How is my new site? (critique)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tominated, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    I just wanted to know how you like my new site. You can check it out here. Sorry, but IE5.5 to IE6 don't render it properly. Just to let you know, it was made in rapidweaver. Tominated.

    PS. I finally got my own domain and a paid host!:D
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I am no website expert or anything, but I think it looks good!:)
     
  3. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks! BTW: for some reason, the site is down:(
     
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    It worked right now, and it looks good as well.
     
  6. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, it just came back online. thanks for the info
     
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  8. Butters macrumors 6502

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    I like it, it's very well designed.

    Can't really think of any criticisms :) good work
     
  9. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    As someone else said - I'm no expert but I really like the look of it. Good work. :)
     
  10. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Looks very good, top job.

    May I ask what Rapid Weaver Theme and what host are you using?

    My only recommendation is to add more information about your products. I.e. sell your web broswer better, look at the major browsers for example :)
     
  11. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    2/3 of the screen real estate is used to display the menu and essentially the title... only the bottom third has actual "useful" information.

    It looks good, but I'm not sure if I like it for that sole reason. :)
     
  12. shoestring macrumors newbie

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    I like the colors and simple layout. Agree with the above poster about how much real estate you have dedicated to the logo and nav.

    Also, it seemed like it took me too many clicks to get anywhere.
     
  13. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the comments! the theme is called PosterJay and is free. I will be removing the products section and just have the rapidwaever themes and tominated browser (i had it as a menu for another theme). I like the design of having a big logo and nav, it is supposed to look a bit like a poster.
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    Yeah, but on a small MB screen, it means scroll, scroll, scroll...
     
  15. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh, true...
     
  16. xper macrumors 6502

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    If i where you i wouldnt use a premade (oh well, not premade but its not good to alter an existing tutorial made logo as your main logo) logo if you planning on being serious with your products.
    Apart from that it looks good.
     
  17. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it wasn't a tutorial. i made it from scratch.:mad:
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    looks great to me! i posted some comments on there for you on your blog. good luck with the software!
     
  19. xper macrumors 6502

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  20. dannyss macrumors member

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    Do you know we can access your stats through the shinyStat logo at the bottom?
    I don't allow visitors to see my sites stats.
     
  21. Lau Guest

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    The first thing that struck me is that it resized my browser window to fill my screen. I hate this. It's bad enough if it's some fancy flash design site that has to be viewed at 1024x768, but for a software site there's no need to fill my screen with it. I usually close sites that do things like straight off.
     
  22. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen that tutorial. I don't really mind if people see my stats. I don't want to change the rapidweaver theme (i really dig it). I'll see if i can make it not resize the window, or did you have to to make it fit?
     
  23. Lau Guest

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    No, I usually have my browser window at roughly 800x600, and when I clicked on the link the new window filled my screen automatically. I think it's fairly easy to switch off though. :)
     
  24. tominated thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, i'll try fix it
     
  25. sepu macrumors regular

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    hey Tominated
    I think its looking good. very clean, ..... and good luck with the software as well !
     

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