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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 945 times:

So none of you think this is a shameless attempt to get hits on my site, I will tell you up front that this is my personal bowling team web-site. I run this thing and the ironic thing is, 3 of my mates are professional web designers, but they do not help. I have changed the look of our site for the second half of the season, but I'm afraid that it looks too stupid, especially to my web-savvy mates. So if any of you are interesting in critiquing this for me, I would appreciate it. I want feedback, before I publish this on the main site. I will give you the link to the old site to see it and then the new site. Please look at the main page, the season stats and one of the player profiles (our names are listed). Tell me what you think of the design only, I'm not too concerned about the content. Feel free to give tips. Disclaimer: I am NOT a web-designer and do not know HTML. I suck at this, but I'm using Adobe Go-Live which makes it possible. And I must warn you, it is vulgar and adolescent!!!! Thanks to all!!!!

The old site

The new site






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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Last time I was a web site critic some one gave me hassle about mine!  Sad
Iain


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Well, the link for the "old site" does not work- it just gives the new site, minus working graphics links.

But I like the "new" site just fine. Kinda in your face, but what the heck.



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Sccutler, oops, I posted the new index to both directories. Its fixed if you're interested in comparing the old one.


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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 909 times:

A few suggestions:

Loose the LED Ticker, it detracts from the professional look, replace it with a standard DHTML or JS ticker (like the one on the front page of a.net only without the fade change, a scroller). Also, the links in the nav row need to be recolored, they are way to difficult to read. As far as design goes, the layout is fine. I would change the bright green in the scores to something a little more neutral. Use more than the 16 basic colors that you see when you load paint. Make up custom colors using the 6-digit hex numbers, and the result will be a color scheme that is totally unique to your site. Thats the changes I'd make, you might disagree, but hey, I get paid to know what looks good on a website. Good Luck.



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 906 times:

the bar on top with all the last names could be a smidge brighter. other wise its great! which one are you?


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 902 times:

I like it, funny you should mention bowling..

I am playing bowling on the internet, the game is amazing:

http://www.candystand.com/games/cs_shock_csbl.htm

If you want to play, give me a hoot and i'll open a lane!

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 898 times:

btw. Classic stuff on that front page!!!

Also, I added some more useless stats on the individual pages like average per game and per month and other assorted utterly worthless bullsh*t. I found this scrolling marquee thingy at the top and thought it was just too damn cool to not use. So I put it on there. Big deal what if it serves no good purpose whatsoever. It's just damn cool.

LOL!


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Loose the LED Ticker, it detracts from the professional look, replace it with a standard DHTML or JS ticker (like the one on the front page of a.net only without the fade change, a scroller).

Oh man, I'm really into the LED/scoreboard stuff. I wanted our stats to have a scoreboard look. I'll check out A.nets, though.

Also, the links in the nav row need to be recolored, they are way to difficult to read. As far as design goes, the layout is fine.

I was concerned about that really, but I have a laptop, so I wasn't sure. The idea was 'light-off/light-on' without the glow. I suppose I can lighten them a smidge.

I would change the bright green in the scores to something a little more neutral. Use more than the 16 basic colors that you see when you load paint. Make up custom colors using the 6-digit hex numbers, and the result will be a color scheme that is totally unique to your site.

Again, I was going for the digital look, but those damn fonts restrictions. I wanted an OCR-type font, but I don't know how to get custom fonts to view on others' browsers (is that even possible?)

Thats the changes I'd make, you might disagree, but hey, I get paid to know what looks good on a website. Good Luck.

Thanks, I really appreciate the advice!!!!!

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Lubcha, I'm Sullivan ('Sully' or 'Wood'). The smart looking one. Big grin

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EGGD, I'll check out that site!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 884 times:

By the way, we aren't as big of asses as we seem. For instance, the team I referred to as those ITT engineer pussboys are actually really good friends of ours. We light them up all the time because we know they frequent the site. Of course they give it right back to us. It's all in good fun.


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