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    SitePoint Enthusiast ebuydrum's Avatar
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    Hi

    This is my first proper website which I slaved over in notepad so it's likely to have mistakes, I am also interested in browser compatibility, I use ie5 so it is quite likely it will not look quite right in Netscape or lower ie's. It has been open for just under 2 months which is why the counter is still quite low. Please feel free to say anything they will all be taken into account.

    One last thing I tried to make it 100% of the page and failed so if anyone knows how to do that please please can you post the code and as I am colour blind I would like your views on the colour scheme.

    The address is http://www.ebuydrum.co.uk

    Thanks

    Nick

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    The site looks OK, but I would make a few suggestions: 1)Your links would benefit if they were standard blue, its a little confusing. 2)Drop the counter. 3)You may want to explain why you're redirecting users on the buy link.

    As far as 100% resolution, I didn't seem to have any problems. The site held its look at varying resolutions. As for your other requests, I ran it through http://www.netmechanic.com. The results are based on your homepage.

    Code compatibility - http://results.netmechanic.com/aps1/...&ld=21.66&hw=1

    Browser compatibility -
    http://results.netmechanic.com/aps1/...&ld=21.66&hw=1
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    SitePoint Zealot Overgrow's Avatar
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    How about a nice complimentary color used somewhere on the page-- Like reversing out the menu header bars (black bars that say News, Reviews, Help, etc)

    This blue goes pretty well with your ummm burnt sienna? hehe

    color: #285686


    Also people are used to things that look like buttons when they respond to polls. How about either:

    Radio buttons with the labels next to them

    or

    <input type="button" value="Yes" onclick="javascript function that toggles a hidden field"> form submit buttons


    If this were my site, I would:

    1) reduce the menu font by a point at the top
    2) Make the "Welcome" message a graphic in an interesting font

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    Hi

    And welcome. Other viewers will be covering the organization of the site elements. I will be looking at the code.

    If you have a code problem, it may never cause a page difficulty. On the otherhand, they generally are something easily fixed. And if there is a question about the problems I mention, just a reply back and I or someone else will be most happy to help. So here goes.

    fontface="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">

    this is from the body tag and should just be:

    font="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
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    <img class=1 src="pics/td-81.jpg" width="43" height="30" ALT="Roland TD-8 Drum Module">

    My editor keeps repeating that the digit identified by the class= attribute is in error. The spec shows that this should be a string. If browser problems occur, this may be a culprit.
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    <script typelanguage="JavaScript1.2">

    The attribute should be type= and language=, the combination creates an attribute that is invalid.
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    else if (document.layers){
    document.main.visibility='show'
    move1(document.main.document.first)
    document.main.document.second.top=scrollerheight+5
    document.main.document.second.visibility='show'
    }
    It seems that nothing after document. on any of the lines are valid members. Recommend checking.
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    document.layers also shows up a couple more times.
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    <td color="#FFFFFF" width="10%"></td>
    should be <td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="10%"></td>
    ----------------------------


    That seems to be it.

    There are a couple of problems but you have done some really great work on this site. Thank you for sharing.

    peace





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    I'm using IE 5, with 960x720 screen resolution.

    Here are a couple of suggestions:

    * Lose the counter...
    * Make the menu bar up top "merge" with the graphic to the left of it.
    * I would make the font in the menu a little bit smaller.
    * You might want to make the table a fixed width instead of 100%, because on my monitor, there is a lot of white space.

    In my personal opinion, I don't like the colors choosen. Try bringing in some more color, or changing some of the colors already there.

    There is my advice, you can either take it, or reject it.
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    hey ebuydrum,

    1.)The color black simply speaking you use it a lot, i think it would be better if you toned it down some?
    2.)as someone previously stated make a complementary color
    3.)the feedback/poll does not seem very professional like IMO, you can use freepolls.net(.com i dont remember), or you can use many cgi programs available.
    4.)all of the text on the index page seems to be bolded again a very strong black....might deter some users away
    5.)The logo, maybe a little bit more fancy with a swish or swoop?lol....
    6.)remove the several exclamation marks on the tagline
    "Welcome to Ebuydrum.co.uk, the first UK electronic
    drum portal!!"
    7.)the news aspect seems too plain, maybe a summary of each news article with a link to read more on the index page?
    8.)loaded very quickly, excellant work

    well those are my opinions
    good luck
    nice job with what you have though
    my review specs: 17 inch monitor, rez 1152 x 864, 32 bit true color, 56k modem, opera 5.01
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    SitePoint Enthusiast ebuydrum's Avatar
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    Thanks for your replies. Can anyone suggest another complimentary colour to go with with my colour scheme as it has been suggested that black is very domenant.

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    Colors?

    1. I think, black is too dramatic~!Can you please change to like aua blue,or metal blue, something more public. I think, whole black give us too close feeling. Am I entering to prison?

    2. I know, ffedback is important for you, but, I will be appreciated if this can ask to some other page. Not in 1st page, where people try to understand what's going on this site.


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