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    Hi,
    I have just redesigned my web site http://www.bigscripts.com. I have tried to make it easier to navigate and also make it look better. If anyone has any comments or suggestions it would be great.

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    Cody http://www.bigscripts.com

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    Hi Cody,
    Easier to navigate? here are a few suggestions:
    1) On the site all of the following are links:
    a)yellow bold san serif font
    b)blue standard serif font
    c)black underlined san serif font
    d)white smaller san serif underlined font
    e)blue caps san serif font
    This is poor navigation. It will confuse users and impact on the usability of the site. I'd sugegst you pick a colour (preferably blue) and stick with it

    2)Your text size switches between serif and non-serif fonts (and in size and in colour) with no really obvious reason for doing so

    3)On the left hand navigation board I'd suggest left aligning the titles

    4) OK I just went to the clock page and got two more link versions:dark blue, underlined san serif and white underlined bigger font - you really need to cut these down - it damages the impression of a coherant style throughout the site

    5)Once I am into the site, the logo does not link back to the home page - it should - users expect it to.

    6)I'd make it more prominent that the site is for Javascripts (isn't javascript one word?) - I know it says that in the first paragraph - but I didn't read that!

    7)For some reason I thought it was Perl

    8)OK just went to the newsletter page and there is a serif font again - you need to pick a body text style and stick with it.

    9)I couldn't find a privacy statement - if you want users to give you their email address you should have this on your site somewhere.

    anyway hope some of the above is of use


    Dr Gonzo

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    Color scheme is OK, ONLY: I would replace that ugly yellow by another color... Gray-black-white-blue is ok but not the yellow...

    Tables should be more 'the same'... Th first table with th home - submit a script etc. is more wide than the table beneath. etc.

    Use another font face like arial or verdana... Times New Roman seems really 'old'.

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    I agree with freesources that the yellow fontcolor should be replaced, it hurts your eyes.
    I viewed the site at 1024x768 and it looked really small, so maybe you'd better create the site so that it 'stretches' on a higher resolution.

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    I think the site looked very good.

    1. you might want to mess around with the color scheme some more

    2. A lot ofyour scripts had 10/10 ratings and some 9/10 and a few 8/10. That brings the credibility of the scripts down in my opinions...some scripts should be 2/10...etc... (be truthful when voting)

    3. "JavaScript" is one word spelt exactly like that.

    4. Try making a mouseover effect on the left nav. menu (even just for IE and NS 6 users)

    5. Site is pretty boring, atleast to me...jazz it up some (add interaction like above to it)

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    Cody, your site looks too cluttered, and as others said, yellow is not a good fit. I suppose the contrast there is too strong and hurts the eye. A muted yellow or light blue would probably be better. I thought the search result page could also be customised more to fit with the rest of the site.

    And now... a pissed off guy sounds off. Although I do see some similarities in the designs and codes, there are also many differences. Even if he took some codes from you, which he might have (probably not), he modified enough stuff to call it his own. I mean, after all, how original is a three column design with the menu, logo, and banner on top. That would be like me claiming all rights to any table with width of 600. Sometimes people just place something because that's the standard. I would find it bizarre if he places the menu on the right and search boxes on the right. Unless you can find a very unique string of code that you use, or have a particularly bizarre style of writing HTML, I very much doubt you can prove the alleged theft.

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    I am new here but thought I might offer my opinion.

    I would definately pick a font and stick to it.

    I would have to agree that the yellow is distracting.

    Under Favorite Scripts - I would not have the number and the space as part of the link.

    Javascripts should be more prominent on the front page.

    I like the way the listing of the individual javascripts are done. But I would still make sure you have the same typestyle on each page. The different fonts definately distract.

    Under your Newsletter link I noticed the text was centered - I did not notice that on the rest of your site, so you may want align it left for consistancy (and change that font!)

    That's my opinion anyway. Have a good day!

    Taylor Knight www.yourparrotplace.com


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    Echoweb, I don't think that the design was really stolen. Face it: such a layout it pretty common and many more sites use it. Think twice before blaming anyone.

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