ColdCast - Make your Mark

DarkLight's picture

He has: 287 posts

Joined: Oct 2007

Hey guys. I have been working on my website for a little over a year, and so far am very happy with how things are turning out. I have come to the point where I need some expert feedback, and where better to go than TWF Laughing out loud

Could you please take a look around my website? I need to know what you think in terms of usability, layout and performance. Also, some feedback on the design and colour-scheme would be appreciated too.

It would be great if you could login and take a look, and the site truly comes alive once you are logged in with a valid account.

I appreciate any feedback you give. I am in desperate need of feedback more elaborate than "It's good" and "I don't like it" Smiling Something which I get 90% of the time when asking regular users with no designing experience.

Homepage: http://www.coldcast.co.uk/
My Profile: http://www.coldcast.co.uk/profile/darklight

Thank you Smiling

ColdCast is an open social network funded by your donations. A place where you can be yourself without Big Brother breathing down your neck.https://coldcast.org

greg's picture

He has: 1,581 posts

Joined: Nov 2005

Quite a smart looking site.

Everything seems really easy to navigate and find, and everything linked in a logical manner where one expects it to be.
I didn't register, so not sure of the user options/settings etc, but the profiles seem to be well sorted - nicely laid out, although maybe needs a little splash of colour or a simple BG image, something subtle though.

The forum is simple enough and easy to find and read stuff, maybe a "little" more design needed though as personally I think it's a little bland/bare. Even the at (@) sign on the background on this forum makes a huge difference in breaking up what would be plain white BG.
(Don't add too much though as it will spoil the ease of use and easy to read aspect that's good in a forum).

Nice site overall though, and good luck with getting users Smiling

DarkLight's picture

He has: 287 posts

Joined: Oct 2007

Hey greg. Thank you very much Laughing out loud And yes, now you mention it, I totally agree with what you said about the @ sign... I originally intended Coldcast to ba as simple as possible, and now I think it's time to focus on visual attractions too. Right now, as we speak, I'm working on Profile Styles (predefined) but they are far from stable.

Thanks for your feedback, very very much appreciated Smiling

ColdCast is an open social network funded by your donations. A place where you can be yourself without Big Brother breathing down your neck.https://coldcast.org

DarkLight's picture

He has: 287 posts

Joined: Oct 2007

[UPDATE]
Just added my own version of the @ sign, except mine is a desaturate, lightened version of my logo.

They have: 4 posts

Joined: Mar 2010

From my opinion, I don't like to see a register area when I exploring online. So this should be appearance when it's needed. This will kick me off from your site. And all others are pretty good.

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