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    * Share some recommendations for Maxlist

    Site is http://www.maxlist.com/

    Tell me what you think aboutt he layout, navigation graphics, speed, ect., any suggestions would help!

    Also there's a resources -> hosting category, add your hosting company if you wish

    In addition, we also need editors for the hosting category. Job is voluntary, but anyway editors can display their own banners in their own category. Contact me email :[email protected] or ICQ UNI: # 94381635 if your interested!
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    Nice design, I like it.

    Although, the text seems a bit too small.

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    Hard to read, text to small. Seems a little overwhelming with all those links and only text.

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    Yeah, I can't deny the fact that the font is rather small and illegible. Regarding the all text and no images. Maybe that's because we value towards content driving (faster speed) and not a graphical showcase

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    Regarding the all text and no images. Maybe that's because we value towards content driving (faster speed) and not a graphical showcase
    LOL...AND THEN...


    All you need is some type of graphic/imagery to break up the monotony a little.

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    'Monotony'

    Nice term, yeah maybe we do need some graphic or imagery! You think little graphical icons will do the job?

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    That might work. I was thinking of having an image/graphic for each of the sections header and maybe a footer.

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    Originally posted by punaboy
    That might work. I was thinking of having an image/graphic for each of the sections header and maybe a footer.
    That mite take some time, since there's over 100 categories

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    No, what I meant was do a graphic header only the "main sections" (ie - main menu, link catagories, link solution, member login, news coverage, affiliates) Maybe even have a graphic footer on each.

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    Why not just increase the size of the text? Unless that might conflict with your design.

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    I like it. Very attractive design. It is a little on the hard to read side but otherwise, looks great!

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    I can increase the font by 1 level, but after 2, it mess up the whole design

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    brilliant site mate good luck with it

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    Nice colors, but the text is too small for this old man.
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    Hehe, I must rethink my procedures and criteria to fit all ppls and not just the youngs with sharp eyes!! LOL, I never realize there's so many old men on the net! jk

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    It's not that we're old, it's that we spend way too much time staring at the monitor.

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    Originally posted by Shinji01
    Hehe, I must rethink my procedures
    Considering that increasing the text size messes things up, I suppose you will have to alter the design itself.

    Most of us are having a hard time reading the text... people with higher than normal screen resolutions will have even a tougher time, I'm sure.

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    Yeah, I'll use this design for another one or two month. Then alter it once a new season comes That's my plan; but I can never follow my schedules!

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    too bright colors, darken, maybe some more graphics and a bigger font

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    I have to agree that the font really is too small. It doesn't look like the the overall design would be compromised in any way by bringing the font size up a touch.

    Interesting setup for navigation. It works.

    I would put a little blurb on the home page saying what the site is about. When first looking at the site, it's hard to figure out exactly what you do.

    Load time? How could it be anything but lightning fast? It has precious few images, so load time will be very quick.

    I guess you already know that there are many broken links (404 error)

    Overall, the site has an interesting look. It seems to work.


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    The fonts are too small and the site is very hazy...i will have to wear 2 spects for clarity. nothing is visible except the name MAXLIST

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    hmmm...seems like after all we'll have to alter this layout. Anyway, 'vito' regarding the 404 errors; just that some part of site is still under development. We rushed to release this at testing stage, but now i feel that we'll stay down and correct the layout first then those underdevelop sections!

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    Cant see the words on your site might want to make your fonts a little bit bigger.

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    I like it

    If you do have to raise the font size, do it through css using pixels and not points...then you won't have such a drastic change and it will be more legible. I'd even try making the font color darker...if it's #999999, try and make it #666666.

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    It's all too "faded" - it's as though the contents should be used as a background, not as the main text. If that makes sense. The text should be a darker colour and the news text should be bigger (in my opinion).
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    I dont know why every1's freaking out about the graphics issue, that site looks excellent. Great job man, small font is an issue though. Doesn't bother me much though.

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    Haha the site looked so nice i had to sign up even though i wasn't sure what it was.

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    What is there on the site can somebody tell me.
    I suppose I am spending more time on computer I have to show to some ophthalmologist.

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    Vito is right, the overall design is not tend to compromise with a higher font or blend to darker. I tried these few days, but still can't seem to find a good way change things. Like I said before, looking forward to put up a new layout (better for eyes). Oh yeah i found some of you might set ur monitor color contrast to little too bright, that seems to addon to the font legiblity issue!

    Regarding the what the site is about: we're a web directory, listing sites from all category areas. So what's the difference between us and yahoo? maybe less categories, frequently managed links, editor reviews, and rating system, personal suggested links, NO data from DMOZ, 99% less ads.

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    im not an old man and the text is a bit small for me,or maybe its the contrast.try darker text,
    i love the colors,mute but nice!
    bg pic is cool!great job

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    Thank you so much kindred, nice to heard some comment other then criticisms which i receives a ton since the original beta release of site

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    I think it looks nice. Clean and simple. My eyes aren't that bad yet so the text looks ok to me

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    Is this the end of the world???

    There's someone actually not complaining about the font::

    Congratulations Mr.G for your pair of O_O ')

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