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  1. #1
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    Feedback on hosting site please :)

    Just finished work on this site and would appreciate any feedback on it

    http://www.iwhost.net/

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    I think it's a winner. Looks perfect in my book, excellent work.
    - Tim

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    Many thanks

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    Nice work!

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    Glad you like it

    Anyone got suggestions for improvement?

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    The Available: # doesn't work in ie (it shows a Y). And the body is longer than the actual banner. I would recommend making the entire site fit into your browser window so you don't need to use the bottom scroll bar. All the links work fine when viewed in netscape, however in ie (which is used by a huge % of people) the signup links (onmouseover) change to the same color as the cell background, the more info links in the plans tables can baerly be seen and (onmouseover) change to some odd gray/blue color, while the more info links in your take control table and your reseller package table are white and (onmouseover) change to that weird gray/blue color once again. In ie your navagation links on the left are different and don't show
    | RESELLER PRO.PACKAGE
    or
    | COMPARE.PACKAGES
    What control panel is it? Do resellers get their own nameservers? What versions of perl, php, etc. are installed?
    You should add some more ways of contact/support, such as other email addresses, a support ticket system, forums, which you will obviously add later, etc.. I would highly recommend that you add a network/about us page to tell about you and your company, the datacenter you use, etc.. People like to somewhat know the background of their web host. Also, you may not want to have a reseller package be the first thing visitors see when they come to your site, unless you target group is resellers, which I don't think it is. Find a target group, which you will advertise to and bring mostly to your site and re design your index and plan layouts to suit that group's wants/needs.

    Other than that the site looks good, nice design and graphix.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Can't believe I hadn't checked it in IE yet lol.

    I see most of your points, but I'm not sure what you mean by "the body is longer than the actual banner".

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    Well, when you scroll all the way to the right there is a white space at the top right after the top banner area stops. (thus showing that the page isn't aligned correctly. Your pixels shoul equal about no more then 770 in width for premium viewing by most browsers, as most monitore resolutions are 800width x 600height.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    Yep, noticed that after posting, seem to have slipped and set a 104% width

    The IE problems should all be fixed now.

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    Yes, they seem to be, but may I ask why there is Y displayed for available fields on regular packages?
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    Y as in 'Yes' until I write a script to auto-update a number

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    Why not just use the one that you use for reseller packages?
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    It's a fixed number

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    Well, then used fixes numbers for your regular hosting packages.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    adamp, where did you learn how to do that effect? the one right under your check domain box.

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    It's just a big picture split into parts (by tables)
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    i was talking about this effect

    http://www.iwhost.net/images/top_s.jpg

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    It's done with photoshop or some other feature packed graphix editor.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    One suggestion (apart from the fact that it doesn't validate, but let conscience be your guide there! ), you might want to strip out the CSS from the <head> of your documents, and put it into its own file. That way, the browser only has to download that data once, therefore your pages load quicker.

    Other than that (and the non-validation...hehe) good work!
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    oleg.k: Have a look at filter > distort > wave in Photoshop


    Zopester: Yep, been meaning to do that hehe

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    adamp: Thanks, I will check it out.

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