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hdtvtechno
09-13-2004, 06:33 AM
http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com

tell me what u think of it.

thanks

rmedek
09-13-2004, 07:09 AM
http://www.codingforums.com/rules.htm

AaronW
09-14-2004, 04:16 AM
Indeed. Excellent use of the <marquee> tag. Should wrap it in <blink> to exponentially increase the 1337ness factor.

hdtvtechno
09-14-2004, 06:56 AM
Indeed. Excellent use of the <marquee> tag. Should wrap it in <blink> to exponentially increase the 1337ness factor.

Huh ???

Spookster
09-14-2004, 07:39 AM
Not trying to be offensive. :) but you might want to check out some do's and dont's and such.

http://developers.evrsoft.com/article/web-design/content-webmaster-issues/top-10-web-design-mistakes.shtml

http://www.usabilitynet.org/management/b_mistakes.htm

http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/columns/abc_mistakes.html

http://www.sitepoint.com/article/amateur-design-mistakes

http://insights.iwarp.com/basics/dosdonts.html

bradyj
09-14-2004, 07:44 AM
Indeed. Excellent use of the <marquee> tag. Should wrap it in <blink> to exponentially increase the 1337ness factor.

That's geek speak for sarcasm -- he doesn't like it's usage, and I agree :)

Your site has much in the way of coding errors, so many the validator craps out:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fhdtvtechno.netfirms.com%2F

There's a lot of junk code in there that would take quite some time to fix -- hence, your site may not be that functional for users. The design, in itself, is well... visually frustrating. In two seconds my eyes didn't find one place to settle, and I just moved on. -- Text blends together since there isn't much of a difference between the headers and the body text, nothing seems structured -- I find it looks a lot like one of those really large advertistments that pop up when I used to surf via IE, and certain questionable content was being offered.

This is not meant to hurt, it's meant to be constructive criticism, so don't take offense:). I'd recommend if you're seriously pursuing web design, check out some of the tutorials in HTML/CSS section of this site, and check out some in the Graphics forum to boot. Stay around if you have any other questions, we can probably offer some good ideas on how to design something more user friendly.

Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:

oracleguy
09-14-2004, 08:15 AM
Moving to site review forum...

hdtvtechno
09-14-2004, 08:40 AM
can anyone go the following website
http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com/feedback.htm

and tell me if the email me button works.

thanks

mindlessLemming
09-14-2004, 09:30 AM
can anyone go the following website
http://hdtvtechno.netfirms.com/feedback.htm

and tell me if the email me button works.

thanks

Huh? Put in your own email address and press the button.

Did it work?

You just answered your own question. :thumbsup:

Sidenote: You've been VERY lucky, 2 moderators and 2 advisors have posted in this thread and none of us have flamed you for double posting (Though Richard hinted towards it in the first response). Site reviews go in the site review forum - please don't post the same thread in 2 forums again.

AaronW
09-14-2004, 11:15 PM
Seems to me he's just trying to get hits... Can't imagine someone requesting a site review for a nearly text-based design (and quite actually text-based... No positioning even)

The email thing should also arouse suspicion...

Then again, my other alias is "Cynic" :P Not that AaronW is much of an alias...

hdtvtechno
09-15-2004, 01:43 AM
i am not trying to get hits,

i was asking how u thought about the website.

thank you

mindlessLemming
09-15-2004, 01:58 AM
i am not trying to get hits,
Sorry mate, it's just that I'm very cautious about giving my email address to any site - sites covered in advertising cause all the warning lights to come on :rolleyes:

AaronW
09-15-2004, 02:12 AM
Well then, aside from what's been said:

Your top-left menu doesn't work in my modern browser. Plenty of menu scripts around that will, though :)

The center-aligned text is really REALLY annoying to read. Everytime I reach the end of a long line, and the next line's really short, I think "Hey, this paragraph's done" and I move onto the next... But I've missed like 4 lines. Heh. Right now I can't think of any reasons why any text, anywhere, should be centered.

The colours seem very "default"...

The idea for the site is good, but in terms of design, there's not much to critique because there's really not much "design" to it. Take a look at similar sites and see how they've chosen to organise their content, and then try to do something similar (don't copy...) or just think up your own design.

I realise this probably sounds pretty mean, but I really don't mean it to be. There's just no real design to that page (and I can't get to the others.)

The only other part we could review is the source, and I believe someone's already commented on that.

A tip that's already been hinted at: Ads are fine on a site. We realise maintaining sites costs money. Just try not to place ads in such a way that they're actually more prominant than the content itself.

Something that really irks me is when sites actually place ads before their own freakin' header: http://www.canada.com/ , for example. Not sure exactly why it bothers me, but I get this feeling that they're priorites are all screwed up. "MONEY MONEY MONEY ... Oh, and content."

Well enough from me. Keep at it :)

ronaldb66
09-16-2004, 02:58 PM
I must (well, not that that's such a problem!) agree with AaronW; the first thing that hits me - besides the visual clutter created by three (!) marquees - is the "vitamin B5 - Acne" ad; talk about poor design: "What, I get acne from vitamin B5?!! Eeewww!". It's only after delving through the rest of the unobtrusive lines of text that I discover the site's about HDTVs and stuff.

As AaronW said: ads are accepted- well, tolerated these days, but make sure your own content gets first attention: smack on a nice, catchy header that immediately makes clear what this site is about.

Oh, and lose the marquees. No, really, get rid of them. All of them. Nothing says "misguided site design" like marquees.

If you're into reading (from paper, that is), I can warmly recommend the title: "The Non-Designer's Design Book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321193857/qid=1095339342/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-6404579-6314211)" by Robin Williams; it introduces four main design principles and compellingly illustrates them with examples.

AaronW
09-16-2004, 04:23 PM
I can warmly recommend the title: "The Non-Designer's Design Book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321193857/qid=1095339342/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-6404579-6314211)" by Robin Williams

Ha, when I read I thought "Peter Pan writes BOOKS?!" (Robin Williams played Peter Pan in "Hook", but apparently there're multiple Robin Williams.)

Looks like an interesting book. Might recommend it to my brother...

ronaldb66
09-16-2004, 04:46 PM
The only real drawback I found about the book is that it's way too thin; then again, I have that with most books I really enjoyed... :D

It should be noted as well that it doesn't focus on web design at all; the examples are mainly print applications, but the concepts presented (sneak peek into the TOC: proximity, alignment, repitition, contrast) are just as applicable to web pages as they are to business cards and (printed) news letters.

hdtvtechno
09-17-2004, 06:41 AM
is the "vitamin B5 - Acne" ad; talk about poor design: "What, I get acne from vitamin B5?!! Eeewww!".



No you don't get acne when taking vitamin B5.

B5 Vitamins Cures Acne

mindlessLemming
09-17-2004, 11:14 AM
B5 Vitamins Cures Acne
...and you may find ad's that overpower the content cure that pesky 'visitors' problem ;) (who needs them anyway!:D)

hdtvtechno
09-20-2004, 02:26 AM
...and you may find ad's that overpower the content cure that pesky 'visitors' problem ;) (who needs them anyway!:D)

If u don't believe that B5 cures acne, then click the banner ad. and the website

bradyj
09-20-2004, 03:41 AM
If u don't believe that B5 cures acne, then click the banner ad. and the website

I think we've veered off course -- we can all agree to disagree B5, and spend some time reading both sides of the opinion pool on our own time. However, his point was clear -- your website is not developed to be inviting for many users -- it's not clearly legible, the information is not pleasantly organized, and the ad structure makes you look more like a direct sales company than a website with good intentions. I haven't heard anything but your follow-up of B5 on here, what about the other opinions about your site?

rmedek
09-20-2004, 04:03 AM
Well, like I mentioned on another post...

No offense intended, and I hope that I'm wrong, but this post just seems like spam to me. Your first post here was a link to a commercial site (in this case, not necessarily commercial, but one where you are encouraging email farming and clicking on banners), and there have been no follow up posts as far as, say, coding or the overall design of your site.

We all here would love to help you with aspects of your site, but if you're just here to get hits or advertise I think I would be right in saying this is the wrong place.

Again, no offense intended; I sincerely hope your next post is one full of questions and comments about web design and that I seem like a heel.

:D