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    Just done... Review Please..

    I am not so happy with the way my new site turned out. I was wondering if you all can give me your advice. To me something doesn't look right, I am not sure if it is the colors of the text.... Please give me your reviews...

    http://www.dlxpress.net/

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    Hello,

    personally i don`t like combination of blue and black, but the organisation of web site is very good. Keep up the good work.



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    I agree with moldway that the organization of the web site looks good and i personally like the color of blue and black it looks good for a darker tone and i like that you explain everything clearly on the front page.

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    hi there just visited your site. i think you are trying to give it a techno look but ended up using too much gradients. Try and reduce the gradients and increase font size and also increase the overall design there is more space to be used.

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    Ty for the input so far. I was thinking the same think about the font size. The over all space and way I layed out the design of the site is to make the website not over stuffed with information and other things. I wanted to generate a download website which is pretty attractive to the eye so people would remember it by the colors and ease of use and functionailty. I am going to be looking to sell this website for around $400-$500 dollars. The way the website is coded it is optimized for the key words... download, downloads, php downloads, game downloads and a few other key words. It is a custom design by me and also the download feature you can set days for the downloads to work thru the admin when ever you add a new product to download. Do you all think I will be able to sell this site for $400-$500 bucks?
    thanksall for the input and advice. Any more input or advice will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just A New-B View Post
    The way the website is coded it is optimized for the key words... download, downloads, php downloads, game downloads and a few other key words.
    Personally, I'd ditch the frames before trying to sell the site.

    It looks nice though!
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    It isn't frames... It is domain forwarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just A New-B View Post
    It isn't frames... It is domain forwarding.
    LOL! That's just precious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kewlceo View Post
    LOL! That's just precious.

    Why the LOL? I built the site with the intent to sell it. I didn't feel like paying for hosting when I am just going to be selleing it so I threw it on the hosting for one of my other sites and forwarded the domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just A New-B View Post
    Why the LOL?
    Because you said the site is built without frames when, in fact, it is.
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    To be able to sell it for the amount you stated, I suggest;
    1. Increase the font size as mentioned before
    2. Add content - such as links to free downloads, such as;
    a. HTML Tutorials, Editors and validators
    b. CSS Tutorials, Editors, Generators, and templates
    3. Change the frames to tableless CSS (you can use free CSS template generators) (Note: source code <frameset rows="100%,) This was mentioned in another post.
    4. Put on a free (and ad free) site to generate traffic
    5. Place ads and affiliates on the site so it is a up and going business
    If it generates traffic and reasonable revenue, you will get your price
    hope this helps
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    Ok will do all you said falcon Thank you. Thanks all for the input..

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    I like your choice of colors. The only thing I would suggest is to make the text bigger since it's hard to read. Overall it looks nice and professional.

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    To make changing to CSS easier use a CSS generator such as;
    http://www.ibdprince.com/
    http://www.maketemplate.com/form/
    http://www.ibdjohn.com/csstemplate/
    they seem to be easy to use but need a little information or tutorial. If you use any or all of them, could you email me of your experience, as I am using them now with varing results. I am trying to change FTP clients (one of my website pages) from tables to tableless CSS external sheets and following the template is easy, but am having trouble marrying different formats (1 or no columns, 2 columns & 3 columns together on one page), plus using color and background images, so they appear correctly in different screen resolutions.
    Your site seems easier to change (mine has over 100 pages and some different formats) so it should be easy for you.
    hope this helps
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    You need the tutorials, now you don't have enough in certain areas,below is some that may help, they are free and you can try them and write a review, then link to them, will give you content you need. The importance of review is that you compare different software and recommend one. Be sure that you compare software that the best has an affiliate so you can gain $$$ from your review and recommendation. Also instructions and tutorials help, if you write or link to them, better you write them, that way you control the content.
    CSE Validator lite http://www.htmlvalidator.com/lite/
    - note, it is a validator and an editor
    First Page 2006 HTML Editor http://www.evrsoft.com/
    - has html tidy and converts pages to CSS
    Firefox Firebug https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...arch?q=firebug
    - a very good validator
    html primer http://www.htmlprimer.com/
    - check the sites, they have more than I stated
    also if you check my site, you can get a lot of free software links, but you need to write some articles to advise on which one you recommend, make sure that the recommendation is good and has an affiliate for you
    Also Google adsense located at a good spot will add revenue to the site.
    Make sure it is an appropriate place (so to look NOT out of place or just added.
    hope this helps
    falcon
    Last edited by navyfalcon; Jul 8, 2007 at 21:42. Reason: bad web address

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    Yes you need to make the font size bigger...Black background is good for sites with images....For technical sites I prefer the white background...Some people here seem to like the font color...Try alternative colors for font color of the main page...

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    Just to reiterate, the colors and the font size make this site hard to read. Also there is just too much text to read to understand what the site is all about. A few quick bullel points with more information below would be helpful.

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    The good:

    SEO friendly. The majority of the site, including links, are text which is good.
    Works in 800x600 which I think is still important.
    Easy to navigate and very user friendly.

    The bad:

    Built in frames. I don't know what this is for but it's strange.
    Colour scheme isn't too good. It's a strange contrast of colours.
    I don't like the dividers with the gradient.


    Overall it's not too bad, although obviously there are a few issues such as the frames and possibly the colour scheme to look at fixing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navyfalcon View Post
    To be able to sell it for the amount you stated, I suggest;
    1. Increase the font size as mentioned before
    2. Add content - such as links to free downloads, such as;
    a. HTML Tutorials, Editors and validators
    b. CSS Tutorials, Editors, Generators, and templates
    3. Change the frames to tableless CSS (you can use free CSS template generators) (Note: source code <frameset rows="100%,) This was mentioned in another post.
    4. Put on a free (and ad free) site to generate traffic
    5. Place ads and affiliates on the site so it is a up and going business
    If it generates traffic and reasonable revenue, you will get your price
    hope this helps
    falcon
    Yes you must these all chanegs.

    1.This black and blue combination is really not so happening.
    2.Your footer is seems to be overlapping with you page or it is may be slightly got down of it's place.

    Otherwise site is managed nicely. Keep it up.

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    I like the site, however agree with many of the points above, mainly the font is too small.. way too small also nothing jumps out to me, you are after all selling products and i was a little confused as to what i would be paying for, readong your post it appears you made the site for selling so the general feeling in your replys so far has been more design oreintated, however I think while these are all very valid points, if you focused a little on simplifing your content which would hardly take any time at all you'd see a better response from your potential buyers

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    As many others have said, definitely increase the font size and make it more readable. You might want to present your information in a bulleted list as well, as right now, it is too "blocky". Make sure that your spelling is correct so that you appear professional. You want your content to really pop if you want those clicks.

    Best of luck!
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    If you are planning to sell the site you should be aware that it has at least 9 validation errors, don't know if this is significant.
    - also review forums and blogs will give you some exposure, and may help in pagerank - some free sites (hosting) even get ranked but takes longer.
    - If you are serious about selling, make it a working business and you will have better results - there is a ratio of revenue per year and growth rate to determine the value of a site
    hope this helps
    falcon

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    Has been said before, but for me the text size is too small. Not that I can't read it, but more like I wouldn't bother to try. Also I felt it was a bit cramped and I didn't like the linear blue gradients in the borders.

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    I would recommend making an attempt to convey the point of the website up front. With the small font its hard to figure out what the website is for without digging into it.
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