SITE REVIEW: Gaming and Technology Website

  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello,

My website (in the url below) is a European videogaming website, but also focusses on technology and stuff like that.

I'm looking for simple suggestions and criticism, thanks (please do not comment on the colour of the website in a whole, thanks again).

Here is the link.

By the way, you might get some errors but it's being fixed. Just refresh a few times.

This is what I get:
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Fatal error: session_start(): Failed to initialize storage module: user (path: /tmp) in /home/gamedri/public_html/base.php on line 11
  • azshah
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  • Loc: Toronto

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi overall the site is attractive and nice ... although I believe there are some work needs to be done e.g. the navig. buttons home review etc looks very different from the whole site layout . News button ..the words are not clearly visible and not click-able not sure what are they their for in the first place...The color full links on the left doesn't fit with the site....but as I said you have done a good work overall
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks man, I'll get on the link colours and the news image. After that I'll try to make the top buttons clearer.

Keep the comments coming guys!
  • bleepnik
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Overall, the site has a nice look to it, and loads quickly. The two versions of the site's name in the banner seem redundant. The nav menu on the Links page has left-justified text, while the others are all centred.

As a visitor to your site, though, what do you offer me that other gaming portals don't? The writing isn't engaging, and is replete with grammatical and spelling errors. While that may mean nothing to the site's authors, prospective visitors will more likely go where the content is more appealing.
  • sports-facts
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  • Loc: Detroit

Post 3+ Months Ago

At first, your site has a nice, professional, clean look

on the forum, the header look messed up in Fire Fox.

Why not replace the clicksor ads with google ads.

overall I like this sites deign a lot
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks man ;)

Well, I'm not 18 yet so can't receive checks. But untill then I'll stick with clicksor, gives me atleast something :)

Banner is fixed btw.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

==== UPDATES! ====

Okay I have been working on it a lot lately so check out the new and improved GameDrift.com.

Comments please!
  • Crossroads
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Overall I like the site but I saw a couple of things that I might change.

- The banner at the top of the page could be brightened up some. For the market you are trying to reach I would think you would want something more lively or exciting.

- I thought the print was a little small. Not a major deal but it could affect some users.

I guess both of these may be just personal preferences.

Thanks

Ronnie
http://www.crossroadsdiecast.com
  • VelvetBlues.com
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like it. Its a very clean site. What I like the most are your colors and the header banner.

PS. Why does the download page have such large fonts in comparison to the other pages?

You might want to maintain consistency.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, that's a good point about the download page.

Crossroads, what do you mean with Print?
  • cubechris
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is that you Ruben? Small World!

As for GameDrift, its come on along way since i first checked it out several months ago, nice design, although everything is flowing i still think the header image is a tad to big in height.

Keep at it.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Indeed it's a small world :) Yeah, this is my very very very old nickname. Anyway, there's a new header coming up with will be symmetrical and smaller.
  • Tassen
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very nice soft colors that catches the eye in a harmony :D

I'm not sure if the logo if "fixed" or not... but IMO, it looks nice as it is :D

at the news/preview etc... you might consider adding the gray/white shifting effect to withdraw articels... I where thinking of a VERY light gray color sot he effect wont get boring but still have a function... just a thought... not sure if it's good or not... never easy to tell until you have the result :D

overall ... awsome work :D
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

UPDATES

Lots of changes, feedback please.
  • covsterlj
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  • Loc: BFE, Michigan USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

Everything looks first rate, but this is just an idea more than anything, how about making the review page items sortable; date, score, and title...
  • stira
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Nothing wrong with the colour, easy to read and navigate, looks like you have spent some time on it. My biggest peeve with websites is to much advertising and yours has lots of content which is great. I will be back
  • hitlazim
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Post 3+ Months Ago

woooooooow
  • Tom Beers
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very nice, I like the banner and the overall feel is that it's a clean, professional website, the JavaScript gives it a nice smooth feel going about it, and the layout is good too.

You don't go mad with the ads as most game websites do which is good, but might I suggest centering the google adsense banner?

I give it an overall score of 8/10 :) well done, keep it up.

- Tom Beers
  • The7thGear
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very nice colour use in your website design.
But the ads are missing ;) you could earn some $$ with them :wink:
  • Khaosifix
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Post 3+ Months Ago

This website was designed really nicely. However, my only complaint are the colors. In my opinion, maroon doesn't go well with light-blue. Just looks like a weird contrast to me.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks for the comments guys! I've got mixed opinions about the colour scheme and I'm not really sure what to do yet.

Anyone else got comments/suggestions?
  • ddem1
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Awesome site putting in bookmarks now! I agree with the logo size being a bit too high. Although I don't mind very much. Neat design and good content. Really good.
  • lovenony
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Post 3+ Months Ago

your site is good.i like your colors scheme
, the most thing i like it,is your site is so simple
but what abot the ads don't you like earn some moneyyyy :roll:
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well i've had ads for a while but they didn't give me anything. I'm trying to keep the site as adfree as possible unless someone wants to advertise.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What do you guys think about the tab colour now?

Also open for comments sitewide.
  • pspdownloads
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I find some blank space above " DS Lite Sold Out Within Hours In Japan" that may not be needed.
"top stories" are empty
  • samp
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Post 3+ Months Ago

not bad - but i think the header needs more work to really give a wow factor,

overall an ok site 5/10
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Please if you find something unusual post a screenshot and if you don't wanna do that atleast post your browser version or something. Also, update your Flash version.

Still need comments!
  • nameslot
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Clear cut layout with excellent alignment.

The use of colors also a great one.

I liked it a lot.
  • Toyminator
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks - what do you guys think of the Switch function (topright corner of the page, banner)?

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