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Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by cwalker, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. cwalker

    cwalker Junior Member

  2. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Hi Callum,

    Splash pages are really dated. They serve no purpose and just annoy people as they have to click one more time to access the actual site.

    There's a blue link border on it as well. Add a img {border:none;} to your CSS to get rid of it.

    Are you looking for criticism on your work or on the design of the website? Because I wouldn't exactly call that a web design. It's just a list of links?
  3. cwalker

    cwalker Junior Member

    Im definitely not a web designer, I was looking more for opinions on my work. Thanks for the code advice.
  4. xUnknownx

    xUnknownx Junior Member

    Just a quick thought on your site. Just some quick alterations you could do.

    Maybe move the spash page image onto the index page, search engines are not very good with splash pages as the first page is considered very important in page rankings.

    Have your navigation with a background, something very faint, any colour really. Make this extend right till it meets the image, then on hover change the colour to a bit brighter.

    Increase the font size and use a different font style, use something like Tahoma or Verdana. You could keep the font you have but deffo increase it.

    Thats bout it i think. Just quick changes you can do there. I no expert but worth a go :)
  5. cwalker

    cwalker Junior Member

    Brillian I wondered why I had moved further down on google, I'll defiantly do those changes I appreciate tha advice.
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    okay this is what happened with me...
    I clicked link, got image with border and text in middle, after a few seconds looking round for menu figured I must have to click the image so I do. I then come to a screen with what is little more than flashing lights at which point I want to leave as 1) I don't know what you do and 2) the flashing lights are annoying.

    The splash page followed by the rapidly moving imagery (which could in rare cases cause an epileptic fit which iirc you may be liable for due to disability act - Jaz will know) is just not really making me want to look at other bits.
  7. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    15 seconds into it I dont know who you are or what you do - my eyes now hurt and I closed it.
  8. byronc

    byronc Member

    yeah its actually doing your reputation damage. To me your a student

    i would seriously look into paying some one 50 bucks to do your website a little better for you.

    you have no text content to google cant index it.

    page is too big for my widescreen. after getting though the splash there isa enu on the left with a little red cross in the middle ? a bug ?
  9. cwalker

    cwalker Junior Member

    haha cheers guys all valid comments i suppose some of it depends on your 'area' or style. Im not exactly trying to get passing trade through this website. After reading your comments I sort of realised it's no better than a tumblr or blog in general, but thats all I want really. I want a website that looks nice and doesn't try to hard.

    Im definitely going to put what i do on it now (massive oversight). Im gonna get rid of the splash page and I think i'll get rid of the flashing images. Maybe then people might actually stay on the site.

    Thanks it's all noted!
  10. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    :D sounds like a good plan!
  11. lukedavies

    lukedavies Member

    Hi, i think i've spotted a small mistake in one of the pictures... the 3rd AND SONS picture ...

    ".. that have been past through generations of quality craftsmen.."

    Past, Passed? i was thinking it would be 'passed through' .. might be wrong though haha

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