SITE REVIEW: Maxedge Web Designs

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I've been drawing designs and tossing them out and repeating but now, I THINK I'VE FOUND IT! What do you guys think? Color scheme, menu design, functionality, etc? Especially important: Is it original?

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Unfortunately, the tables aren't lining up corrctly on my browser. I do have a smaller screen size then most people. (the part w/ Past MaxEdge News | Articles | Tutorials | Personal News/Rants goes out to far and so does the bottom where picture rightgrad.gif is.
I like the logo and the color scheme is good. Nice, easy to use menu.
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Are we supposed to be reviewing...
http://www.maxedge.net/maxedgedev.php

or
http://www.maxedge.net
because the latter one looks pretty finished and all the links on the menu go there.
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MaxedgeDev because that's the new template that I've come up with for Maxedge. The latter one is too dull. And too much lack of color. It was a slap-on job. I have a bad habit of writing bad code the first time and having to revise it again later. So if at all possible, could you view it in any browser other than IE? Opera, Mozilla, Firebird?

er...scratch mozilla...
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looks ok in Firebird
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Zpoon wrote:
looks ok in Firebird


Could you elaborate? Especially in my questions?
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Ok, cleaned up the code and made everything work in every browser other than Netscape 4.x Can I have your critique now?
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At the left there is an unneeded blank altough i have a 1024&768 res. , i am hardened to read your main page conntent, you must think to fit your site to the center without the left blank.
Allover then your site design is orginal and good.
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It looks ok except for the fact that the top black navigation bar is hanging way the heck to the right even on my browser. I have to scroll way to the right to view the [ News | Forums | Art | Techy | Blogs ] links.

You could streamline your css by turning border: 1px solid #000000; into border:1px solid #000; Shorthand.
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You could also further streamline things like this:

Yours:
Code: [ Select ]
h2
{
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 16px;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin: 0;
}

h3
{
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin: 0;
}
  1. h2
  2. {
  3.     color: #000000;
  4.     font-size: 16px;
  5.     font-weight: bold;
  6.     margin: 0;
  7. }
  8. h3
  9. {
  10.     color: #000000;
  11.     font-size: 12px;
  12.     font-weight: bold;
  13.     margin: 0;
  14. }


Mine:
Code: [ Select ]
h1, h2, h3{color:#000; font-weight:bold; margin:0;}
h1{font-size:20px;}
h2{font-size:16px;}
h3{font-size:12px;}
  1. h1, h2, h3{color:#000; font-weight:bold; margin:0;}
  2. h1{font-size:20px;}
  3. h2{font-size:16px;}
  4. h3{font-size:12px;}

Thus using cascading to it's potential.
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I have no idea why people are seeing it that way?!!! Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? This is what I see. EDIT; (This is in IE6 Windows version)

http://www.maxedge.net/resources/imglink/look.gif
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looks great to me, no errors with anything over lapping no gaps... nothing.. i use ie 6 also :-S on win 2k pro w00t w00t.. anyways..
nice layout, clean how i like it
nice colors, i love blue.. light blue on white is great.. yummoh
it seems to be original, ive surfed through the web seen a few webby's somewhat like it but not exactly :)
and it functions well :) menu is placed where someone might not see it right off the bat but still they will get it :)
and its in php.. how old are you? 14? wow.. lols at 14 all i knew was good ole html :)
i give it a 8/10 for lack of content :-p very nice though!
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Bladesling wrote:
looks great to me, no errors with anything over lapping no gaps... nothing.. i use ie 6 also :-S on win 2k pro w00t w00t.. anyways..
nice layout, clean how i like it
nice colors, i love blue.. light blue on white is great.. yummoh
it seems to be original, ive surfed through the web seen a few webby's somewhat like it but not exactly :)
and it functions well :) menu is placed where someone might not see it right off the bat but still they will get it :)
and its in php.. how old are you? 14? wow.. lols at 14 all i knew was good ole html :)
i give it a 8/10 for lack of content :-p very nice though!


Thank you. It's finally good to hear some good comments. Content is lacking I know but that's because I'm crunching in mySQL so content is better managed and more updated.
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fantastic view... excelent site.
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AWESOME JOB.........you really do got it......color schemes are right on, great buttons, colorful......... good info, in full detail. Overall its an awesome job.......keep up the good work.
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really like the site . but the top nav bar is not lined up properly.
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On your website, the menu should line up with the rest of your website. The menu bar is a couple inches off from the rest of the site. Everything else looks pretty good. Good color scheme and easy to use web index. Nice work, keep it up
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Great looking site - unfortunately I've got the same problem discussed earlier with the top nav bar going out far to the right, and the white bodied table doing it a bit too, but having seen your screen shot it would look v good if aligned. I am running IE 6 on 1024x768.

I think you've resized the 2 drawings on maxedgedev.php in your editor instead of providing thumbnails. They took quite a while to load and I think thumbnailing them with a link that pops the full size pic in a seperate browser window would speed stuff up for poor old dial-up types! :)

Also maybe you could try your scrollbars the same colour as your background - think the 2 blues clash just a teensie bit?

Overall I think colour scheme is great, and the site looks real professional!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It's a great site

although there are some problems with your tables
I think I know what the problem is

<td align=left width="3%"><img src="/resources/siteimages/navlittle.gif" border=0 alt="">
</td>

You have to avoid this, remove the enter between the image and the endtag, like this

<td align=left width="3%"><img src="/resources/siteimages/navlittle.gif" border=0 alt=""></td>

the enters change the layout of your table

Hope this helps

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http://www.maxedge.net/maxdev.php

What do you guys think of it?
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The link doesn't work for me, might want to look into that
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The page cannot be found for the link you provided.


And your primary domain name just leads to a forum.


:?:
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All i'm getting is your forums http://maxedge.net/comms/forums/ and first index page http://www.maxedge.net :D Looks good so far.... maybe you forgot to upload the site.... I'll check back later :)
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I'm so sorry.

The correct link is:

http://www.maxedge.net/maxdev2.php
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reminds me of Dell computers
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Skybin wrote:
http://www.maxedge.net/maxdev.php

What do you guys think of it?


I think it is the same site you posted for review in this topic, Which is why I have merged the two. When you revamp the same site please make note in the original thread & continue there. No need to make multiple threads for the same site :)

Since i'm here I might as well review the site :P
Your layout is clean with one exception, The header image seems to be about 20px slimmer (width) than your content area.

I don't understand why the copyright information & navigation is in english & the rest is in french or somthing.

The site could use more variety in color, perhaps some yellow,orange somthing bright to accent.

Overall it gives me the feeling of either a newsletter or a really big popup ad.
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Skybin wrote:
I'm so sorry.

The correct link is:

http://www.maxedge.net/maxdev2.php




Your website looks like this when viewed.
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musik, it that better? Joe, coudl you givem e a screenshot? these thigns are hard to fix without visual aids. I'll try to integrate more colors into it. Does it feel like a newspaper because the amount of text? I'm trying to integrate more graphics into it also. the part inside the content with the weird gibberish is Latin. I just put it in there because right now there's nothing anyone need to read right now and Latin takes up spaace.

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