. In print a serif font is preferred because it flows more easily on the page. On the web, however, a serif font is easier to read. You did well, too, to use a serif font in your headings. But if you check any book or magazine you’ll see that headings almost always use a different font than the text and that font is substantially larger. A little larger is no good. The size has to provide some separation and, hence, emphasis. In fact, in HTML there are a number of heading tags to choose from so that you don’t have to specify a font size. You just pick one that suits your purpose. As for color, it may be hard to remember all those hexadecimal codes; in fact it’s downright impossible. Apple’s color picker can show you the codes to use for any color you like. And, unlike the early days on the web, you are not restricted to 256 colors. Of course Dreamweaver has a color picker that will supply the right values. There are many apps that help with color design, but I have a simple script, saved as an application, that calls Apple’s Color Picker. Very handy.
The biggest challenge will be retyping your headings without all those distracting caps, if you choose to do so.
In your case you don’t mean to shout; you are just trying to emphasize your headings. Still, all caps is bad form.
I haven’t worked on a web site in quite some time; I’m semi-retired. I’ve been doing Mac maintenance and troubleshooting for more than 25 years. In that time I also picked up other computer skills, including web and print design with a variety of applications. But at 73 I’m aging out. Still, if you were to send me you web site files (probably just one index.html file at that) I would undertake to buff it up along the lines I’ve described. It wouldn’t be difficult as there are no fancy scripts of CSS to deal with. I could edit the basic HTML, but I might put it in Dreamweaver just to get a few of my chops back. I could even put it up on a test page on my own web site in order to see it online. That’s a good way to proof your work. Like outputting an InDesign file as a PDF and reading that. Mistakes just pop off the page. At least that’s how it works for me. This saves a lot of paper.
At the same time I could proof your text for accuracy. I’ve done a lot of OS upgrades over the years. I started out with Mac OS 7.2 on an old Performa.
I apologize if my offer is too forward. It’s just a thought. At my age I can use an intellectual challenge, even a modest one in a field I haven’t used for awhile.