I just built a site for work, feedback wanted!

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  1. MattyP macrumors member

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    My boss asked me to put a site together for our company, http://www.trillium-graphics.com which is a small fine art workshop. I built the site in Dreamweaver and I wanted to get some feedback before we start telling people about it. I appreciate any advice or feedback, but I would be particularly interested in the following:
    Does the Navigation all work?
    Are there any glaring spelling/text problems?
    What does it look like on a PC? (Probably not the best forum for this, but...)
    Is the site utterly hideous or is it okay to show to galleries and/or collectors

    But again any feedback is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Get rid of the table borders around the pictures in the gallery section.
     
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  4. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    I agree about the table borders.

    I might change the font too. to something a little more artistic and a little less plain.

    Cheers.

    I'm on a PC too.
     
  5. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i think it is good, but i like to make web sites in ajax:D
     
  6. MattyP thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, the fonts are a little boring... are you talking about the border around the thumbnails? I'll give that a try!

     
  7. MattyP thread starter macrumors member

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    Is that all coding or is there ajax authoring software?
     
  8. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, those are the ones. Otherwise I like it. It's not too flashy and that's a good thing. You're trying to show off the art, and I think you've done a pretty good job of achieving that.

    How did you find Dreamweaver to use?

    Cheers.
     
  9. MattyP thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I like that dreamweaver is fairly easy to use, but it is pretty crashy and I find that I often get a dramatically different appearence if I use dreamweaver and then check the site on an old browser or a PC than I see on my screen or in newer browsers. I think this is partially me needing to really scour through the preferences, but I think it is also just indicative of the way dreamweaver codes.
     
  10. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    only thing i would say is make the menu abit more exciting, there is loads you can do with CSS
     
  11. Zac.ice9 macrumors newbie

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    Side Navigation

    Since you are trying to avoid flash...

    To maintain your appearance, you need to change those side links, one the left, to image based links and not text based.

    Also, consider a built-in php contact form. I just made one with my current project http://www.henrypenix.com/ , but it is in flash... but you can see the functionality of having one there.

    The reason for the built in form there... is that many people use online mail services like gmail and hotmail... and therefore the mailto links dont work for them. Take a look at my most recent project, under Contact, and think about ways you could put in a contact form for your site.


    Best of luck with everything!

    -Zac
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    http://www.henrypenix.com/
    http://www.henrypenix.com/blog
     
  12. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i like to code it, it is more fun, but you can probably find an ajax authoring software online search google
     
  13. neut macrumors 68000

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    Learn CSS.

    Your tables are showing. Your elements are jumping around.
    _

    Zac ... have you seen Little Miss Sunshine?
    _


    peace | neut
     
  14. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    The homepage seems, to me, a bit too minimalistic. I wonder also if you could include contact information on the homepage. People sometimes go to your website for your address and phone number; this information takes up very little space, and there's no reason to make people work for it.
     
  15. Zac.ice9 macrumors newbie

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    Little Miss Sunshine

    Yep... a while ago though. Why do you ask?
     
  16. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I agree, the borders are too dominant for the overall look and feel for the site.
     
  17. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    My 2 Cents.

    Can the logo at all be of higher resolution. It king of sticks out as a low quality ClipArt image. To me it stood out in an otherwise nice website.

    MA:apple:
     

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