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Post 3+ Months Ago

just geting my design site going and i want you people to review it for me thanks alot
http://nostressdesign.tk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Looks nice, I like the logo. There is no much content to review anyway. I think you could make the home page bigger, it is too tiny now. In “contact us” section IMO it is better to use form instead direct email link.
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i was thinking about a form instead but i got lazy and yes still filling the site up with content
with more content the home page would be biger
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Post 3+ Months Ago

anyone else?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Site appears to be down...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

try again try useing ie
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i have to admit im never a huge fan of sites that use such a small amount of the browser window. perhaps you could make it bigger, or add some kind of background texuture...

also, im not entirely sure what youre guy with his laptop looking off at some strange angle is saying about you or your site... still nice, clean design. anyway, what do i know - you should take a look at the site i submited here :shock: im no genius at work...
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there are still people out there useing 800X600 screen size
with makeing it thin it makes it look like it has more content then it dose
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It is true that there are 800x600 users, but even at 800x600 you still have a lot of space there you could use. If you want to however. Layout is good I think. It should look a lot better at first when you add more content to the home page. It is indeed small as is now, vertically.

I agree the guy with the laptop doesn't quite fit with the logo
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The site is small for 800X600 resolution too!! you should atleast make it 30% bigger than this...and I would like to remind you that..majority is now 1024X768..and I think you should go with the majority.

And one thing..can you make the banner in flash and put some moving thing around the picture..cause today people wants to see some moving thing..hope you have understand.

And yes ofcourse cotact us form will be the right thing for your website and there you should not get lazy for few min task!!!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I get a 404
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks "hasnatme" and others i will soon be adding a form for the contact page and changing thing header to flash
now for the width i think i will stay with that i kind of like it and i will be adding to the home page to make it longer and i may add some links to the bottem
thanks to all that helped me and keep it comming
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Post 3+ Months Ago

if you get a 404 use this link http://www.cowkiller.com/nostressdesign firefox may not work well with .tk names
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Post 3+ Months Ago

conact form just added and working
starting the flash header
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Post 3+ Months Ago

falsh header now up and running
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The flash header is a bit distracting, always seeing it going out of the corner of my eye. Maybe if you didn't have it loop...
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as "hasnatme" said people like things moving
thanks but i think i will stick with the way the banner is
if you have anything else please do tell
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Post 3+ Months Ago

cool, I liked the way the guy on the logo reminds me of shwartseneger (yah I know, I spelt the name wrong, but it's too complicated). The fast loading is also of good effect on me. Ad banners to your site, that way you can earn money, which you can later enjoy for good pleasure, on the other hand that may cut down on potential clients, so please disregard what I just said, instead continue doing what you were already doing and live life in happieness, also add a forum to your site, the best one is phpbb.
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Great man..Now the banner looks live! Really today peoples like some movement on web.
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The flash is pretty good, but overall the site is too small. I know that people still use 800 x 600 (and even 640 x 480) but your site looks way to small in my resolution. I'd recomend extending the length to roughly 750 px wide. That's a nice compromise, gives you a little showing of the background in 800 x 600 and still gives your site room to grow. Also you may want to add a bottom to your site. A grey line would sufficem one just like on the top. Also you have several validation errors that you may want to consider. You may also want to add a Javascript Flash plugin detector to determine if a visitor has the flash plugin. Those that don't will not be able to see your banner and there will be no backup jpeg just in case they don't. I recomend the moock detection script, do a search in google to find it.

You need to try and validate your site. There are a bunch of errors that you could fix. Otherwise it looks pretty nice in Firefox. I haven't tested it on any other browsers, but I'm sure many of those who have already posted already check in IE.
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I admit that movement is good, but in my case, I just stare at the header and don't actually read the content. Maybe I just have ADD...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks RockmanTV i will see if i can get it all fixed up
in IE it shows now problem
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I don't fancy the black-white contrast and the site is indeed to small. From my stats less than 10 percent of my visits come from people with 800/600 res and 30 percent from people with higher res than 1024/768.

Since the 800/600 res people are that few I don't design for them They should use a higher res. It's 2005 not 1970 anymore. Anyway .. the site is nice, but a bit too simple. It's a design site, play some more with it. Convince people you really have something to say in the designers jungle.

Congratulations for it. I look forward to see the improvements.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I looks nice but there're a few things i don't like.

1) The footer doesn't have border at the bottom and its colour is the same as the whole background - I would change that
2) Times New Roman (technologies in portfolio)
3) Contact Form - too boring - try to make up sth more interesting...
4) what for is the envelope in the top as it's not a mailto link or a link to contact form?

But in general, I like it :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well, cowkiller, the design is very small, you should at least make it long enough (tall enough) for a maximized brower window (you can always use liquid images which resize automatically to the user window) by telling a little more about your company' s mission and goals. Lastly, Your hosting page needs to be complete or a contact link should be inserted because I was confused. Make those changes and your site will be ready for business.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The site is good but you can use more colours. This is my opinion,...... :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks a again for the ideas. the letter will be a link to the contact forum. i forgot all about it.
the hosting i am wateing on the prices and what they offer then i will fill in that part
about the footer it looks like legs and was ment to go that way just to be a little diffrent
i have bin geting alot of slack about the slim design of the site but i want to be a little diffrent then the rest
the color should i change it and to what?
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just added a new background and more content to the main page
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I think you could use some more interesting fonts and layout for the text you have throughout. If you know CSS, utilize that. Since you're advertising design services, try to use something more inspiring than Times New Roman lined up in a basic grid format. To be honest, your portfolio sites look better and are more intriguing than your own site. You obviously have the skill, but you need to show it more in your homepage.

The site is really easy to navigate, and the samples are good. But why is it "No Stress Design"? The name implies somthing that isn't explained. Are you easy to work with? Fast? Efficient? Plus, juxtaposing a business guy with a laptop says "STRESS" to me. I look at that guy and he looks stressed.

Just some thoughts. Overall it is a good site. :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like the holding page ;) site down..
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All im getting is...

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Post 3+ Months Ago

the site is up and working if you cant get it from the .tk site try http://www.cowkiller.com/nostressdesign
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The footer needs a 'footer image'... looks like the whole site just drops off a cliff.
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Well the first thing I picked up on is the flash header, Im not the biggest fan of flash unless its used to create an experiance. Your website doesn't sell your services to me because it lacks personality or a sense of identity. I think you should change the font you used in your flash header because its not very stylish. Why do you have the little envelope at the top that links to the contact page when theres a plain link to the contact page in the nav?.

Your contact page is nice and simple and allows the user to send a message about different subjects without the complication of alot of text fields to fill in.

Theres not really much in terms of contents either, I suggest you put up an "about" page and on thier establish what kind of company you are, where your based, what you bring to the table etc etc.

Your portfolio page is basic but its good that you have included what each of the sites are made with (Flash,HTML), im not sure its a good idea to include adult related websites in your portfolio but depending on your auidience this might be ok.

Hope this helps.
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thanks for the reply the adult related sites are only there due to lack of sites designed i am just starting to design sites other then my own or friends
when i get more sites done then i will remove the adult related sites
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Change the background colour. Red usually signifies urgency, drama or stress!

RJ
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Attractive background image. Clean and easy navigation which i think is the most important aspect of web design.

Good job
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Cowkiller, I am in a bit of a mood right now so don't take any of the following personally.

My take on this site (assuming I know nothing about it):

Great, another kid that doesn't understand what clients look for. Just a waste of another domain name.

Why? Well, first off, you are supposed to be about having "no stress" but the first thing a visitor sees is irritating (a popup ad). Then, when he/she closes it they get a bright red background. The red is hard on the eyes and the flash is just irritating. The photo looks like a movie star and he seems like he is busy...so much for stress. The content lacks a real formatting and it seems like more of a temp page about to tell me the site is "coming soon." There is no title, few links, and the bolded information such as "home" does not tell me anything about the site. It is wasted space at best. The fonts are different, even in the dime sized amount of content that you do have. The content is not formatted similar to other websites of the kind, and the random capital letters make the site look like the work of someone who rarely uses a computer. The immediate prices tell me you really don't care to show me what you are about, what you can do, or what you do actually do. I hear, "I want your money!" There is a hosting page with absolutely no content other than a link that redirects me to the contact page that has 3 links to it. I turn off images -- suddenly the page looks a lot better. I turn of styles and disable the page colors (thx to FF) and the site is much more relaxing and easier to take in. I am focused on the content, and not getting a tylenol because the red is giving me a headache. The copyright link redirects to a 404 that shows the true owner of the site that the irritating domain masking was hiding previously. I check the portfolio to notice the first word of the second paragraph is spelt wrong...age = 14 pops back into my head. I notice a couple ugly struggling adult sites and wonder if they knew the age of their "web designer" before they sent over pictures. I read "true HTML" and chuckle, and then begin to laugh at the unprofessionalism of the flash used.

I don't mean to slaughter you, but this could be way better.
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Truce wrote:
Cowkiller, I am in a bit of a mood right now so don't take any of the following personally.

My take on this site (assuming I know nothing about it):

Great, another kid that doesn't understand what clients look for. Just a waste of another domain name.

Why? Well, first off, you are supposed to be about having "no stress" but the first thing a visitor sees is irritating (a popup ad). Then, when he/she closes it they get a bright red background. The red is hard on the eyes and the flash is just irritating. The photo looks like a movie star and he seems like he is busy...so much for stress. The content lacks a real formatting and it seems like more of a temp page about to tell me the site is "coming soon." There is no title, few links, and the bolded information such as "home" does not tell me anything about the site. It is wasted space at best. The fonts are different, even in the dime sized amount of content that you do have. The content is not formatted similar to other websites of the kind, and the random capital letters make the site look like the work of someone who rarely uses a computer. The immediate prices tell me you really don't care to show me what you are about, what you can do, or what you do actually do. I hear, "I want your money!" There is a hosting page with absolutely no content other than a link that redirects me to the contact page that has 3 links to it. I turn off images -- suddenly the page looks a lot better. I turn of styles and disable the page colors (thx to FF) and the site is much more relaxing and easier to take in. I am focused on the content, and not getting a tylenol because the red is giving me a headache. The copyright link redirects to a 404 that shows the true owner of the site that the irritating domain masking was hiding previously. I check the portfolio to notice the first word of the second paragraph is spelt wrong...age = 14 pops back into my head. I notice a couple ugly struggling adult sites and wonder if they knew the age of their "web designer" before they sent over pictures. I read "true HTML" and chuckle, and then begin to laugh at the unprofessionalism of the flash used.

I don't mean to slaughter you, but this could be way better.


Truce + Nail = Hit on head :wink: I'll second pretty much everything you just wrote. Couldn't have put it better.
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OMG! I just noticed that was my 666th post! LMAO!
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Truce get a popup blocker i cant stop the popup with a .tk domain sorry
i am still learning and it may not be the best in the world but still
the background people tell me to change it so i did
if you would have read back a few posts you would have seen why the hosting page has so little
yes you do hear, "I want your money!" becouse i do i am not doing this for free
when i do a few more sites then i can buy a domain name and hosting
what is so unprofessional about my flash?

i am sorry i did a few adult sites.... nike, sony, axe, msn, google, ebay, kenwood did not call.... i am only 19 and just geting started doing anysite kind for money and you got to start some were
i know the site could get better anyones site could get better in some way it may not be the best but at lest it is not yours
by the way pay your bill
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Well, I quit my website, which is why it is 'suspended.'
I don't see the popups, but I know they are there (FF). It takes money to make money, so buy a domain and hosting. The flash doesn't look that nice. You don't make money by yelling "I want money!"

My post was cleary labeled as not to be taken personally, I gave the whole truth and nothing but it.
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the site was down but now it is back up again

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