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Been a while - but back in the saddle, so thought I'd pop by....

...and would appreciate feed back regarding;
http://www.choose-easyweb.com.

I'm pretty certain it should work in most modern browsers, and should be fairly accessible.

That said, I'm more than willing for poitners and criticisms if constructive - so please feel free to throw out some ideas.

hmmm...slow, but gaurenteed to get there (whilst driving you made with dum Q's!)

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Sorry but i don't like the design .. it dosnt inspire me to buy your stuff..

I would put some colour in it .. drop the horrible buttons you have appearing when i mouse over the links too as they are very slow to load and look very amateurish

I make websites .. for them... for money .. I LIKE to make websites for me...
For free

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The h1#sitename is visible

The h1#sitename is visible as a teeny tiny "c" between the home and info buttons. (I'm using Firefox 2 on Windows XP.)

It passes HTML validation, but it doesn't pass W3C CSS validation.

From a marketing perspective, you need a call to action - a big "contact me" or "get a website" button or something. And the I think most of the copy promises too much to believable - especially if it's for free. Do you currently have paying clients? Are they happy? If so, you can probably dump the whole "free" bit, talk more about the specific features you provide instead, and have a lot more convincing copy. Also, if you have existing clients, put links to their pages up or show something that was 'made by easyweb'.

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Is it supposed to look like

Is it supposed to look like this:
:shrug:

Looks disjointed, incoherent and thrown together.

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Thank you.Fair enough

Thank you.
Fair enough responses.

Not my design - but must admit that it is a little different.

Are the critiques solely from the "visual".... nothing wrong with the code etc.?
(did anyone look?)

As to the H1... I have no idea what happened... I haven't altered the css in the slightest... and all of a sudden it seems to have "slipped" from the original position... odd.
Will go and fix it!

Regarding the validity of CSS... I know this may sound wrong, but I don't really care.
I am not sending more header requests to the server because of that browser! So I will use stupid little work-arounds for most things, or straight little hacks for that Browser....
Once it has finally dies (let it be soon), then it is a doddle for valid code.
(Please - o more comments on CSS Validity - it has no detrimental affects when done correctly, and that site works on all modern browsers).

So far, those that have looked haven't had any trouble using the website... so I don't understad the "disjointed" comment.
I am aware that the content needs work - not my department though Smile

Regarding the the believability/free - yes, it is all true.
We have several ways in which we can provide sites for clients that result in either no charge, or later re-imbusement for the client.
Additionally, depending on the nature of the site, the client and the situation, we also do pro-bono pieces.
So all true Smile
And yes, the current client list seems more than happy (ok... bar 1, but there is always 1 that is never satisfied).

So... what else?
All good points so far... maybe opinions and not technically based... but I don't exactly disagree with them either.... so keeping plugging - what else can you folks see thats wrong or could be improved?

hmmm...slow, but gaurenteed to get there (whilst driving you made with dum Q's!)

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Urmmm, ok, I have one! Well

Urmmm, ok, I have one!

Well two actually... see I noticed this.

See the small text in the top left?

However, when I decided to tell you about it, I actually had to look at the URL to figure out I was on the retail page (I have bad short term memory). You could probably do with a page title!

J

P.S. The design with menus delibrately not lining up actually grew on me quite quickly, I quite like it Smile! Particularly the images which the links overlap on the front page...

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Hmmm.... you must of looked

Hmmm.... you must of looked a whole Hour before I went and fixed the text under the logo problem Smile
(Fgured the cause - it was inecting the page title as well as the site name!)

As for Page Titles - it's someone else that manages the site, and they prefer not to have page titles visible (hey, don't ask me why!).
Still, there is a cheat in place... if you look in the code... there's a page title!).

Glad the design grew on you. I myself admit to not really liking it to begin with... but over a couple of weeks... it does kind of grow on you!
I msut admit, that I find it a breath of fresh air compared to all the sutle gradient, curved corner sites that swamp the web at present.

I am a little confused/concered about the...
"menus delibrately not lining up"
... and the overlap, you mean the four images with the links sat on top (business/Retail etc.)?

Thanks for the response.

hmmm...slow, but gaurenteed to get there (whilst driving you made with dum Q's!)

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I am sorry I do not like the

I am sorry I do not like the site

The colour choice is poor
The layout is all over the place, it has not been checked on all browsers
No anchor text
Content is good, but its a no from me sorry

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litmus browser test

Hi autocrat,
I ran it through a litmus test and it looks pretty consistent in the tested browsers.
http://csscreator.litmusapp.com/pub/b55aef8

I will leave it to you to have a closer look.

Tony

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... Business Services UK

... Business Services UK ...

"... The layout is all over the place... "
Erm... really?
Can you provide an example or description? As far as I know, it should be consistent.

"... it has not been checked on all browsers ..."
Again... erm?
As far as I know, it should work on all Windows based Browsers and most *Nix and the recent Mac Browsers.
If you look at the posted link by ... Tony ..., you will see that it looks generally the same on all Browsers Smile

"... No anchor text ..."
I can only assume that you are using IE 6 for Win... which has a known bug that on certain page laods it will not display the anchor text - as I'm damned certain the links should have the title attributes (unless the editor has neglected to put them in.

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... Tony ...

Thak you for the effort - much appreciated.
Opera's take on it is itneresting - will have to test it to see why it has such as "large area" compared to the other browsers...
as for IE 7's position of the logo... no real suprise there - will have a go at fixing it though.

Regarding the over all design - the main reason that anyone will find they dislike it is because it is not "standard" or "Geeric".
The designer and marketer colluded to have something a little different - as so many sites are either the same or based on purchased tempaltes (which makes my laugh!).
So, I understand why the majority will dislike it - I myself did to begin with.
That said, all those that have used the site so far found it easily usable and non-intrusive/distracting - they focused on the content and a few hae stated the colour system imposed was kind of useful.

So... apart from the visual issues - anything else?

(Thaks for all the commets so far)

hmmm...slow, but gaurenteed to get there (whilst driving you made with dum Q's!)

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You've got quite a bit of

You've got quite a bit of divitis and classitis going on there, and you could probably do with laying out your markup a bit neater!

For example this:

How would you like a website where you are in complete control? A website that could cost you nothing at all!

 

Home

 

Where you can easily add, edit or delete stories or pictures, update a diary or events list, change a news or shopping section, keep important documents for everyone to download, or create a completely new page or section whenever you want to!

If that's what you want, then easyWeb is perfect for you!

easyWeb is our simple-to-use website system which lets you perform all these tasks and more - all at the click of a mouse button!

There are four easyWeb packages - for business, retail, sport and charity.

Each is custom-made to meet your specific requirements and can be adapted to everyone's needs.

With easyWeb you pick and pay for as many or as few options as you like. Then later on, if you want to develop your website further, you just come back for more options...

What's more, easyWeb could soon become a no-cost option by making it a revenue earner and on-going profit stream for years to come, rather than a drain on your finances!

 

I'd write as this:

How would you like a website where you are in complete control? A website that could cost you nothing at all!

Where you can easily add, edit or delete stories or pictures, update a diary or events list, change a news or shopping section, keep important documents for everyone to download, or create a completely new page or section whenever you want to!

If that's what you want, then easyWeb is perfect for you!

easyWeb is our simple-to-use website system which lets you perform all these tasks and more - all at the click of a mouse button!

There are four easyWeb packages - for business, retail, sport and charity.

Each is custom-made to meet your specific requirements and can be adapted to everyone's needs.

With easyWeb you pick and pay for as many or as few options as you like. Then later on, if you want to develop your website further, you just come back for more options...

What's more, easyWeb could soon become a no-cost option by making it a revenue earner and on-going profit stream for years to come, rather than a drain on your finances!

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Ah - not my code! It's

Ah - not my code!
It's through an online WYSIWYG (TinyMCE).
Not alot I can do about that.

hmmm...slow, but gaurenteed to get there (whilst driving you made with dum Q's!)