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Web Design Site check

Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:23 AM

Hello Me and my friend just made a website to offer our services for web design / coding.
PLEASE DONT MAKE THIS INTO SOME SORTOF FLAME POST ABOUT WE ARE BAD OR SOMETHING SIMILAR IM JUST LOOKING FOR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

the page is http://www.caffeinatedcustoms.com
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:04 PM

You are bad! ;) Just kidding

It looks alright, just a little bit.... unprofessional, you know? Like the menu bounces as you move up and down. You don't list what experience you have. There isn't any razz that makes me think, "Damn, I want to hire these guys."

Also, your CSS / XHTML badges just look stupid. I mean, do I care about that stuff? Yes, if I'm hiring you, but they are getting in the way.
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:13 PM

When I look at it in Firefox I have to scroll way to the right to see all the text, bad design. Also, as already pointed out, when you mouse over your menu it's like they're hopping, like the images aren't exact. These are things people arent going to want to hire for. Just my 2 :)
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:43 AM

Psycho, I don't have that problem, apparently we have different resolutions. Which is another thing --- if you're going to have a static layout, I advise making it for 1024 pixels (maybe 800?), and then having that block centered so it still scales up okay.
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:49 AM

Thanks..
Yea I have noticed the links go up and down..they arent images BTW just css
and I havent seen any of the resolution problems but I can understand what your saying..
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:56 PM

I'm using Firefox on a 19" monitor with a 1280x1024 resolution. I don't have any scroll issues, but the menu items bounce for me as well.

And something needs done with the validation icons... align them to the bottom on one side or the other or something... they look very out of place just sitting in the middle of the page.

But I like the colors and I love the little coffee cup.

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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

I have 1280 x 1024 on both monitors and I have to scroll to the right to see the rest of the text
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:46 PM

I'm on FF with a 1280x1024 monitor too.

But when I drop to 1024 px wide, I hit the scroll issue. Fix that!

You also should increase your portfolio. You've done one website (besides your own) that looks very bush and has at least one 404'd link (the one I checked, didn't both clicking on more).
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:53 PM

I'm using Safari 3, at 1920x1200 resolution - I can't say that I need to scroll at all, but the bouncing navigation stuff is a little disconcerting. Changes are the reason that the bounce is happening is because of the borders you are setting on hover - if you do something like set a border of 1px solid transparent; whenever the navigation element isn't hovered over, and then only change the border color when hovered, it should solve the problem. Other options to try if that doesn't work would be adjusting the margins/padding when the border changes.
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Re: Web Design Site check

Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:51 AM

I'm brand new to the site (joined bout 10 mins ago) but i've also noticed that your "Contact" heading seems to have been cut off a little at the top...

Know stuff all about code, but being a left hander i do like things to look "pretty" - must be my creative side coming out...

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