I recently finished a flash math game site, Math Games Play , and I would like to know your opinion.
The site is based on some custom script that I made.
Can you share your thoughts on it : usability, design, seo.... ?
It is hard to tell who you see as the user.
If it is for children you may want to look at equivalent disney/child game sites.
Right now it has the layout that is more for an adult.
And it looks a bit cluttered.
i think the games are for childern. i say that because of the background and look of website it seems for children. well layout is good. however the categories aren't helpful. for example education math games can contain also puzzle games. try to make categories more specific
I am not a big fan of the design. I think the logo also needs to be a bit rearranged..
I am not an expert in websites that have games. I do understand that your primary goal is to have people click on the ads. But do you want this on the home page? Do you not maybe want to zero in on the games first, and then on the page where the game is played display the ads?
Also when clicking on the categories on the left, it shows about 15 games. I would want the option to display more on one page.... (user selected)
I personally think it's attractive. The only thing you need is to add more content but I'm sure you will do that soon. On game pages, the leaderboard ad between the type of game it is and the main bar kind of seem weird, maybe take off the blue header on the what type of game category it is. Good luck!
Since this is a website for children, I believe that it is better to make everything more playfully colored. For example the logo, a child wouldn't understand what it represents and it wouldn't stand out. Also, I would make the menus larger and with more padding and perhaps more intuitive (for example using icons to represent content) because think about it. Children are not experiences web users and you have to guide them through the process. I believe that the layout is not bad for me, but when I think about how a child would interact with this interface, I wonder if it would be possible at all.
The design looks OK. But i don't think a user will come and play there. Because there are so many new games are lined up in the queue and their graphical presentation is really cool. So i suggest you to place some which are having rich graphical appearance.