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Need some help

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by Kimberley-Jane, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Kimberley-Jane

    Kimberley-Jane New Member

    Ok I need some opinions and constructive criticism.

    Take a look at my site www.graphicdesign-birmingham.co.uk. So far its received great feedback in the way it looks but I'm looking for feedback with regards to usability and overall experience.

    - Did you find pages easily?
    - Could you navigate through the site properly?
    - What did you think of the layout/structure?

    Most importantly what do you think of the written content and how its structured. Please be page specific (some are good, some not so I think).

    Would you call or email? If no I need to know:-

    - Whats holding you back
    - what improvements I could make

    Thankyou all in advance :)

    Kim
     
  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    No I wouldn't I'm afraid. One simple reason being that your contact details are nowhere to be seen above the fold! I also have to scroll down nearly two pages worth to actually find anything that might invite me to call you. The area in the black 'footer' is what I'd want to read if I were looking for graphic design services. That stuff should be front and centre when the page loads up (which is a bit slow by the way). I'd lose the 'Eye For Design' stuff or demote it down the page as I'd bloody hope you have an eye for design as a graphic designer!

    Also semantically you've got 13 h5 tags and no h1... Just thought I'd mention it :icon_wink:
     
  3. Kimberley-Jane

    Kimberley-Jane New Member

    Thankyou so are you saying the 4 boxes should go and the text in the footer should go there instead? That would probably make sense lol. Good point about the phone number too :)

    See these things now look obvious and I tell other people to do it but we never take our own advice eh.
     
  4. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Oh God don't get him started on h tags and coding :icon_biggrin:

    Haven't had a look but will and get back to you :icon_smile:
     
  5. Kimberley-Jane

    Kimberley-Jane New Member

    Oh thats because H5 contains that marketing font H1 is a different font. but noted thank you .
     
  6. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you for your continued support Sam :icon_tongue_smilie:
     
  7. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    True in any walk of life and I am just as bad. The mechanic has worn out brakes, the doctor smokes and drinks too much and don't get me started on the police... I tell people they MUST update their website regularly. Just don't ask me last time I did mine.
     
  8. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Semantic tags aren't for design, they make sense of a document. If you want to apply a particular font then why not use a class? Every page needs an h1 tag :icon_smile:
     
  9. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Come on now, you knows I loves ya really :icon_tongue_smilie:

    Had a look at the site, I'd have to agree far too much having to scroll down and look for what I really want to know which would have the net result of me chuffing off
     
  10. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Only had a quick look (too) but agree it is not so easy to find out how to contact you without scrolling or clicking. You also have a number of typos... which would put me off - but I am a bit of a pedant. Your h1 tags should contain your target search words (I'm assuming).

    OK Corrosive - when did you last update your site?

    Kate
     
  11. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    10th October...:icon_blushing:
     
  12. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    last year I trust! But I like the site!
     
  13. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, I'm not that bad!

    Thank you very much. I've got to the point where I don't see what I originally saw in it when I built it (if that makes sense) and so don't look at it very much. Guess that happens to all of us.
     
  14. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Too true - I need to redo mine but I just can't get round to it!
     
  15. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Let me tell you, I will not be updating this site for a long time after this nightmare!!! :icon_biggrin:
     

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