Thank you all for the comments. Yes, I have been concerned with the site news table. I was up all night till 9 am in the morning and I guess I was exhausted and my brain could not think further and came up with such thing.
I am looking forward in changing it soon.
Did anyone check it with netscape? Since I dont have nestcape here in my computer? Tell me how it looks in netscape!
First off, it takes a very long time to connect to your site. On cable it took a full 30 seconds before the site even began to load! Not good.
Originally posted by newbie005 Did anyone check it with netscape? Since I dont have nestcape here in my computer? Tell me how it looks in netscape!
Why don't you have Netscape on your computer? It's a free download. It doesn't take up that much space. Anyone who does web design should have both browsers to check any site you work on. But until then, see screenshot. This is on Netscape 4.7 on a Mac.
Thanx for th attachment, and yes, I just made it only considering IE users.
It definately looks horrible...now I need so much time to fix this crap...I dont know why its like that! I mean, the whole background of site is one image and its still showing it part by part in netscape on top of each of each other....
Can anyone tell me what is the percentage of netscape users on the net?
The font is a little small. I'd go with a 2 vs. 1. The chicken and egg is a little out of place. A rule I use is dont add graphics because you have a space to fill. Make the use of space by conveying a message, even if through graphics. Like all the hosting sites that have a semi-hot chick standing, looking up at the camera, which is in a overhead perspective. What's that all about? [getting off soapbox]
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Most images you used in the top right are pics available for free downloads. You had one from NASA ( one of the moons of saturn ?), that you have removed now. All these pics are fairly common wallpapers and are available at a number of places and on a number of CDs. I lke them, but it could also put people off.
Thank you for the input...alot of construcive critism that will definately help me improve on alot of things.
the font is small since I run out of space and I dont want to make this site make look like a long scrolling page, like some message board...so I had that in mind...I personally like font size 2, more visibility.
As for image of the chick, I seriously could not come up with something catchy...so I thought the "chick out of the egg" can represent creation (ie creating or designing sites) but this is my perception I guess..as I can see, hardly anyone notices it.
As you might know, freelance and amateur webdesigners have limited resources. Yes, I definately got them for free by downloading them off free graphic sites. Any suggestions for me to be authentic??
Thanks again guys, looking forward for more input...
I am not criticising .
I know that as designers, we sometimes have very limited resources. However, from the end-users point of view, you are using something which he has seen before. This might raise doubts about your credibility ( not that you are doing anything wrong). I suggest you use them as inputs to your graphics, instead of using them as they are...
It is not all that easy for an amateur to be both authentic and good these days :-/
Yea, you are quite right about what you have just said. I was wondering what would you do when you had limited resources and needed pictures or graphics. I definately can sit and make some graphics using photoshop, but that wouldnt cant as realistic photos, you know what I mean? I am not a graphic designer, more like a manipulator (hehe). I can give it effects or make imaginary grahic files which might confuse people even more...since it all depends on MY imagination and perspective.
So yea, what would you do, in terms of graphics on the left?
For the chick part, I am thinking of making a plain graphic with PS and then some effect and write my site's slogan with a fancy font...that might be easy to blend with the site as well as show my own "creativity" (I hope).