Some time back I requested a review of my site and I want to thank everyone that posted in that thread! It has undergone another facelift, and I'd like to get comments on it agian. The site can be found at http://www.connecttexoma.com/
Some things that we are already discussing internally:
- The wording of the 'Browse' button. Our target audience is generally newer computer users. This button is used to get into our directory, but is the word 'Browse' the right word to convey that message? We had 'Yellow Pages' there before, but I'm afraid that may be too long for the text under the icons on the other pages.
- The link/text color. I currently have it set to a range of blues. My wife the art major has suggested purples, which is the opposite color on the color wheel. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance! We're just about ready to start advertising this site to the public, and I personally feel this face is the best by far!
Well since you have a very noticeable rollover associated with each link on the main page you shouldn't have to worry about novice users mistaking the meaning.
The link colors are good to me. Yellow and the soft blue go well together.
The only thing I didn't like is the "Featured Listings" and "Other Listings" subtitles on pages with only one listing on them. The "Featured Listings" heading should be invisible unless there are actully featured listings.
You should also place your copyright message and the address to the webmaster, or some other means of contact, on every page not just the first one.
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This site could have more promise to it. It doesn't look to professinal. But don't get me wrong, it doesn't have too. And I understand if this is your first web site.
But there are good points, it loads fast at least for me, I do have a cable modem...
Mayb fix the fingers in the image, the look a little jagged.
Hi, well, you have a nice, clean cut site! It does not look very proffesional, but it does in a way! I do not like all of the little banners, one or two maybe, but not as many as you have! I also like the mouse rollovers, they are nice! The colors look good togethor, I would leave them as they are, I mean it is a "Yellow" Pages webpage! So, it matches your theme, well, keep up the good work!
Taylor a.k.a ReSSure
Hi, I'm a junior member. I've designed my own web site (parentingadolescents.com) but don't have no formal design training--just so you know! I viewed your site in W95 in IE5 browser. My main objection is the slow "rollver" time for themouse effects--the middle-page oval switched to an appropriate message when my mouse was over "Directory," but when I switched the mouse, the message did not switch with it. This was quite annoying. Also the faded-top letters in your logo at upper left corners of your pages looks to this unsophisticated eye more like a graphics mistake than an intentional design feature. I would also add "TITLE=""" tags to your links in your HTML so that IE5 would display a text message for each link. I liked what I saw when I tested out some pages in the directory--it really IS faster and easier to look up something on your online page than in the regular phone book. Good service idea!
The yellow was a little off-putting. Also, admittedly this doesn't really matter, as it's a site for residents of Texoma, but where the hell IS Texoma?!? I'm British, so excuse my ignorance. The rollover gifs did take a while to load - I've used a similar effect on one of my sites and found that by just using text it loads a lot quicker (but doesn't look as good). Also, one of the gifs didn't load, and made it look quite amateur. Not that I'm a pro or anything! Also, the way the buttong banners are positioned put them on an equal footing with the menu - I don't think that this should be the case. Furthermore, the one animated gif (the flower) looks out of place with the other static ones. I think it should be all on eor the other (I personally prefer non-animated gifs). Hope that helps!
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