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tangled_slinky
02-29-2008, 02:11 AM
hello everyone-

would you look at this site (http://www.wusscavers.com) and give me a proper critique? as often as i ask, people just won't tell me what they don't like.

i know:
1) it doesn't validate because of the header,
2) the menu is too much off to the left,
3) the header is boring and the graphic is blurry, and
4) there's missing content.

i'll get to these things as soon as i can. but if you'd check browser compatibility, tell me whether the colors are horrible, and give me advice on how to make the site a little more interesting design-wise, i'd be grateful.

thanks-
tangled_slinky

_Aerospace_Eng_
02-29-2008, 04:47 AM
The colors clash. Some of your text is to dark. The menu seems to be the best of feature of the site. Other than that there isn't much that I like.

The header doesn't validate simply because of the line in red

style= "float:left; margin-left:10px;" "border-style:none;"
Move that line into the the style attribute without the quotes. I think you should look up semantics. You aren't using the HTML elements on your page properly. Read this thread to understand what I mean.

http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=134137

tangled_slinky
02-29-2008, 05:25 AM
it is sort of a rainbow, isn't it? :D the previous colors were higher contrast (and looked much better, frankly) but they didn't fit the color scheme my group wants. it's an accomplishment getting to a solid color, however ugly. they're still in love with badly tiled backgrounds and animated gifs. so, change the background, make a proper header graphic? i'm willing to do pretty much anything.


thanks!

oesxyl
02-29-2008, 05:50 AM
hello everyone-

would you look at this site (http://www.wusscavers.com) and give me a proper critique? as often as i ask, people just won't tell me what they don't like.

i know:
1) it doesn't validate because of the header,


Line 14, Column 66: an attribute specification must start with a name or name token



<img style= "float:left; margin-left:10px;" "border-style:none;" src="wuss_seal_small.gif" alt="Home">


can't fix or is more than that?



2) the menu is too much off to the left,
3) the header is boring and the graphic is blurry, and
4) there's missing content.

i'll get to these things as soon as i can. but if you'd check browser compatibility, tell me whether the colors are horrible, and give me advice on how to make the site a little more interesting design-wise, i'd be grateful.

thanks-
tangled_slinky

- missing meta tags
- the menu, 3d push effect is annoyng because push down the rest of the page
- I like the contrast, if you intend to make it "more interesting" don't
touch that and don't make round corner, :)
- I think that content will make it very interesting

the "Vol. 1" link is hard to see here:

http://www.wusscavers.com/oldpholeos.shtml

best regards

tangled_slinky
02-29-2008, 06:12 AM
- the menu, 3d push effect is annoyng because push down the rest of the page


...i don't really know what you meant there. :confused:

as to the rest,
-i fixed the header thing. it wasn't really a problem, i just hadn't had time to fix it before now.
-links are now underlined in the content section.
-meta tags make me sad, i don't really know how to use them and i know they should be there.

thanks!

oesxyl
02-29-2008, 06:29 AM
...i don't really know what you meant there. :confused:

with firefox, not sure about other, when you push one of the items of
the menu, try with contact us, the footer is going down.


stop looking for this and I'm sorry, the problem seems to be in a extension of firefox, I discover
by accident.




-meta tags make me sad, i don't really know how to use them and i know they should be there.
thanks!
I will try to post some links, I must find them, my bookmark is a mess now. but I know I have somewhere, :)

best regards

SteveH
02-29-2008, 10:09 AM
Hello

Colourful site! When a link is clicked the site visitor is taken away from your own site. If I were you, I would have this link open up in a new window, that is, one in addition to your own - so that both your site and the linked site windows are open. Also, ask them to link to your site.

Cheers

Steve

_Aerospace_Eng_
02-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Much better. Now get rid of the top border on your menu. The bottom border on your header and the top one on the menu are combining together. Also on your nav the parts that are a darker yellow, I think should be the same width as the rest of the yellow boxes. As it is now they are about 1-2px wider than the others. I would also change your link color from default blue to something that matches a bit more.

Apostropartheid
02-29-2008, 10:00 PM
Hello

Colourful site! When a link is clicked the site visitor is taken away from your own site. If I were you, I would have this link open up in a new window, that is, one in addition to your own - so that both your site and the linked site windows are open. Also, ask them to link to your site.

Cheers

Steve
The only useful implementation I've seen of that technique is on pages where code and examples are both shown, like here. Otherwise this is equivalent to a popup and really very annoying, especially since the advent of tabbed browsing. Let the user decide where his links open, that's what I say

rmedek
02-29-2008, 10:03 PM
WUSS? Really? :p



When a link is clicked the site visitor is taken away from your own site. If I were you, I would have this link open up in a new window, that is, one in addition to your own - so that both your site and the linked site windows are open.

I respectfully disagree—why add clutter to, and take control away from, a user's browser in an attempt to keep them focused on your site only? Most users find this sort of behavior annoying.



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