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    Hi all!

    Please could you all give me an honest review so I can get better,
    Thanks You.

    Nick

    P.S the message box to post this thread does not work in Firefox, so I had to use Googles chrome..

    EDIT:
    Image sizes have been made smaller, to improve loading times.
    Here is the clients existing site i have to redesign: http://213.105.77.179/Design3PRE.jpg
    And here is my redesign for it: http://213.105.77.179/Design3.jpg

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    First thing is that it takes way too long to load which means you will lose almost all of your visitors before they even see the page. It appears that you are using Flash and that is probably your problem (I did not look at the code).

    Another problem is that most of it is unreadable due to the too small text. The only parts I can read are the headings.

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    Thanks for the reply m8, yea its a .bmp image, it's a rough design that i am trying to get right but something i am struggling a lot with.

    The design doesn't feel right to me even though i designed it.
    I will code the site in XHTML strict!

    Anyways so the font size needs to be increased would you recommend different fonts and that is what is letting it down?

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    The file size of your .bmp image is too large. Reduce the image file size considerably. You can reduce the image file size (the actual term I am looking for seems to be buried somewhere between my 2 remaining braincells) quite a bit without any loss of clarity for online use. There are several places online that will optimize your image for free. The image editor that you are using should have this function as well.

    I would recommend starting with a 12px font size and adjust from there. The actual size depends on the font style selected. Just remember that many of your clients will have less than perfect vision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNickyYo, post: 228314
    Thanks for the reply m8, yea its a .bmp image, it's a rough design that i am trying to get right but something i am struggling a lot with.

    The design doesn't feel right to me even though i designed it.
    I will code the site in XHTML strict!

    Anyways so the font size needs to be increased would you recommend different fonts and that is what is letting it down?
    There's a reason .bmp images are not used on the web - they are too big. Convert the image to JPG or a PNG, and then compress it with whatever graphic editor you are using. Usually you can compress a JPG up to about 50% to 70% without losing too much quality - you'll just have to play with it to find out.

    The font size in the main body of the page looks OK to me - perhaps you've already changed it? One thing I can say is I'd make the font in the navigation a bit bigger. And the colour of the font in "Have a question?" is way too light. There seems to be a general trend towards grey text lately - and some of it is just too light for me to read comfortably. I wouldn't go any lighter than #696969 or #797979.
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    Thanks for the replies all!

    I have now made the images smaller in file size. I have also added a screen shot of the site i have to redesign.

    Here is the clients existing site i have to redesign: http://213.105.77.179/Design3PRE.jpg
    And here is my redesign for it: http://213.105.77.179/Design3.jpg

    I am trying to follow their color scheme and font style with their logo so i can't really redesign anything to do with that.

    Thanks for the tips all keep them coming!
    Thanks!

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    Still very slow loading.
    Have you converted the .bmp to .jpg?
    What are the image file sizes?
    How big are the images width and height? Can they be smaller?

    I didn't have the patience to wait for the pages to load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delstu, post: 228678
    Still very slow loading.
    Have you converted the .bmp to .jpg?
    What are the image file sizes?
    How big are the images width and height? Can they be smaller?

    I didn't have the patience to wait for the pages to load.
    The issue with the pages running quite slow is because he is loading it through his home router and localhost (wamp) rather than a domain hosting provider. OP, If you move the site to a free hosting provider you will have better luck and it will improve load times. As Alphamare suggested, convert all your images to png or jpg (my preference is .png as it can be easier to manipulate)

    Also looking at the image in the top of the thread. You only have one actual image thats needed there. I suggest looking at CSS2/3 coding to add whats known as hex colors to the div's (usually be #numberhere EG #000000 (thats the code for black)) as your load times will increase 100% hope this helps. -m3
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