Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    My first ever attempt - Website critique please

    I am a complete novice and this is my first ever website attempt:
    http://www.outwoodsparishcouncil.co.uk
    It's a freebie for our local parish.
    Please let me know what you think and where I could improve things, thanks.

  • #2
    Senior Coder
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,422
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 102 Times in 101 Posts
    One thing I have to say is, get rid of that lotto number picker. It's not right for a religion website.
    Been a sign maker for 7 years. My business:
    American Made Signs

  • #3
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by myfayt View Post
    One thing I have to say is, get rid of that lotto number picker. It's not right for a religion website.
    Its not a religion website its a local community website which has no religeous agenda.

  • #4
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Hey justinme,

    On the first view your site looks good, you should change the header make the logo bigger and also the image below navigation is streched and you can't understand a thing from it. You should change the colors to more live colors, the ones that you have on the site are just doll. Learn some css and play around with colors and fonts.

  • Users who have thanked iulian.im for this post:

    justintime (08-10-2012)

  • #5
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    It looks like a great website, but the image below the navigation bar makes no sense. I can't understand it. The overall look makes it seem like an old person site though, just too plain, make it a bit more exciting (not too exciting though). The general layout of the website looks great though. Very easy to navigate to what you are looking for.

  • #6
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Slushy View Post
    It looks like a great website, but the image below the navigation bar makes no sense. I can't understand it. The overall look makes it seem like an old person site though, just too plain, make it a bit more exciting (not too exciting though). The general layout of the website looks great though. Very easy to navigate to what you are looking for.
    Hi, Thank you the feedback its much appreciated. The picture is a stretched view of the Parish the website belongs too so the local people will recognise it well and most of them are in their 50's. I was a bit stuck for colours though. What colours would you recommend? Thanks, Ian.

  • #7
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Keep the texture of the background, but change the color to maybe a somewhat dark green, along with the navigation bar

  • #8
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Slushy View Post
    Keep the texture of the background, but change the color to maybe a somewhat dark green, along with the navigation bar
    Thanks, I will give that a try when I get chance.

  • #9
    Senior Coder alykins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,724
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 191 Times in 190 Posts
    idk if it has already been changed since last post... regardless- I like the color that is on there now for the background. It matches your navigation color (#999966). The one thing that does seem odd-out of place... the web-clock... Just my opinion... People will either have a clock on their machine their browsing with, or have it disabled for a reason... the clock ticking away (to me) is really distracting. It kept making me want to check what time it was and what time it was wherever this place is WRT to me, pulling from the meaning of the site.... again, just my opinion

    I code C hash-tag .Net
    Reference: W3C W3CWiki .Net Lib
    Validate: html CSS
    Debug: Chrome FireFox IE

  • Users who have thanked alykins for this post:

    justintime (08-27-2012)

  • #10
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by alykins View Post
    idk if it has already been changed since last post... regardless- I like the color that is on there now for the background. It matches your navigation color (#999966). The one thing that does seem odd-out of place... the web-clock... Just my opinion... People will either have a clock on their machine their browsing with, or have it disabled for a reason... the clock ticking away (to me) is really distracting. It kept making me want to check what time it was and what time it was wherever this place is WRT to me, pulling from the meaning of the site.... again, just my opinion
    Thank you, all opinions are subjective but never the less important to me as a beginner. I must say having played with it today I think the colour as is looks ok. Not so sure about the clock?

  • #11
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This looks good for your first.

    To me the color skeem looks dull. Liven it up with
    more lively background colors. This background
    color makes me think of militant army.

    Thats the only thing I see. I like the template.

  • #12
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Burton on Trent, England
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by krome View Post
    This looks good for your first.

    To me the color skeem looks dull. Liven it up with
    more lively background colors. This background
    color makes me think of militant army.

    Thats the only thing I see. I like the template.
    Thank you krome.... I have to say though they are a bit dull and boring


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •