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Rate my websites and code

Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:31 AM

Hi,

We are using Joomla CMS and I want to get feedback on the quality of our coding and our website in general. (There is one fault with extra pages being indexed that we know about and is being dealt with) I am trying to other feedback and reviews.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.av-candy.co.uk
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Re: Rate my websites and code

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

A few things - the shadows - they are going all sorts of directions - get them figured out. Case in point the main pane has some sort of inner shadow in the top left.. the blog button has one pointing to the top right..the black bar across the bottom is straight down. Unify that.

Capitalization - your breadcrumbs are capitalized yet the main menu options (company - projects - contact us) are not.

When at the default page you have some round icons on the right side (audio - lighting etc) the mouse overs are not working.. because when they are present in the black bar I mouse over and they change their background style.

It might also do well to have that highlighted color be the fill color in the 'd' at the top right.

On the bit about the company is 'bespoke home cinema' a brand? If so capitalize it.

Consistent comma usage - either you put a comma after each item in a list or you don't.

Example:

You are doing all three:
"We design, supply, and install custom "

You are not doing the last one:
"AV Candy focuses on custom audio visual solutions, home cinema installations and multi-room audio video systems. "

It's "whether" not "wether".

The writing is a bit shaky; it needs to be 30% more zazzy.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

Firstly thank you taking the time to be so detailed!! :-) I love it! so Thank You. Was wondering what you thought were on the code too?

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

A few things - the shadows - they are going all sorts of directions - get them figured out. Case in point the main pane has some sort of inner shadow in the top left.. the blog button has one pointing to the top right..the black bar across the bottom is straight down. Unify that.


Will get my designer to review this but yeah I see what you mean.

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

Capitalization - your breadcrumbs are capitalized yet the main menu options (company - projects - contact us) are not.

The idea behind the menu not being capitalized is to tie it in with the logo so to keep the site all tied together. We did try capitalized menu titles but they did not work.

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When at the default page you have some round icons on the right side (audio - lighting etc) the mouse overs are not working.. because when they are present in the black bar I mouse over and they change their background style.


I will check with the programmer but do you have more detail i.e. code info/references?

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It might also do well to have that highlighted color be the fill color in the 'd' at the top right.


Do you mean text highlight. I thought it was the same colour. Is it not? Again I might need to check with the coder...


All the content is done by the client BUT I am just starting to take over management of the site. He wrote it all but I am looking to edit things.

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

On the bit about the company is 'bespoke home cinema' a brand? If so capitalize it.


No bespoke home cinema means a custom built home cinema.

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

Consistent comma usage - either you put a comma after each item in a list or you don't.

Example:

You are doing all three:
"We design, supply, and install custom "

You are not doing the last one:
"AV Candy focuses on custom audio visual solutions, home cinema installations and multi-room audio video systems. "

It's "whether" not "wether".

The writing is a bit shaky; it needs to be 30% more zazzy.


As I said I am just starting to try and edit the clients on site content.


Did you have any feedback on the code?
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Re: Rate my websites and code

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:37 AM

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Was wondering what you thought were on the code too?

It's a joomla template.. so, what code to consider?



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I will check with the programmer but do you have more detail i.e. code info/references?


Never mind.. it's sort of working now.. but damn slow.

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Do you mean text highlight. I thought it was the same colour. Is it not? Again I might need to check with the coder...


<a title="Lighting Control" class="bulbIcon bulbSelected" href="/lighting-control">

is not the same as

/thumbnails/bulb-ic.png
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

Never mind.. it's sort of working now.. but damn slow.


I speed checked the site on google speedchecker and pingdom.com .... :-( What's slow?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

The mouse over of the images for 'audio - lighting - security -.. etc'.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postfreshfireone, on 17 April 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

Never mind.. it's sort of working now.. but damn slow.


I speed checked the site on google speedchecker and pingdom.com .... :-( What's slow?


Any suggestions on speeding in up.... that bits all hard coded into the joomla template
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

I actually really like how you have done the shadows. It looks like it's beneath the main page, it's unique and nice to look at. I like the page, and the mouse-overs are pretty smooth on my end.

But I would choose better icons, possibly something monochromatic, or a glyph icon.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

View Postthesixthsense, on 18 April 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

I actually really like how you have done the shadows. It looks like it's beneath the main page, it's unique and nice to look at. I like the page, and the mouse-overs are pretty smooth on my end.

But I would choose better icons, possibly something monochromatic, or a glyph icon.


Thank you :-) Code look ok too? Any other suggestions?
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:33 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 April 2012 - 12:46 PM, said:

The mouse over of the images for 'audio - lighting - security -.. etc'.


It's also slow on my end. When I hover on the icons, it takes a little more than a sec before icon's background color turns blue.

But I really like the smooth design.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

When I visited your site, an window describing cookies poped up. The closing animation could be quicker

What web server service are you using, or are you hosting your own site?

Light server comparison
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

I read three errors:
Javascript Error: undefined referance error: can't find variable: Class; undefined TypeError: 'un defined' is not a function; TypeError 'undefined' is not an object



Hope that helps,

BlAzExHacker

BTW, BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!! :bigsmile:
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

View Postblazexhacker, on 10 July 2012 - 09:11 PM, said:

I read three errors:
Javascript Error: undefined referance error: can't find variable: Class; undefined TypeError: 'un defined' is not a function; TypeError 'undefined' is not an object



Hope that helps,

BlAzExHacker

BTW, BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!! :bigsmile:


We are just working on the site at the moment.... having to implement this stupid EU Cookie Law notification and it was clashing with the script used for the home page images. Will let you know when it's implemented.

Thanks for all the good comments and equal thanks for people helping us improve our code and websites!!!
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:11 AM

View Postblazexhacker, on 10 July 2012 - 09:11 PM, said:

I read three errors:
Javascript Error: undefined referance error: can't find variable: Class; undefined TypeError: 'un defined' is not a function; TypeError 'undefined' is not an object



Hope that helps,

BlAzExHacker

BTW, BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!! :bigsmile:


Where was that error?
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