Please Please Criticize

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by felipson, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. felipson macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2006

    the purpose of the website is for the user to post what they are looking for. It's the backward concept of the typical users posting what they are selling (eg. craigslist, amazon). Please give me some constructive advise. Thank you very much and I hope you all a wonderful day.
  2. tehybrid macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2006
    In My Honest Opion

    The site is too median, by this I mean it isnt simplistic, but it isnt very busy. Busy can be nice if done right. You should chose either a Busy site or a Simplistic one. besides that, I like how the states are accesable by /StateName that is rather convient, but when you go to a states page you have WAY too many catagories open. You should only have the main ones and then let people decide which ones they want when they want them. I like the inclusion of RSS, but it should be embedded. the site also needs some different colors and a new logo.

    Good Luck
  3. Elixer macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2006
    The blue button post now is very distracting. Its so bright it distracts from your logo. The list of states could be a list of regions like Northeast. Then break it down to states. As for the listings I'm not sure why some have sub categories that are the same as the category itself. Its a nice start though.
  4. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
  5. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    So, its like ebay's "Want it now"


    It is kind of blah.
    Could be more..... Fun or Simple?
  6. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The Kitchen
    Just for starters

    There's too much "runnin' around" on that page... no ther way to say it. you are in no man's land between detailed and simple to use.

    Also, in clude the District of Columbia (washington DC) is you are going to include states -even though it's not a state.
  7. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    I'm confused by the domain name, "bue-zit" is it supposed to be like "buys it"? It is a little too simple, maybe work in a little more color, or more shades of blue instead of so much white or maybe a flashier top banner. I think your losing value ad space on the left with that long list of states, you could easily just have a drop down menu with all the states names and then utilize that space for other things. I'm still unsure what this site is for, I'm getting a Craigslist vibe from it though. Good work, hope this site works out for you.
  8. Legolamb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2006
    North of where I'd like to be
    1. Agree - Add District of Columbia.
    2. Agree - Blue post now is too blue. Center it and you can make it smaller.
    3. Recent topics: what is your main purpose here? It takes up most of the real estate on your main page.
    4. Categories: what’s a rare item? Who determines this? What is the difference between rare and collectible?
    5. Where do you select price range?
    6. Sub categories in Categories should be collapsed until user clicks on it.
    7. “Zit” in a title is not a great idea
    8. There is no compelling reason to scroll down to whatever info is on bottom of page.
  9. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    it's similar to a site i am updating (, stuck within the constraints of the software and a lot going on.

    I am in the middle of a custom built system for Blues Matters, i am already 6 months through and not even coded anything yet. Using it as my final year degree project so taking a bit longer, but will be good for me to show my talents and good for Blues Matters because they get a new custom built site.

    If you don't have the time or skill to make your own site, there are a lot of customisations you could do to make it look a bit better, have a browse around online and borrow some ideas.
  10. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
    I don't like the color scheme it is too boring and the domain name made me think of 'blue zit'
  11. rksprst macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I honestly think if you're really serious about making this website work then don't do it half way, put in 100%. Don't use phpbb, make or hire someone to make a custom website with custom scripts. Hire a graphic designer for the logo and website images. Yes, it'll cost more, but at least (IMO) then you'd have a chance of being successful.

    Personally seeing this site and simply the fact that it uses phpbb, would put me off. It tells me that the owner doesn't have enough money to make a "real" website and so I won't use or take your website seriously.

    Of course if you customized it and made the fact that you're using phpbb a benefit feature wise and design wise (as opposed to a cost-reduction plan) then that's a different story.
  12. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    North Hollywood, CA
    This is more technical, but DO NOT host at Yahoo!

    They gave me hell, and my DB's were always failing or offline

    Media Temple [mt] is great however, I highly recommend them
  13. harshverma macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007

    Visually a very attractive design, clean and in keeping with the product.
    It’s a nice website. You did it in my favorite color... I love it even more now. Very neat and clean. I also have a graphics website designed by web designers at .Anyway, Thank you! Keep up the great graphics work!

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