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sridharr
02-05-2008, 09:21 AM
Hi,

We are a small web design and development company catering to the small & medium businesses. In our new website version, we have tried to incorporate many of the features of mootools & prototype.

Please visit http://www.signature.co.in and provide your valuable comments.

Regards,
Sridhar
Signature Solutions

abduraooft
02-05-2008, 10:06 AM
Layout, colors are very nice. I really like the testimonial page.
I think a form to mail would be more useful in the contact page.

Apostropartheid
02-05-2008, 06:14 PM
It's pretty, no denying it.

I find the circular...motion thing at the top a little irritating; I think thumbnails that DON'T move'd be a lot cooler.

I'd also like to see the background lightened up a little bit: the grey seems a little dull.

kosstr12
02-05-2008, 08:18 PM
Really nice, looks like a very professional site, ill give it a 8.5 out of 10, great job

sridharr
02-06-2008, 06:00 AM
Layout, colors are very nice. I really like the testimonial page.
I think a form to mail would be more useful in the contact page.
Hi abduraooft,

You are right. I should add a contact form. But then I have been reeling with so much spam problems from these contact form mails. I have tried many captcha's. Spam make way around it and still send across. So presently, trying to work on that and then integrate.

Thanx so much for your inputs.

Regards,
Sridhar

StupidRalph
02-10-2008, 10:15 AM
Have you tried something like adding a field thats not to be filled out and hiding it with CSS (display:none) and if filled out exiting the your mail script? A lot of times bots will fill out the form completely. I'm not saying this is a fix all but it can be effective.

sridharr
02-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Have you tried something like adding a field thats not to be filled out and hiding it with CSS (display:none) and if filled out exiting the your mail script? A lot of times bots will fill out the form completely. I'm not saying this is a fix all but it can be effective.

I had a captcha, but then the bots were getting around it too.

I think this is a good idea. Let me try it.
Though, did you know that in IE, you cannot submit a form with a single field. We have used a hidden field with dummy value to get it working in IE.

Thanks again.
Sridhar

abduraooft
02-11-2008, 04:32 PM
Though, did you know that in IE, you cannot submit a form with a single field. We have used a hidden field with dummy value to get it working in IE.

I don't think so. Could you please post an example?
(how could this form become such a small one? - name, email, sub, comments ...)

Andrew Johnson
02-11-2008, 05:12 PM
The portfolio hanging-by-a-thread thing looks bad, if you made that link conform with the rest I'd like it a lot more.

doctordew
02-12-2008, 01:09 AM
Personally if I were looking to hire a freelancer to make a site, this would really catch my eye. It's a nice clean layout. I really liked that spinning thing in your banner. The one spinning what looked like layouts.

sridharr
02-15-2008, 03:49 PM
Have you tried something like adding a field thats not to be filled out and hiding it with CSS (display:none) and if filled out exiting the your mail script? A lot of times bots will fill out the form completely. I'm not saying this is a fix all but it can be effective.

Hi,

I did add the form with the hidden field. No use. Since it isn't mandatory, the bot might be just leaving it blank.

Thanx a lot.
Sridhar

sridharr
02-15-2008, 03:54 PM
I don't think so. Could you please post an example?
(how could this form become such a small one? - name, email, sub, comments ...)

Check www.decidyn.com (http://www.decidyn.com), when you try to download their product brochure from the products page, it asks you to enter your registered email address. Just the email address, no password.

To add up to the mess, I use FF and the client (at decidyn) uses IE. He kept saying, the form isn't working and here I never faced the problem. We spent couple of days and then hit on a forum posting that pointed this out. We used a hidden field with some value in it and it started working in IE too.

You can check it out. Just make a form with one field and submit it to see if you get the response.

Regards,
Sridhar

abduraooft
02-16-2008, 09:29 AM
I've copied that form(taken alone), and tested. Changed the onsubmit as

onsubmit="checkIfemailValid(document.login.email.value); return false;".
I couldn't see any difference in behavior of IE and FF

sridharr
02-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Okay, do it this way in IE:

1. Have a form with single field & submit btn. Do not put return false in your onSubmit, make the page to display the user entered field value.
2. Enter any value in the field and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. Check if you get the entered value from the post.

3. Now add a hidden field as
<input name="hidden" id="hidden" type="text" style="display:none;" />
4. Enter any value in the first field and hit enter on your keyboard. It will work

However, it works when you click on the submit btn with your mouse, wouldn't work with keyboard Enter

Regards,
Sridhar

sridharr
03-22-2008, 11:49 AM
Have you tried something like adding a field thats not to be filled out and hiding it with CSS (display:none) and if filled out exiting the your mail script? A lot of times bots will fill out the form completely. I'm not saying this is a fix all but it can be effective.

Update on the captcha:
Have you tried ReCaptcha (http://recaptcha.net/). Its presently free. I have tried it on my site and seems to be working fine.

Regards,
Sridhar

Ricky158
03-22-2008, 12:26 PM
At the footer, your site claims to be XHTML validated, but it failed the W3C validation test.



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