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DragonTGK
04-28-2004, 04:00 AM
Wassup everyone. It's probley really annoying to get all these site reviews but at least there's a seperate forum for them! :thumbsup:

Site is:
http://www.forcefx.net

mindlessLemming
04-28-2004, 04:05 AM
Umm...Haven't you already put this site up for review twice already? :rolleyes:
And nothing's changed...It still builds itslef as it loads, it's still not valid html (attributes aren't quoted for starters)...
What are you hoping for from a third review?

Antoniohawk
04-28-2004, 04:09 AM
I thought that this looked familiar... I do have to say* that it has a very clean look to it, and yet I will have to agree with mindlessLemming.

DragonTGK
04-28-2004, 04:16 AM
I put this up for review before? I don't even remember lol.. sorry about that :) Well If i did it was a long time ago so most of the content is new, though.

Antoniohawk
04-28-2004, 04:39 AM
Uno: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=33388
Dos: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=34283
Tres: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=37653

l3vi
04-28-2004, 04:43 AM
lol. I think it looks nice, except it looks a bit screwed up in MOZ, and it takes way too long to load :D

[EDIT]

Never mind, after waiting a while (over 40 seconds is a while to me :D), it fixed itself. But when the page first loaded, it looked streched out across the page :rolleyes:

mindlessLemming
04-28-2004, 06:19 AM
Uno: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=33388
Dos: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=34283
Tres: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=37653

LOL!
Busted dude :p

bradyj
04-28-2004, 05:38 PM
LOL!
Busted dude :p

That's funny!! HA! :D :eek:

Antoniohawk
04-28-2004, 06:03 PM
What should his punishment be? :D

empiredesign
04-28-2004, 11:50 PM
What should his punishment be? :D

...a course in image optimization :thumbsup: .

It looks fine, but it is almost 500k- I am on DSL and the site is unbearably slow. You have some decent content in the tutorials, I won't comment on some of the other stuff.

Issues:

-Overall lack of forethought in optimization. The top graphic consists of 6 files- it is unecessarily large and has a weight of 65k. You should, with some work, be able to build this whole page for 65k. There doesn't seem to be much compression on anything, it is almost all jpgs that should be gifs. You could easily save big on the top graphic by splitting the green/grey navigation parts from the foggy/sun image. Make the green/grey navigation parts gifs, limit the number of colors to 32 (64 if you have to). Make the foggy/sun image jpgs and throw a little compression and a little blur on there, it will save you huge on file size.

-The affiliates- zymicaff.gif is 62k all on its own. Personally, I don't think this whole section merits such weight, I would have 5 or 6K limit on these. They are supposed to be thumbnails, not print quality.

Again, the look is fine, but just from a usability standpoint, you have to reduce the download time. Keep in mind that dialup downloads at about 5-10k/sec, so at an average of 7k/sec, you are looking at 70 sec. Even 10 seconds is a long time to wait unless the user knows what they are waiting for and why.



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