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Sentral
01-16-2007, 05:56 PM
Critique my website. For the...um...5th time? This website is for an upcoming mod I'm working on. http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2260/webbysitekm7.png (http://imageshack.us)

There will be text in the lighter gray boxes. It's a picture now, but will become a Flash site.

Mario F.
01-16-2007, 06:02 PM
err... it's just a picture of an empty website...

But it looks good, yes.

manutd
01-16-2007, 06:19 PM
I like the design. It's pretty :)

Sentral
01-16-2007, 06:58 PM
err... it's just a picture of an empty website...

But it looks good, yes.
Yes, but it's not just any picture, it's a .PNG!!!!!!!

The site isn't technically "up" yet, I'm just showing what I have done. Or are you just being a smart arse? :)

I think it's a pretty clean design (I like clean!), and very business-like. Thanks for liking it!

BTW, it will be a Flash site!

manutd
01-16-2007, 06:59 PM
Someone's British ;)

Mario F.
01-16-2007, 07:47 PM
> Or are you just being a smart arse?

No, really. It caught me by surprise. Usually when people ask for advise on a website they have it presented as... a website :p

You know, links, text (even if sample text). Just to get a feeling of text placement, colors, navigation, ...

But the little provided does look good, as I said.

Sentral
01-16-2007, 08:00 PM
> Or are you just being a smart arse?

No, really. It caught me by surprise. Usually when people ask for advise on a website they have it presented as... a website :p

You know, links, text (even if sample text). Just to get a feeling of text placement, colors, navigation, ...

But the little provided does look good, as I said.
Ok, I'll probably have the .swf and .html attached tomorrow for people to try it out.

g4j31a5
01-16-2007, 11:51 PM
Pretty good actually. Although, I've got a few critiques if you don't mind.

1. The menu bar above has too much height.
2. Err, no header?
3. Just a suggestion. Maybe you should add a search bar.

BTW, I liked the color and layout.

twomers
01-17-2007, 05:59 AM
The colours are somewhat morbid, like I can talk though :) my site's all black with white text and blood coloured links. I agree with g4[...] about the height of the menu bar. Unless you're using images as options, with your current text size it is too wide. Padding is necessary of course, but don't go overboard with it!

Plus, he did have sample text!! Didn't ye all see the "HOMEHOMEHOMEHOMEHOMEHOMEHOME..." or was that just me?

What sorta things are you thinking about putting in the left, darker shade of grey, side and the right, lighter shade?, both top and bottom? There is a lot of empty space at the top too ...

Sentral
01-17-2007, 06:26 AM
There will be text and images in the content areas (dark gray, light gray). I forgot about the header! I need to add one. About the height of the menu, it's just the style of the design.

QuestionC
01-17-2007, 08:04 AM
Oooh, a website, let's see!


-bash-3.00$ lynx http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2260/webbysitekm7.png

Awww =(

Sentral
01-17-2007, 03:27 PM
I've added a header, and showed what the rollovers look like. As well, as added some text to the lighter gray spaces for reference. http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1626/webupdateqw0.png (http://imageshack.us)

Sang-drax
01-17-2007, 04:06 PM
You need Lorem ipsum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum).

Mario F.
01-17-2007, 04:10 PM
-bash-3.00$ lynx http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2260/webbysitekm7.png
Awww =(

The world keeps ignoring W3C. It's sad, I know.

Sentral
01-17-2007, 04:23 PM
I updated it with Lorem ipsum! I'm professional now!

Out of curiosity, how much would you guys pay for this website? It has a dynamic content system, which basically means, it reads from a text file. How much would you pay, honestly? :)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6839/webbyns9.png (http://imageshack.us)

manutd
01-17-2007, 04:53 PM
To see it? Nothing.

misterdanny
01-17-2007, 05:01 PM
200ish tops

Mario F.
01-17-2007, 05:59 PM
It's not possible to evaluate a site this way Sentral.

Sentral
01-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Hmmm....I'll put the site on a free host. Then it can be tested. :)

It's nothing fancy, because I like my web pages simple, without a whole bunch of animation. But I'm able to do animation.

http://wraithwebsite.150m.com/

Mario F.
01-17-2007, 06:17 PM
No. I meant it's not possible to evaluate a website if I'm not involved in it. For me your website is worth nothing... but then and again so is amazon's. If however I had an interest in it, I could possibly put some value on my interest.

However, I can probably tell you that for an Adobe Flash website, it's very weak using very little of the technology and consequently being very amateurish. Which is fine, mind you. But since you ask for a price... you know. $0 :)

Also the typeface and colors, on a second look seem to be a bad bet. They are hard to read. And people with poor eyes or in poor light conditions may have trouble reading it. Try doing the unexpected and swap them between the dark grey and light grey sections. For some reason, I seem to think the black will be easier to read on the dark grey section.

Sentral
01-17-2007, 07:01 PM
$0?! I'd say at least $50. But the great thing is, when your selling a website, you can take advantage of people, and rack the price up. Another good thing is, there isn't any cost for materials, so basically your making 100% profit. $0?! Nay!

Black looks OK, but I like the contrast! You always seem to dislike everything about my design...

Wraithan
01-17-2007, 07:14 PM
Sound, flash, all I have to say is yuck.

Mario F.
01-17-2007, 07:23 PM
> Black looks OK, but I like the contrast! You always seem to dislike everything about my design...

Hmm... It's the first and only thing I disliked so far. Anyways, it's your website. Do as you like. You asked for an opinion, I gave it.

joeprogrammer
01-17-2007, 07:54 PM
The overall look is very good and professional - congratulations on it!

The text doesn't bother me; I actually find it quite easy to read. My main complaints are:

1. The clicking sound. I hate it. If I wanted buttons to click on a web page, I'd do it myself.
2. That there seems literally no need for Flash. You could achieve the same look with HTML/CSS, and then it'd be far more accessible than the way it is now.

Just my opinion, and I do have to say the design is one of the best I've seen for a website. Good luck to it.

whiteflags
01-17-2007, 09:07 PM
I don't care how pretty a site is if I can't read it.

I hate small, non-resizable text. At least allow the users to be able to resize your text by not using pixel measurements.

cboard_member
01-18-2007, 02:23 AM
I like the colour scheme, but the clicking sound... dude, no.
If you still want to use Flash after the point joeprogrammer made, some nice animated menu's and whatnot would be neat.

h_howee
01-18-2007, 01:03 PM
LMAO
one of those ads appeared and got covered up by your applet thingy =) now i can't close it...

twomers
01-18-2007, 01:07 PM
Sentral, you got a gmail account? If you do you can create your own webpage and upload documents easily ... http://pages.google.com I think. Unfortunately, as far as I know, you can't set a particular page as your homepage. You could create a homepage and upload HTML files or whatever to navigate throughout what you uploaded. Check the link on my sig. Googlepages.

Also, animated menues are easy enough to do. Google for css horozontal menues and you should get something useable.

And clicking ... bad!

Sentral
01-18-2007, 01:25 PM
I'm just using the free host for testing, and so you guys could see it. I'm going to probably get hosting from 1&1 Hosting. Thanks, though.