SITE REVIEW: Glassmango

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Actually, friends, I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the photography/drawing, etc...board.

Truthfully I'm not actually looking for a site review. I'm more-or-less interested in opinions on two pages:

http://glassmango.com
http://glassmango.com/fusion.html

The reason I'm not looking for a complete site review is because I am in the process of redoing the total site. Almost everything that is there is still the original except for the above two pages.

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The entrance page: http://glassmango.com
I have been working hard to understand photoshop and do some more excellent graphics and so far, IMHO, I think that's the best graphics work I've done to date. My interest is in knowing -- if you were an artist and found that page on a search -- would that be enough to want you to click enter?

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If you do enter the site (considering I plan to change almost all of it to a lighter more consistant background, would you think I should redo the flash to keep it consistant or leave it like it is. That was only my second Flash creation and I like it and would prefer not to change it, but will if opinions sway me in that direction.

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THis is the concept for the bulk of the rest of the site: http://glassmango.com/fusion.html

I already know that the text and nav and graphics are somewhat large compared to what I might normally do, but that was intentional as I know many of my client's viewers are on the elderly side and "reading" was a bit of a concern. The navbar is my first shot at using Image Ready to slice 'em up and do the rollovers and the upper right graphic was my first attempt to wipe out a background on a picture and replace it with something else.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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I am not reviewing the whole site right now, because there is something else that I need to bring to your attention. I am not sure what your body definition in your css, but if it doens't include background color it NEEDs to, my default background is grey, and I am assuming you'de like to have a white background on the opening page. However, with my default color, it shows that and not a white background, thus making the page improperly viewed. Just wanted to let you know!
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Hmmm...good point...I do tend to forget that since all mine are set to default to white. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Okies,

I like the fusion version, its a bit better then the other one. As for a few things I noticed on the first site, viewing at 1280x1024, the background begins to repeat. The flash intro is nice, there isn't anything to change in it, it's just the decision of keeping it or getting rid of it. If you keep it you may want to write a cookie script that will skip that page when the viewer comes back next time. Nice page however!

Sorry it isn't a full review :(

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