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    Website Critique

    For the past few hours I have been updating my site but now I'm looking for others to give their opinion of the front page. Does it look ok? I still want to keep the layout but I am willing to improve other things.
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    You have animation? Then it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashakil Fol View Post
    You have animation? Then it sucks.
    Are you talking about the title (FrancoisSoft) and the Lego slide show. I kind of like these. Why do animations hurt the site?
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    The title totally sucks. And I mean totally. Rapidly flashing between green and yellow? That's sooo ... lame early 90s, with some epilepsy danger thrown in. Sorry to be so harsh, but the title HAS to go.

    The lego slideshow is OK, I think, though I didn't notice much of it. Too distracted by the title. That's another reason why it's bad.

    The newsticker is too rough (movement could be much smoother) and goes from left to right - uh, what? How am I supposed to read a continuous stream of text if it starts to appear at the wrong end?

    Also, pretty poor usage of screen real estate. Very little horizontal space used. The fat pipes take up a lot of space, as do the huge nav buttons. You will find that to be a real problem when you convert the tutorials to the layout.

    The nav ... huge buttons, and on rollover, a tiny list appears? Not visually consistent.

    The project links go directly to zip files. They should lead to a page that describes what this is about.

    The programming links go offsite, but there's no indication that this is so.
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    Ok, I'll look into it.
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    The called link is incorrect.

    Please contact the webmaster of this page.
    every time I load it up.

    the grey lego pic doesn't have a contrasting background.

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    I've found this to be generally true of many programmers: we do not make good website developers. We can make the software that makes the websites, but generally, this is where I have to admit that our evil arch-nemeses IT developers take the cake. (take my website below, case in point)

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