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the Dev Network - IT and Developer Community - Please review

Discussion in 'Websites' started by Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey I have been working on this site for quite a while now, and luckily today is the big day, I have released my newest website, and soon to be greatest :rolleyes:.

    Without further a due I present to you:

    the Dev Network

    It is an IT and Developer community with more than just forums. I hope you like it please give me some reviews and constructive criticism. :eek:
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    Site looks well designed and loads fast, not too original though. Might want to get a logo and place it at the top and move the navigation buttons down a bit. The buttons don't form in a straight line BTW, but that was probably intended.

    Clicking on community on the left menu leads to a dead link. You have a lot of categories in the forum, maybe combine similar topics such as C/C#/C++.
     
    zan23, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    It will be original once the community is running and the reviews. Besides, I only found 1 other game developer forum in the net.

    the logo is there, but the style makes it small, but its not that important:

    [​IMG]

    What do you mean the buttons are not on a straight line? I'm pretty sure they are? :confused:

    And the link is not dead, it leads to a comingsoon sign because that part is being developed yet.

    Thanks for the review, will take in consideration about the forum categories.
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    The buttons appear as:

    [​IMG]

    on 1024x768 in Firefox
     
    zan23, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Whoa thats weird, I think its you:

    Firefox:

    [​IMG]

    IE:

    [​IMG]

    Besides my site programmer would have noticed beforehand and told me if that was the problem.

    It might be because of your resolution, or the ads? I have 1280x1024.
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think it is because of the resolution, I tried it with 1280x1024 and it looks fine like you posted above. If you drop to even a lower resolution (by making the window size small) the buttons form in a U-shape:

    [​IMG]
     
    zan23, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    It is supposed to be a fluid theme...

    What do you think is the problem, the right and left ad squares?
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, but there is no ad square on the upper-right at the home page. But when I go to the forum, the right ad square appears.
     
    zan23, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I might as well take it off.
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it didn't fix the problem :(
     
    zan23, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    I just removed the ads, try again.

    EDIT: I reduced my screen size, it was fine until it got to 800x600, but I don't think most people have 800x600.
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, it looks fine now :D
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the help. +rep. Now that it suits you, why not register? :rolleyes:
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zan23 Well-Known Member

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    I registered :) I used to do a lot of C/C++ and VB programming years ago, but now not as much. I'll still check out your forums though :D
     
    zan23, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    thanks again for the feedback, if only I could get more. Oh and if your interested in some Moderator jobs, I need one, that is, if you want to stay active. :cool:
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    ranjuse Banned

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    #16
    site looks good and loading time is very less
     
    ranjuse, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    yes, you have problem in page width.
     
    xadrec, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Can you be more specific? Is it too large for you, what resolution are you on?
     
    Ratman2050, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    #19
    yeah, the resolution thingie. It's too wide.
     
    4xbizexec, Jul 25, 2007 IP