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O.K. here it is and I know it lacks in professionalism but I feel it is very creative considering I have never even touched a computer up until 1 year ago....
so be gentle but give it to me straight! It's still far from being done but I'm going to update it weekly.

I would love some feedback on the usefulness of the site....(i.e.) value of the webtools, promotional tools, etc.

I have updated most of my reviewers concerns and with all your help the site is IMPROVING!.....keep them coming!

Thanks to the moderators of OZZU for creating such an excellent forum!

http://www.extremecashsite.com
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Good content and a lot of it

If you go down to the bottom of the page there is bright green being written on yellow and it is hard tto read.

The colour scheme is ok but i personally find those colours really annoying your reading in green changes to pink then to white then to yellow stick to 1 or 2 colours.

Appart from that i like your site :)
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Oliver wrote:
Good content and a lot of it

If you go down to the bottom of the page there is bright green being written on yellow and it is hard tto read.

The colour scheme is ok but i personally find those colours really annoying your reading in green changes to pink then to white then to yellow stick to 1 or 2 colours.

Appart from that i like your site :)


Oliver, your absolutely right about the green on yellow for the RSS feed....it is difficult to read.

The only reason I decided to throw a bit of magenta color on the site was to try to make it appealing to both genders....let me obtain some more feedback on this.

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The bright green on black, which makes up most of your text content, becomes an eye strain if you read for more than a few seconds and is not likely to encourage your site visitors to stay long.

The exit popup is also an annoying trick that most sites stopped using because it tries to force a site visitor to stay longer than they want.

If I click to close the browser window or surf to another site, I get annoyed when a site tries to keep me engaged and would again, not likely encourage me to return.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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I do agree with the eyestrain to an extent....let me explain.
I am using a laptop and the colors are not as bright as if you were to use a desktop....and I also do feel that the exit pop has and will always be annoying, but is a test to see how many people are attracted to sign up for the newsletter. If you notice the SEO button on the site...this is a more subtle way and seems to be more effective.
Thanks for the review!
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In a situation where I'm using my wife's laptop with it's integrated graphics, I've been forced to either get one of my friends to take a look and give me a critique, or stop in at a library and get a quick look.

Considering the fact that you're banking on people wanting to click on your site links as well as browse a fair bit, it would seem reasonable to take whatever measures are necessary to assure that your visitors spend as much time on-site as possible.

Bright green text on a black background is not something that is likely to foster a desire for your visitors to pull up a chair and take a load off for long.

I think you may find that a js alert onLoad might be a better choice for what you're attempting.


Just my 3 cents :-]


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My suggestion would be to lose Frontpage and learn how to code a website. I'm going to be a bit like Simon on American Idol on this one. You're just not singing the songs America wants to hear with that one. I mean, to be honest, it almost looks as if you've never even seen a professional website in your life. Please don't expect people to visit there on a regular basis, and as Cold Canuck suggested, lose the exit pop-up. That would have been my second clue to leave and never return.

Sorry for the harsh critique, but it's the truth.
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Hi I agree with the comments on the color. There is a lot of content. I would say try to organize your content by using anchor. You can add shortcut links at the top of your page so that users can jump to topic that they are interested to read.


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Cold Canuck wrote:
In a situation where I'm using my wife's laptop with it's integrated graphics, I've been forced to either get one of my friends to take a look and give me a critique, or stop in at a library and get a quick look.

Considering the fact that you're banking on people wanting to click on your site links as well as browse a fair bit, it would seem reasonable to take whatever measures are necessary to assure that your visitors spend as much time on-site as possible.

Bright green text on a black background is not something that is likely to foster a desire for your visitors to pull up a chair and take a load off for long.

I think you may find that a js alert onLoad might be a better choice for what you're attempting.


Just my 3 cents :-]


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Thanks for the insight....I checked into the js alert onload and it's definitely something I was unaware of!
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My suggestion would be to lose Frontpage and learn how to code a website. I'm going to be a bit like Simon on American Idol on this one. You're just not singing the songs America wants to hear with that one. I mean, to be honest, it almost looks as if you've never even seen a professional website in your life. Please don't expect people to visit there on a regular basis, and as Cold Canuck suggested, lose the exit pop-up. That would have been my second clue to leave and never return.

Sorry for the harsh critique, but it's the truth.


That is quite alright Simon....I have seen many professional websites and I have received hundreds of reviews on this website through out several forums and yours is by far the most insulting.
Yet....you take the good with the bad!
I was leaning more towards creative instead of professional.
I would like to distinguish my site from the rest of those boring, bland, and cloned websites (as an artist I disagree) but If I were an advanced user of codes and a college graduate with a bachelors degree in business...I would definitely agree with you.

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I know you asked for leniency on being new to design and computers. I'm also telling you the truth.

Redo it and make it contemporary. Your site currently looks like a total novice did it, and I realize you are a novice. That's why I'm giving you truthful feedback. Sure you have a lot of content, but what good is it if people glance at your site and want to leave? OZZU is all about helping people learn. At the moment, you need to learn. I understand that. My first review was not intended to be harsh, albeit I know it was. So is this reply.


I can see you have potential, primarily because you want to. So don't let my review stand in your way. I do hope you take some time to spend with us in other boards so you can learn.

Sorry I seem harsh to the other forum responses you've received, but if you aren't told the truth at those forums, then they are simply coddling you.

Besides, your site is nothing but a sales pitch. Of course there's nothing wrong with that, but if you're going to put a sales pitch on the web, then do it right so that people might actually read it and be interested. If you don't know how to code web pages, then learn how. And don't give me the "artistic" B.S. There's nothing about your site that is currently artistic. I mean literally, nothing.

This is artistic
http://www.fullsail.com/

Dude, I really mean for my posts to help you. I know I sound like Simon, but there's sometimes I think Simon is much more realistic than Paula and Randy. He calls it like he sees it. So do I.
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You might want to start with changing the color of the text. Here are one of website that use black as background and the text colour is blend nicely with the background color. The site design is rather simple but i like the colour combination.

http://www.techkills.com/
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I know you asked for leniency on being new to design and computers. I'm also telling you the truth.

Redo it and make it contemporary. Your site currently looks like a total novice did it, and I realize you are a novice. That's why I'm giving you truthful feedback. Sure you have a lot of content, but what good is it if people glance at your site and want to leave? OZZU is all about helping people learn. At the moment, you need to learn. I understand that. My first review was not intended to be harsh, albeit I know it was. So is this reply.


I can see you have potential, primarily because you want to. So don't let my review stand in your way. I do hope you take some time to spend with us in other boards so you can learn.

Sorry I seem harsh to the other forum responses you've received, but if you aren't told the truth at those forums, then they are simply coddling you.

Besides, your site is nothing but a sales pitch. Of course there's nothing wrong with that, but if you're going to put a sales pitch on the web, then do it right so that people might actually read it and be interested. If you don't know how to code web pages, then learn how. And don't give me the "artistic" B.S. There's nothing about your site that is currently artistic. I mean literally, nothing.

This is artistic
http://www.fullsail.com/

Dude, I really mean for my posts to help you. I know I sound like Simon, but there's sometimes I think Simon is much more realistic than Paula and Randy. He calls it like he sees it. So do I.



That was definitely a one of a kind artistic site and I quite enjoyed it!
It's all good, and your review I will value and take into consideration....and that is why I joined OZZU Forum.
Everyone will have their opinion on what is creative and as long as you put your best into what your doing with the knowledge you have you'll be an artist in my book.....how about this site?
http://mrtrim.sytes.net
Thanks again
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Good content, but bad organization, so ammount all the adverstinments and text of the web... :?
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Who the hell is Simon ? :scratchhead:

It's like every late night infomercial I've ever seen in my life rolled into one !

I see nothing original or creative about the site, it follows the same pattern of every "get rich quick" scheeme out there.

It's going to snare a few of the more naive visitors of the internet for sure, some people don't know that bright colored things in the wild generally signal poison.
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joebert wrote:
Who the hell is Simon ? :scratchhead:

It's like every late night infomercial I've ever seen in my life rolled into one !

I see nothing original or creative about the site, it follows the same pattern of every "get rich quick" scheeme out there.

It's going to snare a few of the more naive visitors of the internet for sure, some people don't know that bright colored things in the wild generally signal poison.


This is "rich" you guys are awesome and if I'm going to create a killer, creative and user friendly website then I'm going to have to convince you barbarians that I have what it takes....so bring it on! I love a good challenge and I'm sure you guys can't wait until I show my "true colors" :lol:
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Creative and distinguishable does not mean ugly. If you see an ugly person in the street, you may be able to distringuish them from everybody else just becasue of that.

Your site, however content filled it may be, turned me off because it contained far too many short, advertisement-esque catch phrases that so commonly make the visitors believe whatever scam it is can actually work.

I'm not saying youre a scammer, in fact I never said that at all. I'm just saying that you may wish to distringuish yourself from scamming websites that look quite similar and have similarly worded content.

Hope you have good luck with your site.
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Creative and distinguishable does not mean ugly. If you see an ugly person in the street, you may be able to distringuish them from everybody else just becasue of that.

Your site, however content filled it may be, turned me off because it contained far too many short, advertisement-esque catch phrases that so commonly make the visitors believe whatever scam it is can actually work.

I'm not saying youre a scammer, in fact I never said that at all. I'm just saying that you may wish to distringuish yourself from scamming websites that look quite similar and have similarly worded content.

Hope you have good luck with your site.


rmbrian, thanks for the acknoledgement and I am definitely not a scammer.....everything on the site I'm doing myself and is completely legitament.
I have had many reviews about the content of the site and now would like to concentrate on the usefulness of the site (i.e.) value of the webtools, promotional tools, etc.
Thanks for the review :P
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You might want to start with changing the color of the text. Here are one of website that use black as background and the text colour is blend nicely with the background color. The site design is rather simple but i like the colour combination.

http://www.techkills.com/


xfahmix, I went and toned down the neon colors of the site and took a good look at the website you exampled and I did see the difference but thought that the gray text on the site was barely visible....other than that thanks for the insight :)
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Looking at the site, I absolutely like the content.
I feel it is maybe a little 'too long' for my liking if you know what I mean. I personally do not like scrolling down too much on a site. I prefer sites where you do not need to scroll at all and rather link to the next page to view more content.

Otherwise good stuff :-)

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Looking at the site, I absolutely like the content.
I feel it is maybe a little 'too long' for my liking if you know what I mean. I personally do not like scrolling down too much on a site. I prefer sites where you do not need to scroll at all and rather link to the next page to view more content.

Otherwise good stuff :-)

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I will absolutely work on the size of the site because it is a too long....I'm just glad to have someone like the site for a change!
Good Lookin out!

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Dollar sign + "extreme" = "sex-treme." Unless your objective is to convey that message, you may want to rethink the placement of those dollar signs.

Viewing your site at 1600x1200 resolution on Firefox/XP, your adverts are all over the place. There are four columns of advertising near the bottom of the homepage that push your content way over to the right. The "stop wasting money" image and the search box at the bottom of the homepage are directly beneath centred content but are both justified left. The page looks like it could use a little housekeeping. The site is very text-heavy, and if you want to keep the interest of those inclined to read such things, try and present your information in a more orderly and comprehensible way.

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Ignoring your websites artistic qualities (each to their own :shock: :? ) and taking 1 step at a time on your learning curve i'd suggest you start by trying to design/write a website without using frames. It's not a ghood habit to get into.

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Prime wrote:
Ignoring your websites artistic qualities (each to their own :shock: :? ) and taking 1 step at a time on your learning curve i'd suggest you start by trying to design/write a website without using frames. It's not a ghood habit to get into.

Cheers, Prime ...


Prime, How the hell do i manage that one?
I wouldn't even know where to start.....I am using comcast personal webpages to publish my site and extremecashsite.com is redirecting to it.
in order to get rid of the frame I need to unmask my url...right?

Total ginner man,
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Dollar sign + "extreme" = "sex-treme." Unless your objective is to convey that message, you may want to rethink the placement of those dollar signs.

Viewing your site at 1600x1200 resolution on Firefox/XP, your adverts are all over the place. There are four columns of advertising near the bottom of the homepage that push your content way over to the right. The "stop wasting money" image and the search box at the bottom of the homepage are directly beneath centred content but are both justified left. The page looks like it could use a little housekeeping. The site is very text-heavy, and if you want to keep the interest of those inclined to read such things, try and present your information in a more orderly and comprehensible way.

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I don't know...that seems a little sexist if you ask me although if you search for extremecash it comes up mainly porn sites but I feel that things do change every day and change is good! What does this read to you....(pixelsexchange)
pixels exchange or pixel sex change? Get the point!

tipsy, yeeha
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My suggestion would be to lose Frontpage and learn how to code a website. I'm going to be a bit like Simon on American Idol on this one. You're just not singing the songs America wants to hear with that one. I mean, to be honest, it almost looks as if you've never even seen a professional website in your life. Please don't expect people to visit there on a regular basis, and as Cold Canuck suggested, lose the exit pop-up. That would have been my second clue to leave and never return.

Sorry for the harsh critique, but it's the truth.


Hey Simon,
Back again for some more bashing from everyones favorite american idol...(lol) take another peek and give me your best shot!

I'm calling you out....
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I think the site looks great. (Bearing in mind I am the worst at designing websites!) I never saw it's earlier incarnations but I think it looks really great. I'm going to further explore your site now, so that must be a good sign right?


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i would not call that crappy. its pretty good if you ask me!
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joebert wrote:
Who the hell is Simon ? :scratchhead:

It's like every late night infomercial I've ever seen in my life rolled into one !

I see nothing original or creative about the site, it follows the same pattern of every "get rich quick" scheeme out there.

It's going to snare a few of the more naive visitors of the internet for sure, some people don't know that bright colored things in the wild generally signal poison.


This is "rich" you guys are awesome and if I'm going to create a killer, creative and user friendly website then I'm going to have to convince you barbarians that I have what it takes....so bring it on! I love a good challenge and I'm sure you guys can't wait until I show my "true colors" :lol:


I hope so, if not, I've wasted my time being brutally honest with you.

Looking better, the design doesn't fall appart in Opera anymore, the "Debunking Scam" theemed articles near the bottom balance it out a little (though getting them closer to the top might be a good idea)
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me too its a trouble things.
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one thing gets my attention right away on your website, it is the font colors, specially the white color. it's not good to the eyes, i have a hard time reading those text,not to mention mixed with green font. the green font is ok but maybe you should think of changing the white. mixing green,white and black for me is not a good idea.



i also noticed the length of your homepage vertically, its so long. and i have a hard time with the scrollbars, i think you should split your homepage into several pages, that would also help your homepage to load faster.try putting only those neccessary.
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adam101 wrote:
I think the site looks great. (Bearing in mind I am the worst at designing websites!) I never saw it's earlier incarnations but I think it looks really great. I'm going to further explore your site now, so that must be a good sign right?


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Hey Adam101,
Thanks man I thought I was the worst so we have something in common....please explore the site further, it's going to constantly change over the course of the next few months and i'm always finding ways to improve things.
Any suggestions? Let me know!
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i would not call that crappy. its pretty good if you ask me!

what's up Demonmaestro,
I'm glad someone likes it.....hows the weather in Texas big man?
It's getting hot in MASS.

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joebert wrote:
extremecash121276 wrote:
joebert wrote:
Who the hell is Simon ? :scratchhead:

It's like every late night infomercial I've ever seen in my life rolled into one !

I see nothing original or creative about the site, it follows the same pattern of every "get rich quick" scheeme out there.

It's going to snare a few of the more naive visitors of the internet for sure, some people don't know that bright colored things in the wild generally signal poison.


This is "rich" you guys are awesome and if I'm going to create a killer, creative and user friendly website then I'm going to have to convince you barbarians that I have what it takes....so bring it on! I love a good challenge and I'm sure you guys can't wait until I show my "true colors" :lol:


I hope so, if not, I've wasted my time being brutally honest with you.

Looking better, the design doesn't fall appart in Opera anymore, the "Debunking Scam" theemed articles near the bottom balance it out a little (though getting them closer to the top might be a good idea)


Joebert,
The fact that you didn't beat the crap out of the site is an honor in itself....

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marvz14 wrote:
one thing gets my attention right away on your website, it is the font colors, specially the white color. it's not good to the eyes, i have a hard time reading those text,not to mention mixed with green font. the green font is ok but maybe you should think of changing the white. mixing green,white and black for me is not a good idea.



i also noticed the length of your homepage vertically, its so long. and i have a hard time with the scrollbars, i think you should split your homepage into several pages, that would also help your homepage to load faster.try putting only those neccessary.


Thanks for the critique marvz14....I take your thoughts into consideration.....

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Use a CSS, it an give your site much better look…
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Use a CSS, it an give your site much better look…


CSS is definitely not my strong point but I have been dabbling with it for some time and is getting a bit easier to understand....anyway thanks for the suggestion.
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links to sites which look like phishing sites to me, anyway

too many animated things all over the place,
and the layout looks like it was made in 1996.. before proper css and all that
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It looks good, i would hardly call it crappy at all.
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links to sites which look like phishing sites to me, anyway

too many animated things all over the place,
and the layout looks like it was made in 1996.. before proper css and all that



Phishing sites? Wow man how about putting those glasses on.......
Please look through the site and realize that these links are offering you free promotional resources etc.etc.etc. before you make such an accusation.....
Nobody likes Phishing Bozo....(i mean) Bozebo :D
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Quick comments:

** the middle content overlaps (overwrites) the right column content in FF 1.5.0.6

** Your horizontal navigation bar "JAVA SNIPPETS" -> "ADBLASTERS" is not viewable in FF either (I saw it in IE 6.0)

** Your font is not consistent between FF/IE. Set font-family in CSS e.g.
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* { font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif; }
** Also in FF some text is being lost (hidden) off the right side of the page.

** Under XCS (left navigation) your internal links open in new windows - why?
** Also your internal pages are not consistenly styled. At times I thought I was on a site other than yours!

** The animations are a bit much. I would prefer if you made them less 'animated'. If anything they make me want to leave the site.

Keep up the good work.
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Perhaps you could change the title of this thread too. Don't you want lurkers to know what your site is called or what it is about?

Perhaps some posters are into what you are into! Here are some suggested formats for the title.
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Finally, I noticed (by accident) that http://extremecashsite.com and http://www.extremecashsite.com look quite different. My comments above were on the one at prefixed with www .
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ulstermonkey wrote:
Finally, I noticed (by accident) that http://extremecashsite.com and http://www.extremecashsite.com look quite different. My comments above were on the one at prefixed with www .


Yeah, you're right! how did that happen?!

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I suggest that you edit the positioning of your content. There are so many in there that a user might have "information overload". Try creating space so that it would look less cluttered and will have a "cleaner" look for your site. Lastly, lose the gif header, design a better one, it's not that hard if you'd come to think of it, there are many tutorials out there that are very easy to follow so that you'd have the look that you want.
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It is indeed crapy. You could not have found a better word to describe it. :)
Just kidding.

You need a better choice of color. The green text on the black background is not very attractive.
I am not a fan of black background (no offense to ozzu).
Also, your website loads very slowly (especially the center column).
You also got so many links. Stuff is all over the place.

Your logo is horrible. In general, animated logos are not a good choice.

Best of luck.
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mae wrote:
ulstermonkey wrote:
Finally, I noticed (by accident) that http://extremecashsite.com and http://www.extremecashsite.com look quite different. My comments above were on the one at prefixed with www .


Yeah, you're right! how did that happen?!


URL canonization. Here is a good article on it http://mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/
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ulstermonkey wrote:
Quick comments:

** the middle content overlaps (overwrites) the right column content in FF 1.5.0.6

** Your horizontal navigation bar "JAVA SNIPPETS" -> "ADBLASTERS" is not viewable in FF either (I saw it in IE 6.0)

** Your font is not consistent between FF/IE. Set font-family in CSS e.g.
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* { font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif; }
** Also in FF some text is being lost (hidden) off the right side of the page.

** Under XCS (left navigation) your internal links open in new windows - why?
** Also your internal pages are not consistenly styled. At times I thought I was on a site other than yours!

** The animations are a bit much. I would prefer if you made them less 'animated'. If anything they make me want to leave the site.

Keep up the good work.


Hey Ulstermonkey,
thanks for the extensive critique....I had lots of trouble getting the overall look of the site the same in FF and IE. The horiz.menu used to show in FF but had many problems with the layout untill I incased the entire site in
<div id="container">body</div> I have tried several ways but was unable to keep the site xhtml verified....I'm not so sure why I have new windows within my own site? I guess it's personal preference.

I look through both browsers and they seem good to me?
Text looks consistent....
my site is not made for a low screen resolution....

The left xcs nav is mainly built from master.com which I haven't really had a chance to adjust the look and feel of yet...

I like the animations and don't feel that it will ruin anyones day. :D
Much respect,
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ulstermonkey wrote:
mae wrote:
ulstermonkey wrote:
Finally, I noticed (by accident) that http://extremecashsite.com and http://www.extremecashsite.com look quite different. My comments above were on the one at prefixed with www .


Yeah, you're right! how did that happen?!


URL canonization. Here is a good article on it http://mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/


O.K. here it is in a nutshell...do a keyword search for xcs on google and there I am....front page.
Anything xcs related...(xcs freeware, xcs tools, etc. etc.)
extremecashsite.com is a redirect provided by no-ip.com and www is an added host such as (money.extremecashsite.com)
But the best part of this redirect is that it's a PR3 and all I have to do is change the root url and it will have a PR3....cool huh!

I have no problems getting my site indexed although the mask is considered a frame...all I have to do is unmask the site for about 10 days or whenever your meta tags tell robots to come back and google will index http://home.comcast.net/pe3k/webmaster_resources.html

Then I'll mask it again!
This might not make sense to people but I have a few tricks up my sleeve...

Thanks for the article.
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extremecash121276 wrote:
my site is not made for a low screen resolution....
why?
Oh and my resolution is 1280x800

extremecash121276 wrote:
I look through both browsers and they seem good to me?

IEImage
FFImage

Still agree?

extremecash121276 wrote:
I'm not so sure why I have new windows within my own site? I guess it's personal preference.

Remove target="_new"

extremecash121276 wrote:
I like the animations and don't feel that it will ruin anyones day.
Maybe not, but it will probably ruin your potential visitor base - just read most of the reviews above :D

You might want to take a step back and re-think your PR "trick" - research it a bit more.

Have a look at how a spider views your site using this tool: http://www.iwebtool.com/spider_view

I think you are a little defensive or 'blinkered' about how much of an effect the animations, windows opening for each part of your site - those are two considerable factors in website design - and visitor retention. Each to their own though...
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ulstermonkey wrote:
extremecash121276 wrote:
my site is not made for a low screen resolution....
why?
Oh and my resolution is 1280x800
I do understand you are trying to help and greatly appreciate it.
If you have read my first post then you'll know that I have never touched a computer up untill (a little longer now) 16 months ago...considering I started with a knowledge base of 0.


extremecash121276 wrote:
I look through both browsers and they seem good to me?

IEImage
FFImage

Still agree?
Yes...again...I had many problems with the layout untill I incased the entire site in
<div id="container">body</div> I have tried several ways but was unable to keep the site xhtml verified, and yes I understand that a verified document doesn't mean much but it means a lot to me....


extremecash121276 wrote:
I'm not so sure why I have new windows within my own site? I guess it's personal preference.

Remove target="_new"

extremecash121276 wrote:
I like the animations and don't feel that it will ruin anyones day.
Maybe not, but it will probably ruin your potential visitor base - just read most of the reviews above :D

You might want to take a step back and re-think your PR "trick" - research it a bit more.
I will most certainly do more research and untill I obtain an actuall host for extremecashsite.com, it will remain a redirect.

Have a look at how a spider views your site using this tool: http://www.iwebtool.com/spider_view
This tool won't accept a webpage in file format....http://home.comcast.net/pe3k/webmaster_resource.html

I think you are a little defensive or 'blinkered' about how much of an effect the animations, windows opening for each part of your site - those are two considerable factors in website design - and visitor retention. Each to their own though...

Not defensive....I am very open minded yet limited to what i am capable of as odf right now...I will make a few changes and see what I can do. :D
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Thanks everyone for all your extensive reviews.....keep it up it's improving!
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Hard to read your logo.
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simpson wrote:
Hard to read your logo.


You're wasting your time mate :wink: he loves them :(

extremecash121276 - your middle content is overlapping your right navigation in FF. Really difficult to read any of it.
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There is a lot of great content on here and some great tools as well. I'm not too keen on your logo at the top (the spinning one) as it makes it hard to read but hey we're not visiting your site for that . All in all a good site although i think it could benefit from some pictures as well. Keep up the good work
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Mook25 wrote:
There is a lot of great content on here and some great tools as well. I'm not too keen on your logo at the top (the spinning one) as it makes it hard to read but hey we're not visiting your site for that . All in all a good site although i think it could benefit from some pictures as well. Keep up the good work


Thx for not destroying me in virtual ignorance.... :D
seriously though, I get that a lot about the logo and many people aren't too keen on it....I do appreciate however that you saw the usefulness in the site and I tip my hat to you good sir!

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