I was just hoping some of you would be kind enough to review this website I am just about to finish.
If you could let me know what you think about it. In terms of layout, looks, coding, any errors you find or just general improvements that would be really great.
Well i will let you have a look now if you so wish.
12-29-2006, 10:54 PM
Looking really good!
A few gripes though - top to bottom:
The photos in the header could do with having their darks and mids beefed up a bit, to contrast with the highly saturated colours of the inflatables - at the moment the photos kind of glare, but at the same time are still a little wishy-washy.
The green and yellow backgrounds in the side nav need something - strengthen the tones, keep them bright, but have them stronger - so the white text shows up well against them - kinda hard to read as it is now.
For impact, I'd lose the "Welcome to..." blurb, and replace with :
<h1>We are a friendly and reliable company hiring out top quality inflatables to Torbay and South Devon.</h1>
<h2>Our Bouncy Castles are very cost effective as they provide hours of fun for any occasion.</h2>
Whatever, make the above big and bold...that's the main message there, summed up in two sentences, so emphasise it somehow.
..then back into the paragraph text.
Also, it could be an idea to have the pricings on the homepage? Or at least something along the lines of: Prices start from just....etc?
The W3C badges I'd lose - it might sound daft, but to someone not in the know, they may appear to be some kind of safety approval thing for bouncy castles - could get a bit confusing for users if they click on them - maybe just add them as a text link in the designed by bit?
Other than that, great :)
12-30-2006, 01:29 AM
Very nice so far, I hope the following hints help however:
1) The side nav buttons looks like it was just done in mspaint. The rest of your design is big bold and lumpy which is really hard to pull off well. I suggest at least loosing the black lines on the nav buttons.
2) Your welcome paragraph, or, sentences are rather cut up - they don't flow. Try to make it into just one paragraph or maybe two, so you have more of a block of text, rather than lots of separate disjoined sentences.
3) Lastly, the font is in a rather nasty Times New Roman or something to that effect, its very likely this is because you are using a propriatary font in your css. You can add fallbacks in your font-family attributes for people that dont have certain fonts installed. 'sans-serif' is a generic font, and the web browser will pick up the most appropreiate font that is akin to the one that you want to use. Add 'sans-serif' into the font-family line on your css, I often use something like this:
font-family: Verdana, Ariel, Sans-Serif;
01-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Cool site. The price page works really very well. The drop down menus are a fun feature. The design fits the context very well and the contact forms work well. Very good for the subject matter.
01-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Looks great! Every thing's very well presented on it!