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View Full Version : Tutorcnx.com - Review



zfred09
04-05-2008, 06:12 PM
Hello,
I developed Tutorcnx.com (http://www.tutorcnx.com) and am looking for some suggestions/thoughts. Thanks.

gnomeontherun
04-05-2008, 07:55 PM
Not bad..I really like how you broke down the purpose of the site on the front page - I quickly could understand it all.

Your ads don't show up in FF, well I guess I have Adblocker on too which probably does it. Just FYI.

I feel like the left side of the page just is missing a little something, perhaps the left needs some more color (like the right has the gray bg to help sit it off a little bit).

I would like to see the logo at the top be a link back home. I tried to click it since I couldn't find a 'home' button on the page after I left some feedback. I've never liked right navs, but thats just me. Research doesn't prove right navs are better or worse from what I've read. But perhaps have a couple quick links at the top somewhere notable?

I tried to connect with that person under CSS, and I'm guessing it was you. I think it would be helpful to explain how the conversation will occur (it appears aim?) Maybe someone doesn't have AIM but has MSN or whatever, do you have the ability to connect using various methods? What about if they dont use IM, an email link to setup something?

Great idea, I like it. Its simple and doesn't try to do more than it should. I think you have a great start and a few things will make it extremely valuable if you get numerous people to join.

zfred09
04-06-2008, 01:43 AM
Thanks for the great feedback, this is exactly what I was looking for. Please keep it coming. The ads do show in my FF, not sure if this is a problem for others. And yes I do need to make the top banner clickable (Forgot to do this). The conversation will occur using an AIM web application. There is no need to install anything or setup anything as users can request an anonymous username I have already setup to login, however I should probably explain this somewhere. Thanks again, and keep the feedback coming.

BabyJack
04-28-2008, 07:07 AM
It's an excellent Web2.0 style site. I like the way you have presented informationa and there's not much to do. Mabey shrink the size of your Youtube Video; and what's this + business? Are they meant to be bullets?

I suggest making a favicon (16x16 image saved as .ico) and I thought Humanities was History Geography and Religious Ed.?

Mabeys do the following:
Expand your header things
Expand the page by about 2-10px so it's a bit bigger as it cuts off half of the footer.

BabyJack out!

Apostropartheid
04-28-2008, 04:46 PM
I suggest making a favicon (16x16 image saved as .ico) and I thought Humanities was History Geography and Religious Ed.?
Well, I took History and Geography short courses and RS; no one mentioned it as humanities.

The fact that itís AIM and you havenít explained that you can have an anonymous account would put me off a little (seeing as I use my Windows Live ID almost exclusively.) I donít particularly like AOL as it is and probably wouldnít sign up for an account with them, so you need to be a little more explicit about this. Especially seeing as becoming a tutor on this seems like a decent idea to me.

I think that the divider between the left and center columns isnít quiteÖwell, it looks like itís leaning towards the center column more which disturbs me a little. Prod it a bit to the left, would you? =P

gnomeontherun
04-28-2008, 11:34 PM
Humanities relates more to the arts and literature. I've got a major in that.

Humanities deal with the human condition. It is proper to separate that from History and Geography, as they are social sciences these days.

Are there any other methods that you could use for communication between people? Like a private chat room through your site? Perhaps you might also think of a method which people can request a person in a certain category to be available at certain times so they could spend their time better?

zfred09
04-29-2008, 04:37 AM
First, thank you all for the great feedback, this really helps a lot.


Mabey shrink the size of your Youtube Video; and what's this + business? Are they meant to be bullets? Good call, they are quite large . The +'s are just for style nothing else.


Expand the page by about 2-10px so it's a bit bigger as it cuts off half of the footer. Not sure what you mean by it cutting off half the footer?


I donít particularly like AOL I was originally going to set this up to use MSN as well, however the web application was somewhat more bulky than AIM's was. It is however planned for a future addition.


Perhaps you might also think of a method which people can request a person in a certain category to be available at certain times so they could spend their time better? Great idea. Definitely will be adding that.

Thanks again, and keep the suggestions coming.

BabyJack
04-29-2008, 04:54 PM
Expand the page by about 2-10px so it's a bit bigger as it cuts off half of the footer.
Not sure what you mean by it cutting off half the footer?
There's sort of an immediate stop of the page scrolling - I think make the page a bit bigger.
If you can't do it; ill give u the code.

Apostropartheid
04-29-2008, 04:58 PM
I don’t understand why I can’t get rid of the scrollbar even with my browser maximized? Seeing as it’s just whitespace, you can kill off the sides and center the content.

BabyJack
04-29-2008, 05:01 PM
Just add this to the .body { in your CSS and edit the requirements.


.body {
height:500px; /*give the required height here; */
min-height:1250px; /*give the minimum height here; */

}

I think that will work :)

zfred09
04-30-2008, 02:42 AM
It's not a fixed height website, I'm not quite sure what is actually causing this problem, I've tried adding margins to the bottom of the footer and to the body with no results.

BabyJack
04-30-2008, 05:16 PM
Mabeys just add an extra break after the footer.

Birmingham
05-02-2008, 11:48 AM
interesting design. nice link hover effects. there's a bit too much focus on the google ads. maybe try incorporating them in the middle column.

i'm impressed with the way the left column drops to create the wonderful internal page design. it's my favourite layout for lengthy documents - double width left column and single width right column with nav on right.

the blue cylindrical headings are wonderful. very fresh design.

i can't see much in the way of content though... is it a made-for-adsense site? *lol

gnomeontherun
05-04-2008, 11:00 PM
I just stumbled upon this and thought it might be something this site could use (instead of msn?)

http://www.ajaxim.com/

zfred09
05-06-2008, 10:54 PM
i can't see much in the way of content though... is it a made-for-adsense site? *lol No, it's not a made-for-adsense site, however as far as content this site is not really designed to have content, it's designed for people to connect to other people to get help on homework or programming issues.


I just stumbled upon this and thought it might be something this site could use (instead of msn?)

http://www.ajaxim.com/Good find. We will probably implement this in the future, however at this point the site is designed so tutors don't have to go out of their way to sign on another service, but instead can be available just by going on AIM to talk to friends.

BabyJack
05-07-2008, 05:46 PM
AIM wont install on my PC

woop
05-19-2008, 09:52 PM
At a glance, it has the look of being one of those parked domains that can sometimes look real enough to deceive you into clicking an ad link. Something should probably be placed behind your logo to make it feel separate. You may also want to align it with something. It looks a bit odd where it sits now. The size is also something you may want to change on sub pages. It looks to me like it would fit nicely, small, over the navigation menu in sub pages.

Good luck with your project.

zfred09
05-23-2008, 03:36 AM
AIM wont install on my PC

Try this. http://www.aim.com/aimexpress.adp

CaptainB
05-23-2008, 08:19 PM
In IE6 your middle colum is staying below your other two columns leaves a big, blank space which kinda messes up the site.

Other than that, very easy to navigate and find what you are looking for. The design is simple and loads really fast, not any unnessecary features. Also, nice marking of links (hoover etc).



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