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    SitePoint Enthusiast webnutz's Avatar
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    New World Solutions - Hosting

    Hey
    Could you please review our new website newworldsolutions.co.uk
    Things you could reveiw:
    -Design overall
    -Loading speed
    -Browser performance
    -hosting prices
    -accesibility
    -any other things

    Thanks in advance, Calum Brannan
    Last edited by webnutz; Nov 12, 2004 at 10:31.
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    Site loaded quickly for me. I'm not crazy about the purple, but that's probably just because I've seen so many gawdy personal sites that use purple everywhere. I like the use of the currency converter to check the prices. There are places where the text at the top and along the right side has links, but they don't stand out as links until you mouseover them. I'd recommend underlining them or something so that it is clear where the links are.

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    -Design overall- BIG! IMHO it needs the graphics to be alittle smaller.
    -Loading speed - Good!
    -Browser performance - Fine in: IE< Firefox and Opera, one thing that isn`t right in Opera and thats the iframe for the news, the scroll bar kicks in.
    -hosting prices - Seems to be good!
    -accesibility - Easy!
    -any other things - IMHO the introduction looks cramped, maybe allow a space above and below and justify the text, the graphics for the packages IMHO are to big, not sure why you have the news inside a frame, if you have the news on site then maybe bring it to the top on the side it`s on right now, add a nice news graphic header too. Move the Paypal cards to the base instead of where they are now, take off the graphic to call our team as it looks better IMHO with the text saying this, neater if you like. You have a spelling error "Covert Packages to your currency" - convert.
    Good Luck.

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    I actually like it. When I read "purple" I didn't think I would like it, but I do. I think it's very well designed and flows good.
    The only thing I would change is make the tabs a tad bit smaller. The look VERY large - although I understand you have to draw attention to them.
    The content IS a tad cramped, but ALL hosting websites are like that. The best idea for a host is to put all your package options on the home page - clearly - with pricing. And you have done exactly that. No one wants to search for how much your plans are. Good job with that.
    IE6 WinXP loaded great, everything looks in place.

    I really like it, good job. Good luck with you business.

    Joy

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    SitePoint Enthusiast webnutz's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone,
    Theres some really cool comments there, what would anyone think if I offered Site Point members a discount just to get business in?
    Or would thats not be such a good move.
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    -Design overall
    I like the icons, but, like zippy9, I'm not so sure about the colour scheme..
    -Loading speed
    OK. I dont really think it's good enough tho, and could be worked on very easly. For instance the graphics in the navbar are like over 6kb on average right? (didnt check them all, but seemed like it). I think you'd surely be better off using gifs there. A well compressed gif there could be just around 1kb... You'd save about 50kb just there (5kb on each of the 5 tabs, plus their respective rollovers).
    -Browser performance
    Looks good in Safari
    -hosting prices
    Looks like a good deal - maybe even slightly too good-ish
    -any other things
    i think the icons for the packages on the homepage should be links
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    -Design overall
    The purple is "ok". Maybe a little overwhelming. Possibly neutralize the background colour somehow. Maybe pop the colour into photoshop and reduce the saturation somewhat. Darken, lighten or just play around. My opinion something less harsh and little more "pastelly" would do well here.

    -Loading speed
    Seemed fine on my 348 ADSL connection. Sorry, I dont have a slower simulator.

    -Browser performance
    As mentioned above all fine with exception of iframe scrollbar popup in Opera.

    -hosting prices
    Very nice.

    -accesibility
    No faults here.

    -any other things
    The email address at the bottom cannot be clicked on. Why not make this line text. It could help with SEO too.
    Colour scheme on packages details is too contrasting on my eyes... possibly make the cellspacing colour something closer to the cells... or is that a border... eew... sorry I HATE standard HTML borders (IMO).
    Live online support and banners like it might look better with a more monochromed look to make them fit the look of the site better.
    Links are not easy to spot without mousing over. Maybe make them a different colour to the rest of the text.
    The contact page could well do with some padding, as everything is bunched on the left (right up against the wall).

    Hope you found my comments helpful.

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    I like the colors

    I think the colors are pretty good. I like the graphics. I would offer advice on "Dummying" it down a bit. Pretend that someone who knows nothing about hosting is trying to get a site up and running.

    Good job overall.
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    -Design overall
    Average.. the purple is a little scary to me, but you could definately pull it off with a bit more work. Some suggestions would be a shadow coming down form the page, some nicer fonts in the images, and rearranging your hositng packages to be a bit more orderly and discreet.
    -Loading speed
    fine.
    -Browser performance
    Renders like its supposed to in firefox RC1.
    -hosting prices
    Amazing
    -accesibility
    Can't find any faults either

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    Ok,
    For the colour problem,
    see what you think:

    www.newworldsolutions.co.uk/index2.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by webnutz
    Ok,
    For the colour problem,
    see what you think:

    www.newworldsolutions.co.uk/index2.html
    looks better to me
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    The first thought into my head is ....purple??? The site is pretty image heavy, but loaded decently fast. Although at 300k it wont load fast on slower connections. I would def try to optimize those images. Those tabs at the top could use some work. My only real concern would be that, other hosting sites have such eleborate designs and overall professional feels.

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    SitePoint Enthusiast webnutz's Avatar
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    Hey, I updated my site again. Using flash this time and new prices. What does evryone think?
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    Mozilla 1.7.2, winxp, dsl connection


    Overal look & feel is nice, i am not sure about the color scheme but like the icons very much. You should take a look at the navigation bar though, the font doesn't look very sharp.


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