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vw98034
04-24-2007, 01:47 AM
Here (http://www.homepage.kgbinternet.com) is a utility web site. Please provide your feedback if you can. Your feedback can be anything from the functionality to the UI. I use it myself: “eat the dog food”, and would like to learn others’ opinion.

Thanks.

Sman5109
04-24-2007, 02:41 AM
The top is a little boring but other then that its a really nice site :)

vw98034
04-25-2007, 05:32 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

I agree that the font on the header can be more inviting. Various themes are under our consideration, btw.

Along with other functionalities, the site is an open source web site directory. On the web site, you can enter your favour web site information including those you build.

twodayslate
04-25-2007, 10:03 PM
Nothing new, very plain and simple. You have a nice icon but you need to implant that in your site, no pun intended. :thumbsup:

vw98034
04-25-2007, 10:24 PM
Nothing new, very plain and simple.:thumbsup:

Are you only talking about the UI part? You may have a quite different opinion after your registration.

twodayslate
04-25-2007, 10:26 PM
So registered members get a different layout then unregistered?

What I mean by simple is that is is just boxes, no graphics etc. It is just a simple two column layout with a header and footer.

Fumigator
04-25-2007, 11:15 PM
So.... it's like del.icio.us? You'll need a compelling reason to use this site instead of del.icio.us.

An incorrect login gave me this message:

???message.VALIDATION_FIRST???

Which isn't clear what is wrong with my login.

It's mandatory to enter a mailing address to sign up. Are you serious with that?

Since you require an address, it would be nice if you automatically determined the time zone based on address. (but you shouldn't require address)

An error message "Your password can't be than 4 digits long!" popped up when I tried to use a 1 digit password (I think you meant to say my password can't be less than 4 digits long).

The activation email does not contain the url, so for those of us who do not display email in HTML mode are not able to click the anchor tag in the email unless we display the email in html format. You should at the very least provide the url as text, along with the anchor tag. Oh, also-- the email subject is "Welcome". That's it. Just "welcome". Looks like spam to me! It should at least include the name of your domain.

I signed off but I still see "Welcome Bernard" at the top, along with my custom bookmarks-- like I didn't actually sign off.


Good luck!

vw98034
04-27-2007, 04:08 AM
So.... it's like del.icio.us? You'll need a compelling reason to use this site instead of del.icio.us.
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A very good point.

This web site is designed as a starting point of web surfing from anywhere. There are two types of web surfing activities as we observe. One is visiting your frequently use sites like this one codingforums.com. The other one is executing an online search either with a search engine or on a particular site. This site let you list your favour web sites you visit frequently on the front page and customize the search sites in terms of both search engine and content search. Although it is not a social bookmarking site as what del.icio.us is for, you can recommend your favour web sites to others by writing a description and/or comment about them.

On the implementation side, the address requirement is for the contact list consideration. Say, there are two Bobs in your contact list. It would be better for you to tell which is which from the different locations. To enable a user access his/her bookmarks easily, s/he doesn’t need to sign in. That is the reason your name is still on the header after your sign off. The message errors have been corrected in a few hours after your post. And, no all desired functionalities are completed at this moment. The address and time zone relationship is one area for a future refinement.

Thanks very much for your feedback.



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