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02-19-2011, 04:29 AM
Hello. I would greatly appreciate if someone could review my website and let me know if the layout, colors, and overall look and feel are attractive or not.

The website is www.lillyapps.com.

I'm looking forward to reading any and all criticism.

Jimmy Lilly

02-21-2011, 01:46 AM
What’s that?? I see no content at all! :eek:
Oh, I see, I have to enable JavaScript to use your site. I tell you something: that’s inacceptable. Especially since you’re only going for the fading effect there, which doesn’t add anything substantial at all. And if you really desperately want this effect there then at least provide something for people that don’t have JS available for whatever reason like, for example, the first slide (and there are people that browse without JS, even if it’s just to get rid of annoying ads or trackers).

Then, if you really want to make a professional impression get rid of Comic Sans and never use it again – ever! (http://bancomicsans.com/main/?page_id=2) Also, I think that the header looks a little outdated with those bold drop shadows/glows. Something a little more subtle would be better, which, in my personal opinion, also counts for the color scheme but I understand that this can be a matter of personal taste.

Also, refrain from using stock photos with smiling service employees if they aren’t really employed at your company. I can’t see this crap anymore and find it totally non-authentic if it’s just a plain stock photo with an artificial smile (and I’m sure I’m not the only one). I can’t believe that people are actually falling for that. Most of the time you can recognize the difference between a real photo of a real service employee that’s working at the respective company and a stock photo. And if you don’t have any dedicated customer service then don’t use a photo of such a person. Just don’t use anything. With a good use of screen space your page won’t look empty even without any image.

That’s all for now. I’m gonna wait for a reaction from you to see if you’re actually looking for critisicm or just wanted to promote your website by putting a link here.

For some good inspiration on nice website designs look at http://unmatchedstyle.com/

02-21-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow, I finally received some good criticism here. As you have noticed I'm trying to break into the design world but having trouble. I'm a software developer at heart that never had to worry about having the best looking UI design until now. That's also why your seeing the stock photos. I definitely follow you about your reaction to the smiling service employee. I'll try to tone that down a little bit with maybe a phone pic or something.

I see your point about javascript. My thinking was that if your looking for a company to build you a web application, there going to be looking for javascript usage too. I'll go ahead and add some noscript code to it.

Also thanks for your input on my header. I guess I just need more experience to get that worked out.

Thanks again,

02-21-2011, 08:34 PM
My thinking was that if your looking for a company to build you a web application, there going to be looking for javascript usage too.

No, not neccessarily. More so, most companies would want dynamic sites built with server-side languages like php, asp.net, or coldfusion.

Javascript, as Stephan said, should be used ONLY to enhance the user experience. Not to generate site content and useability.

08-25-2011, 01:35 PM
Just being picky now, but the html in the header image is invalid. Apart from that, I think it looks ok :)

<edit>Just seen this post is a bit old, thanks spammer for bumping it :rolleyes:

08-26-2011, 10:32 AM
I really like this site. It's easy to read, and I can see that you took the previous advice to remove the stock photos and the Comic Sans font. If I were looking for a web designer I would be asking for a quote.