Hello people, can you help with some suggestions on our site?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by www.jrdesignstudio.com, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I would really appreciate some thoughts on our new site. Please fire
    away with all possible thoughts, remarks, and suggestions - whatever
    harsh they are.

    All comments will be greatly appreciated.


    Many thanks,
    JR Design Studio
    www.jrdesignstudio.com, Oct 17, 2007
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    CJ Guest

    I don't have Macromedia Flash installed on my system and I don't intend
    to install it. You might want to have a non-Flash option if you want
    the maximum coverage for your site.
    CJ, Oct 17, 2007
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    Chris Havel Guest

    My $0.02US:

    1. Find every example of Mystery Meat navigation on your site and
    eradicate it.

    2. I hate waiting for Flash pages to load. If you must rely on Flash, do
    so as part of the page design, not the entirety of it.

    3. I hate not being able to bookmark an individual page. Because you
    rely exclusively on Flash for your online content, I can't bookmark.

    4. As a prospective client, I'd need to see you use the skills you claim
    to have on your own website. Instead, I see you know how to create a swf

    Hmm. 75% of my comments are about the site's (over)reliance on Flash to
    deliver content.
    Chris Havel, Oct 17, 2007
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    tacit Guest

    First: Don't do Flash pages. They aren't indexable or searchable.

    Second: If you must break Rule 1, at least have the good sense to use an
    automatic Flash detection JavaScript. Don't yell at users who already
    have Flash installed.

    Third: See rule #1.

    Fourth: Still don't know what to do? I recommend taking another gander
    at Rule #1.

    Fifth: Here's some reading that should help you improve your navigation


    Sixth: Dear God, dear God, make it stop. The gee-whiz transitions and
    effects make your page about as fast as a glacier navigating its way
    down the Mississippi River. People won't sit and watch *porn* for as
    long as it takes your site to get to the point.
    tacit, Oct 17, 2007
  5. In the interests of accuracy (I am not advocating the extensive use of

    "Google Can Now Index . . . Flash!"

    And doesn't this discussion belong somewhere more like alt.html.critique?

    Andrew Morton, Oct 17, 2007
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    Philo D Guest

    Philo D, Oct 17, 2007
  7. Hello everyone. Thanks very much to all the for comments! Much
    appreciated. I am currently designing an html version of this site so
    that people could have a choice in the beginning. Ideally, I would
    like to place it on the London-bit page as an intro inviting a user to
    choose between the version. the green man will eventually go!
    With thanks,
    JR Design
    www.jrdesignstudio.com, Oct 17, 2007
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    KatWoman Guest

    I thought it was well designed and showed very professional work
    I liked your corporate logos

    I am not a web designer, but I understand the flash vs. html objections in
    regard to search etc
    I suggest the html alternate page or the embed the flash piece in a html
    home page that contains your meta data etc
    I tried to look at my own flash page recently from a public computer and
    FLASH was not installed on it and would not let me install it
    KatWoman, Oct 17, 2007
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    Jester Guest

    Suggest that you learn to spell 'Adobe' if you are going to use their

    i.e. "Get the player here (from Adode Website)."
    Jester, Oct 18, 2007
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    tacit Guest

    *shudder* No good can come of that...
    tacit, Oct 18, 2007
  11. I agree. Your front page is telling me that you want me to look at something
    singing or dancing, and I don't. Period.

    James McNangle
    James McNangle, Oct 19, 2007
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