SITE REVIEW: gameplayzone.com/Site4

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi all. Please take a look at my new template, http://www.gameplayzone.com/Site4

What do you think?
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Looks good, for the most part. I would give a wider space around content blocks for better read-ablility, though.

If I may suggest, also, using sans-serifed fonts for screen media. It tends to be better for read-ability. This is all just 'test' content, I know, so you may intend to change this later.

Is there a footer on the way?

On the HTML side, I would suggest consolidating your ALL scripts and styles into external documents, as I assume you'll be using the same stuff for other pages.

Lastly, and purely as a matter of good form, I would want to clean up your HTML. Lower case all tags and attributes, remove comments inserted by editors, etc.

HTH!
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"According to most studies, sans serif fonts are more difficult to read. For this reason, they are used most often for short text components such as headlines or captions."

I usually tend to use Verdana for main text, the test text on that template is just there to show that content goes there.
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I don't know where you're getting this info, but my understanding is that sans-serif fonts are easier to read for screen media, and serif fonts are easier to read in print media.
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You edited your post lol.
Yeah theres a footer, I have to add it to the psd.
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I tend to edit posts a lot. My first pass is always just to get my thoughts out of the gray matter.

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What about color scheme, banner, etc etc
Does it look ok?
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I'm on my laptop right now, so I wouldn't feel really solid about commenting on the color until I looked on a CRT. But, yeah, it looks ok to me.

Subjectively, if I was developing this site, I would make the content column with a white background to force the user's eye there. But, really, that's just me i think.
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I intead to have some sort of a content managment script in there, dont know which one I shoudl use, but I could customise it to give a different background.
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I like it.

I have designed a console review site for my brother, maybe when yours is up an ruinning you want to swap links? http://www.whatconsole.co.uk
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Yeah sure.
My forum is running and active at the moment: http://www.gameplayzone.com/forum
I could add your link there in the meanwhile if you want? (at the top with the other links)
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Hi,

I think the basic setup for your is is allright, tough there are some things I would change:

- make all your buttons equal in size... it will look much cleaner that way
- center the text in your buttons. The home button for example is completely out of the center.
- i'd also recommend you to lighten up (white would be the best) the backgroundcolor of your main text-part (as already stated a few posts above)
- On my configuration (IE6/1024x768x32b), the right sidebox text (Latest gaming news...) is hard to read since it's too close to the shade of your GoogleAds. I would increment the padding

I know these are a lot of remarks, but you've asked for it. I really love your header and with a little bit more work, it will be really nice!

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