website opinions welcome

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by deadfrog, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. deadfrog macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    UK / Bournemouth

    if you could take a look at and let me know what you think...

    The site is still being finished so may it be a bit rough round the edges... also this site requires a fairly fast machine because each line is being drawn by code, so would be interested to see how it runs on peoples machines...

  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    I think the movie could definitely be optimized a lot more as it runs pretty slow on my powerbook. Such a simple animation should run very smoothly (at least if they were keyframed). Technically, it's pretty cool if that's all done by math, but user experience-wise, the framerate is kind of annoying.
  3. deadfrog thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    UK / Bournemouth
    ok, cheers...

    not alot i can do about the code unless someone is willing to offer some actionscript advice...

    in retrospect it would be better to do it as an animation, but at least i taught myself a bit more by doing it this way...

    if people could keep opinions coming that would be good and greatly appreciated...

    this site does seem to only run ok on a g5, but would be interested in opinions from anyone...

  4. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Hi. I like the site but just one note about the animation. It runs extremely choppy and very slow on my Mac Mini Intel Solo. I know you said you couldn't render the code but I thought I should tell you.

  5. ericmjl macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Same thing: slow on my PIII 800

    It runs slowly for me too. I think it's just the specifications of my computer.

    The navigation at the bottom isn't very conspicuous. I was hunting for it for about 10 seconds before I found the navigation on the bottom-left hand corner. Why not reposition it elsewhere?

    Fujitsu Lifebook E6595 PIII 800 MHz, 384MB, 40GB, 16MB ATI Radeon Mobility
    Waiting to switch.
    MacBook 2.0GHz, 1GB, 120GB. Can't wait.
  6. LittleJoe macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
    Worthington, OH
    the font is just one size too small for me... im finding it hard to read (17" mbp @ 1680x1050)
  7. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2006
    London, UK
    Quite honestly, I like it.

    It's not very often that I say something like that about a flash site. But in this case I think it really adds something to the design of the site. I had a bit of a problem finding the navigation the first time, about 10 secs.

    It doesn't really seem to be choppy to me. I am on a 1mb connection on a 12" ibook with firefox.

    good luck
  8. deadfrog thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    UK / Bournemouth
    ok, thanks for all your feedback...

    this is really helpfull.

    type size comment is interesting... its set at 12pt... could push it up 13...

    having one problem, uploading updated stuff in dreamweaver and its still running old version, cleared cache and everything, even tried taking the site down and uploading it again... any suggestions... am presuming its probably to do with the server.. or somint

    the slowness is a problem, but like i said, i dont think im gonna resolve it, would mean a huge rewrite (unless we can optimise the code)... but its interesting to get benchmarks..

    the people we want to view it, should have relatively fast machines becuase of the industry we are targeting...

  9. FragTek macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Agreed, I found myself squinting a bit to read everything. Other than that it looks great and runs smooth here.
  10. deadfrog thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    UK / Bournemouth
    cool, ok thanks...

    managed to check it out on my mates 17' macbook pro and yeah i know what you mean about the type, but its what our course director loves... small type... is silly, been trained into it, and it will keep him happy if we keep it :)

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