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View Full Version : Gaming-concepts Website - Review please



Alex!
10-17-2006, 02:12 PM
Hi, I've just done the first version of a site for this game-server hosting company called gaming-concepts and need some opinions before I send it off to them.

http://www.dullerweb.co.uk/gaming-concepts/

Any comments are appreciated

thanks
Alex:thumbsup:

Carradee
10-17-2006, 05:00 PM
Weird was my first thought when I saw the layout. It's kinda skewered or off-center, at least with Safari. I think it's a bit bland, too, but I can't put my finger on what's nagging me about it.

Sorry that I can't be of more help.

-'Dee

Alex!
10-17-2006, 07:40 PM
Its only the frontpage...obviously the rest of the pages will come once everyone's happy with the design. What should I use margins and padding for? (btw its a tableless layout so I don't know what how safari deals with css). As for the font size if I make it bigger the site looks overly spaced out.

thanks
Alex

Carradee
10-17-2006, 07:58 PM
Hm... Maybe you should try adjusting the setup, then, if changes make it look odd?

I've never had any problems with CSS & Safari, though I've heard that Safari sometimes has problems with it.

Have you tried seeing how the site looks if you indent the content text more than the "Gaming-concepts" logo?

I think I figured out what bothers me: my eyes are drawn to the center top, and there's nothing there. (That dark spot below the top header but to the right of the logo & text header.)

-'Dee

Spookster
10-17-2006, 08:03 PM
Two things that stick out in my mind are the navigation menu at the top. Why is there an arrow in the upper left corner of the big box and the menu item all by itself in the lower right corner? That looks odd in my opinion. The other thing that sticks out is the left hand column. That big empty space either should be used or you should create some kind of definition down the left side where the content starts so it doesn't look like there is just a big gap from the left side of the browse to the start of the content. Other than that everything looks nice.

Oh and one more thing. I would probably put at least a small space in between the top of the logo and the top of the browser. Right now it just seems to blend right into the browser.

crake2
11-07-2006, 09:15 PM
is it me or are the links broken or just take ages to load?

theres a problem with a php script set on the page wich makes the whole site look off centred

maybe stick to one font couler like white or bold white..

allthough the links dont work for me nice roll overs:p

hurloon
11-24-2006, 08:43 PM
well, your logo becomes all messed up when you use any window size other than 600x800, if i were you i would just make it one whole pictture so it doesn't mess up like that

Alex!
11-24-2006, 09:46 PM
what browser do you use?

harlequin2k5
11-25-2006, 12:36 AM
heya alex

"Lastest News" displays the following:

Warning: main(../includes/DbConnector.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/fhlinux187/d/dullerweb.co.uk/user/htdocs/gaming-concepts/news.php on line 3

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '../includes/DbConnector.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear') in /home/fhlinux187/d/dullerweb.co.uk/user/htdocs/gaming-concepts/news.php on line 3

As Carradee said - it is quite bland...when I think of games (even plain old puzzles like Sudoku) I think of action and color - especially if that is the logo - need to complement as well as compliment the logo

page does not fit at all on an 800x600 display although it lays out centered fine on 1280x1024
site has 18 errors (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dullerweb.co.uk%2Fgaming-concepts%2F)
css validates with general warnings

I think you're off to a good start...correct the errors and see about adding some color...and most importantly make sure you can get it to fit in an 800x600 window

hope this helps :)

Graft-Creative
11-25-2006, 01:13 AM
It's definately got promise!

I think maybe you need to think about the structure of the html document itself a bit more though.

Instead of using divs for your headings, why not just use proper <h > tags?
As a block level element, a heading tag will pretty much act as a div tag does (disregarding default padding/margins etc.).

For instance, instead of:



<div id="logo"></div>


...you could have:



h1 {
width: 248px;
height: 71px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
background: url(../images/logo-top.jpg);
float: left;
display: inline;
text-indent: -999em;
}


then:



<h1>GC - Gaming concepts</h1>


Try it, and with your other headings too - search engines, (and document purists) will love you for it :)

Kind regards,

Gary

harlequin2k5
11-25-2006, 03:23 AM
...you could have:



h1 {
width: 248px;
height: 71px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
background: url(../images/logo-top.jpg);
float: left;
display: inline;
text-indent: -999em;
}

fanstastic idea - I might to try that myself :)

Alex!
11-25-2006, 11:59 AM
Thanks for your replies. I don't seem to get that php error although I will look into it. I'll definitely use h1 - thanks for the tip :) .

Alex

EDIT: site is now at www.gaming-concepts.co.uk/ and not as previously stated.



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