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Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:08 am
by Badger
Hi,

Can anyone check to see if anything has been missed errored etc.
Late night websites the mistakes i make are huge.
Only put a few items on there at the moment tons more to list as they get unwrapped.

http://www.tradersofhistory.com

Noticed the location map needs doing , just have to figure out how :o

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:01 am
by Captain Reech
I've given it the 'Web Newbie' shake mark and I haven't broken it (yet) :D

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:34 am
by Teagirl
On Firefox, the shoe image doesn't have a clickable link, and the link to footwear is a TEENY link just at the bottom edge of the screen, I would have missed if I wasn't looking closely.

Have you checked it for Firefox or just MS Explorer?

Otherwise, it looks nice and crisp.

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:44 am
by Redders
I think that's the same in all other browsers too.

The link for footwear is in small print at the bottom of the page.
Both ie8 and Chrome show the same layout as Zoot describes.

Online templates are OK but it's quite easy to miss stuff as you don't have complete control.

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:46 pm
by Martin
how do you look at the knifes ? I cant find the bit to click :)

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:53 pm
by Badger
Hi Martin,

Working on the knives at the moment, have quite a few damasc ones to finish editing.

Waiting on a pallet of medieval blades any day now as well.

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:16 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Not bad for a northern monkey.

Re: Give it a poke... but not to hard please

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:59 pm
by Skevmeister
Eyup Badger right I have had a look at it for you and these are my points.

Point One Blue, is a standard colour for hyperlinks, so that the visibility of what is a link is diminished by the choice of colour.
Point Two, I don't know about anyone else, but the only colour writing on a white page is black, if you want to try and style a page. There are much better ways than changing the font and colour.
Point Three the SIGN IN, SITE INFORMATION, ARTICLES look like a button so people will want to click them, now this is maybe considered a minor point but site navigation is a critical feature of a website and with point one and point three making it not as clear as it could be.
Point Four, Site information should really be at the bottom you have wasted a good part of the site real estate of what should be your shop window, with inofrmation that people will probably not click on from the front page, make this the site footer instead.
Point Five footwear looks like a header title and not a navigable link, I refer you to point 1 and 3.
Point Six, why is your telephone number bigger than you banner explaining what your business is, in fairness all you contact details should be on a contact page. or along the footer. Again valuable screen real estate wasted not advertising your business.ger
Point Seven when you click into the shoes you make the headers that look like buttons links and then when you go to the item page the header that the punter just clicked on is no longer a link. Again confusing the user as to what is navigation and what isn't.
Point 8 the buttons is a bit big for the add to cart functionality, and should really be on the right where the end of sentences are this is the most confortable, and logical place for this button.
Point 9,you don't need the delivery on every page, nor the currency, use this for your new in banner.
Point 10, Your wasting Screen Real Estate with the TOH logo, establish your brand and stick to it. Don't mix your message.

However a very good use of text linked in to the URL, linked in to the meta tags.

Regards

Alixx