Originally posted by punaboy Looking for comments/suggestions and also browser/resolution compatibility. Thanks.
Enclosed image shows how the template would look at 800x600 and 1024x768 window widths.
How about removing the top nav bar and incorporating it into the images below it (like on top)? It'll make the height a little larger, but a customer wouldn't have to move their mouse further). Try not to get a customer to work too much to navigate the site -- put the nav links close together so they'll be an incentive to click all of them.
Are you going to add something to the right of the logo/byline on top? If not it's a wonder area to put the domain search and other search features there. That way the main body of the template has more room for text and/or lessen the need to scroll (avoid horizontal and vertical scrolling as much as possible, a customer doesn't want to work to get to know the company).
The table expands on the header blue cell which will create a huge whitespace problem. Easier to let the grey cell and the right blue cell do the expanding, and leave the cells inbetween fixed.
The images are a nice touch, but I have to ask: what does it have to do with the company and it's product? What's the images trying to focus the attention too? What is their goal? It's wasted real estate if it's aim isn't to sell the product/service (not much space to put content above the fold of the paper [or in this case, where the monitor cuts the content off and scrolling begins]).
[Notice how the images match what they're trying to sell?]
Need to put the impact images/text above that fold, and aim it towards the product/service. Get the customer's attention to want to scroll to the bottom of the page, not scroll down to find the image on top doesn't match the content on the bottom (very artsy and carefree on top, dead serious and geeky on the bottom).
The bold text captions need to be larger or use a font with more weight. It'll draw the eye to what you're trying to sell.
Nice layout, just needs some tweaking.
Last edited by ChrisLM2001a; 10-31-2002 at 09:30 PM.
Just make the whole table a set-width and not 100%, since you're not download.com , no need to make things bigger than it appears to be.
LOL, I've been in a rut lately. The last five projects were set widths. I needed to brush up on liquid since one of my upcoming projects will be using it.
The images are a nice touch, but I have to ask: what does it have to do with the company and it's product? What's the images trying to focus the attention too? What is their goal?
ChrisLM thanks for the in-depth review. I may have to work on it more, but what I am trying to accomplish is "the eye, the focus, the solution". The reason for the girl is because of my local marketing stratagies here in Las Vegas (toned down of course). Since 80% of my business is from the local market, I'm trying to combine the two objectives.