my website critique, part dux.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Kingsly, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #1
    Here it is, folks. The [almost] finished version of Mariposa Productions.

    Throw down the gauntlet. Critique, I mean, erm, 'suggest nicely', away.

    mariposaprod.com
     
  2. Dafke macrumors 6502

    Dafke

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    #2
    Looks really nice, the colours and the graphics are good i think.

    just a few things:
    -when i go to one of the image galleries there is no "back" or "home" button
    -Limbo movie isn't playing
    -because the grey border is so thick the page doesn't fit in the window and i get scrollbars and the page isn't centered, understand what i mean?
    -allright, movie plays now, maybe make a download status bar?
    -the rollover colours on the menu items only works when you're on the contact page

    if you improve things like that you've got a great site!
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    #3
    Only one 'C' in Documentaries. :cool:

    But.. I LOVE IT!
     
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    #4
    I like it . . . I think.

    Please change the navigation.
    Put them into images or something.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  5. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #5
    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    I am trying to figure out a home button for the galleries... but its not going so well.
    I could make the border smaller... what's your screen resolution so I know what to accommodate?

    I originally had Limbo as a flash movie, but the darned thing didn't want to play nice with GoLive. Perhaps If I added the QT controller it would be better... but I like the aesthetics of it the way it is now... I'll look into it.

    Ah yes, the contact page. I have no clue how that happened. I scoured the source code, looked at my CSS, everything, and I cant figure out how to turn off (or on for the other pages) the green rollover!!


    I m spel chekng frum now on... thank!

    20rogersc, again, i'm torn because I think it could be cool to have the navigation in images or something... but I like the simplicity.
    *launches ImageReady*
     
  6. Dafke macrumors 6502

    Dafke

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    #6
    i have a 1024 * 768 resolution, i think the percentage of people with smaller resolution is nihil.
    there is some info on the website from simpleviewer about adding a back-button although it's not really extended. don't know if you've read but it's at the FAQ's.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #7
    Thanks, I was looking for info about that.

    How hard would it be to change the top navigation to something like the nav bar here
    Would I use Image Ready or Photoshop?
     
  8. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    Seconded on the navigation - I think it looks cluttered, not minimalistic, at this point.

    Otherwise, the graphics are fantastic!
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Add some space between the navigation links at the top! Also I noticed that the "Contact" page has a hover color for the links, but none of the other pages do (not sure which of the two you want... I like hovers myself).
     
  10. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    If anyone can figure out how to fix this I'll PM you a fresh cookie.

    Also, about the top nav bar... I tried making a black aqua (or is it areo? :p) pill button, got about half way, became extremely frustrated at photoshop, and nearly did physical harm to my MBP.
    If anyone would care to help me, Ill PM you a cake!
     

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  12. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Wow, just checked my bandwidth archive for the month. The day I started this thread I got a-lotta traffic! :D

    So what, nobody likes RC1? :eek:
     
  13. salmon06 macrumors newbie

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    The problem I have is looking at the site I expect flash animation, I like the dark window effects, but i'm dissaointed when i hover over items and nothing happens, there is no indication of what i can / can't click.

    On another note, i'd move the top menu onto the picture in another one of the glass windows. Or fill in a different colour behind it (continues up from the background image...so the page appears to start at the very top and has the grey strips down each side)

    The image gallery thing is cool, but it feels like your leaving the site to get to it. Perhaps carry the background image over?

    On the menu's I would align all the link arrows to the right of the glass box, it'll look more balanced.

    Salmon
     
  14. njmac macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    the pictures in the photo gallery load waaaay too slow. I clicked on a few of them, but I can't stand waiting for photos to load.

    I like the look of the site though... well done! I think when you fix the nav bar it will be even better. :)
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Hmmm. It's really very nice to see the thing not infected with Flash, but alinks could stand having a distinctive color, and mouseover'd image links really ought to do something. Even if the highlighting is subtle, people expect something to change.
     
  16. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    #16
    It's a great site visually, but I would also like to see something else for the top navigation, it doesn't do it for me
     
  17. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #17
    Thanks guys.. I'm working on that top navigation. Prepare for RC2... I don't know... sometime. :eek:
     

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