YOu need lighter colors normally for a more approachable business design if you know what i mean? But just make the button size smaller and lighten it up a bit, i think you could definately make something nice.
i made minor changes, taking into acct. some of the comments here
main change is the logo (that is their original company logo, was waiting for it and they just sent it to me today. all i did was remove the backgrd and added the glow to make the logo stand out)
and moving of the copyright to the bottom
Also changed the message header box to lime green (in the hope of making it look less dull)
and reduced the blue lighting effect on the left side.
still wondering how to 'brighten' the site while keeping to the blue and black them that they want.
Continue to fire away
and thx for being kind thus far.
a few other boards that i won't mention...when u post for comments..they seem more intend on enforcing their ego unto you with some really pompous remarks. They seem more intend on putting u down than actually helping u improve the site.