SITE REVIEW: urbanjunky.co.uk

  • advanceflash
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.urbanjunky.co.uk

1st website portfolio by my girlfriend - Rebecca Rendle, see what you think.
  • alex89
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I love the design, very pretty, simple & easy - but not very bandwidth-friendly.

You could reduce the quality of the jpgs a bit, for example "GotYourSpace-web.jpg" is 372kb - 7/10 quality (in photoshop) comes down to 263kb, 6/10 = 248kb ("Standard")/234kb (Optimised).
  • zaiah
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey nice design. Just a few things I would like to comment on.
1. The size of the samples of work. WAY TOO BIG! That is causing the bandwidth issue. And as a viewer I have to keep on scrolling to see what i want to see. You should use fewer samples and make them smaller, I mean crop the images some.
2. also, a homepage or something talking about yourself. not too much just a little something so we know who you are. even if it's just a paragraph.
3. link the your logo to a the homepage
4. a contact form would also be nice. the link to your email at the bottom of the page is not working
5. That "who" "what" "when"...I would ditch that and just keep it simeple. "Client:" etc. Make it a little more professional....And change the color of the font. it's too hard to read against that background.
6. if you keep the pages that long, at least have a button to take you back to the top.
7. i love the nav and rollover. TWO BIG THUMBS UP!
8. awesome designs and layouts. You don't have any prices listed. I'm curious as to your rates.

Good luck!
  • Merlyn
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I agree. Great design and Great logo work by the way, but your sample sizes are too large. I think you could get the same effect even with reduced sample sizes say 2/3 that size?
  • alex89
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You have alot of blank spaces at the bottom of your page, I would change this:
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    <p><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" /></p>
     <p><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="175" /></p>
     <p>&nbsp;</p>
     <p>&nbsp;</p>
     <p>&nbsp;</p>

     <p>&nbsp;</p>
     <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
     </table>
     <p>&nbsp;</p>
     <p>&nbsp;</p>
  1.     <p><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" /></p>
  2.      <p><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="175" /></p>
  3.      <p>&nbsp;</p>
  4.      <p>&nbsp;</p>
  5.      <p>&nbsp;</p>
  6.      <p>&nbsp;</p>
  7.      <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  8.      </table>
  9.      <p>&nbsp;</p>
  10.      <p>&nbsp;</p>


to the following:
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    <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" />
     <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="175" />
  1.     <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" />
  2.      <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="175" />
  • alex89
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Or, replace it with the following: This will make the email a hyperlink.

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<br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" />
<br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="171" border="0" usemap="#rect"/>
 
<map name="rect" id="rect">
  <area shape="rect"
    coords="466,152,649,170"
    href="mailto:info@urbanjunky.co.uk"
    title="Contact" alt="Contact"/>
</map>
  1.  
  2. <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Logos/NNR-logo.jpg" alt="nnr logo" width="1100" height="644" />
  3. <br><img src="Urban Junky Portfolio Files/Layout/bottom-banner.jpg" alt="bottom banner" width="1100" height="171" border="0" usemap="#rect"/>
  4.  
  5. <map name="rect" id="rect">
  6.   <area shape="rect"
  7.     coords="466,152,649,170"
  8.     href="mailto:info@urbanjunky.co.uk"
  9.     title="Contact" alt="Contact"/>
  10. </map>
  • advanceflash
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks guys... i'll pass on the feedback to my girlfriend... all very good and constructive

zaiah... her rates are currently $45 an hour.
  • eautocad
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Post 3+ Months Ago

yeah i agree with the bandwidth issues... I had to tone down how many results were displayed on my site per page because 56k users were taking almost 6 min to load each page with 30+ results... Now there is 5, and it works fine..

BW is very important, try your best.. It will save you $$$ in the long run

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