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Do you find the DRAGONQUILTS site easy to navigate?
Sure. I had no problems.
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No, I had a lot of problems.
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Rizak skall inte göra några fler undersökningar.
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Rizak the Really Horrible



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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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Post Tue May 09, 2006 8:06 am   View user's profile Send private message
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I think it's a good design. Functional, etc.

If I may offer some critisism.

The "contact" button on the Contact page is... odd. To me. It's a weird color, especially with the background. I know it goes with the font color from the top of the page, but I think the image itself needs to be cropped, or something (I know, nit-picky).

And if you DO revamp stuff, there has to be some way to make the gallery load faster. It takes forever. I know that, considering the content, it's to be expected. But... You know what I mean.

Still, good job.
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I'm not a fan of using a button to contact someone. Have you thought about including a simple form?
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OK, heres what I think, please keep in mind that building websites is moy primary occupation.

1) Rule of thumb, unless it is the pictures itself, compress it. Remember that the majority of North America still uses dial up, so it goes overly slow for them, I am on high speed and it took some time for my pictures to load. Also thise high qualoty pictures take up bandwidth, so compression will save you some money there.

2) Nice Menu, excellent Interface, good graphics.

3) TABLES, use them and learn to love them, embed them wildly, they allow for great orginization of information. There are many WYSIWYG(what you see it what you get) editors out there that have made it very easy to implement tables.

4) The contact Page is a little bit weak, try including a form, so she be contacted easier, a simple mailform in PHP or Perl or another programming language would be easy to install. Visit here for a huge choice of scripts you can use.

5) Orginization is key in this, the front page should suck the user in, and lead them down the page then to other pages, focus their attention on what you want them to, like the most freakiest thing, or the newest thing. For instance WAVE -CLN, and WAVEChurch, and SoulCentral. All of these sites are site I helped design, and even wrote some backend code for. Notice the level of orginization in each of them.

6) KISS - keep it simple,. over-elaborate websites will scare people away, remember that, TOO simple and people will think that there is nothing to see.


OK, that's my advice I hope it helps.
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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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Rizak the Really Horrible wrote:
That was actually QUITE helpful. It will go into the Great Migration of '06.


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Rizak the Really Horrible wrote:
Tal wrote:
I'm not a fan of using a button to contact someone. Have you thought about including a simple form?

Yes.

I've thought about it, but haven't had the inclination to do so. I don't really know much about HTML and have only barely managed to cobble this site together with the help of my limited knowledge and some wizards available through the Adobe Creative Suite.

I know that there are some forms available from the ISP and I should probably look into that sometime.

I should also reduce the sizes on the thumbnail pictures. They shouldn't take so long to 'paint'.


I use mailform handler to handle my e-mails through the site. You can make simple forms with a WYSIWYG editor or if you like I'll throw together a simple tutorial and form for it.
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