View Full Version : critiques welcome...
08-21-2003, 01:40 PM
Although it's a little thin on content, care to comment on my piping site? Thanks
click here to check out my site (http://www.pendragin.com/piper)
08-21-2003, 04:21 PM
Love the site and concept. Hate the brown squares that are the links.. look me about 15 seconds to figure out they were links.... need to mark them somehow... but great effects!
Overall Well done! :D Two Thumbs up! :thumb: :thumb:
08-21-2003, 08:08 PM
A very nice site!! The brown squares are a bit too subtle, though. You might want to try making them bigger/more obvious somehow -- maybe a rollover effect?
08-21-2003, 11:10 PM
I love the site. Don't you just love Flash???
The color scheme is cool too. Looks very classy.
As for the brown boxes... yes, they are subtle, but they are obvious links when you hover. My natural curiosity had me clicking on each to see the result and I rather like the concept that they are not typical titled boxes - but that you click and discover! Very well done.
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
What a pity. Here at work it's not allowed to install the Flash plugin. So I miss your whole site. :confused:
Hint: Please build an alternative site on html for poor people like me. :shrug:
08-22-2003, 05:07 AM
I first missed the enter the flash site due to the download flash option. They are too close together. my eyes were drawn to the "download", which I don't want to do from any unknown site.
I agree with the above about the brown boxes. I first went to the webring and clicked on that taking me elsewhwere, then closed everything down. Then when I kept reading, I read bout the brown squares. Only then did I go back, see the enter flash site, see them and click on them.
I think a little more explanation, or labels would be better. Also, the text is not real easy to read when you click on them. It is too small on my monitor, possibly due to resolution I am using. I prefer larger text that I don't need to use my bifocals with on the screen.
I alos am not a fan of all-flash websites, in general.
Good luck with it.
Add me to the list of people without Flash.. It is a temporary situation for me, but I think the comments that every web site should consider non-flash folks are very good indeed.
(currently we're at the University of Stirling - don't know what their policy is on installing plug-ins, and certainly I don't want to .. you know.. :rolleyes: create any problems..)
08-22-2003, 02:53 PM
Thanks all for the great critique and wonderful comments! Very much appreciated.
All very valid points for sure. I actually work at a digital creative studio that develops websites as part of our services, but alas I am an animator not a web designer. My Flash skills are far superior to my html skills. I agree that an html version, at least, is warranted. It would be a good opportunity to develop those skills. I have four too many balls in the air at all times so its been on the back burner for some time.
As for the buttons, I have had this comment before and actually did change the layout to incorporate titles. I change web hosts a while back and must have uploaded an older version. Thanks for pointing that out.
I'll attempt to put your suggestions to work in the near future and post again when I have something to show. Thanks again all! :D