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Fumigator
02-21-2008, 06:19 AM
Here's a project I'm about done with and I'm curious to see what others think of the layout and overall look. I'm looking for input on color scheme, cross-browser issues, usability... basically anything you notice is really bad, just let me have it! :thumbsup:

The demo website:

http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/login.php

The intro page:

http://easyfamilywebsites.com/easy.php

_Aerospace_Eng_
02-21-2008, 06:25 AM
It seems a little plain. TBH it looks like a modified default wordpress theme. The table in the demo area under the image needs some margin on the left and right side. I like the menu. I don't like the dotted line around the content. I think it should be solid or none at all. Also on the bottom table the tabs don't seem to work with JS disabled.

Isaak
02-21-2008, 11:45 AM
To be honest, the design looks a bit boring. Your website also contains different colors that don't fit with each other. I suggest you add some more gradient backgrounds and web 2.0 effects.

twodayslate
02-22-2008, 02:17 AM
looks bad at high resolutions.

oesxyl
02-22-2008, 06:31 AM
Here's a project I'm about done with and I'm curious to see what others think of the layout and overall look. I'm looking for input on color scheme, cross-browser issues, usability... basically anything you notice is really bad, just let me have it! :thumbsup:

The demo website:

http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/login.php


two warning in html markup, ( browser makers markup, :) come from spread firefox, I guess ):

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Feasyfamilywebsites.com%2Fdemo%2Flogin.php

error in css markup:

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css21&warning=0&uri=http%3A%2F%2Feasyfamilywebsites.com%2Fdemo%2Flogin.php

- missing meta tags

- invalid html markup in this page:

http://easyfamilywebsites.com/demo/photoalbumlist.php?_a=public

http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Feasyfamilywebsites.com%2Fdemo%2Fphotoalbumlist.php%3F_a%3Dpublic

- click on tabs album, events, newsletter and conversation corner in admin from the bottom of page give me 404 error

- I don't try your settings and website settings.



The intro page:

http://easyfamilywebsites.com/easy.php

- no title and meta tags

Over all, I like it, the layout and colors, the contrast is very good.
Sorry but if I must evaluate the artistic part, I'm not able to say more then if I like it or not, :)


I see _Aerospace_Eng_ post, I have js disabled all time.
I try again with js enabled and it work. Since this is supposed to be used by trusted people I thing a message to enable js will be enough.


best regards

nolvorite
02-23-2008, 03:11 PM
don't add background color on hover unless the guests found the site from a search engine; it's pretty ugly.

Fumigator
03-08-2008, 12:44 AM
It seems a little plain. TBH it looks like a modified default wordpress theme. The table in the demo area under the image needs some margin on the left and right side. I like the menu. I don't like the dotted line around the content. I think it should be solid or none at all. Also on the bottom table the tabs don't seem to work with JS disabled.

Plain it is, for sure. Unfortunately it's completely original-- which is kind of funny to me that it turned out looking like a modified wordpress default theme. Boring minds think alike? :p

I agree on the need for margin, will fix. The dotted line looks fine in FF2, terrible in IE6. I'll try solid and none at all.

The entire site is dependant on JS, I did not do any graceful degradation. I should probably add a warning on the Login page that clarifies this.




To be honest, the design looks a bit boring. Your website also contains different colors that don't fit with each other. I suggest you add some more gradient backgrounds and web 2.0 effects.

I'm trying to pretend I have a graphics designer hat to put on and have some ideas on making it a little more Web 2.0 looking. It's a good suggestion. Can you be specific on which colors don't match up? If it's the orange and blue, I'll have to kindly disagree-- they are contrasting colors on the color wheel and therefore they compliment each other. It's less safe (i.e. boring) than a bunch of different shades of blue, I'll give you that.


looks bad at high resolutions.

Because things stretch out? Too much white space in the wrong places? I'm not sure I get what you mean.




error in css markup:

Thanks, got that fixed. I'm not going to lose sleep over warnings.


- missing meta tags

I wasn't aware they were required.


- click on tabs album, events, newsletter and conversation corner in admin from the bottom of page give me 404 error

I was not able to recreate that 404 error. :/


I thing a message to enable js will be enough.

Thanks for the advice, I will take it. :)


don't add background color on hover unless the guests found the site from a search engine; it's pretty ugly.

You don't like background hover effects? I'm love with it, to a fault it seems.

Len Whistler
03-08-2008, 04:36 AM
Fumigator....did you code your forum board from scratch? It look very good and a nice change from the regular boards, especially phpBB.


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oesxyl
03-08-2008, 03:20 PM
I wasn't aware they were required.

Maybe I'm wrong and you don't need them. If you don't care about search engine because of some reason, then you don't need them.



I was not able to recreate that 404 error. :/

try disable javascript. I just realise when I read _Aerospace_Eng_ replay, that I have js disabled and I edit my replay to mention that. Probably I don't express clear this connection.

best regards

Fumigator
03-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Fumigator....did you code your forum board from scratch? It look very good and a nice change from the regular boards, especially phpBB.

Yes I did, it was an learning exercise and plus I wanted the message board completely and seamlessly integrated into the rest of the members-only area, with second login and username, and I figured my own reinvented wheel would accomplish that.



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