SITE REVIEW: DQNET

  • dqualter
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hey after my last site i read a few books and stuff . well here you go.
http://www.wrhosting.co.uk/dqnet
please be nice

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  • conorific
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I'm going to be honest; take it nicely or not. But here's my opinion:

No sidescrolling! It happens in 800x600. Your top header is too large.

I had to download a Flash plugin, and I'm not happy about that. There's no need to have that little box of text and those two links in Flash. They can just as easily be done in HTML.

There's no clear color scheme. It's sort of blue and gray, but the blues are too different to be seen as a color scheme.

The text on the page is misspelled and grammatically incorrect. People who patron a business are not going to choose one that doesn't appear to write English correctly.

Signing your name at the bottom with the @ is really unprofessional.

This whole site is image-based. If I were on 56k, I would leave because of the time it takes to load.

This layout could be done with CSS, HTML and a few images instead of what you have. There's no need for Flash videos and frames, for your purpose, they are useless. You especially don't need iframes. Those are the worst.

The JS fade script doesn't work. You don't need JavaScripts at all! Get rid of them!

Also, in the head, there's no DOCTYPE declaration. The DOCTYPE lets the browser know which language you're writing your page in. Without it, it has to guess and this could result in a bad display.

The marquee is annoying and cheesy-looking. I used to love them, but one day I looked at one of my pages and saw how irritating they were. They serve no real purpose.

Tables aren't necessary either. The idea you have could be taken and made streamlined and simple, but still striking. You don't need all this extra junk in here.

If you have questions or anything, PM me.
  • MJB3K
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I would like to see you make a great website...

and hardly anyone i no uses that resolution, try changing it mayb...

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Signing your name at the bottom with the @ is really unprofessional


maybe thats his username??

although i do agree about the image based site thing is a no no
  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

left side of pages has some space- alignment bad

yr forum points to gaming.webrevolt.biz and i thought i clicked wrongly coz of that..

its also posted in another ozzu thread.

forum alignment.......

why is yr gaming forum in a web designer's site??

advice:search other gaming sites to see how they do it.
  • rtm223
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have to agree with many of the things mentioned above.

150kB is far to big for a front page and it's dependencies. Each of your buttons requires 6kB to itself. 42kB for your nav is more than I aim to use on an <b>entire</b> page.

Your code is, to put it lightly, wasteful. What purpose does this serve:

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Nearly 2k of code doing nothing. There are two instances of this on the file.

Spelling and grammar. This site claims to be a business. I would not use any kind of service provider that does not take care over how they present themselves. If you don't take care when doing a job for <i>yourself</i>, how can I trust you to take care when doing a job for me? This will lose you a lot of potential clients. It's like going to a office job interview in jeans and a tee-shirt

Your js throws errors. Many potential clients will not know what the little yellow triangle in explorer means, but they will know it has an exclamation mark, and that does not bode well - <b>especially</b> for a professional.

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http% ... 2Fdqnet%2F


Marquees are horrible. Really horrible, I personally can't stand them.

I would make the background image on the iframe a jpeg so that is blends nicely. I would also make it significantly smaller (all that white is pointless). Then I would scrap the iframe altogether :wink:

Aesthetically, I am not keen on the big white border along the left and top. I'd bring this closer to the edges of the screen. However, I have to disagree with MJB3K about the res, there are still a significant number of people using 800x600. If your site is aimed at mostly technophiles, then you can probably get away with 1024x768, but if you are still aiming at a general audience then stick with 800px wide or fluid IMHO.

I'm confused that this site is DQ.net, and the sister site is also DQ.net :? I would also try, if you can, to get some work done for charities / aquantences etc, for a low fee or even pro bono, so you can flesh out your portfolio.

I'm not entirely sure why a professional business site has a direct, top-level link to a gaming forum and then, in IE, effective disables the users back button. Considering that the majority of your visitors will be of the non-web-savvy kind, this could really confuse them.

Overall, there is nothing hugely wrong with the site, but there are a million and one sites offering the same services as you and you really need to try to stand out from the crowd. You really need to sell yourself, and I really don't think you are doing that too well.

//damn there were a lot of spelling mistakes in this post!
  • conorific
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Post 3+ Months Ago

MJB3K: Who cares if it's his username or not? Nothing but the web designer's name belongs on the page, not his username or a bastardization of his full name. It's unprofessional.

rtm223: Right on.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

very good and usefull thanks

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