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View Full Version : hawaiianhotbox.com design feedback.



warhammerdude20
04-20-2011, 10:34 PM
Url:http://hawaiianhotbox.com

I would really appreciate some design/layout input. I was going for a soft on the eyes/relaxing kind of atmosphere, nothing too in your face. Also, my ctr on ads is virtually 0%, but that isn't a big concern given that I do not have much traffic yet.

Thanks for your time
Dave

harbingerOTV
04-21-2011, 02:37 PM
I was going for a soft on the eyes/relaxing kind of atmosphere, nothing too in your face.


whoa. really?

No offense but, as far as "nothing too in your face" goes, it hit me like a frickn' hammer but, of course, I'm completely sober.

warhammerdude20
04-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Haha well it was what I was going for but that doesn't mean I achieved it. Are you referring to the ads or the design in general or perhaps the whole package?

MOD YOU UPP
04-30-2011, 02:02 AM
whoa. really?

No offense but, as far as "nothing too in your face" goes, it hit me like a frickn' hammer but, of course, I'm completely sober.

I'm gonna have to agree with harbinger.

Before I clicked the link I thought, "Oh, nice. A simplistic website with some nice gradients, maybe a picture of an ocean sunset?" But when the page loaded, I think I had a mini-seizure.

Basically, heres what (in my opinion) you need to change:

There is WAY too much content below the fold. This makes your load time go up and discourages people from scrolling because the size of the page is overwhelming.

Most of the layout images are overpowering, especially the background and the nav.

The design feels like something out of 2002. Modern design requires a consistant color scheme, good content placement, and proper design practices.

Don't take my criticism the wrong way, though. I think your site has potential, but you need to do a bit of work to make it bearable.

jalarie
05-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Your site does little for me, but that's just me.

The W3C validator at http://validator.w3.org/check?charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0&uri=http://hawaiianhotbox.com/ found 89 problems. This is much less than many sites I've visited; good job.



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