TheSiteSupport.net

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Check it out here: http://www.thesitesupport.net

My site is based on webmaster supplies, help, ect. here's my forum link http://www.thesitesupport.net (don't be mad but I borrowed a category title for one of my forums, ill change if there's any objections)... anyway what do you think?

Laughing out loud or :blech:

They have: 5 posts

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nice

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IMHO this site is nice

sitesupport's picture

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Smiling thaks, I had a problem with the site and had to change it a little, but I'll be getting most of the content back soon. The blog is currently offline and the forum is homepage now.

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Very helpful site buddy! Great concept! Wish you luck on your success Wink

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Joined: Nov 2006

Very nice color scheme you have chosen. It is simple and everything can be found easily. It not like other sites where it so packed with graphics and such that it takes a while to find what your looking for.

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Oh, shoot, we weren't supposed to allow competing sites to post here. Oh well, you've been a good member here, I'll let it go this time.

Overall this looks nice. Good clean interface, non-offensive (if slightly boring) skin. I'm glad to see that you've started with only a few forums - too many people try to start with too many and then wonder why it looks empty all the time. Fewer forums make it easier for people to participate too.

I think the logo could use a little bit of work - it looks kind of fuzzy to me. Either remove the outer glow or soften it up a bit so the edges of the characters are sharper. Also remove the repetition of the title in plain text on the side - it's not necessary.

Other than that there's not much to say. Good luck with it - I know from experience that webmaster forums are tough to work with. One tip - when you get more popular, expect to get a lot of spam. Have some policies in place to deal with it (check our rules for ideas).

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Ok, thanks alot. I guess I forgot or overlooked the competing sites rule.
I'll see about making some logo adjustments, but what do you mean when you say remove the repetition? Is there duplicated headings in your browser?

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Just how it repeats the log text in plain text beside it (TheSiteSupport.net - Webmaster forum). Not necessary. It might be beneficial for SEO to put the tagline in plain text instead of including it in the graphic. We've done that at A Padded Cell (but we did that in order to insert random silliness).

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K i'll try to fix it.

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Looks good.

The only thing I don't like is that the mouseover is not clickable. I would make links out of every row of the table.

Jeff.

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Thanks, I just re-styled the site, and i'm working on a knowledgebase which will be ready soon.

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I like it!
• Index page

You need to change this, the tab does not show the name of your site.

Your meta tags are empty - no keywords, no descriptions

The colours are great.

The range on the glow of the text 'site support' could be adjusted a bit.
It's a little bit too much.

Blog home: The text in the side bar is not aligned right, unless you
did that on purpose. The bullets extend outward of the table they are housed in.
Looks awkward.

Good theme, stands out from most forums I've seen so far.

Kudos.

Ha Ha, you must be working on this now cause I noticed the changes to my first comments ; )
Wow, it must be getting late and I must have been looking at the tab to this site because you do still need to make those changes. Sorry.

gx3grafix.com

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Nope, just read it now. You probably saw it while I was buisy working on it Smiling
Thank's for the review, and for joining my forum.

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I think it's a nice looking site. Again, the logo doesn't stand out enough. I think more contrast is needed between the logo's blue and the background, something like this:

Other than that it's just features that are missing really... i'm not thinking "ooh, must click on that." Perhaps most popular topics should be made visible, or a poll... i dunno, something interesting Smiling

Good luck!

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robfenn;224820 wrote: I think it's a nice looking site. Again, the logo doesn't stand out enough. I think more contrast is needed between the logo's blue and the background, something like this:

Other than that it's just features that are missing really... i'm not thinking "ooh, must click on that." Perhaps most popular topics should be made visible, or a poll... i dunno, something interesting Smiling

Good luck!

Thanks, I'll try out that image and work on the "oooo's and aaaaah's"

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Nice site design, simple and clean look to it.

Ads are at a minimum and not in your face or way.

Search is at the top, great usability aspect.

I'm not sure about the header...either my eyes are getting bad or it just seems fuzzy to me.

Nice markup also!

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