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New site .. feedback appreciated. :)

  • # November 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Hey all, I’ve just finished a site redesign for my friend’s business, Yellow Rocket Media. All the layout is done strictly with CSS, and it’s extremely lightweight — weighing in at a total of 172K for the entire site! :)

    I’d love to hear any feedback, and should you happen to need any of his services, I’m sure Chris @ Yellow Rocket would love to hear from you.. ;)

    http://www.yellowrocketmedia.com

    early versions of IE choke on the watermark graphic; once the pngfix script runs the graphic disappears, but otherwise it appears fully functional across most/all browsers.. the big three anyway, Firefox, Safari, and ie.

    [attachment=0]yr-screenshot.jpg[/attachment]

    # November 12, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Nice clean design…
    Some remarks:
    It would be nice if you could see which menu item was active.
    The size of the main content isn’t constant. For instance: look at the contact page vs. rocketlab
    Why use a PNG for the logo. A JPG could do the trick and would prevent any problems in IE6 and you don’t need any fancy tricks (PNG hack)
    Contact page has no validity checker
    I would increase the lineheight a little bit
    A little bit of top margin would look better i think. Now it very much ‘on top’
    The link ‘contact’ in the footer is some kind of blue. I think this should be the same color as the rest of your text or a more outstanding color (Yellow?)
    Useally clicking the logo takes you back to the home page.

    Just some thoughts.
    gr. Bert

    # November 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I think the whole site in content area in general is a bit bland and empty. Try putting some images to stimulate the senses. It’d add some color differentiation and just someone more to look at apart from text. I don’t like reading something unless I see i something on a page that would make be be like "ahh what do they say about that let me find out."

    Edit: It has enough space for a sidebar (on at least the hompage) as well.. The information looks very little and I think your index.html is the most important page on the site. That where most times people land (with exception to blogs) first and get their first impression of the entire site.

    Make their judgment to decide to leave or continue…

    # November 12, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I’ll take it into consideration when I’ve got time to do any additional work on the site. For the time being, it is what it is… I was only given so much to work with, ya know. ;)

    As I said, this is for a friend of mine, so it’s more of a "as a favor" job than anything else.

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