WEB My blog - Opinions please

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  1. Siamo

    Siamo New Member

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    Hey dudes and dudettes

    I have had people review my blog's layout before, but this forum has more people, so I thought I'd ask here too. I currently want to redesign it and rebrand it (new name etc), but I want to know what people think of it as it is.

    http://www.willans.net

    Just general comments, feedback, areas for improvement, anything would be nice.

    :wavey:
     
  2. drpepper

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    waited 20 seconds for it to load. it didnt. i stopped caring.
     
  3. Comtrad

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    I waited 21 seconds and it came up. However then there wasn't much there.


    It looks alright, but I don't get what the "theme" of the blog is supposed to be. Just ramblings of whatever?

    Also, look at that load time. Most people won't wait. (I'm on a T-1 btw)
     
  4. Siamo

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    Yeah, it just ramblings. May start doing more with it at some point.

    I had no idea the load time was that bad, it is usually fine. Just checked it now, and it took a good ten seconds to load. I agree, this is bad.
     
  5. Ricky

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    too much brush effects
     
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    I'd make your navigation links into text.
     
  7. bawlinmo

    bawlinmo Neighborhood Graphic Designer

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    I'd work more on content and less on design. Blog popularity is about 70% content, 30% design.

    (oh and your load time really is terrible)

    Check out my blog at www.zencollegelife.com

    It's a simple, clean design, and I work hard on the content.
     
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    work on the load times next.
     
  9. mq778

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    U were asked about DESIGN not about CONTENT.

    Haki is seemed sexy.:fawk:
     
  10. dissonance

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    Wait time for me was ~4 seconds, which is on the slow end of normal for being at work. (T1 line but a lot of people and internet is not the highest prioritized thing). Actually loaded faster than bawlinmo's site www.zencollegelife.com.

    Site looks fine to me, simple but easy/quick to see whats there.

    The google ads stick out and look tacky, but they always do. Two real issues though:
    1: What is with the blank banner toward the top?
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    2: This bottom section should be smaller. There is no reason for to be so tall.
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  11. Comtrad

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    Hey fucknut, read all of the first post.

    Just general comments, feedback, areas for improvement, anything would be nice.
     
  12. the bottom could get away with being so tall if there was content in there to begin with, but he's right. it should be shorter since you have pretty much nothing in there. i'd get rid of the big "W" and maybe keep it to the thanks on the left side and your rss icon on the right and a login field in the middle.

    also i'm really not digging the "grunge" look you have. when done right, grunge is nice. but the grunge just looks so fake on your page. did you create the grunge brush yourself?
     
  13. Siamo

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I'm currently in the middle of doing some animation work and will probably make aim my site towards that. Just lacking time at the moment.

    @ Boosted: Some of the brushes are my own, some are from various downloads.
     

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