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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi, everyone. I am new to this forum and would like to introduce my first web site
http://www.sales-offers.com
I plan to add more things to it- articles and product reviews, stores rating... I would be happy to hear your opinion or to get some tips as I am a beginner and this is my first "site making experience". Thanks in advance :D
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It looks pretty good for the most part, W3C validator found 97 errors though. At the bottom you have several graffical links that seem a little disorderly compared to the others, kind of scattered out you know. The other thing is the options button in the upper right corner, I couldn't find it.

Other than that, you've got everything else laid out as good as is possible when you want to present a lot of information. I didn't have to scroll down very much to see the entire content of the page, which I think is a good thing. Too much scrolling makes me loose my attention pretty quick. And your color scheme with the two ladies picture fits the idea of the page very well.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

is it really necessary to have that many banners at the bottom of your homepage?

make the text in the pink bar smaller
infact you need to make most of the text smaller, it will look a lot better.. trust me

the sub categories part of each category is not very clear.. i think a lot of people will miss that.. consider a drop down menu under the pink bar items showing the sub categories when they rollover..

the little icons are fairly obvious what they do.. but again.. you should make them clearer, and perhaps have some text with them aswell

primarilly it looks like a site stuffed with banners which is slightly off putting

i think you need more space in between your coupons, if not more space... then make it look neater.. if you want a good example of how to put things in boxes look here..

http://www.moneysupermarket.com

the part where you say.. I have just installed a nice little tool...

when you say things in first person in that fashion it does seem like the site is a 'hobby' or personal site.. which is not good if you are serious about making money from it.

i think you could replace that with something like..

we have now added this tool.. blabla.. you know what i mean

anyway. those are my thoughts. good luck
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Post 3+ Months Ago

looks pretty nice. hopefully you get enough traffic quickly so you can test whether you could get good conversion rate with this kind of biz.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Other than some of the pictures not displaying the site looks ok. Sort those pictures out as some people will leave a site if they see images like that.
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There are now 102 errors in your coding (homepage alone) ... I think it's important that you sort them out ... click here to see them ...

For that flash part ... here is a script to disable the "click to activate and use this control" ...
I wrote:
One little trick to work around the "Click to Activate and Use This Control" problem
(due to a plugin issue with microsoft)

Your embed code is:

Code:

Code: [ Select ]
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/s wflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"
id="mars" align="middle" height="130" width="130">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain">
<param name="movie" value="mars.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff">
<embed src="mars.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"
name="mars" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
align="center" height="130" width="130">
</object>
  1. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
  2. codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/s wflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"
  3. id="mars" align="middle" height="130" width="130">
  4. <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain">
  5. <param name="movie" value="mars.swf">
  6. <param name="quality" value="high">
  7. <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff">
  8. <embed src="mars.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"
  9. name="mars" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain"
  10. type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
  11. pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
  12. align="center" height="130" width="130">
  13. </object>

If you ceate a myprintln.js file that simply says:

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// myprintln.js
function myprintln(s) { document.writeln(s); }
  1. // myprintln.js
  2. function myprintln(s) { document.writeln(s); }


and put this in the head of your file:

Code: [ Select ]
...yada yada yada... 

 <script src="myprintln.js"></script>
 </head>
  1. ...yada yada yada... 
  2.  <script src="myprintln.js"></script>
  3.  </head>

...and wrap your script like this:

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<script>
myprintln('<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"');                 
myprintln('codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/c abs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"');
myprintln('id="mars" align="middle" height="130" width="130">');
myprintln('<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain">');
myprintln('<param name="movie" value="mars.swf">');
myprintln('<param name="quality" value="high">');
myprintln('<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff">');       
myprintln('<embed src="mars.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"');
myprintln('name="mars" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain"');
myprintln('type="application/x-shockwave-flash"');
myprintln('pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"' );
myprintln('align="center" height="130" width="130">');
myprintln('</object>');
</script>
  1. <script>
  2. myprintln('<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"');                 
  3. myprintln('codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/c abs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"');
  4. myprintln('id="mars" align="middle" height="130" width="130">');
  5. myprintln('<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain">');
  6. myprintln('<param name="movie" value="mars.swf">');
  7. myprintln('<param name="quality" value="high">');
  8. myprintln('<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff">');       
  9. myprintln('<embed src="mars.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"');
  10. myprintln('name="mars" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain"');
  11. myprintln('type="application/x-shockwave-flash"');
  12. myprintln('pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"' );
  13. myprintln('align="center" height="130" width="130">');
  14. myprintln('</object>');
  15. </script>
...it will work around that problem


I clicked on the "Beauty and Accessories" link and when I'm on that page, the menu's text is suddenly twice the size ... doesn't look good ...

I think you could make that pink text for the number of coupons available as big as the text next to it ... that should look a little better aswell ...

Then you could also disable the link of the page that a user is on and amke it another colour, for example, if a user is on the "Beauty And Accessories" page, you could disabkle the "Beauty And Accessories" link and make it another colour (or rollover state), this way users won't redirect to the page that they are on, and they'll always know which page they are on ...

Talking about rollovers ... pleae add some to your links ... it just make life easier for end users ...

At first I couldn't find your "home" link ... it's very well hidden ...

To be honest ... that is some seriously sloppy coding you've got going there ... You used an HTML editor right? IMO it's never good to mix tables and divs like that ... That page could basically be split up into 6 divs, instead of the 75 divs and the 16 tables you have now ... (Actual figures) ... Also I think it would be better to use a stylesheet instead of inline styles ... that way the code will be much lighter and won't eat up so much f your bandwidth ...

Also you can change small things like using text instead of images for the headings ... that way you'll have better SEO and save a lot of bandwidth a month ...

That's just half of what I have to say, but I think that's enough to keep you busy if you're going to implement it ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The top pink navigation bar is not centered. It overlaps the table on the left and is too small on the right.

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