I just redesigned my website, feedback appreciated

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by 5starbaby, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. 5starbaby macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I just relaunched my website using SquareSpace and would love the some feedback.

    5starbaby.com

    Thanks in advance!

    Pete
    pete@5starbaby.com
    Buffalo, NY soon to be in Chapel Hill, NC

    :apple:
     
  2. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    I think the light grey you're using for the text is too light. It's hard to read on my monitor.

    Other than that, it looks pretty good and your product is great.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    :D

    Why are you limiting yourselves to babies, why not open it up to all noteworthy events such as weddings, birthdays, graduations, maybe even funerals. Just a thought.
     
  4. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, a bit more contrast would improve the reading. And please take a look at the FAQ page, there are a number of typos. And I believe that double quotes in a text are only used to actually well, eh, quote. Else it are single quotes. But I'm sure others will know this much better.
     
  5. 5starbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am planning a site for weddings, birthdays, baptisms and even pets. I have done funeral posters, sort of a life collage. Those are very well received by the family and friends...

    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  6. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    It looks really nice. I do have one small quibble. In the navigation menu, your expand boxes (the + in a box symbol) should be on the left like the image I attached. Not a big deal by any means, but I think it is more consistent with how people use these controls.
     

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  7. 5starbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I darkened up the text. Hope it reads better.

    I really appreciate your feedback.
     
  8. barrysfarm macrumors regular

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    It looks nice, however you have a potential issue with your domain name.

    If you take the 5s out of 5starbaby you get what I believe is a racial slur.
     
  9. 5starbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not spam, trust me.

    I posted here because I need feedback. Good and bad.

    Site was made on a Mac and this forum is for 'Web Design and Development'.

    Kinda sounds like an appropriate post to me.
     
  10. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Nice site. Gonna be making an order when the time is right ;)
     
  11. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    The product is so great, but the website design is so squarish and sparse and white/light grey and blah. I don't know why you went for that, when the product is so full of life and varied and exciting and sweet and beautiful. I mean, that sounded doting, but you do have a great way with photos, layout, and text. You have the format down, just not down for the website... I'd go back to the drawing board if I were you.

    Also, I lol'ed at the tarbaby comment.
     
  12. 5starbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I really do appreciated everyone's feedback. It's very helpful. I work our of my home office and when I ask for feedback, my kids design asthetic needs a couple more years of refinement. :)

    I used SquareSpace.com. I modified a template of theirs. Anyone else ever try SquareSpace? Very clean setup.

    thnx
     

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