November 5th, 2003, 09:49 PM
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Good morning people
Can I get a review of my site please? I made it when I was bored, but it seems to have taken off quite well. So It may need re-doing or re-organizing.
November 5th, 2003, 11:47 PM
Learn a graphic design program, such as PhotoShop, so that you can make an interface/template to 'hold' all your data. It's not necessary, however it will make the site look way better, not to mention make it easier on your users (assuming you make it user-friendly). There are all sorts of Photoshop Tutorials on the web, some with Interface tips/help. Actually, just search the Adobe Photoshop section on this site for tutorials...there's a grip of them here.
November 6th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Wow, I don't know if it's supposed to look this way, but it looks very amateur. I'd say ditch the white-text-on-mostly-black-background idea for something more dark-on-light, and make it a bit more modular. Put content into separate pages based on what kind of content it is instead of lumping stuff onto your main page.
November 6th, 2003, 07:06 AM
Mr JHouse - Do you mean make a menu? Not sure what yoiu mean by interface/template.
Mr Arden - Yes it is amateur by myself. I prefer the dark background, there are too many with light backgrounds about. What do you mean by more modular?
November 7th, 2003, 03:28 AM
Yep, that's exactly what I mean. Then this menu should be on every page. I was also talking about making a frame, so to speak, that would hold all the data. I don't mean html frames, I'm talking like how a frame holds a picture. Most people don't just hang a picture on their wall, they put a frame around it first, then hang it. Same goes for a web site, in most cases.
November 7th, 2003, 06:41 AM
Thanks, I'll look into the menu & already have done a small makeover to tidy it up a bit. Not quite sure what you mean by holding all data in a frame yet.
November 7th, 2003, 10:02 AM
I have to admit I really don't like it. The start background just doesn't quite do "it" and the font color is just plain...ugly. No offence but try a white background, throw some simple frames in and get rid of the ads
November 7th, 2003, 10:46 AM
Nooooooo, I can't get rid of the background..lol. Hmmm how do you get the frames on the go then? I've got rid of most of the large ads, the small one will go next i reckon (I dont like them much either).
November 9th, 2003, 08:11 AM
This would make a good frame:
You can put the CSS styles into the header or an external style sheet as well, and simply reference it with a class. You can also try other border styles, such as groove(d?).
<div style="border: solid 5px #a00000; background-color: #ccbc96; color: black>Put stuff in here</div>
As for modular, take a look at my site. You'll notice that I have certain content that is the same on each page, such as the navigation, header, and footer. These can each be thought of as separate "modules" which are the same on every page, like car parts are the same on every model of a car.
November 20th, 2003, 08:56 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying, I lost the forums address. But I still haven't a clue what your talking about.
P.S I've taken on board some hints and re-done my site a bit, a frame would be nice If I knew how do it
November 21st, 2003, 04:11 AM