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    SitePoint Enthusiast sadhu's Avatar
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    Please review my site. This site has just been developed and i am still tweaking it.
    Be as blunt and critical as you can.
    You can't hurt my feelings.

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    Hey Sadhu,

    Not a bad job. Loaded quickly. The only negative I found was when I started to read the content on the home page I scrolled down so as not to see the disappearing text and graphics. I feel that's always a distraction from the site's main goal.

    KD

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    Hi sadhu,

    I like the flash, I am on dsl so I don't know about the load time but it is an attractive entry.

    Text to background contrast are all very good. The colors have a consistency that is pleasing to me.

    Code

    The only item is the accesskey= that may be added when the design is confirmed stable.

    I like the site.

    peace

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    Sadhu,

    Hello!

    Very nice intro. I'm glad that you also had the option to skip the intro. Also, how about a link for people who don't have flash to get it?

    As for the site: Amazing design. It's so professional and corporate, but not the big, "we're a monopoly" type of corporate. Thank you.

    The logo's in the right spot, the content is great, navigation is EXCELLENT.

    Keep up the good work. I suggest that you review sites more often, as you obviously know how to develop a great one yourself.
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    Hi,

    Your design is very good.. No comments on the layout nad eveyrthing..
    I viewed the chinese version too...hmm...
    Maybe you want to increase the font size of the chinese version by 1?
    lol...sorry....i have difficulty reading the chinese words...


    Loading time is excellent...but ...though the flash is good..is it necessary?
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    lynlimz,

    I was going to suggest that, but was so impresed with the design that I held off.

    That is really a fundamental rule of web design: Don't do things just because you can.

    Sure, Flash will impress a boss (or a client), but it isn't necessary in this case, I don't think.

    Perhaps you could just send users to the home page.
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    SitePoint Enthusiast sadhu's Avatar
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    i agree with you on the FLASH! Its not really needed.

    I think it takes away from the functionality of the site and its main goal, as well as causing problems with search engine placement.

    unfortunately my management really wanted the Flash, so I built it.
    I am still negotiating with them to remove it as I really dislike splash pages.
    Any suggestions on how to please everyone? I though of opening it up in a pop-up window when a user first loads the home page. But I don't like that alternative either.

    Any comments on my content? I.E. Length and readability
    I know I did not use enough bulleted lists.

    Thanks for all the comments.

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    sadhu,

    I would suggest including a link (perhaps in a header or up top) to view a short flash movie. You could make it a feature, add some cool sound, perhaps a little more information, etc.

    Just make sure that your visitors know it requires Flash.
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    What can I say, sadhu? I really like your design!

    I only really have one thing to point out and its nothing serious, just a matter of personal taste. On your links to the left you have a CSS changing the link to red with a grey background. I'd consider changing the colors there, maybe reversing them to white text with a blue background? It stands out a bit too much as red and grey, but overall it doesn't matter

    You've done a really great job, thanks for sharing your site with us!

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    If you're going to keep the flash intro, then make a good "loading..." screen. It looks like you came up with that in 5 seconds. Us with 28k connections see that.

    Overall: great design.
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    Thanks for all the reviews.

    I will definately try to do away with the Flash Intro. Its just a matter of convincing my bosses. They like those animations and special effects especially when they are on a T1 and they have a copy in their cache.

    Once again thanks alot.
    I have been reviewing quite a few websites in this forum the last couple of days. And I value the opinions of all who post here.

    Peace
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    Very nice page. As always, I like the white background. The site doesn't seem to crammed yet it does seem full which is nice. I like the sidebar a lot and the gray in the middle actually does work out well which can be quite a rarity. Good job!
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    please pad perhaps +2 pix on cells..

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    Hello.I just wanted to say that I agree with what everyone said about how great your design is, and as for removing the flash, I'd advise you against removing it. It loads quite quickly, and makes the person say 'wow' just as they're arriving, which is very good.Congrat's!
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    I liked the intro as I am on Cable. I did not like all the movment on the top of the page. (Too distraction) Everything loaded fine and nothing looked messed up. I would say a job well done.Reviewed with:17'Monitor32bit color1025x768IE 5+Cable internetCheers,


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