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Can all you lovely people with a good eye give me some help/opinions on my website please?

(34 Posts)
schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:16:00

Any mis-spellings, dodgy looking fonts or whatever!

I have no previous experience!

Thank you.

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:16:30

it is here http://www.actrobats.com

oops

Bibis Thu 21-Jun-07 21:16:36

and the link is ?

Bibis Thu 21-Jun-07 21:16:56

cross post

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:17:27

lulumama Thu 21-Jun-07 21:17:46

oi schneebs ! started a thread fo ryou !!

colditz Thu 21-Jun-07 21:17:53

Some yellow behind the Actrobats heading would make it jump - you watch, I'll get lambasted for my amateurism now!

MarsLady Thu 21-Jun-07 21:17:54

You need photos all over the site.. not just the gallery. I found that people really like rl photos on my sites.

lulumama Thu 21-Jun-07 21:18:05

did my website with mrsite !

colditz Thu 21-Jun-07 21:18:31

Yeah, more pictures of people doing things.

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:20:34

I am in the process of getting some pics together - agree that pics all over would be good.

Lulu - I know! It looked good and I liked the prices so thought I would give it a shot!

newlifenewname Thu 21-Jun-07 21:20:45

Nice simple site schneebly Looks good. I like the deep red and the bats!

I'd either lose the list of stuff you do and keep first page simple with good links (as you already have) or jazz up that list a bit. It stands out as a dull section on the page right now.

The all the world's a stage header might be better capitalised or with first letter capitalisation?

Font could be more sophisticated there too maybe.

Tis Good though, honest!

lulumama Thu 21-Jun-07 21:21:12

"The gallery is under constuction - please bear with us.

Thank you"




CONSTRUCTION !!




so excited !! can i sign up my DCs??

lulumama Thu 21-Jun-07 21:22:12

you going to put prices on??

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 21:25:53

Please don't be offended, but:

(1) No h1, h2 or h3 Headings were found. Which means, that you haven't labeled the pages or sections correctly. In turn this means that when Google indexes it, it will be unable to name the page and will look for the first available link on the page in the assumed main section (which isn't the intended main section). Sadly that points to the software you used to create the site rather than your services.
(2) It is traditional to have your links on the left because accessible browsers find it easier to navigate. It's okay to have them on the right but you need to clearly label your HTML so that it's clear what is body, what is navigation etc.
(3) Your padding on your forms is wrong, the last box is a different size to the others.

Hope that helps a bit.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 21:26:49

Another one:

'Please contact me if you are outwith the area and we may be able to make arrangements.'

I think you mean outside the area.

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:29:22

whomovedmychocolate - I don't really know what any of thaht means Not offended at all but not sure how to fix!

lulu - not sure what to do about that because prices will vary quite a bit depending on the service. Hmmm.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 21:29:45

Rollovers in white on a white background are generally not good as well - red would be a nice alternative.

Typo:We will also create workshops for adults be it in a club/organisation or workpace setting

Mistymoo Thu 21-Jun-07 21:31:04

Whilst Heading etc are important, you dont have to have them.

Agree with the menu down the right while do-able isn't best practice. Consider moving to the left or top.

Also if i was you, i would NOT put my mobile number on

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 21:32:31

Am laughing madly now - looking at your HTML code:

"Top image must be butt up against div "

ROFL! Sorry but honestly there are some lovely web design packages out there for non html people, this one is just a tad unusual......

Will try and come up with some practical advice in a minute....

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:34:41

thank you so much

MerryMarigold Thu 21-Jun-07 21:36:13

I'd make it a bit more 'theatrical' if you can eg. maybe a more 'fun' font (though still readable) and poss use some dark red in the writing as well. At the moment it is a little boring (black, red, white) to be a drama website! (Sorry).

The actual navigation is fine, I think. Just needs a bit more 'jazzing up'.

Mistymoo Thu 21-Jun-07 21:38:08

Odd font sizing too.
Odd combinations.

Dont we all sound negative?

uberalice Thu 21-Jun-07 21:40:25

Congratulations - it's pretty good considering it's your first website. I agree with whomovedmychocolate's comments. Also, what's the deal with the curtain at the top of the pages? Is it supposed to open and reveal a heading? Or have a heading superimposed on it? It takes up about a quarter of each page without actually adding any information, and as a result most pages need to be scrolled to view the text.
Consider using the same font throughout for the main text areas.
You've underlined some headings, and this led me to click on them hoping they were links. Why not make headings bold and paragraph text not bold?
Your map is a bit blurred too.
BTW, I'm originally from Southport, though I don't live there any more, so I got a nice warm feeling when I looked at the site.
Well done.

schneebly Thu 21-Jun-07 21:41:26

that's okay! I was expecting this - constructive criticism is good. I can take it - must be the actress in me

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