Starting New Site

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by gapman, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. gapman

    gapman Guest

    Guys take a look and tell me what you think please.

    -gapman
     
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I like the design overall.. very nice work... and that shoutbox is pretty cool tooo :) some suggestions:

    1.) Clear up the jagged edges on your logo
    2.) Same probelm with 'news.gif'
    3.) The blue 'cloudy' background doesnt seem to work with the overall grey look... try a lighter grey for that...

    Just my opinion ;)
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    A very pleasing site to look at and to navigate! Nice color coordination. The arrow feature is also nice.:)
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Sweet dude! Impressive I must say. I bet it looks like crap in Netscape! ;)

    *rips code*
    Maybe not but would you mind? Just some code, not the design.
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    u shouldn't give up on us 800x600 ppl. there are still load's of us here.

    the site look's good but takes AGES 2 load 4 us 56k's.
     
  6. Jdstuhler

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    Very Cool from a visual perspective..however not to practical from a business side....a little too busy
     
  7. Helmer

    Helmer Questions R me

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    I like it, alot! I'll check it out more thorough when I have the time..
     
  8. gapman

    gapman Guest

    Thanks for the comments/suggestions guys. Keep me posted on what ya'll think of the site as it come up. :D

    -gapman
     
  9. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    i like it, but u might try to port the images into gifs to get a clear BG and also, the funny mouse pointer looks unprofessional


    chek out my site as well...not dun yet, but getting there
    http://www.impulsedevelopers.com
     
  10. gapman

    gapman Guest

    Ok my site is finally making some headway, please come check it out and give me your inputs. Register and stay if would like. :D

    Thanks,
    gapman
     
  11. gapman

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    Thanks guys! :D

    Changed the site once again for good, I created my own theme called gapman.....come check it out! I still have to work a few bugs out over time. Link is in my sig.

    gapman
     
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Like the overall design very much. Looks visually impressive, yet easy to navigate.

    One thing, smooth out the buttoms on the top, and I think that's all that needs fixing. Otherwise, layout looks great.
     
  13. xsivforce

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    I have to say I'm impressed. The layout and theme are well thought out. Navigation is a breeze. Nice job. :) Could use a cool "gapman" logo. That's about it.
     
  14. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    okay, I'll be mean, I'm good at it.

    you should write your own site management system; that way the code you have is the code you use, and there is nothing extra. I've never been a fan of blog, phpnuke, or other various site management systems. there is just a lot of crap included that you don't need, nor use, so what's the point?

    layout: flows nicely, however, it is too cluttered.

    colors: over all, good choice.

    input buttons: dislike, the green does not fit.

    left side table: too wide, items that consume these blocks don't need as much room. change the from pixels to percent and make it consume about 7 to 8%. It is better to use percents because then no matter what the end-user's resolution is, the site looks the same and flows better. When you use pixels, users on larger resolutions see a layout that isn't quite as appealing.

    finally, lindows is a load of crap. windows > *

    over all, good start. after a little work I am sure it will be ten times better.
     
  15. gapman

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    First off do you have the time to write your own site management system? I know I don't. And as far as you being a fan of the ones you listed that is your own personal opinion but my site is none of those.

    Majority of all portal sites appear cluttered because they consist of a lot of content, I have never known content for a site to be a downfall useless it is just worthless, which I don't see this being my case.

    Thanks.

    This is another one of your personal opinions, but I believe it gives the site some contrast and matches the logos at that.

    I am going to be the mean one on this, before you make accusations of someones code it might help to view the source first. I am already using relative positioning with percentages except for a few places at the top of the page where i am setting the page width so that is fits adequate on an 800x600 resolution monitor. By the way I am running my resolution at 1600x1200 and it looks damn good!

    Another personal opinion, I don't think I have to beat a dead horse with this one.

    Thanks for your comments over all, I am happy to hear some negative input here and there since I haven't been getting much, I guess it is bound to happen and that is when I will just head back to the drawing board and improve. ;)

    gapman
     
  16. madmatt

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    I did write my own site management system. It's not that hard. Like most, my site is backed by PHP and mySQL. All information is stored, and the site is dynamic. I simply access an administrative section and can make any changes I need. And I saw which one you were using, they are all basically the same.

    I still don't like the green buttons, maybe a shade that matches your images more closely.

    I quickly looked at the source and saw pixels being used in a few locations. However, I did not comb through your code, so I may be wrong. I especially noticed excess 'white space' in your affiliates and get a domain. Maybe if you removed those blocks and placed the ~88x33 buttons along the bottom, that would look nice. Also, if you so choose to keep the left column that wide, expand the shoutbox to fill the block. =)

    Yes, Windows > Lindows is a personal opinion, one that I am not alone on.

    Your site has much potential and I am sure it will turn out well.

    Don't take my comments the wrong way, I'm just trying to offer my professional opinion, and if you don't think I am good at it, ask around.
     
  17. xsivforce

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    *vouches for matt___* :)
     
  18. gapman

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    Thanks for the help.

    gapman