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    New advertising agency website...

    Just set up a creative advertising agency with a few guys on board..

    www.suttonsilver.co.uk

    Still working on putting new things into the portfolio, could you guys give me some feedback? Be as critical as possible!

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    Looks quite nice but, it has 14 validation errors.
    I would suggest that that is not good, if you are professionally designing other's sites.

    oooh I just saw a new word - specialisms. I'm off to see what it means

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    Essentially quite nice, but I'd ditch all the reflections. The three bottom content holders look overly bulky, unnecessarily so too.

    The menus seem unfinished, and it looks mac'ish.

    It looks nice in face value, but it lacks thought and execution. About us results in a 404.

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    Cheers for your reponses, very good of you to outline these things.

    I will have a look into revamping certain things, and re-fixing that 404.

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    A quick glance picked up a few design flaws. Your current and hover state tabs aren't different from each other, so it looks weird when they're side-by-side. "Thought provoking and creative online marketing" is in an odd typeface. The vertical pipes in the bottom navigation at the ends are unneeded. The content boxes at the bottom need a bit more padding. On the whole, very good, but what on gods earth is it about? You don't really explain on the front page, and that's where it counts.

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    Very useful feedback Cyan... Thank you ever so much.

    The home page was meant to be minimal, in the hope that people will capture a "Design/Fashion-esque" feel from it, and navigate to find out what we do and what were up to.. The analytics seem to prove that people navigate and the bounce rate has dropped considerably down to 20%...

    I will look to changing the Nav slightly so that it is easier to define where abouts the end-user is on the site, the pipes are simply there to frame the content area/feature a bit more, give it a bit of breathing space from the other elements.

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    What I like
    Almost Everything. The design is excellent. Good job.

    What I dislike
    I can't click around the pages. Some links have been killed =/
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    When I hover over the "graphic design" link, the main image thing shifts up about 10px. Which is annoying.

    I'm using FF3

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    I'd put in a title for the VERY large image. The "alt" tag isn't for that purpose and won't even work on complient browsers.
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    What I dislike
    I can't click around the pages. Some links have been killed =/
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    Thanks for your feedback, however which links have been killed?

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    Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

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    You must have fixed the link then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutton silver View Post
    Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

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    You use code to open a new window. While I did that on my page, I often just leave the working target despite it being frowned upon.

    Here is how you do the "new" way:
    onclick="window.open('http://www.bartcop.com'); return false;"
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    Very nice design, hard to find anything to really criticize.

    Might want to be careful about putting email addresses so blatantly in the source code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sutton silver View Post
    Have concentrated on verifying the XHTML Transitional Errors, anyone know a hack similar to target=" _ blank " for XHTML Strict?

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    You have to use javascript. Since opening a new window is a behaviour it should be implemented using JS.

    I like the design. Clean and professional. Well done!
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