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newfred
01-10-2009, 05:26 PM
I'm developing a service that shows what parts of a web page are most looked at by tracking mouse movements over the page. I'd appreciate any comments you have on what I've done so far. It's here:

http://otterplus.com/mps

I'm most interested in comments about the functionality of the service, which I am concentrating on for now. Improving the design of the pages will come later.

owt200x
01-19-2009, 09:06 AM
looks good, except in IE6 the popup display on your demo doesn't show up right, it shows up behind the website image.

I tried to register for an account, but it froze IE after registration. The email verification works, but any time I log in it crashes IE.

OwT

newfred
01-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks for checking it out!


looks good, except in IE6 the popup display on your demo doesn't show up right, it shows up behind the website image.

I think I fixed this problem...


I tried to register for an account, but it froze IE after registration. The email verification works, but any time I log in it crashes IE.

OwT

But I can't reproduce the registration/login problem with IE6 (I have version 6.0.2800.1106). Has anyone else here tried it and have problems?

Common
01-19-2009, 10:27 PM
What a bloody excellent idea, and very well executed so far. As you implied, the interface could do with a lot of work but other than that (and if correctly marketed) this could be really popular!

And I fully agree with the theory, I almost always follow text with my cursor, or at the very least the cursor will be in the same general area as what i'm reading or looking at.

Good job! :)

newfred
01-20-2009, 06:30 PM
What a bloody excellent idea, and very well executed so far. As you implied, the interface could do with a lot of work but other than that (and if correctly marketed) this could be really popular!

Thanks for the encouragement! My experience is in programming, not web design, as you can tell. :) If you have criticisms about the way the data is presented (as in the sample report), I'd like to hear them.

Common
01-21-2009, 01:15 AM
Well, y'know, it doesn't look bad just now, it's just got no "wow" about it and if I just stumbled across that page I wouldnt be immediately drawn to trying it out or exploring it further.

What web tools like this need, in my opinion, is a nice clean main page (pretty much like google or the w3 validator) with a nice logo, an input box to insert the URL and a few buttons and links to perform the actions and find out more.

Obviously you want to include the registration system before people can get the data, but maybe you could have this main splash page, then give people a sample of the data and ask them to register to get the full report.

Other than that I would just go with the classic smooth lines, icons before headers, subtitles and more images in general (but not too many...) In my experience these things go a long way to making a page more appealing and professional.

Edit: Maybe a snappy name too would be nice, like "Trackaclick" or somethin!



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