Is my site too cluttered?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by greatm31, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. greatm31 macrumors member

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    My mother just opened a restaurant and she asked me to make a website for her. Well, I finally got around to it:

    http://www.sabragrillbocaraton.com

    It's a pretty simple site, but I'm a little worried that there is too much going on in the top area of the pages. Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Gosh no it is nice but the white bar on the bottom looks bad.
     
  3. greatm31 thread starter macrumors member

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    White bar? Uh oh! What's your browser/platform/resolution? Thanks!
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    What white bar? I'm using Firefox 3.0.7 on Windows.

    Site is nice.

    EDIT: FYI, no white bar in IE6 either.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If I shrink the window more then it isn't there ... but I would think the background auto-sizes.
    Picture 1.jpg
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    You need to repeat the background, because on the PC I have at work, the 1680x1050 resolution I'm using I see the white bar on the right side. So if you were to tile/repeat the background, or center the graphic, with a solid background color around it, it would look better.

    TEG
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I can't get that white bar to appear no matter what I do on my PC.
     
  8. greatm31 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah

    I guess you guys have mega-resolutions. I'll fix that asap - thanks!
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I can see the the white areas in FF3/Safari 4 if i shrink it enough on my 13" MacBook.

    I find the top of the site and the top navigation rather larger in comparison to the rest of the page. Also for the content text I'd increase the line height. This may be part of the reason some may feel it's cluttered. Just need a little extra white-space around your context text areas.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Sorry I do. 30" ACD max res. :eek:
    Safari 3
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Looks pretty good to me. One thing I usually like to do is style the hyperlinks when hovered (a:hover). Maybe just change the text to a different color or something. It's just a personal preference though.
     
  12. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    The site is really clean and organized, I don't think it is too cluttered at all. There is one thing I don't like, and it is simply a personal preference. I don't like how your words and pictures float above the background. I don't like seeing the background flow through the image I'm looking at, I find it distracting.

    But other than that, it looks good.
     
  13. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    God no. The site looks very clean and professional. The site looks fine in Safari 4.
     
  14. designgenies macrumors newbie

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    hey site is looking neat and clean.i must say you done good job...
     
  15. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    The site looks simple and clean.

    The only thing I would recommend is allowing the background to scroll.
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Not to cluttered at all.

    The few 'not sure' things I noticed:

    The Home Menu Directions Contact Us items are not completely even horizontally. Some are slightly higher than others.

    On a high res screen there are white bits, as Jessica pointed out.

    Other than that I think it looks very nice. :)


    edit: I second the advice below. A couple photos may be nice.
     
  17. Skeva macrumors newbie

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    Looks nice, how about a few pictures. Its always nice to see a few pictures of the Restaurant itself or the food been served
     
  18. memco macrumors 6502

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    The site looks pretty nice. On first visit the site loaded very slowly, you should see what you can do to optimize that. I'd recommend that you learn a little more about CSS, you should be able to get rid of the div in a table in a table in a div clutter pretty easily.
     
  19. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, site looks nice. I might stop by your place and try the food :D

    Looking from a customer's POV, it has what I would want readily available. Hours of operation and a menu with prices. Maybe add some pictures of the place (interior/exterior) on one of your pages (maybe contacts page?). Overall I like it.
     
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  21. Ekos macrumors newbie

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    That site is beautiful and completely does exactly what it needs to for its purpose. You have info about you, menu, location... Its great. Nice work. :)
     
  22. sir Mudkip macrumors member

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    i think it has everything it needs to have, while not being cluttered with too many eye catching objects.

    The balance is just right
     

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