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    site-a-check-please

    this site is a CSS, JS, DOM builld site.
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    opinions about site navigation, look and feel. all are highly appreciated

    the language is Dutch, but the emphasis is on the pictures
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    Intruiging design idea but the only problem I could think of is when the brick wall is shown, there is no way to know which ones are links until you just search around for a roll over. Maybe make something to make them more distinct than the regular bricks.
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    I think that these huge titles on every link is some what annoying

    E.g. When a link says "Projects", which is quite selfexplanatory, you dont need a title block popping up saying "See Overview of all projects" an indeed not in that size.

    You can use it for links such as your "Home"-link which gives you no clue of the destination by the graphics

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    Intruiging design idea but the only problem I could think of is when the brick wall is shown, there is no way to know which ones are links until you just search around for a roll over. Maybe make something to make them more distinct than the regular bricks.
    It is a conceptualized idea. But it was meant this way, hidden till found nav.
    Plus I can see also your point of view.
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    E.g. When a link says "Projects", which is quite selfexplanatory, you dont need a title block popping up saying "See Overview of all projects" an indeed not in that size.
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    Forcing visitors to search for navigation is not too user friendly. The lack of content on the home page will not help search engines find and index this site either. Not to mention, the home page doesn't communicate any kind of message or impression.

    Visually, the graphic content is presented well enough, but the scale and color-palette of the template gives the whole site a dark, confined feeling. Not necessarily the association you want a visitor to make when considering an architect.

    No offense intended, but it appears more energy went into making it a 'cool' site than exploring the best way to convey the message behind the services being offered. I don't mean to hit only on negative points because I think it has some potential, but it's not coming through as well as it could.

    I would simplify the navigation, welcome visitors to the site with some descriptive text and reconsider the background color for starters...
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    Not to mention, the home page doesn't communicate any kind of message or impression. Not to mention, the home page doesn't communicate any kind of message or impression.

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    Visually, the graphic content is presented well enough, but the scale and color-palette of the template gives the whole site a dark, confined feeling. Not necessarily the association you want a visitor to make when considering an architect.
    Disagree totally.
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    Yeah, I get that bricks are related to building. But is that really what the site is trying to convey, that this architect builds with bricks?

    As a potential customer (who I assume is the target audience), I would want to know about quality, experience, credentials, peer-recognition, etc. Again, the home page conveys none of that and offers little enticement to click through to another page.
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    Forcing visitors to search for navigation is not too user friendly. The lack of content on the home page will not help search engines find and index this site either. Not to mention, the home page doesn't communicate any kind of message or impression.
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    As a potential customer (who I assume is the target audience), I would want to know about quality, experience, credentials, peer-recognition, etc. Again, the home page conveys none of that and offers little enticement to click through to another page.
    [...]

    Yeah, I get that bricks are related to building. But is that really what the site is trying to convey, that this architect builds with bricks?
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    Hi:
    Please refrain from deleting your own posts along the way. This basically leaves the entire thread in ruins, as no one stumbling upon it will be able to follow the discussion. If you're concerned about your site URL being indexed, try simply posting something like "Mysite.com", instead of the full URL in posts.

    I ask that you please refrain from deleting your own posts in the future. Send me a PM if you need more clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA
    Hi:
    Please refrain from deleting your own posts along the way. This basically leaves the entire thread in ruins, as no one stumbling upon it will be able to follow the discussion. If you're concerned about your site URL being indexed, try simply posting something like "Mysite.com", instead of the full URL in posts.

    I ask that you please refrain from deleting your own posts in the future. Send me a PM if you need more clarification.

    Thanks,
    This can happen. A non-discussion. Delete if you will. i know you are doing your job.
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    opinions about site navigation, look and feel. all are highly appreciated
    I guess you didn't really mean this part, right?

    If you're gonna put up a site for review, you need to deal with the good and the bad, unless you meant to post it in the "praise my site" category.

    Criticism is supposed to help, and the above comments by the others were very professional, helpful, and constructive.

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    Criticism is supposed to help,
    It might help.
    and the above comments by the others were very professional, helpful, and constructive.
    Depends. Everyone sees it his/her way. Professional criticism does not mean that there is a standard solution to every site, and often you get generalised comments but not like do this or do that. More it is
    you should do a site like this or that.

    Eg a hidden navigation -> I agree that is not user-friendly but what if it is told to do so. And it does give an element of surprise, since people talk about it, they notice it. So not user-friendly is not always the case, it might be for some.

    Nobody noticed except one that all code is valid, the website works without Js on even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _com
    Nobody noticed except one that all code is valid, the website works without Js on even.
    That is because, really that is how it should be so that might be why no one really mentioned it.
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