View Full Version : Please review my site: Mediaroots

04-21-2009, 03:25 AM
Hi there

I'm the Managing Director of video training DVD company - Mediaroots Ltd. We produce training DVDs for Adobe Photoshop and the like.

I'd very much welcome any feedback people could give on my website:
Mediaroots Video Training (http://www.mediaroots.co.uk)


04-21-2009, 07:31 AM
I like it, well done!

Colours It's a bit too grey, don't you think? I'd say more greens/blues added.

The Image The images load slowly.


PS: Ill update this later, I'm off to school now.

04-21-2009, 12:46 PM
ok which images specifically please?

04-21-2009, 03:59 PM
The big image, the main thing you see when you load the image.

04-21-2009, 09:10 PM
Honestly? It's brilliant. Love the colors, the graphics and above all the consistency--Links highlight the same way and the graphic themes are echoed throughout the site.

I do have two things I would consider changing, though:

- The copy text is a bit light against a white background. Large paragraphs are especially difficult to read.
- On pages with a considerable amount of copy, like this one (http://www.mediaroots.co.uk/blog/), once the user scrolls down the page past the top area, there's nothing "anchoring" the content--it's just adrift in a sea of white. Possible solutions include adding a slight tint to the background of the content column, or placing a light border on the right or left side. The copy just needs to reference itself visually somewhere.

Also, your code is very pretty, but it doesn't validate (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediaroots.co.uk%2Findex.php&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0).

Overall, though, great job! :thumbsup:

04-22-2009, 07:03 AM
Honestly? It's brilliant.

I meant the loading speed, it didn't load fast enough, possibly because of the heavy javascript use on the page.

04-22-2009, 04:35 PM
There're two things I would suggest.

The first is a bit of a copy on the front page. Not much, it could just be "Video Training Software" overlaid on your image, but I did actually get confused when I didn't realize what your site was about; I had to search for references.

The second is the navigation bar. Company/ Team looks a bit odd. Consider Company / Team.

04-24-2009, 01:33 AM
cheers for your feedback guys. will look at doing a tint on the bg for the blog.

in regards to the menu, they all have a / after them, just as a kind of house theme, if you check the other drop downs.

04-24-2009, 04:48 PM
I know they do. My point is that without a preceding space it looks odd.

04-24-2009, 05:11 PM
I agree that it's a nice site, but I would definitely try to optimize some of the images. IMHO, 162K and 100K is too large of a file size.

Enter your site here:Web Page Speed Report (http://websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/)

This to me stands out:

Total page size: 835915 bytes
Total image size:777150 bytes