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    * Please advice new header -feedback appreciated

    Hi guys,

    I recently designed a new header with a little bit of animations in it and would appreciate any feedback on it whether it's suitable for a hosting site.

    Url: www.boomhost.com

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi Cactus,

    I'm on a dual line DSL connection and that header dragged horribly.

    Is that it's most optimised state?, it took forever to download.

    Perhaps you have set the animation to render each frame slowly?, either way it isn't working very well in a usability sense.

    Overall the header is pleasing, although the text "QUALITY WEB HOSTING" is blurry, the text above it could use some font spacing (Widening)
    dotGig
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    Tracing route to boomhost.com [66.232.6.29]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
    2 22 ms 17 ms 18 ms adsl-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.dsl.sktn01.pacbell.net [xx.xx.xxx.xxx]
    3 16 ms 18 ms 18 ms dist1-vlan50.sktn01.pbi.net [216.102.187.9]
    4 17 ms 17 ms 18 ms bb2-g2-0.sktn01.pbi.net [63.200.104.123]
    5 17 ms 18 ms 18 ms bb1-p4-3.sktn01.pbi.net [63.200.104.37]
    6 16 ms 18 ms 18 ms sl-gw25-stk-8-2.sprintlink.net [144.223.77.9]
    7 17 ms 18 ms 18 ms sl-bb20-stk-8-1.sprintlink.net [144.232.4.217]
    8 21 ms 20 ms 23 ms sl-bb20-sj-9-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.99]
    9 19 ms 20 ms 20 ms sl-gw8-sj-9-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.3.110]
    10 50 ms 51 ms 53 ms sl-cogentcomm-7-0.sprintlink.net [144.228.110.122]
    11 53 ms 53 ms 53 ms p6-0.core02.sfo01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.149]
    12 98 ms 95 ms 101 ms p14-0.core02.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.133]
    13 99 ms 97 ms 94 ms p15-0.core01.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.25]
    14 98 ms 102 ms 102 ms p13-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.98]
    15 121 ms 120 ms 121 ms p15-0.core01.tpa01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.46]
    16 131 ms 129 ms * p5-0.core01.mia01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.57]
    17 123 ms 138 ms 131 ms g50.ba01.b002802-1.mia01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.6.46]
    18 125 ms 129 ms 126 ms Tristar-Communications.demarc.cogentco.com [66.28.20.190]
    19 130 ms 128 ms 125 ms 66.232.5.6
    20 135 ms * 180 ms 66.232.6.29


    Trace complete.

    Tristar Communications TRISTARNET (NET-66-232-0-0-1)
    66.232.0.0 - 66.232.63.255
    Wholesalecolo.com TRSRWHOLESALECOLO6 (NET-66-232-6-0-1)
    66.232.6.0 - 66.232.6.255

    Interesting, it's really dragging badly from California.
    dotGig
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    Thanks Samuel for testing the connection for me, I think it's my provider having some minor erratic server glitches as I uploaded some files via ftp and did face some slowness in speed earlier, anyway I hope it will clear up soon.

    Yes, The "AFFORDABLE WEB HOSTING" was done on purpose to have a 2-d effect to blend with the gold stripe and the animated text on the monitor was done using gif32 and it's the best the software can handle du to the transparency quality . Anyway, I will be doing it in Flash later when I find the time to have a clear and smooth animated effect since Flash converts px images to vector type.

    Thanks for the advice. much appreciated.
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    Welcome Cactus, cheers
    dotGig
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