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my 1st web site...design/layout, etc... need critique plz

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by RicoFlex, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. RicoFlex

    RicoFlex Newbie

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    My friend and I do some photography/fundraising/events, here is a web page that I made to spin off from that.
    1st time trying to make a site.
    Could use some advice, pointers, resources, functionality tips, design/layout critique, direction to make it more legit and appealing to visitors and to improve myself.
    I've had some poor responses from social network peers which wasn't helpful, mostly flaming.

    lollipopfp com

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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  2. RedSpade

    RedSpade Newbie

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    To be honest and frank, doesn't look legit to me. Seems to be built in the 90s by geeky programmer with no artistic talent. You really shouldn't add Adsense Ads on the website as it further deteriorate the e-commerce appeal and adds fuel for a spam site perception. Within 3 seconds I'll hit the back button.

    Why don't you get a simple CMS such as wordpress and attach a nice template with it, it's much more easier and appealing then to build a site on static HTML and CSS.
     
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  3. SmartMan

    SmartMan BANNED BANNED

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    Did you design it in 90's and posted the link now?

    You wasted so much time by designing it with hgsitebuilder. It looks really old and I don't think anyone will buy stuffs from that page as it looks crappy(real review).

    Use wordpress or PM Me. I'll design it for you for FREE and teach you how to design great looking ecommerce websites.
     
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  4. Huy Phan

    Huy Phan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly, your design looks out of date. It looks like something that was hip 10 years ago.
    You need to give it a fresh look. Take a look at some of the websites on onepagelove.com, for example.
    They have a gallery of excellent website designs, maybe you can find some inspiration there.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Thread moved to the "Web Design" section.

    "Wiz"
     
  6. dkh1978

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    You made this with HostGator sitebuilder? I agree with the other posters, this doesn´t look very good nor professional. You got even one "No results" showing up on the front page. If you want a professional, legit looking site, I would not use any site builder, but do the design myself, with or without CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.). The design and layout overall needs to be thought again. And yes, the background and graphics are a bit outdated. Also, you have too many badly designed ads (Adsense) on the pages.
     
  7. islandman1010

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    I agree with the others but especially the adsense ads. They look like they dont belong there. If you have adsense they should blend in with the colour scheme. But do you want people clicking those ads and leaving your site? Also look at what they are showing....its about credit cards mostly. Complete waste of your space. I would have a look at the template and theme section and look at some of the Wordpress themes there and built a smart site with that.
     
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    ba_laz Power Member

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    looks very 1999...you should install a wordpress and download a nice theme from here
     
  9. fatboy

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    I feel for you bud, I am crap at web design but take a look at things like Twitter Bootstrap or Foundation to make a web page quickly using some pre made CSS. Get someone to do some decent images and logo - look at people here or at Fiverr and you are sorted.

    I am still shit at CSS/HTML but Bootstrap and the Foundation have helped me get something up quickly and not bad looking :D

    I think my botnin ja.com website took an hour or so to put together, its nothing flashy and people will take the piss out of it but it looks a whole lot better than it would if I had to do it from scratch!


    Good luck
    FB
     
  10. yustis83

    yustis83 Newbie

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    I will have to agree with the rest of the poll, the design looks amateur and cheap. Try using Joomla or Drupal those are nice platforms to build on and they are easy to install.
     
  11. mannemchiru

    mannemchiru Newbie

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    which method you are used to design the website..anyone please help me..