SITE REVIEW: Guybacos.com

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Hey all here's a project I'm finishing up. Any chance I can get a site check? Please check links, spelling, grammar, cross-browser issues, etc.

I haven't tested this in IE6 yet (I assume its pretty busted). However, if you get any issues/errors PLEASE POST YOUR BROWSER/OS COMBO with the error so I can replicate and fix.
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everything looks great from my end, only the 'guestbook' link refuses to work, from the few pages I tried it from... (this mozilla)

I've got IE6 at work, I'll take a look when I get to the office....
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Yeah sorry the guest book is off for the moment as I try to hack the 3rd party system to look like the rest of the site.

I'm scared of whats going to happen with IE6. At the very least I'm sure it needs a png fix, at worst the layout may go crazy.
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I HATE YOU GRAPHIXBOY! Well not really, but you make this look so easy! ANother great job. Only thing, and this is just me probably, the text looks a little small. I love the CSS! Especially the subtle drop shadow. Haven't seen that used and it look nice in a while. GREAT JOB!
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I like the background color because it matches the guitar. Nice job on the graphics! Now you just need to work on getting some traffic to it... I noticed your ranked 24,xxx,xxx alexa traffic. That means your getting zilch for traffic.. Maybe 1-3 visitors per day?

You should look into blogs, backlinks, and wordpress for free advertising.... ;-) Go for high pagerank, traffic, and blog reaction and you'll see your traffic at least triple overnight.
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@eautocad The site launched yesterday... and its a composers personal portfolio... I think your maybe missing the point of the site.
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wow if it launched yesterday GREAT JOB thats quick to reach 24m that's the top 25%
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I'm actually surprised its gotten that much traffic in the last two days at all... Although I have no idea where all its posted or anything like that.
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I think the site is nice, but needs one of those counters to see how many visitors you've had. Those are cool. :)
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zaiah wrote:
I think the site is nice, but needs one of those counters to see how many visitors you've had. Those are cool. :)


I completely disagree.
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That was sarcasm. Kind of like the rainbow logo and all centered text :)
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Aww, does this mean flashing marquees are out too? :(
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man you guys just killed all my goto design tools. Oh well at least nobody said anything about the <blink> tag (which if I remember correctly was always best applied to the entire background) :-)
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looks good in IE6
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nice site
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spyko wrote:
nice site


I agree - very nice. One thing I've noticed - what's the flash used for the titles?

A typo - "machince" under Current Projects - the text on that page doesn't fit. It's all in first person, whereas the rest is in third person.
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It looks ok, but you might wanna populate it a bit with some text and graphics:)
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gr8 work
in FF its all fine and looks gr8..
but for IE6.. need to do some css work. for almost all pages..
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hey all thanks for looking

I was afraid it would look pretty bad in IE6. I haven't even checked, and I'm actually trying to decide if we even care to support that aging joke of a browser. According to the logs the only IE6 hits since the site launched have been from Ozzu so I assume its not a huge user base in this case.

@alex89 Yes its using Flash (sIFR) for the titles to get nice things like the font I want and the text drop shadow. That site also uses Flash/javascript combo to play the demos inline instead of opening an external player.
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Neat idea, I haven't used inline flash before :)

Is it less bandwidth-hungry than an image?
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yeah its not too bad mostly because your just downloading the font and then flash creates the text dynamically (one file for any text). Its also extremely nice because you don't have to create an image for every use...
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I found it nice, expecially for the colors
ther's a nice atmosphere

the only bug is that the demos (http://www.guybacos.com/demos.php) doesn't work on my computer...
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jonnino2004 wrote:
the only bug is that the demos (http://www.guybacos.com/demos.php) doesn't work on my computer...


What browser/OS combo? Also how fast is your connection? Some of the demos are quite large and take a while to buffer...

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