SITE REVIEW: Tizag.com Webmaster Tutorials

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey guys, I just polished up my first real website and I'm looking for some constructive criticism. My old page was ePearl Tutorials, but the site has been compeltely redone, and now has a shorter web address.

Please visit Tizag.com
and let me know what you think of this new website.
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I don't have the time to go indepth with all the stuff there, but the page seems to have a nice layout *fixed width is a problem at higher resolutions, I see that now, didn't know what you were referring to at first*. I like your opening page, but I was thinking it could follow the drug advertisment a little smoother by making a colorful cd and saying "This is you webpage on ePearl". Looks good otherwise :)
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I would suggest that you put on more eye-catching graphics. The tutorials are awesome and I'd definitely recommend your site for those that are starting to learn html and css. I would also suggest that you add tutorials on text filters (like glow, shadow, drop shadow) because that's where the future of text graphics is (I think).
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b_heyer, I redid the intro page, I knew it sucked, but I was too lazy to put thought into it.

gba_m, I know this site needs a lot of graphical enhancement. Any specifics? Menu graphics, menu border graphics, content border graphics, category title graphics, etc?
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thats sooo much better!!! :-D
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on http://tutorials.epearl.net/cssT/liveEx ... style1.php that page, get rid of the border on the image in the top left

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<img src="blah.jpg" border="0">
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gba_m wrote:
I would suggest that you put on more eye-catching graphics.


It's my personal opinion that "eye-catching" graphics distract the reader and make it more difficult to learn. I can't stand it when teachers decorate their classrooms because I find it hard to concentrate on their lectures when there's so much neat stuff to look at! Perhaps this is just me, though...
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but who wants to concentrate on lectures?!
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Hahaha i would have to agree with geekette. But i also have to agree with b_heyer because i never listen to lectures either...I just thought i would add my :my2cents:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yesi t has a good layout and aalot of info to help people with, keep updating it :)
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I've changed my website a great deal and moved the URL to Tizag.com. Let me know what you think of the new Tizag.com.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

site has a decent layout and importantly it is easy to read and navigate. Maybe a few unnecessary links here and there but tutorials are very clear and easy to follow. However there aren't enough tutorials at the moment to compete with other sites.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think the layout is great. Havn't tried at diff resolutions though.

It is one of the "easiest on the eye" websites I have seen in a while. Though an inexperienced web user prob would move on quickly as discussed before there is no graphics and the usually will just think it is boring. I on the other hand think that it is great. I could read your page much easier than most and info is easy to find.

1 problem I did find after reading the heading and then the text in the middle of the page I then tried to click on the headings to get more info. And and and then is that I found out that they are not links. I tested this by asking my business partner to look at the site and I watched what he did it took 5 sec before he was trying to click on them with obviously no success.

Excellent look and feel fro what you are doing. Good luck.
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mustardplaster wrote:
could read your page much easier than most and info is easy to find.

1 problem I did find after reading the heading and then the text in the middle of the page I then tried to click on the headings to get more info..


Could you please give me a direct link to the page in question and the headers you are talking about? I'm a little slow, and I have heard this complaint before but I can't seem to grasp where this is...

Thanks a ton for this feedback.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It is on the home page.

The headings in the middle. "Lessons Aimed at You"
"Learning Through Examples"

And so on down the page.

Good Luck.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Oh, duh! Haha, thanks bro. I'll make those into links right now. How does this sound:
Lessons Aim at You - Takes you to a Tutorial Introduction Page. Where it lists all the tutorials on the website and then gives a 2-3 sentence for each. Right now that would mean it would have 2 tutorials.

Learning Through Examples - Takes the person to the same page as above?

Clear CSS - Takes the person to the CSS Tutorial

Listening to the Community - Takes the user to the Comments/Contact page?

Let me know what you think of those.

Keep those comments coming :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Geekette wrote:
gba_m wrote:
I would suggest that you put on more eye-catching graphics.


It's my personal opinion that "eye-catching" graphics distract the reader and make it more difficult to learn. I can't stand it when teachers decorate their classrooms because I find it hard to concentrate on their lectures when there's so much neat stuff to look at! Perhaps this is just me, though...


I agree with you. I get a lot of criticism about the lack of graphics on my own site, and that's true of mine and I know a lot of sites could make good use of graphics. But I am concerned that too many graphics can slow loading on a dialup connection. It's just a personal thing but I hate to wait for a page to load and I don't want others to wait either. Can't wait for the day when everyone has high speed.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, the banner has been updated and the site has been through a couple of edits to fix minor errors.

I was wondering what people think is wrong with the site, in its current incarnation.

Also what would be useful tutorials for this web site?
Some ideas I was thinking of doing
1. Beginner PHP tutorial
2. How to make money on the internet Tut
3. Web host Guide/FAQ
4. Creating a banner tutorial
5. Advanced HTML tut
6. Javascript tut
7. ASP tut
8. SEO tut

Let me know if you like any of those above ideas and please let me know of any others you'd like to see! Thanks guys!

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