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Newly launched site for men’s retreat

  • # December 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Here’s a new site I just let loose this evening. There may/may not be some tweaking along the way. The client wanted it up ASAP and ASAP is what they got. I’ve already rec’d some feedback about the footer and that it feels like the page doesn’t have any kind of end to it and I can certainly see that perspective. I may/may not style that differently. Don’t know yet.

    Well here goes

    http://www.openingweekend.org

    FYI Chris – this retreat is taking place in your home state – go Badgers!

    # December 16, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I think the footer looks better already, just having some info down there. Maybe not completely finished, but definitely better.

    One bug I noticed is that the main header image doesn’t line up perfectly with the content bg. The image is shifted about 1 or 2px to the right.

    Also, I noticed a couple pages (Invitation, Weekend) don’t have headers on the pages. Similar to not have closure on a page with a footer, any content on a page needs an intro with a header. It’s important to help the user know where they should start reading (and helps with SEO too!).

    One more! The "Opening Weekend" at the top of the page really should link back to your index. It’s almost expected now that it will do it since the majority of sites out there are designed that way. I personally love having that top left logo/image link back to the index, I use it all the time on many sites.

    Oh, and the image header things. You updated the one on the main page, so now it’s only 51kb, still looks great. But some of the other are close to 300kb, I’d go back and update those ones to for sure.

    # December 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks Doc for the good and instructive feedback.

    I’m not seeing the header image shift – may just be bad eye sight setting in ;)

    Yeah..I realize there are no headers on those pages – To be honest it was my intent to get this thing up before tomorrow when they were wanting it & had intentions of going back and tweaking. The client has this event coming up soon and wanted to start marketing it, ie., save-the-date cards already printed with tomorrow’s date on it hence the rush although not life and death. You are correct in that both pages need those.

    Thanks for bringing those header image sizes to mind again. I guess that got lost last night in the rush with the h1 and h2 tags.

    Gotcha on linking that logo to the main page. I agree with you on that as well.

    Again, very appreciative of you taking the time for good feedback.

    Thanks

    # December 16, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Yeah, I also noticed the 1-2 px offset to the right for the image banner…

    It looks nice! I personally don’t care for the color palette located at the top that is about 5px. If it was used elsewhere on the site, it might make more sense, but that’s the first thing that I noticed and only thing I didn’t like.

    # December 16, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    The image shift looks fine at home on my Mac in both Safari and FF. Judging by the time I posted previously it looks like I would’ve been at work, and therefor looking at it in FF3 on Windows. So it’s probably just a shift that’s occurring in Windows browsers.

    Always check for cross-browser compatibility!

    # December 16, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Nothing doing in FF2 in Windows – I’ll check it out in the AM at work where I’ve got dual 17" inchers to work with

    Thx

    # December 31, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I think that it looks great.

    # January 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    thanks for the kind words thunderhawk6630

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