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Can I get some help?

Could I get you guys to do me a favor and go here:
My website, newly redesigned.

And then come back and comment your thoughts? I'd like to know what you think of it, as well as what you think would make it better.

-Jay

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jewel_of_denial
Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Just looked at the main page. Very pretty, but the main text color makes it a bit of a strain to read against the background, especially with the fancy capitals.

Also, the navigation is difficult in that, once you have clicked on one of the links, you cannot use the back button on the browser to return to the index, but rather have to go to the "Home" link at the top of the page.

I like the initial flash load of the site. The magenta is a cool touch.

What's up with the cowbell whenever you touch a link? "More cowbell!!"?
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
K, by popular demand, I've removed the bell. Also made the text a bit more readable. :)
mecracker
Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Ding ding!
The Ding Ding when you mouse over things is kinda harsh & annoying not to the extent of the windows start up & errors... but still immediatley Grr!
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Ding ding!
K, by popular demand, I've removed the bell. Also made the text a bit more readable. :)
phyxius
Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Compatibility with Opera. ;)

And I agree about the ding ding - a bit annoying. And the fancy capitals. If the font size was bigger, it might be ok though.
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
K, by popular demand, I've removed the bell. Also made the text a bit more readable. :)
And yes, of course it's opera compatible. I is a smrt web developer!
phyxius
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
It's not working in Opera for me. At the main page, I see no text and just the four pictures. And I dont see the headings (about, contact, etc) though I did before you removed the ding. And I dont see the vertical digitalgoth.com on the side.
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Which version of flash player are you using?
phyxius
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Aha! I'd just downloaded Opera a few days ago, and I dont know which version it came with, but I just upgraded and it works now. :)
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, yeah. I did downgrade my flash requirement from 8 to 6 just now also.
phyxius
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Cool. I like it. I like the flash of red as it loads. Though the white on the sides is a bit bland - maybe some sort of background?
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
Doing some sort of background would actually be rather hard. Since it's actually 2 pieces: the flash, and the html background, it would be impossible to make them line up on everyone's screen, or in different browsers and screen resolutions. Not to mention how it would change based on how people had their windows sized... ;)
Maybe I'll figure out some way to do it in the future, but for now it's gonna be white.
phyxius
Apr. 2nd, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
It could just be a small pattern, nothing that you'd need to see all of to make sense of. Since I have a widescreen, I know I see more white than most people, but still - just a suggestion. :)
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
*nods* The problem is with the pattern. I could do a single color, but that wouldn't do a lot of good.
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digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to be implementing it entirely in flash, just doing the basic layout in flash because it's easier to mirror that to html than the other way around.
fanlain
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
i don't see much content? i guess b/c i'm using firefox and xp at home?
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
No, you don't see much content because there isn't much. I'm just looking for feedback on the design, layout, readability, etc.
ladykalessia
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
My biggest gripe is that I can't keyboard scroll through the text.

Also, why is the font in your LJ reply box so *tiny*? I have to copy/paste into something else to be able to proofread my typing.
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
In response to the keyboard scrolling: What resolution is your monitor at?

As far as the size of the text in my LJ reply box, I have no idea.
ladykalessia
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
1024x768, but that's the biggest I can get on a 14" iBook.
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
*nods* You shouldn't actually have to scroll at that resolution though... It should be sized to fit.
ladykalessia
Apr. 2nd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Well, now it's scrolling just find, but it's not resized at all.
digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
*nods* it'll scroll with the keyboard if you click outside of the flash element.
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digitalgoth
Apr. 2nd, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do about the background. It really would be difficult to fix, but I'll send you a screencap to show you what I mean.

The non-scrolling thing isn't really something I can do anything about. The problem is that your flash player remaps the arrow keys to something else when it is the active element on the page. So yes, when I get the html version done, they'll work fine.

water_of_fire
Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
I agree that it's very him. That's exactly what I told him.
lemalefice
Apr. 28th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
Wha? I can't get to it. I've tried a couple of times. Any ideas?
digitalgoth
Apr. 28th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
I'll put it back up at some point and let you know. :)
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