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New website - looking for reviews on usability, colors, layout - be mean!

Discussion in 'Websites' started by tarponkeith, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. #1
    please visit http://tinyurl.com/ and post any, and all, information you can... Be as mean as you possibly can (as long as it's constructive!)
    SEMrush
     
    tarponkeith, Dec 10, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. workathomeshop

    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    #2
    Try not to be mean ;)
    The homepage is a little boring. Borders or something is missing ??? change of colour for the background (grey) to something brighter

    This is just my personal opinion best of luck with the website
    Cheers :D
    Samantha
     
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    Avisblr Member

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    Layout is good, but color combination is not. Use rich colors, it will look good..!
     
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    buntoo Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't stand out quite as much.
    sorta boring to look at.. certainly nothing i would look and go wow!..
     
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    tarponkeith Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I figured color would be the downside; it's hard to dream up a nice color scheme when you're color-blind, haha...
     
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    Just put a more color that makes your homepage a little more attractive. Boring to look at and add more original content. Hope you'll do it. Cheers!
     
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    The theme is nice but the color scheme is a bit dull you should use some
    warm colors in the design.
     
    kingofsanda, Dec 11, 2008 IP
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    When you land on a hompepage you should be able to quickly know with on what column or bar you navigate, and also one predominant colour is best. I like your black bar on top though. Also the white feather is a huge waste of space and its kind of frustrating to scroll down.... hope it helps but keep it up!
     
    Chip27, Dec 11, 2008 IP
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    Your site definitely needs more color. Have you thought about using photographic images instead of the leaf image?

    I would use the image feature and tag line to come up with something more catchy so that when the site's loaded, you know without any question, what's being offered. I suppose what I'm saying is: "lightweight software for web developers" can be more of a descriptive, benefit driven statement in this box. Combining better copy with a good, strong image can make a huge drifference.

    Try istockphoto.com for a good photo that drives home the message you want to convey (it's a wonderful resource for stock photos).

    Oveall, I see that many people here don't like the grey but I do (though, I like grey anyway)! But, more colors overall would make the grey look better!!

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers
     
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    silvastar Active Member

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    #10
    Basic simple design with nothing eye catching. Its not the most appealing
    site but perhaps that's not your goal anyway.
    What is the feather symbolizing? I wasn't sure.
     
    silvastar, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    it depressed me. colors, pictures, a BIG OL' RSS symbol, etc...
     
    shmitche, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    I believe you need more information about your software. Screen shot of the software would be great or a video to show it in action would be even better.. sʇuəɔ 2 ʎɯ
     
    mcbigboy, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    ajiabs Well-Known Member

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    You may want to do a usability review. The most two prominent links go to microsoft and adobe. all the main links are below the fold. top links does not look like links.
     
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    #14
    Site id good looking. Need more colors. I think the height of the header is too small. And footer is quite boring type. The text in there not decorated properly. Main content is good. Best of luck.
     
    champi-on, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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    CreativeNerds.org Peon

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    #15
    Oh wow,

    You own this ? Its an amazing site !

    HOWEVER - Has the introduction of WEB2.0 gone past you like a F1 CAR ? =)

    You need to get a redesign on that baby, and watch the money come in!

    An attractive website, always grabs more attention,

    Now as on little criticism, I am viewing this page on a 22" monitor,

    So the whole text is stretched out, most websites dont do this, they have their text put into a div,

    Look at aligning it all about more,

    And getting some re-designings done!

    We'd be more than happy to help!
     
    CreativeNerds.org, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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    netdriver788 Well-Known Member

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    Good description about tinyurl.But i think so you had messed up with design.Seemes to be incomplete design.It would be cool if you design your site with attractive color schemes and good layout.I prefer you to change that blue header which depresses your whole sight.Thanks.
     
    netdriver788, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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    phyza Well-Known Member

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    #17
    Design is little bit boring and not looking professional as well and i think so placing an add just on the banner is not a good idea and not looking good too .. You must work out for some other colour combinations and a professional banner too.. Hope this will help you out and you will just take it as a fair suggestion .. no harsh feelings :)
    Thanks
    PHYza
     
    phyza, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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