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sutton silver
09-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Just set up a creative advertising agency with a few guys on board..

www.suttonsilver.co.uk

Still working on putting new things into the portfolio, could you guys give me some feedback? Be as critical as possible!

Cheers
Chris

bazz
09-01-2008, 01:58 PM
Looks quite nice but, it has 14 validation errors.
I would suggest that that is not good, if you are professionally designing other's sites.

oooh I just saw a new word - specialisms. I'm off to see what it means :p

bazz

evo
09-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Essentially quite nice, but I'd ditch all the reflections. The three bottom content holders look overly bulky, unnecessarily so too.

The menus seem unfinished, and it looks mac'ish.

It looks nice in face value, but it lacks thought and execution. About us results in a 404.

sutton silver
09-01-2008, 02:49 PM
Cheers for your reponses, very good of you to outline these things.

I will have a look into revamping certain things, and re-fixing that 404.

Regards,

SS

Apostropartheid
09-02-2008, 12:23 AM
A quick glance picked up a few design flaws. Your current and hover state tabs aren't different from each other, so it looks weird when they're side-by-side. "Thought provoking and creative online marketing" is in an odd typeface. The vertical pipes in the bottom navigation at the ends are unneeded. The content boxes at the bottom need a bit more padding. On the whole, very good, but what on gods earth is it about? You don't really explain on the front page, and that's where it counts.

sutton silver
09-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Very useful feedback Cyan... Thank you ever so much.

The home page was meant to be minimal, in the hope that people will capture a "Design/Fashion-esque" feel from it, and navigate to find out what we do and what were up to.. The analytics seem to prove that people navigate and the bounce rate has dropped considerably down to 20%...

I will look to changing the Nav slightly so that it is easier to define where abouts the end-user is on the site, the pipes are simply there to frame the content area/feature a bit more, give it a bit of breathing space from the other elements.

Cheers
Chris SS

BabyJack
09-02-2008, 05:29 PM
What I like
Almost Everything. The design is excellent. Good job.

What I dislike
I can't click around the pages. Some links have been killed =/
14 Markup Errors (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsuttonsilver.co.uk&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0)

Millenia
09-02-2008, 05:37 PM
When I hover over the "graphic design" link, the main image thing shifts up about 10px. Which is annoying.

I'm using FF3

jerry62704
09-02-2008, 11:10 PM
I'd put in a title for the VERY large image. The "alt" tag isn't for that purpose and won't even work on complient browsers.

sutton silver
09-04-2008, 10:47 AM
What I dislike
I can't click around the pages. Some links have been killed =/
14 Markup Errors (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fsuttonsilver.co.uk&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0)

Thanks for your feedback, however which links have been killed?

Chris SS

sutton silver
09-04-2008, 11:06 AM
Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

Cheers
C SS

BabyJack
09-04-2008, 11:25 AM
You must have fixed the link then.

jerry62704
09-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

Cheers
C SS

You use code to open a new window. While I did that on my page, I often just leave the working target despite it being frowned upon.

Here is how you do the "new" way:

onclick="window.open('http://www.bartcop.com'); return false;"

gnomeontherun
09-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Very nice design, hard to find anything to really criticize.

Might want to be careful about putting email addresses so blatantly in the source code.

ThirdDash
09-04-2008, 08:32 PM
Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

Cheers
C SS

You have to use javascript. Since opening a new window is a behaviour it should be implemented using JS. ;)

I like the design. Clean and professional. Well done!

harbingerOTV
09-05-2008, 03:12 AM
In the home page footer, the top set of links isn't over the horizontal dividing line like the rest of the pages. The girl in the homepage pick is super cute so I almost didn't notice ;)

sutton silver
09-08-2008, 10:05 AM
In the home page footer, the top set of links isn't over the horizontal dividing line like the rest of the pages. The girl in the homepage pick is super cute so I almost didn't notice ;)

Haha!

That was the idea :thumbsup:

Nah, I will look into resolving that? You viewing it on FF3 WinXP?

A couple of people have outlined that error to me, but I've never noticed it on any platform.

Cheers
Chris SS

harbingerOTV
09-08-2008, 02:38 PM
FF 2.0.0.16 on XP

sutton silver
09-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Ok thanks alot mate, I will look into it now

CHRIS



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