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    I have been playing with webpages for a while, but like everyone could use a little advise on how to improve the pages I have. If you would please take a look a let me know what you think.

    I have just started this one and have been playing with it for a couple of months.
    http://bilcon.bizland.com/scuba

    Thanks!


    [This message has been edited by wluke (edited April 17, 2000).]

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    ~~~ This site is approved ~~~

    BJ:
    In the future please make more in-depth reviews. If a site seems unprofessional please state why and maybe a couple of suggestions for change. If the colors are off suggest a new color to go with their scheme. Posting short one sentence reviews doesn't do any of us any good.

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    Hi,

    I have a few suggestions for your site:

    1) Get rid off the visitor counter and use an invisible one. It makes the site look unproffesional.

    2) You really need to speed up loading time. I am only on a 56k connection and although you could read the text while it is loading it took a while to finish.

    3) I am not the biggest fan off picture backgrounds even though it fits in with your site quite well.

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    Hi,

    Right off the bat it struck me as unprofessional, what with the weird buttonized on the far left, hit counter and picture background. Although it looks personal enough that the picture background can stay. I would recommend simple, black navbuttons that glow red (or something like that) when you place your mouse over them.

    I'd also ditch the little email icon on the bottom, but considering what this page is about you only have a few small things I would suggest changing.



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    I have to agree with the suggestions thus far. I would also stress content.

    In my opinion, content of a web site is what will draw people back. I would imagine there is a wealth of information available on scuba diving including your own experiances. For example -
    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>A journal of your own adventures.
    <LI>Reviews of the best and worst places to dive.
    <LI>Interactive ocean(s) map.
    <LI>Links of diving clubs and places to buy gear.
    </UL>
    IMHO,
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    Ok.
    You have a good concept.("The Buddy List")
    It's all about safty.
    In order to get more people involved I would suggest:
    1. Start working on a new page layout and navigation system.

    2. Logo- You can create it yourself, or ask one of these guys for some help.

    3.Content-Work on new content- Tell about the places you dive, the things you have seen, trouble you got into. You could have other people submit their storys as well.

    Websites to me are going to the movies- How many time have you gone back to see the same movie. It doesn't happen often. I need to be told about a feature article about diving conditions in Key West.

    Just dig a little deeper & it'll come togeather.

    If you need any help just ask. These guys make it look easy.


    Michael Martin


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    I would like to thank everyone on there comments. This kind of feedback gives me some idea on what people look for in webpages. I'm going to make some more changes, so when I get them updated feel free to comment more.

    Once again thanks!

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    I would get rid of that background and the little gif of the mailbox. Also, run a spell check over your sight (site) and look for some errors!

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    I just put up some new pages. If you want to take a look again, go for it!

    Thanks again

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    Hello,

    1) Get rid of counter
    2) Get rid of background
    3) The shark buttons are a good idea, but need work. Maybe different pictures for each one?
    4) Get rid of mail icon
    5) Content, content, content!

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    Uh, that stuff was not on line at 11:41 last night. I had changed it around 08:00.

    Thanks anyway though

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by jumpthru:
    Hello,

    1) Get rid of counter
    2) Get rid of background
    3) The shark buttons are a good idea, but need work. Maybe different pictures for each one?
    4) Get rid of mail icon
    5) Content, content, content!

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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    I have just finished overhauling my site. Give a look over if you like.


    Thanks.

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    Hey, BJ. I've got two main things I noticed on your main page.

    The first, and also most obvious (and rather annoying) is the pop-up ads! Normally I get turned off a site if it's got a single pop-up ad, yours (most likely because of the frames) has 3 (or was it four?).

    Either way, you get the same ad four times which not only prevents you from reading anything worthwhile as the site loads, but you can't go to another window to read something there either. I really suggest trying to get rid of those.

    Anyway, the second thing I noticed (although I dont know how many other people would see it) is that if you click and hold on the whitespace of your side, or top frame you can wiggle the content around by holding down the mouse button and dragging it around. I don't know how important that is, but it's certainly something to keep in mind. (PS, i use IE 5.01)

    Other than those two things, the site looks good
    The endlessly scrolling banner at the bottom could get distracting (as the movement catches your eye...) but I didnt find it was too bad.

    -b00ty


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    Big improvement!!
    The new logo looks great. Keep up the good work.

    Michael Martin www.sclakes.com


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