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.

    www.jrdesignstudio.com

    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
    file.

    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
    tremendously:

    www.webpagesthatsuck.com

    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
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  5. In the interests of accuracy (I am not advocating the extensive use of
    Flash),

    "Google Can Now Index . . . Flash!"
    http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/flash.html

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

    Andrew
     
    Andrew Morton, Oct 17, 2007
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    Philo D Guest

    Philo D, Oct 17, 2007
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  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
    products

    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
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  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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