WEB Critique my site round 2

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  1. carlo2343

    carlo2343 New Member

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    http://www.anyluckyday.com

    I made a bunch of changes to the site that you guys suggested in the last thread:

    1) removed popup email subscribe and put it on side bar
    2) included a countdown timer til the next contests
    3) shortened post lengths on the main page
    4) added a winners page, and moved advertise/sponsor to bottom

    So far we've given away an ipod nano, ipod shuffle, mx300 printer, anti-clothes shirts, logitech ls21 speakers, 2 sets of drop stops, and an ipod lock. Contests seem to be going pretty good so far.

    Any other suggestions you guys have? Let me know, thanks.
     
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    aside from the really slow loading, I like the design. There are a few bugs in Opera but nothing major:

    the top menu buttons (Home About Us Join Login Winners Contact) need looking at in Opera as they are too high and today's contest sponser image doesn't fit into the content right.

    I've loaded the page in IE and all these problems are fixed so it must be opera specific. In IE the top looks great.

    I'd have some text above the search form as it looks a bit plane, aside from that it looks great.
     
  3. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    It's slow for me but it looks good.





    I clicked 4 of your sponsors.
     
  4. carlo2343

    carlo2343 New Member

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    Any idea how I can speed up the load times?
     
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    move JS files to end of your file, minify your CSS and JSS, get a real host, gzip your html
     
  6. carlo2343

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    I don't know how to do half that shit. How much would this cost me to hire someone?
     
  7. intrktevo

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    i think your main problem is probably hosting

    also, get some rollover effects for your navigation
     
  8. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    he was told that in the other thread :rofl:
     
  9. Krakerjak

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    Looks good.

    Every page load the header and navigation shifts up about an inch off screen then once the page loads fully it shifts back.

    Seems weird.
    That and a simple hover effect on navigation
     
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    probably, ill switch to diff hosts soon.

    anyone know how to fix that problem where the header shifts when loading but then its fine once its fully loaded?
     
  11. Phasm

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    stop using shared hosting
     
  12. intrktevo

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    set default heights to the stuff using images? it's probably being caused by slow loading
     
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    added nav rollover, removed some javascript sites loading a little faster but not much :wtc:
     
  14. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    rollover is weak
     
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    meh. once the site makes a little more money, will be doing a full redesign/code of it.
     
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    any other ideas/suggestions. Site has sped up a little bit after cleaning up some code, removing some plugins, large pictures, and shortening post lengths, etc.
     
  17. Phasm

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    stop giving away ipod locks :rofl:
     
  18. carlo2343

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    got a few of them, might as well give them away...just like woot gives away endless roombas :rofl:
     
  19. Mikenotmike

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    Why did you send me an email asking for permission to send me an email?

    I wouldn't think you would need my approval to email me shit since I'm the one who originally signed up when you 1st opened the site.. is your email campaign provider requiring this? :confused:
     
  20. carlo2343

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    I accidentally sent out a subscription email to all users by accident.
     
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    :doh:
     
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    got an interview setup with startupslive.tv friday ftw
     
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    Meh
     
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    Keep pluging away man.
     
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    thats the key to success.
     

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