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Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by Peter_su88, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I like the look of it, however....

    1) No indexable content so google won't give you a second glance.

    2) That first flash image on the homepage took about 10 seconds to load.

    3) I think your blog should display within your main sites layout, not as a separate site.

    4) You're missing a link to us in your friends section :icon_biggrin:
  3. chris_17

    chris_17 Member

    Exactly what Boss said.

    I don't get why flash was used tbh, also the green lines at the bottom, it's quite hard to see the text for the link so there's an element of guess work as to what I want to find.

    For exactly what you've done you could have used very basic HTML and CSS and it would be a lot more indexable/accessible.
  4. james.walters

    james.walters Member

    For for fresh graduate like you to produce this kind of website, I think it is fairly good, I would suggest improving those suggestions that they gave you. Keep up the good work!
  5. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

    Thanks for the feed back guys! much appreciated !.

    Ok lets go through this ;

    @boss hog

    1) what do you mean by indexable content as i'm new to this web stuff? and this is the first ever website i've made.

    2) is there anyway to improve the speed? is anyone else experiencing this?

    3) Reason i have a blog is to allow people to comment about my work and discuss things also. And it has always been something advised by mentors and others to have as a graphic designer.

    4) And yes i will ad graphicdesignforums :icon_biggrin:


    This is the 1st time i've ever made a website. the reason why i did it in flash was because at the start i generally had the intention to learn Dreamweaver all by myself but struggled , i couldn't even figure out how to just draw a straight line.

    So i decided to do it in flash instead because i felt it was much easier and i had no idea about coding and what even HTML means. So i had a friend who knew about flash and could help me on any technical issues i may have.

    PS thanks for subscribing me on twitter. :icon_biggrin: you was my 1st follower

    thanks dude and thanks for following me on twitter to :icon_biggrin: you was my 2nd follower after Chris.
    I was just looking at your tomorrow people website? are you a student because it says your 19 in your twitter profile unless i read it wrong. I see your company offer internships, i would be happy to apply but sadly it's all the way in Birmingham :icon_dunno:
  6. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    The speed will have impact on your Google ranking etc - has to be corrected (unless the site is to be found direct).

    I do like the simplicity of the website - clean.
  7. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  8. james.walters

    james.walters Member

    Hi Peter,

    Unfortunately I am way older to be 19 years old. :p where did you see "19 years old" in my twitter? can't seem to find it. Anyways, you are most welcome to apply for our internships if you happen to decide to be based in Birmingham. Creative industries in Birmingham are very active and competitive as well comparatively to London-based agencies I would say . :)

    Kind Regards
  9. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

    Oh my bad i read the wrong profile and thought it was you.

    As much as i would like to apply birmingham is too far sadly.
    Just out of curiosity would you hire someone like me based on what you've seen for an internship? No worries You can be honest :icon_biggrin:
  10. james.walters

    james.walters Member

    Hi Peter!

    In my personal point of view, I would hire someone who is very enthusiastic and is willing to learn, although most interns are fresh graduates lacking of experience, as long as they know what they are doing, and is willing to research more on coming up with new and fresh idea, they are in the right path :) have you found a job yet?

    Kind Regards
  11. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

    Ok so is that a no then? :icon_biggrin:

    Sadly james i have not found a job yet, but i am not going to stop till i do!!!!!!
  12. Niv

    Niv New Member

    I like the look of the site, it's basic and it's simple but I really don't like flash based websites. Google doesn't like them either as it finds it hard to read flash sites, when the site's loading it might be a good idea to offer an HTML version of the site to speed up loading and to help google find the info on your site too. I think for a first website it's pretty impressive but it's also a good time to learn from the mistakes here, HTML always wins over a flash site in most peoples eyes.
  13. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

    Thanks for the feedback Niv

    Is there a program where i can convert it to HTML? ...or was that a stupid question? ... I gave myself the chance to learn but it just didn't work out for me and Dreamweaver. Not saying i'm giving up but i was in need of a website done. Flash was my easiest option. Struggled with using Dreamweaver by myself.

    but all in all I've got GOOD NEWS!!!!!!

    On my first ever job interview, I've got offered a JOB!!!! (they gave me a 3day tester project before deciding) i am so excited please tell me if this is a bad offer.

    Assistant Graphic Designer Position, £16K p.a. Mon-Fri (not too sure what the working hours are like yet)
    I have no industry/agency experience(I'm still waiting to Graduate next month, but i start on the 6th Sept)

    I did not expect to get a job so soon, in my mind i was thinking i needed to do at least a whole year of placements to gain experience before getting a job.
  14. Peter_su88

    Peter_su88 Member

    In fact i found the job on this website! thank you Boss Hog for creating this Forum! thank you.
  15. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Congrats and my pleasure :icon_wink:
  16. Niv

    Niv New Member

    Hey Peter, I read somewhere that Dreamweaver can convert a flash site to html5 but haven't tried it myself so couldn't comment on if or how it works, For the last few years I've pretty much avoided flash as much as possible due to the system resources it takes up when viewing websites with lots of flash elements. Might be worth spending a bit of time looking around google for some info.

    Sorry I couldn't be more helpfull but congrats on the new job.

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