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    Junior Member MagicLemon's Avatar
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    Hey Guys & Gals,

    Please give me advice on how to make my site better or if you think its fine as is let me know that too? If anyone wishes to swap links on our sites please email me at [ Edit: Link drop removed. AlphaMare. ]

    Kind regards

    Daniel Collins
    [ Edit: Link drop removed. AlphaMare. ]

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    No link drops. 1 in the review is enough already.
    For the site:
    1. Bright, random, generally ugly color scheme.
    2. Text centered = bad
    3. Blurry images of mice on the services page... whaaatt?
    4. Scrolling text thing resets if I click on the text in it.
    5. You keep saying 'we', but I don't think you're a 'we'.
    6. Random blurry image on the SEO page = no bueno.

    Actually looks like no effort was put into it. I'm sorry if you are an actual, serious designer, but I really don't like it.
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    Junior Member MagicLemon's Avatar
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    no worries it is at a test stage just need some feedback. Thanks for your input

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    WDF Staff George Dolidze's Avatar
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    If you want to improve, we're all here to help
    Try less borders, less colors, lighter colors, more white space, skip the images if you have to. You could go farther with 'magic lemon' name, instead of just putting images of lemons in the header. Expand on your logo, that type of name can involve lot of creativity.
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    Worst domain name ever, and not surprisingly, the actual website doesn't fail to disappoint. Good luck.

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    What are you doing to the graphics to make them so jagged? Even the one site in your portfolio, it looks like the graphics were either done in MSPaint, or saved at the lowest possible quality setting. Your font choices are all over the place. Images in place of text where they don't need to be used. If you're going to employ a 90s-style craptastic marquee, skip the Java, which my browser blocks anyway, and just use the equally craptastic <marquee> tag. If you're going to do it wrong, do it wrong right.

    George pretty much covered everything else I noticed.
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    Agreed. Graphics need work, the menu gradient its to much, and color scheme needs work.

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    OK - here is some advice: Don't plagiarize your content!
    http://www.whype.co.uk/services/website-design-build

    (And get a better template)
    Good design should never say "Look at me!"
    It should say "Look at this." ~ David Craib


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 210882
    OK - here is some advice: Don't plagiarize your content!
    http://www.whype.co.uk/services/website-design-build

    (And get a better template)
    Aww you caught it before i did. Found this website with the same paragraph on the home page http://www.pearcewebdesign.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYIWDesigns, post: 210884
    Aww you caught it before i did. Found this website with the same paragraph on the home page http://www.pearcewebdesign.com/
    Oh, so they are stealing copy from more than one other site!
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