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    Review my new site URLBunch.com

    http://www.urlbunch.com

    Please review my new site, URLBunch.com. Thanks in advance for your time critiquing it.
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    I would reduce the size of the header area and remove the Google ads from it. It looks top-heavy and isn't agreeable to the eye.

    I'm viewing in Opera. The textarea has the same background colour as the surrounding area so it was not obvious to me at first where I should enter the URLs.

    I would remove the banner from the bottom and the bookmark link. The banner looks out of place and the bookmark link is a distraction to a function that the user is capable of doing themself.

    Otherwise it's nice and clean and simple. Would look fantastic with the incongruous bits removed.

    I have to say, I haven't a clue what it's about. Why would I want to bunch URLs together? I don't even know what that means. OK, maybe it's just not for me.

    It's a good name for what it purports to do.

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    I thought the design was good. I had no real problem with the look itself. However, I could not understand the site. Is it suppose to be a way of social bookmarking? Either way, I did notice some things. First, after bunching, I'm given a URL. However, when I go to the URL there is no way for me to add more URL's to the bunch. So, if I want to add more, I can't. It's a unique idea, but it has some functionality concerns.
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    I also could not understand the site: I tried to bunch the URL's ...but what for??
    It would be better to add some text and tell the users what your site is about, give some instructions and steps...

    P.S. when I clicked on the provided URL (after pressing the "Bunch Together" button ) I got all my links (that I wrote) in one big link, i.e. it was presented in one line:
    http://google.com\r\nhttp://wikipedia.com

    And also the verb 'are' is duplicated in the sentence: "The links in this bunch are are below"

    Good luck

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    It looks great but it seems like the only use for it is to get it at the top of the google list lol.

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    I'd move the Google ads from the top to the bottom, as it's confusing if they're the first thing you see. I'd then use the space to the right of the logo to add a one-line explanation of what the site does. If you can't explain it in one line, it's probably not viable!
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    kool... template no doubt...
    but confusion in understanding the site content???
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    I agree with them, the banners seem to be out of place and I still don't know what the site is about (even after trying to bunch 2 URLs). Maybe you could try using a line break instead of a space for the separator (I don't know if that's even a word, I'm from Argentina), it would be much easier if you want to bunch a lot of links (avoiding horizontal scrolling in the textarea).

    Regarding the design I like it, it's simple and eye-appealing. Maybe the header would like kind of empty without the banner but well, there isn't much to put in there. The only thing that I think could be improved is the button, which doesn't exactly look like one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paella View Post
    I also could not understand the site: I tried to bunch the URL's ...but what for??
    It would be better to add some text and tell the users what your site is about, give some instructions and steps...

    P.S. when I clicked on the provided URL (after pressing the "Bunch Together" button ) I got all my links (that I wrote) in one big link, i.e. it was presented in one line:
    http://google.com\r\nhttp://wikipedia.com

    And also the verb 'are' is duplicated in the sentence: "The links in this bunch are are below"

    Good luck
    Maybe you put the links one per line instead of all of them in one line separated with a space.

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    besides all things i just want to know about the website about???
    i seriously couldn't get what that site is about???
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    I would have some text explaining what your site does in a concise way.

    Your colour use and background are very nice, I like the wood texture you've used.

    Your adsense banner could be a little more subtle. Also it's squashed against the top of your header, you need to vertically center it.

    The site is basic which is a good thing. I'm a little confused what the point behind it is though... just to share link lists with others?

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    Reduce the header size and add some explanation text, other than things look good to me.

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    I definitely would "second" the opinion about WHY someone would want to bunch URL's together ...

    I'm sure there is a reason ... but it definitely is not clear what the benefit is ...

    Other than that though ... I like it ... very simple and clean looking ...
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    Made some updates... hope it makes a little more sense.
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    I've only seen your updated version.

    Like others I was a bit confused. I couldn't see where to put the URLs - in firefox all that is shown is a red box that isn't obvious that it is an input field. In opera and ie I see that there is in fact a scroll bar on the right of this box. I would have a value of that field that states "enter urls here" or something to make it really obvious. I would also change the colour to, say, white or light grey.

    I see you have a brief explanation in the header, as somebody suggested, but tbh I didn't really see that at first. Being used to just titles or banners and advertising in headers I didn't bother looking and my eye was first drawn to "Enter The URLs...."

    You have script for a bookmark tool in your html header, but I couldn't see it on your site.

    Search engines cannot read your site. Your keyword tag is empty and you don't have a description tag. There is no text on your site for the bots to read so they (as well as me <G>) have no idea what your site is about.

    On the good side, I love your design and colours.

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    The site has some flaws. I think some where mentioned earlier but will say again if not. You add websites to bunch together > Maybe you want another website to add to this bunch, wait a minute you cant. Re-code the site so that people can add to their bunch.

    Secondly allow people to sign up for the service, you could add a premium account for people who don't want to see banner ads or so they can have extra features. With an account people could save their bunches and add new links to them.

    The design is weird, the background has bark from a tree and the foreground has silver/white header and a blood red content area. I'm not sure what your trying to visually achieve here. Try going to colourLOVERS.com to get a new colour scheme.

    The logo needs more work to it so that people will be attracted to it.

    Good luck mate.
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