What do you think about my website?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by lia77, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. lia77 macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I have been working on an art project about people and dreams for many years and I have been wanting to create a website for almost as long. Since I am not a computer expert whatsoever, it took me very long to get started but now, finally, I have the frames of the website up and running! (I still have alot of videos and images to add though...)

    I have changed my mind about the design many times and started all over again and again,but now I have a version that I feel pretty ok with. However, since I am really a beginner in this field I would very much appreciate your opinion about it! (My friends and family are a little bit tired of this website by now:) )

    So, what do you think about it??
    www.thedreamdayproject.com

    is it easy or difficult to navigate? Is it clear what the project is about? Are the texts too small, too big etc etc??

    I won´t be sad if you tell me the truth;-) I just need an honest opinion!!

    Thanks and hope to hear from you!
    Lia,
    The Dreamday worker
     
  2. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, just after writing this post I got some problem with dreamweaver/or my server or something and my website seemss to be gone from the web!! Can you believe it...?

    I hope it is back soon!!
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I wondered... I had some problems accessing it

    I did get to some of the links though

    1. I thought the bright orange text over the images was a little much
    2. Navigation on those pages wasn't really intuitive... had to mouse over to find links

    Those were my initial thoughts, but I'll check again when you get it back up

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Site came up for me. Though the front page is just white in the middle, is that right?

    Clicking on the banner logo area causes a new window (or tab) to open to the home page. Really unnecessary.

    I find the navigation hard to understand. First, I don't really understand what the site is about. When I start clicking on navigation I get a page with a bunch of countries on it. Some are clickable while others are not, and it's not consistent on what can be clicked on by what it looks like. A visitor should be able to tell just by looking what they can and should click on.

    The orange text on the image backgrounds is a little hard to read. Might want to use a darker text color or blur the images some more.

    A last note, for the contact link, you may not want to have your email address there like that. Spambots that crawl the net will suck up your email address and cause you to get an increase in spam. You can use a contact form to let people contact you, which that would keep your email address hidden. Alternatively you can write out your email like name AT domain DOT com.
     
  5. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi!
    No it should not be white in the middle...
    hopefully the images are back by now!

    Also all cities are supposed to be clickable later, i just havent uploaded all the stuff yet!

    Thanks for responding!
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The images load now... but the overlaying orange text is still hard to read in my opinion

    I like all of the images, but I would suggest a better implementation of the text

    The title box looks good and clean to me

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi!

    Thanks for your replies!
    I have a question though:

    Clicking on the banner logo area causes a new window (or tab) to open to the home page. Really unnecessary.
    How would I do that? Since I have the logo in the topframe, I just cant seem to get it right unless I chosse link to "blank" and that is when it opens in a new window...Any suggestions??

    Also that thing with a contact form sounds great, is there an applicatio for that in dreamweaver?

    have a good day!

    Lia
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    For the banner link, you'll want the target attribute to be the name of the frame for the main content area. See this page for some more information.

    If I'm seeing your frame setup correctly you'll want,
    HTML:
    <a href="index.html" target="ContentFrame">Banner here</a>
    For the contact form; I don't know anything specific for DreamWeaver as I don't use it. It's very easy to use Google and find scripts though. You'll just want to make sure it works for your web server i.e., it supports PHP or ASP, or whatever the server has installed. As an additional tidbit, don't choose just any contact script. Make sure it talks about fighting spambots and such, maybe with CAPTCHA that way the form isn't used by spambots either. I wrote my own script, but it's not in a deliverable state to give out currently.
     
  9. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi again!
    When i try to link the logo in the banner fram to the content fram i get a copy of the whole website within the contentframe...
    What am I doing wrong?

    This is what the code looks like:
    a href="index.html" target="ContentFrame"><img src="logo.jpg" width="338" height="57" border="0" /></a></p>

    Thanks!
     
  10. lia77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Me again...
    I also have anotehr question...

    I got an advide to change the texts ( the 5 questions) on the first page into images, so that I can create a thin line around them, that way they would be easier to read?

    What do you thik about that= It sounds like alot of work, is there any other way? Or making the images more blurry as someone else suggested?

    :)
     
  11. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Change the href to contentframe.html

    I don't work with frames so it doesn't come to very quickly.
     
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