SITE REVIEW: noXealia[er...again]

  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, so I've come back for one last time. What do you guys think about my site layout/color scheme?

http://www.noxealia.com
  • Abelius
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I always say that black and white contrasts are good for graphics, and I stick to my word...! :)

Please provide a link from the forum, back to the rest of the site... (which I like)
  • Truce
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Um, your site is rather pointless. I don't know why you are paying for a website that you don't have any content other than some misspelled babbling from you about what "this site is."

Get a more organized website, make the font easier to read, get more content, and don't use subdomains for each section of your website because your not yahoo.
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

ok then?
  • VentsyV
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Not bad. You might want to make it match with the forums. This way your site will look much more professional. Some more content as someone already kindly suggested might not be a bad idea ;)
  • Roxy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Good start, i would maybe change the font on the main page, the whole page seems large to me, the forums look nice.
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

im currently mimicing the forums for my main page.
  • neksus
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Post 3+ Months Ago

the navigation at the top looks squished, space it out a bit more (vertically)

add some padding to the introduction, take out the extra lines.

try to post a few updates, even if they're pointless, the site looks real small right now.

why does the rest of the site look dif from the main page?

like the forum skin, maybe you should take that template and make your site look like the forum :D
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thats exactly what im trying to do right now.lol. :)
  • NoamDesign
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Truce wrote:
Um, your site is rather pointless. I don't know why you are paying for a website that you don't have any content other than some misspelled babbling from you about what "this site is."

Get a more organized website, make the font easier to read, get more content, and don't use subdomains for each section of your website because your not yahoo.



all this... PLUS...

wts so great about the layout? thats just some tables with colors...?? did i miss something?
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Update: all the pages are officially to the new theme, please thourougly review that, thanks!
  • OzYy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

good website...



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http://www.template.gen.tr
Turkish Website
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  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, I just fixed my new skin and probably permenant HTML skin for a while, even though all the pages are .php that's because I've got some PHP scripts running, also I fixed the image section so that all images have a customized pop-up window, also the forums are ready and fixed, except for a link back to the site, still can't figure it out, also I have a new way of submitting, forms, that will take the place of the post and submit crappy thing on the forums. It's still underconstruction so I won't delete the forums one yet, also you can still submit anyway, please review, thanks!
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, I've just got my forums up, it's an all forums site, and I wanted to know what you guys thought of my selection of topics. Also if you think I should center in on one, or not. And if you'd like to participate in my forum.

http://www.noxealia.com

thanks.

~~~~~~~READ BOTTOM MESSAGE FOR UPDATE~~~~~~~~
  • daremedy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Good colors going on, easy navigation. Your selections seem to cover virtually every topic imaginable, does your site have a specific focus? Like ozzu is a web designers forum. What would you consider yours to be? I just found your forums too broad. Its not a bad thing, but if I were joining a forum, it would be a specific forum, focusing on a target audience. Aside from that, modify your rules so that only registered users can create/reply to threads. I was able to post a reply as Guest, could lead to problems down the line. Also add your meta description/keywords tags. Great site.
  • tojan
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I would remove programming.
Everything else (almost everything) is about fun and just chat, but this one doesn't fit.
Good luck
  • davidaus
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Post 3+ Months Ago

nice color, but the main subject is not clear. My first impression for your forum is : nice design. good color format, but i can't see the main subject here. what is your main subject, i think it should be clear for people to use.
  • Abelius
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Post 3+ Months Ago

w00t! Congrats! This time keep it up, no more deleting please! :)
  • sycofi5h
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Post 3+ Months Ago

yeh well done everythign matches so yeah i like it colors match and well it all flows looking good mate :p

-sycofi5h
  • Taylor Hewitt
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Nice skin and it looks pretty good. I think there are a tad too many forums and I'd suggest putting more variety other than gaming and computers. Maybe put the general section near the top, not the bottom.
  • Funny_Fuzz
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It's a good selection. But i'm gonna have to agree with Taylor Hewitt. You've got too many. I think you should take down one group.
  • Gandalf
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Post 3+ Months Ago

1. Make url SE friendly, you can read more here http://www.gandalfdir.com/forums/bulletin5.html

2. Add a post or page about us - this will help visitors understand what forum is about

3. In general good forums i like Trushkins skins - some of them


P.S. should be listed in my directory :)
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Could I possibly get some more feedback?
  • Dubya
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Post 3+ Months Ago

First of all, when you decided one day that you were going to make a website, Why did you? You must have had a specific reason in mind. This might help you to know what direction you can push your site. Right now, I don't know if it's for gaming, tv, news, or technology. Have you thought of having a main site where you could post news and stuff on technology for instance, and then just use the forums as a kind of community for your visitors to comment on?
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Media, Gaming, etc. is all tech related.
  • Snerdey
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Take some of the cat's and put them in one. I would have no more than 3 groups of cat's and about 4 in each group.

Just trim it down a little,

Looks ok, I really do not like the blue tint tho.

Next!
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, I've made the forums just a part of it, now its a site. Just rate the design, not the content. As there is none right now. Thanks!

http://www.noxealia.com
  • Abelius
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, here we go...

Colors: 9, I lovethe combination of the colors you chose.
Layout: Great. Still need to polish some of the headers and the boxes. But great overall! :)
Logo: probably the best one ofthe dozen or so I have seen...
And please keep that slogan, it could make headlines some day! Awesome idea!
Font: 7. Could be smaller, could be bigger. Good.

Next review when there is content...
Next Budweiser? In two minutes...
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Anyone else?
  • Dubya
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like the changes! Much better. Let us know whaen everything is done and we'll give you a full review.
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Alright, so I would tell yall the concept of my site, but you could just head on over to the 'about' section on it :lol: . So here's the linkage:

http://www.noxealia.com/

Please tell me what you guys think, in detal, complaints, dislikes, compliments. I was going for a simple and small theme, as you can tell.
  • Azoundria
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well personally I dont like the grey in the background. I think red would be a better colour because it compliments blue, green, and white-the main colours of your site.

I think you should update the about and add maybe your WIP(work in progress).
  • ynyfrik
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Post 3+ Months Ago

the grey looks crappy change to red, add more colors and change your logo or whatever that is.
  • Azoundria
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is it just me or does the text on your site appear to be smaller than usual? Maybe this could be changed. Also your menus could do with a little more graphic.
  • Azoundria
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Is it just me or does the text on your site appear to be smaller than usual? Maybe this could be changed. Also your menus could do with a little more graphic.
  • daremedy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Does this site have any relation to This One or This One? I guess a 3rd review thread cant hurt.

There's no relevent content in your news, reviews, and pictures section, good start for your first 3 links. Clicking on your forums link, you leave no way of getting back to the original homepage, I only have the forum menu to work with. Work on navigation. The forums look good although you could introduce some more popular topics. I've never seen a forum thread based on thoughts on someone's blog. Guess there's a first for everything.

To your contact page, is it really necessary to have 7 contact email addresses? Really, even Hotmail only has like 3 or 4 necessary ones, you need 7? Great explanation of the site in the about page :? . Opening your blog page, no links at all back to your original homepage, another navigation problem. Finally, your footer information (Copyright 2004-2005 etc...) is hidden with that graphic you have in the background. Might want to clean it up. Your missing your meta description/keywords tags and need alt tags for your images. Pretty decent site otherwise.
  • Gemwolf
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm affraid that at this stage the page is a bit boring. (But don't worry, I've seen worse!)

Personally I don't have a problem with the grey - but maybe that's part of what's making the site so dull.

Once again there's some navigation issues, but that have been mentioned.
And no pictures? At least put something there... Just don't let nothing happen when you click on Pictures. (Well if there is something there, I was unable to get to the page...)

I do like your banner/logo/grpahic.

This might end up as a very interesting site, if you put some work in it. I think the biggest cause of the boring look & feel, is the fact that there is no Topic for the site. Find one - you can change it in the future! This might help you in developing the site into something better.
Good luck!
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Er, well one reason for the dull background is so you're not focused on it, and then you're more focused on the site. I'm going to fix the footer image, as it doesn't work very well, I really don't see the problem with the logo, seems eye-catching to me :). And about the concept, I am working on that, leaning towards technology, or gaming. Thanks for your input, later.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

noxealia - there is NO need to start *3* threads to advertize that you've updated your site. Please keep them all in the same thread. I have merged your other two threads into the original one.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

noxealia wrote:
I really don't see the problem with the logo, seems eye-catching to me :). Thanks for your input, later.

Me neither. I like the logo as well - if you misunderstood me. Good luck! :wink:
  • noxealia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

new layout and such, please review again.
  • Sharky
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Post 3+ Months Ago

wow that looks like a really good layout.

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