I relied on predominately CSS styles. The gradient background from a yellow green fading into a dark teal, gives the site a bright and inviting feel.
The slider is a jQuery text slider with fading image background. The important point is the text is readable by bots, which is not possible when you use an image-based slider.
Bright accents and a bold off-white main menu complete the look.
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