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    Please Review my Specialist Site

    My site is selling specialist mobile phones for the elderly, hard of hearing and those who are visually impaired. I have tried to design the site taking into account that some of my customers may be unfamiliar with the internet. So the site is trying to be basic rather than all singing all dancing.

    Any comment welcome.

    http://bigbuttoneasymobile.com/

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    I like the site. But at first glance it does not really give me that indication that you are selling these kinds of phones. Instead of showing a bunch of phones on the front page, I would show the distinct categories, so that someone who is hard of hearing gets sent to that category right away. And the same thing for the visually impaired.
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    You still have to add some relevant content there (looked at the specs page ). Good design, it's modern and elegant, nice colours the phones are crazy cute. Just work on your content now so that we don't see 'lorem ipsum' stuff and I'd buy from that site. Very good job.

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    Very professional design. It could easily have been the site for a multi-billion dollar corporation like Microsoft. Clean, elegant, and easy to understand. Everything flows very well, and if I didn't know anything about the internet, I doubt I'd have a very hard time finding what I needed.

    One thing I like from the get-go is that you have a phone number right up top in big text; that's something I don't see on a lot of sites, and it's definitely useful for older customers who would rather make a phone call than mess with an internet browser.

    The whole layout is just extremely well thought out. Every page is clear, concise, and to the point. If I had to make ONE compaint, it would be the font size. I personally think it looks fine, but if your site is geared toward people with impaired vision, you may want to increase it just a bit (or, better yet, have a selector for small, medium, or large text)

    I wish I could make a site like this.

    Oh, and I see you're using FancyBox. I'm using the same thing for my site that I'm working on.

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    Hi

    The website is really professional and ably designed and it does serve most of the purposes it intends to.

    The images, buttons etc are well designed and well placed.

    A few suggestion, neverthless, from me would be :

    1) The fonts of the header navigation links can be slightly darker
    2) The following line "Questions? 0 (+44) 844 870 8275" can probably use an image for questions. Its nice looking right now but can become more attractive.
    3) You can also try removing the italics for the discounted prices displayed after actual prices
    4) You can try putting some basic titles for the list displayed on the home page (Mobile accessories, New arrivals etc)
    5) "New products" can probably be places somewhere in the main body as it does not look like an entity to be placed in footer
    6) Error messages can also be improved. I got the following error message while searching products :

    Error 404 - Not Found (can be removed)
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.

    Regards & congratulations
    Pradeep

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    1. I do not think "the elderly" need all the small social buttons on the top.
    http://mashable.com/2011/03/11/add-s...aring-buttons/ :
    Twitter and Facebook work well as sharing buttons for almost every kind of content. Use a LinkedIn sharing button if you’re going for a big professional network or creating content around professional topics. An RSS button is good if your audience is nerdy enough to appreciate RSS, and include an e-mail button if you’re cultivating an older or less “public” demographic — or if your content is sensitive or personal
    I really like your site, but you should make it even easier to your targeted group.

    2. The search bar is very unclear. Try to make the font darker

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    So, your principal target audience is old people, but the intro text is really small. If you want to target that audience, I would make things way bigger than this. And this is the kind of people that has old screen (so small screen with big resolution). So anyway, I would make the text and buttons (everything) bigger.

    Also, I would make things a little simple. For example, the images at the bottom of the home page with roll over etc... Old people doesn't like it when that moves too much etc.

    Good luck

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    Very clean! If I was selling a product online, I would want the layout to be as efficient as yours. It's kinda funny, but me and the wife were just talking about a buying phone with big numbers. Neither one of us can keep up with all the apps phones have now. (showing my age eh!)
    I am new to site building, so I can't see some things that would stand out to a webmasters. All looks good and functional to me. Good job

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    Hi, many thanks for all the comments, it's much appreciated, I'm looking over everything.

    Many thanks

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. For the error 404, did you come accross this page by a broken link?

    I've been searching around trying to test the links but don't seem to be able to find a broken one. By any chance, if it was a broken link you found, do you remember where it was?

    Thanks I'll try and look out for your sites, and give you some feedback too when I see them.

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    hi pradeep, did you find a broken link to find the error 404 page, by any chance do you remember where it was? many thanks for your feedback

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    Likes:
    - The buttons! Look very stylish
    - The footer. Modern and informative, the texture just tops it off
    - The navigation, very structured, well planned out
    - The back-to-top button that appears when the page has been scrolled

    Issues
    - 'Questions?' could maybe contrast the actual number. At the moment it just seems like one statement. I feel there should be a slight distinction between the question and the call to action.
    - The greyed out placeholder text in the search input field is pretty, but maybe it should be a darker font when the user starts typing. Remove the italics too?
    - The intro text could be shorter, with large, vibrant imaging promoting certain products, brand ideals and so on.

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    It did take me a few seconds to realize you were selling phones with big buttons. Perhaps theres a way to make that distinction clear on first glance.

    Aside from that, the layout is clean, simple, and easy to navigate. Wishing you the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewisestore View Post
    My site is selling specialist mobile phones for the elderly, hard of hearing and those who are visually impaired. I have tried to design the site taking into account that some of my customers may be unfamiliar with the internet. So the site is trying to be basic rather than all singing all dancing.

    Any comment welcome.

    http://bigbuttoneasymobile.com/
    My Reviews
    1) Site is good..Clean and elegant...
    2) You need to work more on the Full Spec Page providing the full specifications of the Phone...as only images wont help
    3) Increase the font size of the Home page a little bit so that content can be read clearly.
    4) The Type and Search Text in the Search Button could be made bold for better effect..or change the font of it..
    5) Most content is not yet added..so work more with the content matters...
    6) The Social Networking Buttons on top dont have links and also they could be a little bigger in size for better visibility..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewisestore View Post
    My site is selling specialist mobile phones for the elderly, hard of hearing and those who are visually impaired. I have tried to design the site taking into account that some of my customers may be unfamiliar with the internet. So the site is trying to be basic rather than all singing all dancing.

    Any comment welcome.
    Can you provide the 3-d image of the mobile phone image???

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    I felt I'd like to see the features of the fone right ahead. no click. Like, if the site is someone, I'm no seeing his personality, its clothes, hes not telling who he is.
    Peace.

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    As a web designer i will suggest some changes to your website...Its design is not so attractive...you can add some cool colors to its background..
    Site loading speed is slow..Which is one of the disadvantage of there professional website...
    Footer of the website is cool and attractive...as above said the social media button are to small..make it little bigger...add some content to your website..

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    First of all, great niche, like the concept. The site looks really cool, very slick. Love teh nvagigation and page transition. The whole thing feels really slick and smooth. Well done.

    Obviously you'er still working on content and presumablythe intro on the homepage will explain what the site is all about. Personally I would use some kind of icon or graphic next to each set to denote which group of people tah phones are aimed at.

    One final thing, if some of your customers will be visually impaired, it might be a nice feature to have a sitch to change teh font size to large so they can read it more easily!

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    I love the idea and wouldn't mind getting an easy-big phone coating like that. I am not sure if you've noticed though, but your site is using using two languages. It throws me off, but maybe that's best for your market. The fact that the headings and the site seems to be in English and the descriptions are in another language seems a bit confusing to me.

    Other than that, I like the design; it seems clean and simple, but I would like some sort of a tag line that goes along with the homepage. It would certainly help to immediately engage your user with some cool catch phrases.

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    I like your design. Very attractive !

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    I do not know why the layout of your shopping cart does not function normally
    He overlap / covered your brand logo and I can not close

    I use mozilla 11.0

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    Okay first of all i think you can generally asume that if someone requires a big button phone, then they are not going to be visiting your website. It will most likely be a family member looking on their behalf. However the products USP is that its very simple, and so your website does still need to be very clear, simple and big.

    You have way to much content for the sake of content! - Make you text much larger and more to the point (when you actualy write some).

    You have too many navigation links that dont really serve a purpose. "About us" and "Contact" can be linked in the footer - not the header. You only need one link to your cart within the page, id suggest at the top - hense no need for the "Checkout" link. And your site is the shop so i dont know why you have a heading saying "Shop".

    I would suggest at the top having your logo, underneath that you need a tagline to get to the point and make it clear what you do - "Large Button Mobile Phones for the Elderly" or similar - then have your navigation but much less links - Home, Phones, My Account, Cart(0.00).

    Remove the waste of space banner with the share icons on the top of the page, and incorparate a few, larger share icons either in the main page or the footer.

    Your phone number is useful but why is it titled "Questions?" - keep it simple - "Call us now on ...".

    You need to introduce some colour into the header as it's too plain.

    I would suggest only one large main image of one of your phones on the homepage, plus a big link button to a seperate page containing details on all your products.

    Overall it needs to be way simpler - but remember simple is different from boring. You currently have boring and complex.

    I hope you dont think im being rude, im just being constructive and its only my opinion.

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    It is very professional and good website..i like the themes and designs..content quality is good.
    But it is very slow in loading...which may distract the users,and if you change the font color it will look more good in look..
    I hope this will help you.

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    My review? 0/10.

    Reason being is that your site has timed out for me in Chrome. Perhaps some server error? Oh wait, hold that thought. Took 2 minutes but the page has loaded.

    I like what I see when the site first loads, but the header section at the top has some bad looking font. Perhaps switch it up. The footer widgets div could also use some work. I'm not a fan of how the left column is layed out. Looks like it was just thrown like that. Simple design, and well done. Good job. 4/10. -4 because of the loading, -2 because of the header, and the other is misc.
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