My Website C&C Please

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by JGruber, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    Ok, well since everyone else is adding there sites here to get C&C... thought I might add mine as well... All though it isnt finished yet...

    http://www.jeffgruber.com/site/home.html

    Please tell me what you think, and how it can be improved.
     
  2. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you made it in ImageReady, right?

    Well, first of all, I love the design. It looks spacey right now, but once you start adding stuff to it, it will fill out.

    However, the structure is questionable ... since you did this with ImageReady, the whole layout is rendered in a table. This may not be a bad thing; tables render very consistantly across many browsers. But that means that your whole site is almost one big image, just split up into smaller ones. This means big downloads. How much traffic are you expecting? How much bandwidth do you have to give out? Those are some questions you might ask.

    Also, since your side it very very small, it doesn't make sense (to me) to have the navigation repeated at the bottom. You could just put alt attributes on the images you're using for the navigation at the top, if you're worried about accessibility.

    Nice photo, tho. Is it yours?
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    And here I was thinking that we were gonna get to critique Daring Fireball... :(
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    So did I. :p
     
  5. JGruber thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the site was designed in PS, and then Image ready was used for the simple rollovers and slicing, since my coding skills aren't up to par yet...

    Well I have tested my site across IE, Firefox and Safari... they all render the site the same way, which I am pleased with...

    I havent tested to see how fast or slow the site loads, as you can tell I havent updated it in some time, so I dont know if I am going to keep it...
     
  6. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, that's the big upside of tables. They work everywhere with very little problems.

    Most people are on broadband these days, so you shouldn't worry too much about that. Just keep an eye on your bandwidth.
     
  7. JGruber thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bandwidth isnt a issue for me... I have well over 100gb / per month.
     

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