Please give me some constructive criticism?

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Please give me some constructive criticism?

Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:51 AM

Hi guys, I just started learning some HTML and CSS three days ago and I first made my site in this domain. Pretty rudamentary and simple (hell, I'm a programmer so I like things neat C#/Python/Java/Ruby).

But after that I decided to look around and get some inspiration and I've come up with this. Would you mind giving me some criticism and perhaps even some advice for a new website developer?

Here's the new site.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

I like the color palette. What is the purpose of the beige box in the middle of the site that lays across both background color regions?

To get a better idea of the layout of your site can you tell me what resolution you expect your visitors to see the site at?

Also would you be wiling to "generate some lipsum" and use it as placeholders for the content that you expect to put on the page? That way I can get a better feel for the finished layout.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:23 AM

That box that has a negative margin is going to be for the actual content of the website.

There's a lot missing including the horizontal menu that I'll place on the right side of the silver bar on top.

As for the big brown box, I'll insert a nice photoshopped image there but I guess I'll have to ask for help in that area because I'm not very good at photoshop (yet).

I'm testing the site on a 19'' CRT monitor, so I guess if it works here it'll work on every computer, right? I can't fathom someone using a smaller monitor than this. :/

This post has been edited by stapia.gutierrez: 01 June 2010 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

The size of your monitor doesn't really have anything to do with the resolution you are using. In any event, I like the colors and the layout, but I still would like to see some placeholder text in the areas where you expect to have content. It is difficult to review a website when all it has is a header and some differently colored boxes with some text that says "this is a test".
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

I added some things. Check it out.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:17 AM

Okay, now i see what you are going for.

On FF it looks like your actualbody div is a thin little line and your text and contact divs are not inside the actual body. Is that intentional?
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

I'm the process of fixing it, so it's definitely not intentional. :P
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

Looks nice so far.

I would either make the navigation menu table as high as the main table or make the navigation menu table without a border.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:33 AM

View Poststapia.gutierrez, on 01 June 2010 - 08:24 AM, said:

I'm the process of fixing it, so it's definitely not intentional. :P

Okay, give me a shout when you are done fixing it, and I'll give you another opinion.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

OK, I added a few more things to make it a bit more complete.

How do you recommend I add text underneath each placer item? I don't want to suffer from too-many-div syndrome.

Thanks!
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Re: Please give me some constructive criticism?

Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:55 AM

Anyone?

Here's the site:
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