SITE REVIEW: Discount Outpost Traders

  • elrayjones
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I dusted off one of my old websites and have worked hard on settting up a content and news feed site..

could i get a peer review for Discount Outpost Traders....

I thank you
Elray Jones

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Looks like a big amazon advertisement page.

I'm not too sure at first site how it functions as a forum. You're just trying to sell me stuff. It's cluttered, I have no idea what the site is about, loading is slow, the site ad in the right corner's text is way better than the text stating the site's name.
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Elite Skills wrote:
Looks like a big amazon advertisement page.

I'm not too sure at first site how it functions as a forum. You're just trying to sell me stuff. It's cluttered, I have no idea what the site is about, loading is slow, the site ad in the right corner's text is way better than the text stating the site's name.


"loading is slow" what is the page load time? i am working on clipping any sql statments that are not needed at load time.
right now im getting:

Page Generation: 6.7108 Seconds and 153 DB Queries in 0.1911 Seconds
with a clear cache.

Page Generation: 1.7293 Seconds and 76 DB Queries in 0.0984 Seconds
after cache is loaded

you can find the Page Generation Stats at the bottom of the page

:arrow: Thank You for your input
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try using http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/ .



SQL queries are always fast. Especially if you barely have anything in the database. PHP is a JIT compiler. It grabs the database results and spits them out into the screen before the page even loads. The time it takes for php to grab the called results is what you see at the bottom of the page and does not reflect how fast the page took to load all data onto the browsers computer. It only reflects internally.

The site is 154K which is far too large for any 56k connection to live through.



I see you added an article. The span of the text should be a lot smaller. People find it annoying to read through wide lines of text.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i got to hand it to bud, you do know what you are talking about fast page loads! i went to your site and snooped around. you have some outstand page load times! i will start to trim down my bites. i haft to keep reminding myself that not all users have at least a dsl...

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No problem, thanks. My new site is actually 700 bytes front page. I get kind of obsessive in optimizing.


I suggest cutting back on the ads at least until you have a good group of members. You may lose money at first but consider it an investment. Google ads has excellent payout.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

look quite nice and surely does look proffesional.
I guess it makes you loads of profit :wink:
Also the idea of the site, renting games.
It's a good idea....
I hope that people dont steal the games.
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It's a CMS with a theme that's not too cool and the header image is taken from a template with some phones if I remember it well.

You've got to adjust some colours. Sorry .. I don't think it's proffesional.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think the white background with blue text is a little unsettling to the eyes. The font could be changed to be a bit smoother, it looks jaggy. I think you need to work on it but have a foundation to start from.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think your site can be improved with bigger or more graphical version of "Who we are and what we do"

just to keep things interesting.. :-)

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