PLZ evaluate my website! :)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sk3pt1c, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    a simulacrum
    right, this is my first "pro" attempt at a website

    it's done using fireworks and dreamweaver and
    it is in greek but that doesn't really matter,
    i'd like you guys to check it out and let me know what you think
    about it overall.

    since it's my first official work i have nothing to compare it to so i could
    really use the input so please feel free to play around with it as much as
    you want and send him some dummy text using the form just to test it.
    (please no insults or anything abusive cause that goes directly to the client's email account)

    and another thing, i charged my client around 650 u.s. dollars for it (500euro)
    (i also set up the domain registration and web hosting for him
    and took some photos from an expo he went to-
    that's in the "Nέα" section)

    do you think that's a fair price for the work done?

    thanks in advance for your time and your constructive criticism :D
  2. bozigle macrumors regular


    you may consider an english version if you want some comments...
    sorry i skipt my greek course to play video game when i was in high school and never thought it would come in handy... you just prove me wrong and my teacher right
  3. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Well it's a single size. My 20" display kinda squashes it up all small so make it fit up against the edges of someone's browser. And I think the pics should be slightly lower quality to load quicker. But I enjoyed the theme even though I don't undersatnd anything
  4. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    There are a few typos on the first page.
    No, but it's all Greek to me.
    Seriously, though, first impressions are everything and given that I can't read a single word of it I thought it was very nicely designed indeed. One small thing - the photoshop guys might suggest cleaning up the handshake picture. Otherwise you should be proud of that, IMHO.
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    Not a bad layout. Looks pretty good. My only suggestions are to center it on the page and to make the links something other than royal blue -- they really look out of place.
  6. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    I think it is a bit of an odd choice to have a telephone image appear when you are providing a web contact/feedback form. I would reserve that image for your contact numbers instead. Which, leads me to my second point. This appears to be a business and the whole point is to attract new business easily. As such, placing your contact information on the first page at the bottom is very useful, especially for a website that is small and does not need major levels of compartmentalization. Overall, the aesthetics are pleasing so keep up the good work.
  7. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    1) Have buttons on all the pages. You don't want people to have to go back to the home page to look at other pages, it's annoying. ;)

    2) In one of your pages, you have a pdf link. You might want to have it open in a new page. Shouldn't have links that make you leave your site.

    3) I like the layout and graphics, but that handshake looks weird for me.
  8. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    a simulacrum
    first of all, a big "thank you" to all you guys for taking the time to play with the website (i hope no one sent any abuse to my client through the form :) )
    1)sorry that it's in greek but that's where i live and there's no reason for it to be in english :) anyway, i wanted comments on the design aspect.
    2)the handshake and telephone icons were kind of a last minute decision as i was looking for something more appropriate for hours and hours and finally got pissed off and put those in :)
    3)i like to design stuff so that it will look ok on a low resolution screen because not many people are fortunate enough to have high-res screens like us mac users, hence the small size of the site.

    one thing, no one answered the question about the charge :)
    do you think it was appropriate? was the money i got ok given the
    website and setup i did for the client? what do you think?

    i promise my next one will be better.
    sometimes i get carried away with trying to make creative adjustments
    and a pleasing "environment" that i forget functional stuff, must remind
    myself not to do that :rolleyes: :D
  9. xoreu macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2006
    I think your site has a nice sense of simplicity, but you might want to consider it in terms of accessibility and search engine placement.

    Most of your site is composed of images, which can be easier to deal with (fonts, etc), but will also create problems. Because you don't use alt tags, if your images don't (or take a long time) to load, there will be nothing left of your site. Also, as discussed in this thread, having an all-image site will likely be hurtful to your search engine rank.

    If you're fine with those two things, I see no problems with your site.
  10. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    On this page, the link is over the background image and it is a little bit hard to read (not that I can ;) ). But other than that I think that it is a good theme. I'm not sure about the pricing because I haven't done any professional design yet.
  11. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    a simulacrum
    xoreu, you are right and i was really troubled about that before i started. that's exactly what they taught us at uni, accessibility and usability and all that. but i thought to skip that cause i've really come to hate css (since it doesn't really "work" all-around yet and you need all sorts of "hacks" for each browser). so i decided to use macromedia's workflow and create the layout in fireworks, export the html in dreamweaver and create the website there.
    as far as search engine problems, i have come to realise this now, i didn't know about it, but the client has agreed to create an ad on google for the website, so problem solved :D

    mikes63737, you are right too man, they are kind of hard to read over the background, that's why i've brightened the color when you hover over the text, to make it easier to read.

    anyone on the pricing?

    thanks again for your time guys, this is all really helpful :)
  12. Fuzzputer macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2006

    I had somebody do the design for a web site a few years ago, here in Switzerland. It cost something like 10 to 15 times more. Mind you, I did the whole production of the site (so I wrote the individual pages) as well as database programming for a marketplace site. The design is nice (I really like it) and the web designer threw in a logo for the new business and letterhead and envelopes. Still, I would say your price is very competitive...

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