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    Neilkelty.com now avaliable

    Well http://www.neilkelty.com has been launced and it is now ready for reviews.

    A couple of things to note:
    -The Offical Home stuff is just there untill i get a header image up
    -I don't have the articles page done, and the profile page has to be changed
    -I'm pretty sure it validates.

    Have a wack at it! http://www.neilkelty.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox
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    Try this until I get things squared around... http://dev.neilkelty.com/neilkelty/

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    Looks nice, not fond of the little squares on the nav.. looks odd but maybe thats just me.
    On some pages your words of wisdom is missing the bottom border.

    And one last comment... they way you talk about yourself in the 3rd person is kinda scary
    Last edited by NancyJ; 08-19-2005 at 02:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ
    Looks nice, not fond of the little squares on the nav.. looks odd but maybe thats just me.
    On some pages your words of wisdom is missing the bottom border.

    And one last comment... they way you talk about yourself in the 3rd person is kinda scary
    Whats so scary? Should I change it too 1st person?

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    Its just a bit freaky... if you were with someone that talked about themselves in the 3rd person would you not think it was at least a little odd?

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    Design-wise, I find it quite monotonous, nothing there that stands out, or anything that provides a sense of wow.

    Colours are heavily contrasting, and the style more than simple.

    Just doesn't tickle these tastebuds.

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    I really like sleek and simple and this site is definitely simple... but not very sleek. When I loaded the page I saw a basic shape and a whole lot of small font. I didn't even read to the bottom and I doubt many others will either. Try mixing up the design a little to give it a bit of attitude, and stop talking so much and certainly stop talking in the third person. The site is dripping with self-indulgence just like 99% of the blogs out there but it is longer and less relevant to my life than most of them.

    I hate to be overly harsh but the writing style is going to be my main critique. A website always ends up being craptacular if it doesn't have a well-formed raison d'etre. Here is a flow chart of successful web-design.

    Concept > Content > Structure > Target Audience > Design > Feedback > Renewal
    Once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evo
    Design-wise, I find it quite monotonous, nothing there that stands out, or anything that provides a sense of wow.
    True, but I 'd say it's a major step up from Niel's previous designs?

    The whole thing looks a lot more together than his previous stuff.

    Niel: one thing I don't get is wether the write up on the homepage is being deliberately ironic or not? If it is, well i can laugh along with it - otherwise it's just a heap of misplaced, self congratulatory, overly verbose, indecipherable nonsense!
    Sure, self confidence can be assuring, but too much and it sounds suspicious.

    Gary
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    I was looking through the site and tried to think of how to sum things up, but then read the posts and this pretty much nails it:

    Quote Originally Posted by Graft-Creative
    Niel: one thing I don't get is wether the write up on the homepage is being deliberately ironic or not? If it is, well i can laugh along with it - otherwise it's just a heap of misplaced, self congratulatory, overly verbose, indecipherable nonsense!
    Sure, self confidence can be assuring, but too much and it sounds suspicious.
    End quote. Plus, (and I have to rant a bit here) there are just TOO MANY sites nowadays with average coding and average site design selling web design services. It seems as soon as someone learns how to code a basic page in HTML they put up a webpage advertising web design.

    I'm really not using that rant as a personal attack on the site... I don't think it looks bad... I just don't think it looks very original or stands out at all. Throw some personality into it!

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    Kickin wonders what is wrong with 3rd person. Kickin thinks it sounds fine.
    Start a fire for a man and he will be warm for a night, set a man on fire and he will be warm for a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ
    Its just a bit freaky... if you were with someone that talked about themselves in the 3rd person would you not think it was at least a little odd?
    My english teacher refered to herself as Wiita(her last name), and she was quite the ************************.

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    Ok, so far things to note:

    Design not sleek? - How to make it sleek? Any ideas?
    Change to first person? - Ok.
    Not so much text - Yeah, just have to get everything else up and running.


    Anything else good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmedek
    Plus, (and I have to rant a bit here) there are just TOO MANY sites nowadays with average coding and average site design selling web design services. It seems as soon as someone learns how to code a basic page in HTML they put up a webpage advertising web design.
    I'm not exactly trying to sell web design services here, yeah that be nice if my web design page would draw me a few clients, but I'm not seeing the average coding. All my pages validate, I'm using good semantics. Yeah, my design may not be the best, but I can't do great graphics. To let you know, these pages are served dynamiclly so its not just basic HTML.

    I just got a bit tired of sitting around using a domain comcast.home.pages.users.allthesecharactersontomydomain.com/~neil

    But thanks for the comments, at least you replied. And hey you gave my site another hit
    Last edited by NeilKelty; 08-22-2005 at 10:45 PM.

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    Oh yeah, Gary - You got my name wrong its NEIL not Niel
    Last edited by NeilKelty; 08-22-2005 at 10:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkhtml
    I'm not exactly trying to sell web design services here, yeah that be nice if my web design page would draw me a few clients, but I'm not seeing the average coding. All my pages validate, I'm using good semantics. Yeah, my design may not be the best, but I can't do great graphics. To let you know, these pages are served dynamiclly so its not just basic HTML.
    Well, like I said later...
    I'm really not using that rant as a personal attack on the site... I don't think it looks bad... I just don't think it looks very original or stands out at all. Throw some personality into it!


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