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    Smile Feedback on this design please

    Hi guys,

    Been a while since i've made a topic in here so i'll try and keep this short and sweet. Basically i'm looking at doing some freelance web design work with a friend so we've brought our services together and come up with the following design. Let me know what you think:

    Cheap Web Design UK

    Please be honest in providing feedback, as i always say both negative and positive comments help build a stronger design.

    Thanks in advance for any comments.

    Alan
    Journalist at review site OnlineGaming4u.
    News editor at AJKendall Web Design.

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    If you are going to promote HTML/CSS Validation as a selling point, you should validate your own code.

    Since "logo creation" is one of your specialties, you should have a really snazzy logo. Your current one is blah and will not give you any branding.

    There is no mark on the navigation to show where you are. Most of the pages aren't too hard to figure out for example the "Online Quote" page has "Affordable Website Design Online Quote" as the heading. The "About US" page though has "Why Choose Design Oven?" as the heading with a sales pitch and I was expecting a picture of your mug. I had to re-click About Us to make sure I was at the right place.

    I like how the Portfolio Web Examples is split into sections. And the design of that page is neat.

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    SitePoint Member Iwonitlive's Avatar
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    I would think as a design company that your homepage is a little on the simple side especially your logo (from which i can see none except your name) I would also change your open paragraph (Welcome to Design Oven. We specialise in providing cheap web design uk for small and medium sized businesses with affordable websites starting at a low cost of just £99!) WE specialize in providing "AFFORDABLE".... cheap is a bad word to use there in my opinion

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    Very Web2.0-ish and glossy looking.

    The flash in the header seems a bit out of place and un-needed. I know something like 97% of people have Flash now, but it doesn't seem to serve a purpose in your design.

    Great job otherwise!

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    I agree the flash isnt needed but I really like this web2.0 style I've emailed you, could you please make contact with me as i'd like some design work done by you.

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    yes, web 2.0 look really nice.

    Site need to be optimize for fast loading.

    thank you

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    I agree with the previous..if you are going to use flash, then do something impressive with it...Site is really nice web 2.0 looking! On the SEO front, you could build pages for each city you service to get more rankings...
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    Experience Advertising, Inc. Affiliate Program Management

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    overall i like it. i think its a nice looking site. the colours look clean and fresh. i know previous people have said that they didn't like your logo but i think its ok and fits into the overall design of the site. In my opinion simple is some times best. just because you can create a flashy logo doesn't mean it suits the purpose.

    The found the navigation to be simple and intuative. Although i didn't like that when you click on the set packages they all just say coming soon. i know this can be useful in some cases but i generally find it anoying and would rather the link not be there in the first place until the content behind it is finished.

    it displayed ok in my browser (ie7) and loaded ok although it was a little slow at times. this may or maynot have been due to my connection.

    i did find the flash at the top of the page a little annoying after a while. i didn't mind seeing it the first time but seeing it run again every time i viewed a new page i found distracting.

    i wasn't to keen on the email us form in the contact us page either. the idea of a forms fine i just wasn't to keen on the look of it. it didn't seem to fit the look of the site.

    overall though a good site. i liked it.

    good luck with it.

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    i did not like when you click on the any link they all say coming soon. find it anoying and would rather the link not be there in the first place until the content behind it is finished.

    it was a little slow which annoyes to me. decrease ur flash content to make it fast

    i find the flash at the top of the page a little annoying after a while seeing it run again every time i viewed a new page was distracting.

    over all the site was good hope you don't mind
    Last edited by Jelena; Nov 16, 2007 at 01:46. Reason: self-promo urls removed

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    have you just copied and pasted my comments because the spelling mistakes are the same. no worries if you have i don't mind if you agree with me.


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