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Hey Ladies, Gents and everything in between.

I've finally gotten around to redoing my own site and not humbly place it on the blocks before your collective axes. I don't if anyone will remember the last site check I posted was in March '09, this is actually a redesign of that version, not an entirely new layout but please critique it on it's own merits.

http://www.illusional-reality.com

Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say.

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Link 404.

Link 404.

all ยป http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/all

Google isn't a bunch of guys reading and grading web sites, it's more like a bunch of monkeys sniffing food and putting the good bananas at the top. -Triumph

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Seems to be working

Seems to be working

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The link works if you

The link works if you backspace out those irritating 'W' perpetual bloody nuisance those www - someone needs to set up their dns records if they want the wough wough woughs working, but they should be made illegal really.

Love the design! the front page works for me, like all the slightly handwritten/drawn look to aspects such as the SN icons, like a 8year old has drawn them.

My only slight criticism with designs such as this i.e large big areas is that they tend to consume a lot of vertical real estate, big deep headers look great but do push the rest of the page content down, but I tend to think the days of 'Below the fold' are dead in terms of web pages and probably never that applicable anyway people know to scroll down.

Something I would say you need to look at is the use of so many foreground images and their alt tags. Do so many of these images really need to be inline? why not backgrounds? Turn of images altogether does the page make sense or the best sense it can?

Now for some stern admonishment Stare

What on earth is this:

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1250" />

Have you any idea how criminal that is? How simply vile and abhorrent? or more so why it's very bad news to use a Windows character set?

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Cheers Hugo, and what windows

Cheers Hugo, and what windows charset...there's none Innocent

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Vade wrote: Cheers Hugo, and

Vade wrote:

Cheers Hugo, and what windows charset...there's none Innocent

I'm going to be kind and ignore that Big smile
But you have two minutes to correct your heinous crime before I report you to the standards police

script and style tags better placed after title tags and meta char sets - minor point!

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I like it. I think the

I like it. I think the picture of you (I'm assuming that's you) in the top right looks a bit faint, maybe under-contrasted, but maybe that's just me being silly and throwing big words out so I look intelligent Laughing out loud

Your facebook logo isn't loading for me (probably due to over-zealous work filtering) but the alt-text looks messy - you've got wonderful twitter and RSS icons, then MASSIVE BLUE TEXT that says "ZOMG THE HAND DRAWN COPY OF THE FACEBOOK LOGO IS HERE BUT IT'S NOT LOADED ARGHzadsdcfasxvuyas". I know that's not intentional, there's probably nothing you can do about it, and nobody else but me and my web-filtered Minefield browsing experience will see it, but just so you know.

ps:

An important features

Think that S needs removing Wink The last bit doesn't read right either - you've used was and is in the same sentence - I would change "is done" to "was accomplished".

pps I like the rollover effect on the S2H website's top nav Laughing out loud

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Damn phantom S's sneaking

Damn phantom S's sneaking into my text, thanks for the comments. I've made the change you suggested and you're 100% right, it reads much better now.

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Could I be a really finickity

Could I be a really finickity persnickety grammar nazi and say it might read better with a comma after "camps"?

I really like it though Laughing out loud

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Go nuts, the whole point of

Go nuts, the whole point of posting the review was to get the good and bad, anything to help improve the site is very welcome.

I also darkened the sketch of me (yes it's me, no red in the hair now though Smile) look any better to you?

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thepineapplehead wrote: Could

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Could I be a really finickity persnickety grammar nazi and say it might read better with a comma after "camps"?

I really like it though Laughing out loud

Why break the habit of a lifetime Tongue

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I hate you

I hate you Laughing out loud

Also,

http://www.illusional-reality.com/portfolio.html#cd

has the wrong link - it's the same as the CCCIT repairs site Wink

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Grammar Nazi and Link Nazi

Grammar Nazi and Link Nazi Tongue Tongue

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Soon he'll be checking the

Soon he'll be checking the grammar of the links, then we're all doomed.

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No not the grammar of the

No not the grammar of the links Shock quick drop a few commas on those links , in fact to be safe maybe single quote the link text?

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:D Your "featured site" on

Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

Your "featured site" on the sites page still has the old copy, it doesn't match that of the home page. And I think "companies" shoud be "company's".

..... I'll stop now Laughing out loud

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We all know you can't stop

We all know you can't stop Tongue You've got lists of errors you're dying to post, don't ya

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Looks good, only problem I

Looks good, only problem I see is the Recent Twittering section is not aligned with the two sections to its left (Contact Info and Recent Bloggings)