SITE REVIEW: designMind

  • emitind.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

any reviews on this website of mine? right now i'm trying to get hits through marketing but of course the design has an important affect on the user. so go for it....

http://www.designmind.co.uk

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  • SharkShark
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I like it!! there really isnt anything wrong that i could see, I like the idea, its original, and for a good cause :D. There may be too much white on the site, but otherwise it look real good!!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ace layout mate, soon really good examples on there, good luck with all the advertising that is still to come! The pictures look pretty good and im quite impressed by the faded card icons at the bottom of the page
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Wel, they're right - it is very nice even I am struggle to find things to criticise! But I can still find them :lol:

#1, the mailto link, why is it an image?? 1 text in images is a bad idea (I'll let of the main buttons as you have used a fancy font, with bevel stuff). Secondly, if people do not have a mail client that can be automagically opened with a mailto, they cannot copy/paste it into their webmail.

#2 the links annoy me that they go like normal text, but this is very minor

#3 I'm confused as to whether you are selling templates or bespoke designs TBH

#4 Nested tables. Grrrrrr. Tables grrrrrrrr.


you should be charging more than you are. You may be young, but you are also talented and skilled. There is no reason why people shouldn't be paying you more than £30. Your site gives an impression of proffesionalism and finesse. I would not have guessed your age based upon your work :D
  • emitind.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I appriciate all your reviews and comments :)

rtm: reason i'm selling at £30 is to obtain interest although i've had no orders at all over the days it's been up! Despite posting 150 flyers and advertising on Google AdWords!
lol makes me wonder what's up... unless im paranoid/impatient..
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Visual style: 7/10 (+ consistency, - slightly boring color scheme)
Content: 7/10 (- page more looks like technical report than advertisement)
Navigation: 7/10 (+ simplicity, - inconsistent popups, main page confusion)


PROBLEMS:

How many main pages do you have? One has URL "http://www.designmind.co.uk/", if I click "About" almost identical page appears, if I click the logo yet another similar page appears.

I would suggest making BOTH design examples to open in a separate window.

If you click the "designMind" link on a design example page, your main page opens in a frame (luckily there's "remove frame" link, but it still is not a good idea).

In Internet Explorer in the "Smith Family Website" example "Gallery" page, when you hover the cursor over "P8310054.jpg" link, all link area shifts down by few pixels (table vertical alignment problem?). The problem doesn't exist in Mozilla browser.

In design example pages there is some weird problem with navigation bar at the right side of the page. Some of the links are underlined and change color when hovered, while some links are not underlined and doesn't change color. What is really strange is that the problem shows in both Internet Explorer and Mozilla, but the underlined links are not the same in both browsers. (source looks ok, maybe I have broken browsers?)

On some pages some links are underlined, while some are not.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Font size inconsistency!
I would reduce the top padding - I think 5px to max 10px is quite enough. Mose bottom right is a really nice touch, but you should soft erase its borderd so it would sort of blend at the borders with the white background. The transition should not be noticable.
Otherwise nice.
  • b_heyer
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very cool page man. I like the layout a lot, and the idea is truely unique. I hope things work out for you :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very nice website indeed!
I like your control panel especially
and good concept too.

one of the better looking sites around ..for sure.

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  • emitind.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks alot. i just changed it last night due to some marketing comments.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

very nice site. it's simple and effective and has a professional look to it but i must point out that the curve lines at the top seems to be a tad bit different from what others and i think i can understand why.
I like the site because of it professional look.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The site is a little bright to the eyes. Other than that, it is well branded and loads very fast.
  • jtrageser
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Post 3+ Months Ago

very nice, clean layout. I am impressed. Good work!
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Your fonts are all wrong, your gifs are terrible and there is no consistant color sceme.......

And This:
Quote:
<meta name="description" content="designMind offers the ultimate in extremely affordable complete website packages.">
<meta name="keywords" content="website package, site, design, code, easy, cms, content management system, cheap, afforable, website, webdesigner, website designer, php, china, expedition, designmind, uk, mysql, template">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="1 day">
<meta name="Classification" content="Internet Services">
<meta name="subject" CONTENT="website design, website packages, website templates, cms">
<meta name="Content-Language" CONTENT="english">
<meta name="resource-type" content="document">
<meta name="robots" content="all">
<meta name="coverage" content="uk">
<meta name="rating" content="Safe For Kids">
<meta name="rating" content="general">
<meta name="author" content="Owen Burek">
<meta name="copyright" content="Owen Burek">
<meta name="reply-to" content="support@designmind.co.uk">
<meta name="language" content="en">
<meta name="classification" content="Internet">
<meta name="distribution" content="Global">


is an abortion!

I am sorry but look here:http://www.designmind.com/

Try doing something original.
  • emitind.
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Am i missing something? care to explain?
  • rtm223
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Yes rynoe, another company have a website called designmind. They also have something to do with computers. This is a completely different product being offered. I'm assuming you saw no flash and decided to give a bad review, as per your others. As for something original, I checked your site.... nuff said.

I'm sorry if this seems rude, but there is very little in your review that could be considered helpful. What is wrong with the fonts, colours and gifs? As no one else seems to have noticed these glaring errors, could you please elaborate.

The meta tags are pretty bad though. You could do with losing most of them as many just don't do anything.
Code: [ Select ]
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<meta name="keywords" content="a few keywords" />
<meta name="description" content="Useful, keword-rich description" />
  1. <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
  2. <meta name="keywords" content="a few keywords" />
  3. <meta name="description" content="Useful, keword-rich description" />

is all you need.
  • emaker
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Nice site but....
I would go for something more contrastful. Its sort of dimmed in white. That makes it dull, at least to me.
Keep it up!
  • thewhipple
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I cant really find anything wrong the site, like the look of it especially some of the website example designs you have..

Good luck
  • head stash
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Post 3+ Months Ago

well, i like it!!

its clean, and easy to get around, just throw up some more examples and let the traffic come to you!

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