web site critique

Good afternoon to all…

I think it is done… thank you too Dave!!

http://www.grassrootsweb.net

The only thing missing is the photo gallery on the photography page. I
am waiting for photos to be scanned.

Honest opinions please.

It is much better than my old version…

Thank you so much!

Julie


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Hi Julie,
Well done on your site so far.

There are a few of things I spotted that you need to look at;

  1. The feedback form isn’t working on the contact page;
    http://www.grassrootsweb.net/contactus.html
    Looking at the code it appears you’ve things scattered over different
    layers. Make sure the form elements aren’t on layers and the form
    should start working again.

  2. On the web design page (http://www.grassrootsweb.net/
    webdesigna.html) the capitalization of the word ‘this’ differs between
    the three package options

  3. On the newsletters page (http://www.grassrootsweb.net/newsletters.html
    ) the h in ‘this’ (Paper newsletter) is incorrectly capitalized.

Regards,
Tim.

On 30 Sep 2009, at 18:06, julie maxwell allen wrote:

Good afternoon to all…

I think it is done… thank you too Dave!!

http://www.grassrootsweb.net

The only thing missing is the photo gallery on the photography page.
I am waiting for photos to be scanned.

Honest opinions please.

It is much better than my old version…

Thank you so much!

Julie

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Thank you Tim.

I will check out these things when I get home.

Julie

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On Sep 30, 2009, at 13:30, Tim Plumb email@hidden wrote:

Hi Julie,
Well done on your site so far.

There are a few of things I spotted that you need to look at;

  1. The feedback form isn’t working on the contact page;
    http://www.grassrootsweb.net/contactus.html
    Looking at the code it appears you’ve things scattered over
    different layers. Make sure the form elements aren’t on layers and
    the form should start working again.

  2. On the web design page (http://www.grassrootsweb.net/webdesigna.html
    ) the capitalization of the word ‘this’ differs between the three
    package options

  3. On the newsletters page (http://www.grassrootsweb.net/newsletters.html
    ) the h in ‘this’ (Paper newsletter) is incorrectly capitalized.

Regards,
Tim.

On 30 Sep 2009, at 18:06, julie maxwell allen wrote:

Good afternoon to all…

I think it is done… thank you too Dave!!

http://www.grassrootsweb.net

The only thing missing is the photo gallery on the photography
page. I am waiting for photos to be scanned.

Honest opinions please.

It is much better than my old version…

Thank you so much!

Julie

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On 30 Sep 2009, at 18:06, julie maxwell allen wrote:

Honest opinions please.

There’s an unnecessary comma in “Grassroots Communications, is located
in Hamburg, NY.”

On the ‘Newsletters’ page it says: “There are 2 forms of newsletters
that we offer.” This just looks lazy; you have plenty of room to write
the word ‘two’ instead of using the numeral.

One the same page: “Paper newsletter: THis is also great …” Wrong
capitalisation on the ‘h’ of ‘this’.

Brochures page: “In addition, brochures at your business so that
people can have portable information they can take home and read.”
That isn’t a sentence.

Brochures Page: the link to one of the brochures below extends way up
the page; you can inadvertently click on it right up near the text.

Photography page: no photographs. Bad move!

Logos page: text is justified and looks gappy as a result. Also
doesn’t match the other pages where text is aligned left.

Marketing plans page: “Marketing plans are the second most important
thing to have to have a successful business.” is a very odd sentence
indeed. As is “There are many different ways to do marketing for a
business.”
The rollovers at the bottom of the page seem a bit pointless as there
is plenty of room on the page to have all the contents visible
permanently.

Social Marketing page: it says "Social Marketing is defined as: The
planning and implementation of programs designed to bring about social
change using concepts from commercial marketing
There is a full-stop lacking at the end and, if you’re quoting
something, it would look much better if you said:
"Social Marketing is defined as: ‘The planning and implementation of
programs designed to bring about social change using concepts from
commercial marketing’.

In other news:

The words ‘Grassroots Communications’ in the header are spaced well
apart; they’d look better closer together.
In the slogan beneath, ‘where we bring your communications pieces
together’, the words ‘Pieces’ and ‘Together’ should not have capital
letters.

There’s a lot of space generally between items which I feel could be
tightened up a lot; the site also extends well below the browser
bottom with no content in that part, so you lose the bottom of the
green box.

After a while, the drop-down menus on the right start to work
erratically. I wonder why they’re necessary as, like the rollovers on
the Marketing Plans page, there is plenty of room on the page to have
all the menu items showing permanently.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Paul,

U do not disapoint I will also look into these as I get home

Julie

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On Sep 30, 2009, at 14:09, Paul Bradforth email@hidden wrote:

On 30 Sep 2009, at 18:06, julie maxwell allen wrote:

Honest opinions please.

There’s an unnecessary comma in “Grassroots Communications, is
located in Hamburg, NY.”

On the ‘Newsletters’ page it says: “There are 2 forms of newsletters
that we offer.” This just looks lazy; you have plenty of room to
write the word ‘two’ instead of using the numeral.

One the same page: “Paper newsletter: THis is also great …” Wrong
capitalisation on the ‘h’ of ‘this’.

Brochures page: “In addition, brochures at your business so that
people can have portable information they can take home and read.”
That isn’t a sentence.

Brochures Page: the link to one of the brochures below extends way
up the page; you can inadvertently click on it right up near the text.

Photography page: no photographs. Bad move!

Logos page: text is justified and looks gappy as a result. Also
doesn’t match the other pages where text is aligned left.

Marketing plans page: “Marketing plans are the second most important
thing to have to have a successful business.” is a very odd sentence
indeed. As is “There are many different ways to do marketing for a
business.”
The rollovers at the bottom of the page seem a bit pointless as
there is plenty of room on the page to have all the contents visible
permanently.

Social Marketing page: it says "Social Marketing is defined as: The
planning and implementation of programs designed to bring about
social change using concepts from commercial marketing
There is a full-stop lacking at the end and, if you’re quoting
something, it would look much better if you said:
"Social Marketing is defined as: ‘The planning and implementation of
programs designed to bring about social change using concepts from
commercial marketing’.

In other news:

The words ‘Grassroots Communications’ in the header are spaced well
apart; they’d look better closer together.
In the slogan beneath, ‘where we bring your communications pieces
together’, the words ‘Pieces’ and ‘Together’ should not have capital
letters.

There’s a lot of space generally between items which I feel could be
tightened up a lot; the site also extends well below the browser
bottom with no content in that part, so you lose the bottom of the
green box.

After a while, the drop-down menus on the right start to work
erratically. I wonder why they’re necessary as, like the rollovers
on the Marketing Plans page, there is plenty of room on the page to
have all the menu items showing permanently.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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Page still jumps when leaving Welcome - to any other page. If Welcome is your master - then you might need to reapply it to all the other pages.


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Thank you for noticing that…

how do you fix that ? anyone??
thank you

On Sep 30, 2009, at 3:14 PM, igirl wrote:

Page still jumps when leaving Welcome - to any other page. If
Welcome is your master - then you might need to reapply it to all
the other pages.


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“Thank you for noticing that…
how do you fix that ? anyone?? thank you”

Questions - are you even using a master - is “Welcome” your Master? If so then all you need to do is individually select the pages on the site and go page/reapply master to each one.

“Welcome” seems to be the only one that is out of order. If it’s NOT the Master, then reapply Master to it.

I assume you understand the concept of Master, and how it can be the framework you build a site up upon?


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Yep, what Paul said. + If you use the box model method then you can make your green background to expand as the content grows on your page (search: box model, for Dan Jasker’s tutorial)

Try placing some guide lines on your master page, then it’s much easier to make sure things line up on every page. I believe a lot of these concepts of guides & grids has been covered in previous posts.

Also, what is the purpose of the “Social - Media - Print” menu on the bottom of the Marketing Plans page? It’s confusing, it appears to be a link but it goes nowhere

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Sweet site, clean look and I like the navigation menu.


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Igirl,

Yes …

If I have pages that all look the “same” - I should have a master
page that will put all the Common items on those pages in the same
position,.

If I have other pages that look different… I Can make a 2nd master
for them…

Do I have it? I jsut want to ensure … that is what I hav been doing.

I will do the tweak tomorrow am
thank you

Julie

On Oct 1, 2009, at 1:53 AM, igirl wrote:

“Thank you for noticing that…
how do you fix that ? anyone?? thank you”

Questions - are you even using a master - is “Welcome” your Master?
If so then all you need to do is individually select the pages on
the site and go page/reapply master to each one.

“Welcome” seems to be the only one that is out of order. If it’s
NOT the Master, then reapply Master to it.

I assume you understand the concept of Master, and how it can be the
framework you build a site up upon?


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