SITE REVIEW: www.naturespets.com

  • southerngurl
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Post 3+ Months Ago

This is just for the layout on the home page. The other pages still have the old layout. A comparison of the two layouts is also beneficial. The layout you see on the home page I did, the old layout on the other pages is just a template. I will be updating all the other pages with the new layout, but would like some ideas on it first.


Think I need soemthing in the upper left corner.

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I think this website is ok at the moment and has got some pretty good ideas at the moment...i just think one MAJOR problem is the lack of justified text. Centre aligning text dosnt work on ANY website.

You might want to also tidy up the links. You have bits like this... "Samples of commercial dog foods have been shown to contain pentobarbital, the chemical used in the euthanasia of animals!" which is one big link and then you have bits further done the main page that are long long links that dont display any text. Its pretty untidy like that. If you made these latter links into some form of text.

I notice how your new headings are not very clear. I mean the words "#2-THE COOKING PROCESS:" dosnt really stand out as its as standard as the other text. The only difference is the fact its in Capital letters and underscored. If you made this into bigger text and/or Bold then i believe you would have an easier website to look through. Your FAQ page is a fine example of what your main front page should look like.

After you click on the links at the left hand side on the main page you will find that you have this http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/521/links1gt.gif on every other page afterwards. I think you should have this on the main page with the links you have on the main page. The main page is ok but just a one off when it comes to those links. If you changed it to the above linked image then i believe it would look alot better.

One thing i would STRONGLY recommend you change is your email adress link. You have it linked pretty openly on your website which is good although if you have some software that could be used to creating an image then i recommend what you do is create an image with your email adress on it and then link it like this on your HTML Code...

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<a href="mailto:emailadress@domain.com"><img src="/test/email.jpg"></a>


your image could be something like this...

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/8276/email0zl.jpg (you can use this if you like...its not is if i need it :wink:)

I hope maybe my views might help you. I really need to get some work done now. Let me know what you thing :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It looks good except for the lines showing on the left.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well that is differnet, well i must say the only think that is putting me off it is the fact that all the content (text) is "Centered", but otherwise the navigation is different but i must say it is not bad.

Another little pointer you seem to be using alot of colors, going form light blue to light orange, then to dark red for the heading or Top half of the page. But in the text, I noticed that the text goes form black to blue, unless it is my eyes, but well might want to stick to a one color for that.

But otherwise good work.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think that you should make the text more readable... Try to align it on left, set a smaller size, and use not more than two different colors...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, I've made some adjustments.

The text changing color halfway down was simply an accident. :oops:
I have fixed that now. I also tidied up a couple of the links.

Have it left justified, didn't mean to have it centered either (the text was just pasted from the old layout, and I didn't spend much time checking it out).

I took the lines away from the menu, but I don't know if I like that or not. I think they were kind of pulling it together or something.

The layout you see on all the pages other than the main page is a template from frontpage, which is a space hog (and I HATE frontpage, Sitespinner is SO much better). I am moving away from it, I don't like it, and I want my site to be original.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi
the site needs to be uniformed. the text is not aligned and the fonts a little large maybe if you lowered the font size and not use so many colors it will be more pleasant to the eye. regarding the box in the top right hand side you may want to align it in a way where it doesn't look like you just stuck it there. also the site meter at the bottom of the site. you may want to remove that its kinda ole school and makes the site look cheesy . The navigation is creative, you may want to lower the font size on it so that the text won't overlap the navigation boxes. as for the photo of the kitten very cute may be a thin boarder around it will also give it a clean look. as for the header you may want to remove the boarder the fonts large enough were it will stand on its own. please don't take this review the wrong way its meant to help not upset. :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Don't worry, I am not easily offended. I appreciate honesty. :D

I will adjust the text size tomorrow.

I will try out removing the box around the title... and the other items you mentions.

All the help really is appreciated.

Yahoo must like what I did, I moved from the second page to the second listing for my main keyword. I used to have the top spot.. those were the days. LOL
  • lowster11
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It looks good now except for This Web site is not the official Web box. Maybe if you used a IFrame ?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Looks like a decent website, but you should rethink and probably change the font. Quite simple and plain, but I should say almost too white. Use some other colours to complement your background and header.
Otherwise, easy navigation and quite acceptable overall.
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It looks good now except for This Web site is not the official Web box.


Sorry, what does that mean? :oops:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The site might be good, but it is a little cluttered. There isn't much format to the layout. Also, the text for the address at the bottom is jumbled together. I hope this helps.
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The site looks pretty good but i like the old template better, the homepage one seems very bright and kind of hard to read. I like how you state the main facts on the homepage so that you know what your going be reading about. The forums has a cool layout to but the top logo banner seems to small needs to be strectched. To me everything else looks pretty sweet dude.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

good site but you need a new template
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Post 3+ Months Ago

:) your official review should be at bottom.Its my own idea.look smooth,readable
  • southerngurl
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I changed the backround color from white to an offwhite, really and VERY light blue color. I think that made it a little easier on the eyes?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

left menu can be resize to thin and smaller
same as the font, use css to make a better style
  • Brandon Bevis
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Overall I really like what you have done on the website. You do have a lot of content and that is good. I can tell you have spent a lot of time on it. If I did have to say anything to improve it, it would be the graphic at the top which looks like there should be some links there or could be? Overall a nice website!

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