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09-19-2003, 04:28 PM
I would like to invite you to review the site
My main concern is frames and SEO.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
09-19-2003, 05:05 PM
Really enjoyed your site! the colours are great and not common so I felt I was coming somewhere different. The 'enter' door is teriffic, wish I had one like that.
Navigation - good, colours - great, sounds - I enjoyed. I think you have a wonderful site and I'll come back to it for the pleasure of viewing what I think is a good site.
Congratulations and keep hanging in there. Quality links seem to be the answer to more viewers so feel free to visit www.humanecology.com.au with a view to reciprocal links. Just send me an email confirming.
09-20-2003, 10:30 AM
excellent 3d effect on the homepage. Great idea.I like the contrast of the gray and the vibrant colours of the photos you use.
I would get rid of this Golden Webaward logo though which appears more or less in the middle of (at least my )screen when you enter the homepage. Although it's nice to have the award it is probably not really relevant for a music site. Maybe place it somewhere else.
I think it destroys the great effect you've achieved with the photo.
As you are using frames it is good idea to put the website url and the navigation links in the main frame as well (maybe at the bottom)just in case the frames get lost and somebody ends up with only the main frame.
I find it a bit difficult to read the black writing which fades into the datk gray on the right side.
Unfortunately I cannot listen to the music as my loudspeaker are not working right now.
All toghether a great site
09-20-2003, 11:36 AM
Thanks for your nice words, Iím really glad you both liked my clientís site and spent your time to review it.
Michael, I will contact you.
All the best,
P.S. Still looking for advice: Frames and SEO
09-20-2003, 04:37 PM
I'm in awe of what can be accomplished by professionals. Very cool site.
In my humble opinion, I found the font a bit hard to read, though, on the About page. Probably because there's more writing there than on any of the other pages. If it makes any difference, I'm on IE 6.02 and viewing on a 1024 X 768 resolution.
09-20-2003, 06:22 PM
thanks for mentioning resolution,
this site is best viewed on 800x600,
I checked it also on 1024x768,
but recently I've noticed some visitors having 1600x1200,
and Iím really curious how it looks like on the screen.
If somebody has such resolution, please let me know.
09-21-2003, 09:57 AM
Layout and graphics are exquisitely done. Although you indicated it is designed for 800 x 600, it was much more impressive in 1024 x 768. Were I you, I'd tell everyone I designed it for that, and it worked in 800 x 600 as well!
You need to review your text, as throughout the site there are broken lines of text (lines that should not be carrying to the next line when they do), and paragraphs that run together. It initially appeared there were simply a few misplaced
tags in your script, however upon source review the script suggests you were trying to manually effect the breaks for some reason. One often sees this when a designer has manually aligned text to fit a cell or page, and it is viewed in a different resolution than that in which it was designed. I assumed it related to that problem, however upon changing resolution, I noticed the problems carried in all settings, was the reason I checked the source to see what was going on. For whatever reason you did that, I'd shy away from manual text alignment and rely on the tables and cell padding to place the text. I would also use a <p align="Justify"> value on the text to block it out and finish the illusion you've created, rather than allow the text lines to roam at random back and forth on the page.
Also... I'm running Download Accelerator Plus on my computer and on clicking the links each asked me to download an audio bit file. Granted that glitch is on my computer and normally they would download without the user realizing it, and I can usually live it with since I installed the software causing it. But... it asked me every time I clicked the link which got a wee bit annoying. In that I'm sure there have to be a great many others out there in the world with similar programs, that are probably experiencing the same thing, you may want to consider searching the sound files found in the Windows program for similar sound effects as those used, that would already be installed on most computers and save the downloads. Likewise if one's media player is set to repeat, as mine was for some reason, when I started! The sound effects loop incessantly, until you find and figure out controls on the player and shut it down. That problem can be remedied on the site's end by installing a <Loop="False"> value in your Audio script. And, although I realize this is an "audio geared" site, given the problems I saw on that end of things, you might want to shy away from the sound effects on link activation, and save it for MP3 downloads selected by the user.
Totally cool site otherwise, I loved the 3D effect, beautifully done!
09-21-2003, 11:50 AM
Wow ! Thanks a lot ,
Iím going to review the text .
I guess itís mainly regarding the ę music Ľ page - ?
Sound effects :
Plese let me know what system youíre running ,
for exp. I know that Audio Script doesnít work on most of the MACsÖ,
but seems to be too active on your systemÖ
I have <Loop="False"> value in my Audio script
for all <onMouseOver> effects,
so, thereís must be something (else - ? ? ?).
09-21-2003, 11:29 PM
Per the text issue - I noticed that on all pages starting with the homepage, second line, second paragraph after "or" mid-sentence. As for the paragraphs running together, in looking at your script you use the
tag extensively, and
in place of a
Although the double break does get you to the same place, as the paragraph tag, those places where the paragraphs seem to run together, you've only got one
. Again this looks to me like you're trying to manually effect alignment with the breaks. If your cell is set up right with appropriate cell padding and <align="justify"> you shouldn't have to worry about alignment on the page.
As for system in question - I'm Running Windows 2000, IE 6. As stated a considerable portion of the problem is the add on programs. Download Accelerator being the biggest of those headaches.
Had no problem on mouse over, I experience the problem on mouse click and page load. Would appear according to your script that you have the sound effects in question activated on page transition. Recognized it from site I previously worked on.
In example of problems questioned ~
Welcome Page - <EMBED SRC="audio/mainsound.mp3" HIDDEN="true" AUTOSTART="true" LOOP="true" TYPE="audio/midi">
Bio Page - <BODY BACKGROUND="images/bg.gif" TEXT="#FFFFFF" BGCOLOR="#696969" onLoad="audioOn=true">
09-22-2003, 06:23 PM
Still had no time to review the text
(Iím working on the other page - to
be finished this week...! ?)
I'm running Windows 2000, IE 6 as well,
and it must be definitely Download Accelerator
(I donít have it) that causing the main problem.
I changed in the < embed > LOOP="true" into LOOP="false",
but I had to leave in the < BODY> onLoad="audioOn=true"
otherwise the script wonít work.
If you donít mind, please take a quick look again and let me know...
Thanks again to all of you,
everyoneís advice was greatly appreciated.
Best wishes to all,
10-20-2003, 09:34 AM
Finally got around to review of the site again. Still have the problems with the
tags in your text, leaving you with sentences breaking to the next line early, and no separation between paragraphs. This one's pretty easy to fix!
10-20-2003, 12:24 PM
Sorry but the doorway and the frames ruined it for me. Both are very bad for SEs.
But overall, if these two pet hates of mine were to disappear, i think you would have a very pleasing site.
Hope this helps.
Thom of TJDesigns.org
10-20-2003, 02:20 PM
Thanks, would you be so kind to indicate the "most affected" page...
excuse me my ignorance in this subject ( Iím too far from being a SEO expert ),
Iím using <noframes> a few lines of text and links to the "main content" pages </noframes>
thereís no "doorway.html" - ? ? ?
Some more help in this subject would be highly appreciated !
Best to you all,
10-20-2003, 06:33 PM
Problem is seen pretty much throughout the site Richard, there's a line or two that is questionable on the homepage, the biography page is really bad and the others are showing the same tendencies.
I opened the source on the Biography page and it appears you're using two
tags in place of
at the end of your paragraphs. Although they both get you where you want to go, there are a few paragraphs you shorted yourself one
so that you're simply breaking to the next line rather than separating the paragraphs. Personally I would set the text in <p align="justify"> on most of this to block the text content out in the cell on that page.
On the music page see THOMAS WELLNOWSKI - FIEBER BEI NACHT. The description and stats are seperated. All should be that way to make things easier for the reader, that's the only one that is.
News - same problems as Biography, 1
where you should have 2 or a
Minor problems really should take but a few minutes to fix it all.
10-20-2003, 11:05 PM
Nice graphics, nice looking site.
There are a few things you could do to improve it.
First, I got JS error on mouse over of the little kid image (mp3)
While the black scroll bar in black is nice effect it is hard to see and I almost missed it. I would consider a lighter color
The text above the images on the right is barely visible. You could try reversing the direction of the gradient to give it a little punch.
You may want to make the entire page longer so more information is displayed without the need to scroll.
All in all though it's a nice looking site