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larmyia
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Hi, I have *finished* the first stage of this site and I was wondering if I could get some feedback...I'd appreciate any comments.

http://www.subtleasafish.com/test/primetrics/index.html

Many thanks

larmyia

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site check of stage 1 of website please

It looks competently done - teensy CSS validation error - and is a fairly standard design.

The blue theme is corporately conservative but not "out-of-the-box" thinking. Ditto for the central fixed-width gridded design. Is the company very buttoned-down - or do they want to project a bit of an edge? Does this represent the impression you got of the client or would you be able to get them to let it hang out a bit?

Do they have a current logo-corporate identity etc. Do they have a "brand". If not - you can actually leverage the web development opportunity into a more comprehensive branding exercise covering all communications materials. Think about it . . .

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site check of stage 1 of website please

Couple of things to consider...
Site requires horz scrollbar at 800x600
Contact page has email in mailto: format... either hide / encrypt these or use form mail so that "bots" can't harvest the addresses

Policy page benefit is misspelled

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site check of stage 1 of website please

DE, I completely take your points onboard. This is a new subsidary, and I think the client would be open to new ideas. they've yet to come up with a logo or corporate identity. I'm not sure I'd know where to start. tbh this is prob the biggest thing I've done so far.

what I'm finding atm is that in trying to get my sites to validate and coding them well I'm losing my design flair. I'm currently starting work on my porfolio and it's already looking *standard*

I guess you could say my inspiration is at an all time low. I spend time looking at sites on the net that I like, but I just seem to manage to return to the same old thing.....

I think I've just been trying to get the darn thing to work. and I had 4 days to do that in.

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larmyia

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site check of stage 1 of website please

I'm a newbie at this but just on first impressions - it all looks decent and well set out apart from those menu buttons!
Everythng on the site, the background images, the logo's, the lighter blue bars - they all have a nice "graded" look to them - then there's sharp edged dark blue flat buttons.

Im not an expert, i think what you've done in 4 days is pretty damn good - those buttons just kept catching my eye - no offense meant

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site check of stage 1 of website please

The thing wrong with the css:

    
span.bold {
    font-style: bold;
    font-size: 75%
    }         
    

bold is a font-weight, not a font-style.

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site check of stage 1 of website please

a few things I noticed.

  • the blue on dark blue (or black) in the footer, in not legible for me - perhaps because I still use a CRT screen.
  • the changing font-weight of the buttons means the buttons jog after each click.
  • I sort of agree with the other comment on the main menu buttons. Have you considered placing them on a lighter blue bar - similar to the upper footer bar/links.
  • the contact us page seems to have a different width, at least the right border jogs when you move to and from that page.
  • the links on the contact us page are a different colour and bold. You may want to consider an a:hover {text-decoration:underline} for them to emphasize their nature when a user moves the mouse over them.
  • you could brighten up and personalise the contact us page with small pictures of the people.
  • you may want to consider a min-height for the main content. When there isn't much the page scrunches up a lot.
  • on the pages where there isn't any content but a sub-menu appears, you may want to consider content that duplicates the sub-menu function. e.g. We offer services in:
    • evaluation & monitoring
    • management information systems
    • policy development

Overall I think the site is clean, simple and easy to navigate. It perhaps could do with a little contrasting colour to brighten it up a little.

Ah oh, I started out intending to make a couple of comments and the list grew quite long. I wouldn't worry too much about them, most are pretty minor, just things you may want to think about, if you haven't already.

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works fine in ff 1.0.2

just an advice. i'd use a different font for the buttons and the slogan...

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works fine in ff 1.0.2

k, just 1 advice use a different font for the buttons, and try building up a green theme, it's much nicer P

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site check of stage 1 of website please

hey larmyia,

I'm not racist or anything, but the colors in your nav bar don't mix. Here's a screenshot. I'm using an excellent tool given to me by the lovely, enticing Lorraine. You can download it here.

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