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Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

Hi everyone!

I have recently launched a new website and I would like some developers to take a look at it and see what they think. It is a wordpress site with a custom theme and several plugins/editing/tweaking/... and I need some eyes that are not so close to the project to take a look. I really appreciate anything that you have to say about it (good or bad) as long as it is in a constructive manner. Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

Typically it helps to provide the link to the site or at least some photos of it.
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:09 AM

Classic
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Touche!

Taint of War is the site I was refering too. Hopefully I can get better feedback now :P
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:19 AM

Okay.. the logo.. not a fan. The gray sucks. The orange around the gray sucks. Try throwing a texture on it. That or maybe shorten the gray down to just around the main words/gun and have the flower bit pop out of the top of the box.

Over all the whole color scheme blows. What's up with the tan swoosh thing, and why was it thought throwing those logo colors on it would be good?

Spoiler


"Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) "
Each word's first character should be capitalized.

"no one can go through war without being effected."
*shudder*
http://theoatmeal.co...ics/misspelling

At the bottom: "Link1 | Link2 | Link3" - where do those go?

It's slow.. well at least the search is.

Submit a story has stars over the words.

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Why are there "You must log in to post a comment." peppered everywhere? If it needs a log in shove it on the right hand side so the login is there!

Subscribe via email should take you to some confirmation page.. and it probably should validate email addresses to some level.

the favicon needs to not be word press.
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 11 October 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

Over all the whole color scheme blows. What's up with the tan swoosh thing, and why was it thought throwing those logo colors on it would be good?

The colors don't fit together, or you don't like the colors?

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"Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) "
Each word's first character should be capitalized.

"no one can go through war without being effected."
*shudder*

well shit. How did I miss those?

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At the bottom: "Link1 | Link2 | Link3" - where do those go?

Submit a story has stars over the words.

These will be fixed shortly. They were gone, but came back after it was transferred from a different domain.

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Why are there "You must log in to post a comment." peppered everywhere? If it needs a log in shove it on the right hand side so the login is there!

Subscribe via email should take you to some confirmation page.. and it probably should validate email addresses to some level.

the favicon needs to not be word press.

Good points.

Thanks for taking a look and letting me know these things!

Can I get some other opinions on the color scheme? Is it really that horrible?
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:48 AM

View PostAdkins, on 11 October 2012 - 11:44 AM, said:

View Postmodi123_1, on 11 October 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

Over all the whole color scheme blows. What's up with the tan swoosh thing, and why was it thought throwing those logo colors on it would be good?

The colors don't fit together, or you don't like the colors?


Both. When in doubt defer to sites on decent color schemes.

http://colorschemedesigner.com/
http://www.colourlovers.com/
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

That is what I get for letting a professional designer do my logo and theme :( Live and learn I guess. Any suggestions on color scheme that would work better considering the subject matter? :P
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

That's up to you man.. it's not my site.
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Re: Thoughts and comments on new site

Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

All of the above points from modi123_1 have been fixed (I think!) except for the color/logo debate and the email subscribe via email points.

Thanks once again to those that looked at it and I look forward to more feedback!

EDIT: email works as expected too, albeit a little unorthodox ;)

This post has been edited by Adkins: 12 October 2012 - 02:43 AM

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