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  • bbott1982
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Our web development company started a new forum for our site:

Webmaster Forums

We'd like to hear feedback, thanks :)
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some kind of point system. with a monthly prize or site recognition something along those lines.
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I'm offering a promotion to try and get some members. I don't think a point system would work for a webmaster site. Maybe it would for a gaming forum or something.
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We decided to run two promotions for new members. So far since our opening 5 days ago we're up to 19 unique members :)

I think we have the traffic issue solved, we'd like to hear some feedback on the design and functionability of our forum. Thanks.
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Anymore comments ?


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We're up to 48 members in about 2 weeks :)


I'm still waiting to hear suggestions on how i can improve the site though!!! Come on people don't be bashful! lol :D
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People slow on the response? or is this just a very well done site?

I pick #2.

The color is light, smooth, graphics are there, and limited nicely. You definitely got something here, and I hardly see anything that actually "NEEDS" changing.

I may even join up myself, job well done there bbot! :wink:
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TsX wrote:
People slow on the response? or is this just a very well done site?

I pick #2.

The color is light, smooth, graphics are there, and limited nicely. You definitely got something here, and I hardly see anything that actually "NEEDS" changing.

I may even join up myself, job well done there bbot! :wink:


Thank you. :shock:
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I love your idea for offering free banner ads to the top posters. i have been thinking of a promotion for my site for months... and yet it was glaring me in the face all the time!!

I absolutely love the style too... excellent work :)
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Ravanol wrote:
I love your idea for offering free banner ads to the top posters. i have been thinking of a promotion for my site for months... and yet it was glaring me in the face all the time!!

I absolutely love the style too... excellent work :)


Yea the banner idea worked well. Thanks.
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Very very nice looking site. *bookmarks*

I'm trying to find something I can give you tips on how to improve it.. but I can't find anything.. great job! :D
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X3ndou wrote:
Very very nice looking site. *bookmarks*

I'm trying to find something I can give you tips on how to improve it.. but I can't find anything.. great job! :D


Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
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from the old site i think i like this one better jsut because i started on this one lol:p
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sycofi5h wrote:
from the old site i think i like this one better jsut because i started on this one lol:p


Huh? I don't follow. :oops:
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It's clean and got pics up top,I thought this section was for site reviews :? It's just another one of the millions of forums out there, they all seem the same to me.. sorry :oops: Why are you naming it Webmaster Forum? what a copy of this one... omg I'm on a forum! cool!
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Nice review... lol :lol:

btw, checked your website out. How do you like Half-Life 2??
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Great site, love the colour scheme. Thought you might like to know, tested your site in 3 browsers, Explorer, Firefox and Opera.
Opera has a slight problem with the dropdown menu on services as the list appears behind the latest news. Not too much of a problem though.
Just to repeat myself Great Site.
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delmea wrote:
Opera has a slight problem with the dropdown menu on services as the list appears behind the latest news.


There isn't really too much we can do about it. The majority of our visitors are using firefox or IE so we're not too worried about it. :)

Also... we just redesigned the site a bit. We added a side column and redesigned the headers/footers :)
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The body is nice, but I think you could do more with your header and footer.

On the header, I think you may have something with the mosaic template but what's with the <--webmaster forums--> thing on the top right? Also adjacent to that, you have a thin white stripe along the top of your site. I don't know if that was intended but it looks bad. Get rid of it.

Secondly, if you intend on keeping that more typefaced look for a logo, i'd suggest you decrease the total height of your banner. A lot of it is just taking up extra space; just blue squares that are getting repetative.

On the navbar, create some padding for your drop down menu, and float the links entirely to the left and the menu entirely to the right. Both seem a little "unsure" of their places.

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For your footer, section off the part with the ad, logo-repeat, etc. It'll provide easier direction for your guests arriving at the end of your page. Also, it might soften the empty look between your banner and your repeated logo a little.

Nice though: 8.5/10
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spintwo, thank you for such a in depth review.

I have made all the changed I think you recommend and have also made some new improvements. Give it a look! :)


BTW - our website contest no longer requires a minimum of 10 posts to enter. So if you have a site you're proud of feel free to submit it. You can win up to 15 dollars each month per site.
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Look Very Similar to this site, I like the use of Modules on the Left and the big Ad space in the top center
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nebbie2004 wrote:
Look Very Similar to this site, I like the use of Modules on the Left and the big Ad space in the top center


Looks like this one?? They're both PHPBB but in terms of "design" they look nothing alike. :P

Speaking of PHPBB - their site got hacked :evil:

Thanks though :)
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Very nice :D
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MrGame.de wrote:
Very nice :D


Thanks 8)
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Overall a nice site. My only problem is that I didn't find a link to oyour forum. You should make it easy for people to get to.
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web-rover wrote:
Overall a nice site. My only problem is that I didn't find a link to oyour forum. You should make it easy for people to get to.


Can't find a link where? There is a link in the top and bottom navigation bars if you're talking about the main company homepage...

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Wow, nice skin, looks wonderful I joined!
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Shadow14 wrote:
Wow, nice skin, looks wonderful I joined!


Thank you 8)
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the forum looks good but i think there needs to be more contrast of colours to make key things stand out!

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benf wrote:
the forum looks good but i think there needs to be more contrast of colours to make key things stand out!


Hmmm, I think it's relatively easy to navigate as it is... Anyone else agree with Benf?
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