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    website designed for a customer

    Welcome to the cupcake website! mind giving me some feedback?

    my customer said she would like general feedback from people she doesn't know so I can pass it on to her

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    oh and before you say about the gallery, it seems to be very tempermental, shows on some peoples, but not on others. It is not browser specific.

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    some small things i noticed:

    ", Powered by" is in your footer, not sure if that comma is deliberate.

    as for the gallery, doesn't work for me, on XP on FF 3.6.3

    perhaps Google sfpg and have a look at the PHP gallery there, the 3.6 one is freeware, and very easy to use, and update if you are the customer. I have integrated it into a customers site, and it works very nicely, no permission editing required, seems to work right out the box, with 99.9% of browsers.

    I have also noted a small 1px line in the header, purple in the very right, not very noticeable unless you really stare, but thought I would mention

    XHTML for the homepage fails for me, using W3C Markup Validation Service.

    Line 34, Column 23: end tag for "ul" which is not finished

    Hope that helps
    Last edited by Ben-BSH; 30th May 2010 at 11:30 AM.

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    A black background? Why so many dark colours?

    At the moment I wouldn't buy from them, as soon as I visit the site I just want to close it. You want light colours, whites, pinks, pretty colours etc

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    I am going by the exact spec I was given....I beleive I fixed the gallery, however i need to resize the images which I will do in the morning
    Last edited by nephilim; 29th May 2010 at 09:40 PM.

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    Are you seriously happy with what you have produced for your client so far?

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    Oh, and the header image, the blur out, is a bit uneven, making it look slanted when viewed on the page.

    http://www.taylorsdesigns.co.uk/temp...images/img.jpg

    the direct link to the image shows what i mean

    please only take my posts as constructive feedback if im sounding nasty, my apologies
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    personally, no i am not happy, however the customer is...and "the customer is always right". I tried a few pointers and suggestions which were blown out of the water

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    It's very very dark and hard to read the text. I'd feed that back to her.

    Also in Firefox 3.6.3 the left navigation and logon boxes are split up.

    I'd also look at improving the quality of some of the cake images.

    Edit: Also http://www.taylorsdesigns.co.uk/ goes to the cake site?

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    Fair enough... customer isn't always right though.

    After-all you are the professional, they should listen to your advice/suggestions and stick to what they are good at - baking cup cakes?

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    I'd produce a quick mock up of what it would be like with brighter colours, and let her see how nice and fresh it could look. At the moment I'd think she's baking cakes for depressing events.

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    oh and the header is fixed!

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    also, as stated, the cake images will be done properly tomorow. I have asked her for images that are done on a 5MP camera at least, so I can edit them to the right size without compromising quality

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    and yes, that is my site, I will restore the old one, but as I do not have subdomains on my hosting, I had to store it elsewhere and build up from scratch. When this one is purchased, I will restore my old site

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Welcome to the cupcake website! mind giving me some feedback?
    ummmm..... I don't like it. And check your PM!

    1. Font is hard to read on header graphic

    2. Header graphic and colour of font clash way too much

    3. Black background, pink writing.... just awful and all I can see when I go to another site is image 'burn' on my eyes!

    4. The pink panels need to be aligned in line with the header graphic. They look out of position where they are, as if the browser has rendered them in the wrong place.

    5. I do like the gallery, but even that is only to a point.

    The site needs pastel colours, it needs to be soft and 'fluffy' like.

    Websites of the same genre that I like are (for example) :: Welcome to The Cupcake Factory Website :: and Butter Cupcake Shop.co.uk, Buttercup, Cupcakes, Cupcakes London, Cupcakes Kensington, Cupcakes Chelsea, Fairy cakes London,

    The design you've been told to do is just awful! Sorry...
    Last edited by theeldergeek; 29th May 2010 at 10:19 PM.

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