new site (comments)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by derandrew09, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. derandrew09 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    im gunna make this short and simple....


    i have a new site, derandrew09.com...

    its my personal website....

    after about 2 weeks of work, i have put it into the public world....

    please ask any questions you would like...

    i enjoy feedback.... thank you!!!!

    http://derandrew09.com
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    USA
    #2
    Overall, looks nice!

    • The blog content text is a little small for my liking.
    • The "Published .." text and "Tags" "Share" text lacks contrast.
    • The "logo" text area doesn't handle font size changes well. A couple increases causes overlap. The rest of the page seems to handle it well.
    • HTML doesn't validate. For the errors on links using the &, they can be fixed by using & instead.
    • There are some CSS errors as well, but most of them will be ignored anyways since they are browser specific, though it wouldn't for you to take a stroll through the errors to make sure their all expected.
    • The search field at the right lacks clarity on what the search pertains to, blog postings, your web site, all of the web, etc.
    • Contact page: The field label text is a bit big, overwhelming. This will help reduce how much room the whole thing takes up and would allow you to make a larger message box, which I believe people would appreciate.
    • Contact page: The bottom field looks like it may be a placeholder, but it's confusing otherwise.
    • Contact page: Your "human check" field could confuse some people. May want to add a note beneath it to explain a little more about, like you do for the name and email fields.
    • Register page: This page has a completely different look and doesn't seem to mention your site. This can destroy the trust between your site and the user.
    • Typo in P.S. of first post, the word, should
    • Semantic tagging looks good.
    • Alt attributes seem to be on place for images, good.
    • I like your pictures page. Don't think I've seen that particular image gallery style.

    Alright, done rambling. Enjoy.
     
  3. Zac.ice9 macrumors newbie

    Zac.ice9

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    Location:
    Oklahoma
    #3
    css

    this might be because of the CSS errors....

    Your fonts are horribly mis-matched throughout the site....

    You should pick a size and type and stick with it.... your site is less annoying that way.

    I am not sure if you really want comments... or if you are just trying to advertise... hmmm.


    -Zac
    Current project:
    http://www.henrypenix.com/
    http://www.henrypenix.com/blog
     
  4. derandrew09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    thanks for the comments, i will take a look into everything you said and try to adjust my site.

    and no I'm not trying to advertise here, i really want to get into web design, web technology, ext... after high school, and want all the criticism i can get.
     
  5. Zac.ice9 macrumors newbie

    Zac.ice9

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    #5
    Cool

    Okay, great. Well, you are headed in a good direction stylistically . Just work on fine-tuning and you will be on your way.

    Good luck with everything!
     

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