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07-01-2008, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
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To be honest, I would never hire someone as a designer if that was their site. Here are the problems (in the order I see them):
1. No color, its is all different shades of grey. Not easy to look at.
2. Hard to read (and honestly ugly) logo.
3. The layout itself is too boxy
4. The scrollbar looks awful.
5. Too many unnecessary links on the sidebar, none work.
6. Broken get firefox link.
7. No place to contact you
When I come in, I have no idea where to look to get an idea of who you are and what you do. I come in and see your latest update on construction, but I want to know if you design for vBulletin or IPB.
All in all, you should probably go back to the drawing board and start from scratch.
Not a fan of the tables.
Why are you putting a single <div> inside of the table cells?
You have a few typo's.
You have a few broken links, like to firefox.
You can't put a script in between the head and body tag.
TD's don't have alt attributes...
An indicator telling you what 'page' has 'actions' would be amazing. I won't go into why your 'action' idea is bad.
Why would someone want to log in?
Why would you have a splash page with enter or exit? Why even have a splash page?
<a href="#" onclick="history.back()">.:Exit:.</a>
to quote myself ....
I despise using
only div tags for my layouts, as the chances of getting your site to be viewed the same by every user that will visit, is slim to none. I am a fan of mixing Div's and tables. to achieve a fluid, or static layout.
Although at the present moment, it isn't xhtml validated, before the site becomes live to users, it will be
That pretty much states, that the template isn't perfect, but it will be before the site is live.
i never once stated this site was live to users did i? right now... whoever reads this topic, and 2 of my personal friends, are the only people aware the site even exists.
i've had 50 unique hits to the site, not including myself, in the last 5 days. i'm not worried about it being perfect yet.
when i start getting more hits per day to it, than i like... then i will maintenance lock the site.
i have the splash like that, because i plan on using the spot used for my construction sign, to place a nice flash intro, or something. i'm a digital artist, this is where i plan on displaying my talents... so a splash showing something eye catching is a good idea if you ask me.
all in all.... if you read what i've said. it is no where near done. 5, now 6 days into it. using what little free time i get to write this.
1) i've lost track of how many sites i've seen where the colors blend not much differently than what i have.
2) for a quick place holding logo with a "painted" look for an art style portfolio. it fits. Not to mention, how can you not read that? if you can't read that then you need glasses.
3) boxy? unlike this website here, or the other 200,000,000 websites out there?
4) the scrollbar is only there, so it doesn't stretch the layout too far while i fix the template. (see quote from my first post above)
5)too many unnecessary links that don't work? they don't work because the pages don't exist, and they don't exist because i haven't created those systems yet.
6)that i will take fault for, because i didn't notice that lastnight when i put it up there. there was a reason why... probably because i don't want my site being read as a referrer to google yet...
7) well.... considering that 75% of the rest of the systems on the site aren't there yet.... i wouldn't think a way to contact me is going to be there either....
Most if not every place i would be trying to get a job at would have a team of people to do this for them, right? i have 2 website design/hosting companys on the same street that i sit now, one right above me, they have 2 teams of 4-5 people working on each website. the other down the street has 1 team of 6 people.
I'm working on this site, 2-3 hours a day, if that. and most of that time is looking over what i write, and making sure things work.
brainstorm your ideas, make notes
toss together a paper draft
create a draft template
refine template till perfect
split template make ready for first draft html code
create first code draft
create beta-test site on test server
add, remove, edit, refine, re-write, re-code, re-arrange whatever it takes to get the site ready for live
quality check again and again
right now, i'm probably in between stage 6 and 7on that list.
I thank you guys for your crits and comments though.i'll keep things in mind.
"Knowledge is power. Abuse it."~Evulness
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