Please Critique My Site

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Hello. Kindly ask you to review my website and suggest as concerns the changes I have to do. I want to update its general look, that's why I'd like to gather your opinions and make qualitative modifications.

Will wait for your comments. Thank you

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Does the site include a "Site Map" page? Site Maps with text links are an easy way to make sure the spiders/crawlers can find all the pages of your site, especially if you use javascript links on some of the other pages. Spiders have trouble following javascript links.

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Yes, the site includes site map, which is in the right upper corner.

So what about other suggestions?

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Hi Markwest,

Sorry for the delay in getting to your site. I'm not sure which browsers you've tested this on, but in both Opera and Firefox the display is messed up, particularly the area with the screenshots and the navigation above it (see attached screenshot)

Overall this design looks somewhat unfinished to me. Some parts of it look good (like the "Create you online store" section on the left), but other parts need some work. For example, the underlines on the main navigation, and especially the very bottom navigation menu (tutorial/terms of use etc.). It all could use some more refinement.

I'd also like to see some more interest added to the design. Overall it's very bland. I like the VMT part of the logo, so there is potential here.

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Thanks for such detailed feedback. I really appreciate that.

Megan wrote:
I'm not sure which browsers you've tested this on, but in both Opera and Firefox the display is messed up, particularly the area with the screenshots and the navigation above it

Have you zoomed the site? If yes, that might lead to screenshots improper look. Also may I ask what screen resolution do you have?

Megan wrote:
Overall this design looks somewhat unfinished to me. For example, the underlines on the main navigation, and especially the very bottom navigation menu (tutorial/terms of use etc.)

Will work on these concerns, thanks for the hint.

Megan wrote:
I'd also like to see some more interest added to the design. Overall it's very bland. I like the VMT part of the logo, so there is potential here.

Will proceed working on my site look harder and add some wow features

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Guys, will you add anything else?

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The big grey banner really needs some colour and images - the site only comes to life below the fold. I would make it smaller too so visitors can see some of the content below the banner. Maybe some colour or pattern in the background too to give it some life.

The testimonials are a bit hidden; I would make them much more prominent, maybe even in the header.

On the plus side the templates look very good so make some images bigger and let visitors see the product you're selling.

Also, if it's a commercial site you should consider getting the .com domain name if it's available.

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Blue wrote:
The big grey banner really needs some colour and images - the site only comes to life below the fold. I would make it smaller too so visitors can see some of the content below the banner. Maybe some colour or pattern in the background too to give it some life

I know header is a big one, and probably I'll think about its size reducing. Your point about the background pattern is a nice idea. Will consider about its implementing and original presentation.

Blue wrote:
The testimonials are a bit hidden; I would make them much more prominent, maybe even in the header.

Sorry, but I don't think they are hidden and their placement on the header will look out of place.

Blue wrote:
On the plus side the templates look very good so make some images bigger and let visitors see the product you're selling.

Make the templates images bigger? I don't know... I think it's not so good idea. I was even told to make them smaller to increase the space between the themes. So I guess I have to find some balanced solution.

Blue wrote:
Also, if it's a commercial site you should consider getting the .com domain name if it's available.

Unfortunately, it's impossible.

Anyway i'm really grateful for the interest in my site. Many thanks Smiling

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Friends? Are there any other items I have to work on harder?

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I've found your site quite user friendly Wink
Site map and other features are convenient.

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Thanks a lot for such a nice feedback Smiling I'm really happy you liked those moments.
But I'm looking for a critisism to improve my website look and feel.
So have you noticed any bugs?

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I liked your site because it was made in one color palette and it has a good style. And also the vertical sections draw my attention, they look really great and unique. In the whole it looks good.

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Thanks a lot for a comment Pavel.
As concerns vertical sections, I'm really glad you liked these elements. And I was told I should get rid of those features, as they're inconvenient for reading. I'm happy that someone evaluated the idea, as well as recognized general concept.

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Every thing is satisfactory. I like the content that is so user friendly and gives all information about your website. Your website is so simple that a layman can easily understand everything.

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I really appreciate your kind words, Max Smiling It was intended to be so user-friendly and convenient for surfing Smiling

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I tried a lot to open your site but it is not opening.

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Honeyclarck, are you sure you couldn't open the website?

I'm pretty sure it's working properly. There weren't any problems with its functioning.

Please check it out again and tell me what you think about my site. Thanks Smiling

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any other comments on my site?

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