SITE REVIEW: New Rock Band. Slick New Site

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello all.

I figured I'd start out posting here by getting some critiques on a site I'm working on.

Check it out. http://www.electrashine.com

Any tips or comments would be much appreciated.

Cheers :D
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very professional looking site for a band. i like all of it except the white at the bottom, i think it should also be a darker color, like the rest of the background.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

That's a cool site :)
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p.s. i love the music... think i can buy there cd if they have one at Best Buy or a store like that?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

the only thing i dont like is the whole everytime i click on a link it opens a new window thing otherwise i think its also.

i also like the music
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I too like the site, but I am gonna do my best to help you out.

First off, try to add more pics to the photos section, and like AHaz said, ditch the whole new window thing, and maybe use an iframe to load the content. (I get why you do it.....to keep the music on.)

Second, add a few more pages, like lyrics and such.

Otherwise, the only other thing I see it the fact that the guestbook updates immediately without you revising the content to make sure it isn't spam.
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yea i understood why you did it however like Truce said, you should use an i frame instead of the new window
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I know about the pop up problem. Is it really that annoying?

The site was thrown together within a couple of days and little thought went into navigation because originally they just wanted a nice homepage and some photos. Well now that we're going to add a lot more content the structure is going to have to be reworked.

Also, the music will be available through the site as soon as the CD gets published. We haven't cracked into the Best Buy market just yet but I am optimistic that this will change in the near future.

Thanks again for the comments
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yeh i think its definatley a good site, and the music is good too so hey cant lose
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Post 3+ Months Ago

it looks great, works great :D

Only thing i'd dabble with is the font colour, something to match the brightness of the headings...but thats just me :wink:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like it, it's very impressive (and the music is quite good as well... go Canada!)

I'm not a big fan of the white at the bottom, and there doesn't seem to be a ton of content... but the site design itself is awesome.
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I like the site alot, and feel the opposite as one of the other posters, I like the white on the bottom of the page, nice contrast. The music is good, and sounds like good quality on my speakers, not over compressed for web use..

I like in the photos section, the little simple effect of the border that tweens shape to whatever image you were on last. You wouldn't feel like sharing some of that actionscript would you?? :D Seriously, would you?

Nice job though, real professional looking, and audio enabled which alot of people are wanting.

If you could provide a link to a tutorial for that effect or anything else that is helpful I would appreciate it. You could PM me the info if you want, thanks.
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awesome layout. Love the grunge work and the flash pics. Nice touch. I'm working on a site like yours. I'll post my layout when it's done slicing and so. I'll like to have your take on it.

Your site is nice tho. 8/10
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i like what has been done to the photos section. the script there is pretty good. how was that done? what sort of script was used? i am trying to do a similar thing but to no avail. any helpful hints you can give would be really appreciated.
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Love the layout...

Hate the way I have to scroll the window in order to find my guestbook sig... :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

great layout... i do have some suggestions however..

- dont start the music automatically... usually when people are surfing they have something playing in the background... it's obvious that they will play the sample to check it out

- again dont automatically fade the images, have a play button or do it everthing someone clicks on the movie

and yeah i dont mind popups as long as you notify me that it's going to popup!

great grunge effect and overall 4/5 :D

cheers!!!!!!!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

Originally I didn't have the white at the bottom but it looked way to dark a blah. I like the white so I guess I'll leave.

Also, the site is brand new and will be having a good overhaul within the next week.

Check back for new content, photos, downloadable mp3's and your chance to win an Electrashine Prize Pack or a kick arse electric guitar! :shock:

btw that photo gallery effect is pretty simple. There's an .fla over at http://www.kirupa.com http://www.kirupaforum.com/forums/showt ... to+gallery

Cheers! :)
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DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY don't have the music play automatically. I just loaded your page in a computer lab which is converted from a large cathedral-esque chapel, meaning that: (a) talking or any noise whatsoever is taboo, (b) any loud noise draws the ire of everybody, and (c) the sound echos across the entire building. All of the sudden, laptop speakers blasted out this noise at maximum volume. (It is "noise" when played by lousy laptop speakers.)

I am now getting dirty looks.
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LOL @ Sam Hughes

I love the design. I think it looks great. My computer has no sound so I didn't have the same problem as Sam, however...

I think there are certainly too many pop-ups and too little content.

And I can't express how much I love the design. It looks great. More pictures and you'll be good to go.

Now that I've expressed how much I like the design, don't take this the wrong way. I love the design, but hate the code.

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You really ought to figure out how to do away with all of that. Ask us if you need help.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Meh.. 'tis fine. :D

The site was thrown together pretty quick and sliced pretty sloppy but it serves its purpose. Anyways, that bit of code there is probably only 300bytes.
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Well, if you don't mind it, then keep it. lol. I personally love trimming down code. Nothing better than symantically PERFECT html.
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Hey thanks for being cool and open source minded with that border technique!

I had already found the same thread that you referred us to on kairupa.com before you posted your answer here, however most likely someone else will come along and want to know also. All is well, thanks again!
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Well if you're anal about having perfect code this tool isn't for you but if you use dreamweaver and want to loose the baggage give it a shot.

http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/dreamw ... aner.shtml

Don't expect too much though 'cause it usually only cuts like 1 kb or less. :wink:
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What if you use dreamweaver and are still anal about having perfect code? :)
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Wow! Great site man...the background...the slide show...that's awesome..
neat...man what can I say....Very Pro Editing Site...9/10! 8)

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