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    What do you think of my site?

    Hey all!

    I have just launched a new site. I would like you guys to gime your opinions

    The URL is: http://www.e-calc.net

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    the artikel texts seemed smaller and is hard to read just my opinion

    yor page seems slow and quite possible a bit clouded with less than relevant infomation such as the time for instance, most people got a watch,cellphone or they can look at their computer watch once again just my opinion

    you rigth side seems unfinished with no orange line breaking it vertically.

    the jump to box is really more part of the side menu so perhaps you should try and work in to that menu instead of in the center part.

    your articles got an 'A A A' font sizing in the top, would be nice to know which is selected and perhaps remember the selected size for laters article shows that way users can read it in what they like most and don't have to set it for each artikel.

    there are different things that could need labels such as the A A A and the article selection box '1 2 3 4 5 6 7', and those articles on the center page what are they most recently added most read or just a random selection.

    Oh and just a hint any byte you can save on the server in creating your page is a byte saved in bandwidth.

    I like the colors though
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    Pretty, colorful, busy

    Very nice, actually. The design is conventional but light and tasteful, daring but successful color use; layout is slightly cluttered, but then again there's a lot going on.
    Navigation is plentiful, browsing therefore well supported, and there are search facilities to complement it (haven't tried it, though).

    The implementation is fairly conventional, too, and too table-heavy for my taste, which makes for large, rather slow-loading pages.
    Lastly, what confused me a bit - and I expect other users as well - was the purpose of the site, which didn't stand out from the name or the tagline. Only after browsing a bit and reading the about did I get a sense of its purpose.

    Other then that: nice, well made!
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    It looks very nice, but it takes very long to load. It looks very very good though.
    Keep up the good work!

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    The pages take a long time to load and I'm on a very fast internet connection. I think if you reduced your reliance on tables for layout, it would help out your page loading times. As said before, the page number box should be labeled.

    But other than that it is pretty good; the page loading time is your only real problem.
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    I too really like the overall layout and color scheme of the site. Just to reiterate, as ronaldb66 pointed out my initial thoughts were as to the sites mission and purpose.

    I too have a very fast connection (2.5 mbps) and found many pages loaded slowly, even at this speed. Looks great at 800x600, but as I increased resolution the font became increasingly ddifficult to read and the lack of a right border on the right column looked pretty bad.
    I do not use, nor do I endorse the use of drugs.The meaning behind the name, well there is no meaning. Its just a sobriquet carried over from IRC.

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    I do like the layout and colors, however it seems that it only fits 600 by 800, which I think is bad (Just my opinion)...

    I also noticed the slow loading, but why that is I do not know


    good job


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    Is it me, or is his post looking like just an advert to anyone else?
    "Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eskimo
    Is it me, or is his post looking like just an advert to anyone else?
    He was only online to post it, according to his profile he hasn't visited since. Of course it has only been a day.
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    well was a bad advert if it was I wouldn't be a regular on such a slow site, and I didn't even figure out what it was about .

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    I am not a fan of the color scheme: it's too blunt. I agree with the loading time issues, the layout being too busy and cluttered and remembering font-size would be nice. Even nicer would be if you didn't link to an empty anchor on the font sizing buttons: this causes the page to jump back to the top. A slight, but unecessary annoyance.

    That said, simply having user controlled text sizing in the document is always a plus.


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