Could you please review my Question & Answer website?
I have a question and answer website that I have been working on (the link is in my signature down below.) My goal for this website was to give it a nice, clean look that is user friendly and not confusing.
I have two types of login. You can log in the regular way, or you can login using your Facebook account. Earlier today the Facebook login was not working when I had the Facebook like button on the same page, but I think I fixed that problem and it should be working right now.
I also "had" a problem with the navigation bar. Right now on my computer it looks fine in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. Also it looks fine on my Ipod touch. But if it looks weird or out of place, let me know.
So, what do you think of the design? Does it look good, or (in your opinion) should things be changed?
A few things:
-What is this place? When I land here I see the questions but I don't know what the site is about. Write a little bit of intro text on your front page that lets people know what the website is about. I'm not saying take the thunder away from the "About" page but just a brief description.
-Brighten up the blue in your logo. You can barely see the "Aid" against the black. In fact, use a brighter blue across the board--the login and register links barely show up. Also your slogan is hard to see too.
-Place those regular login and register links in front of the Facebook login--either to the left or on top of it.
-Maybe it's just me but I'd put the Categories on the left and the questions on the right. Also, give the Categories box a header with text that makes it stand out above the regular text in that box.
-The tone of the text in the About page is a bit condescending. It insults the intelligence of your users to remind them to use good grammar and that they have a spell checker in Firefox. Also, bolding the words "will get you banned" just sets a negative tone. Where are the site rules, by the way.
-The point system isn't explained at all. Do you accrue points for asking questions? The quality of questions? Giving answers? Others liking your answers? Oh, and who gives out the points?
-It'd be good to add a Legal section or something somewhere that explains the answers come from other people and not you so you can't be held accountable if an answer winds up wrong. Also, warn your users that the answerers aren't verified experts and any answer posted should be "believed" at the user's own risk.
Overall, it's a good website. It should be buzzing once you get more content in. All the changes I suggested are relatively minor but might make a positive impact.
Hey, thank you very much for your reply. Your advice is very good and I am making some changes on my website because of them. I did add a legal section, and made the logo easier to read. I'll be making more changes too later.
And I hope to get more reviews too
Originally Posted by antihero13
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