Free Leads Warehouse
Free Leads Warehouse
I'm not sure I understand what the purpose of the website is (great grammar huh)?
There is just too much reading (for me) just to try
to find out why I need to use your site or even
how to use it. You need to communicate that
quickly and effecienty to the viewer.
Also the site navigation is potentially confusing.
If I go from the main page to "webmaster"... to get
to other parts of the site, I have to go back to
the "home" page again.
I also think it would be better to have more
consistancy over the whole site.. more consistance
colors and graphics. It seems you have a new header
graphic on every page.
We enjoy the fact that our site is not like everyone elses. At the risk of being a little confusing we have gone outside of boredom and the norm. Our overall thrust is to provide a truly useful, unique and pleasing environment to serve as a browsing lounge for serious netliving professionals.
As far as reading, we are a reading site. We are a stay awhile site. We are not interested in fly by night surf junkies. There is enough interest on each page that any serious netliving professional (the client we are after) would sit for a while and look at. It is also because of this that any serious review would take awhile to accomplish and we are patient as this kind of review is what we are after as well.
We are purposefully avoiding the desperate, cheap, fast, quick buck that plagues the internet right now and seek long term affiliations with dedicated, relevancy seekers who are tired of not having a directory that serves them instead of the millins of irrelevant masses that try and cram for ten magical spots.
We are interested in a revolution against the "man", the big engines who charge you money to list you as the millionth entry without feeling the pain.
To them we say "feel this" and any others we can encourage to start building networks of small relevant, empirical and tangible directories that are HUMAN edited and provide tutorials on how to maximize any search finds from a particular interest endeavor toward an intended resolution that is coincidal with their orginal intent or desire.
While we appreciate your review, it really doesn't fall within the bounds of what we are trying to do.
Free Leads Warehouse
I can understand your wanting to be different, but you make it difficult for the visitor to want to stay... your navigation structure needs some serious work... your pages don't seem to go anywhere except sometimes, back home...
I am presuming that your site is a work in progress, because some of your pages have nothing (or very little) on them...
check on the pages that you have from Bravenet... they have no links to go anywhere...
Also, if you want this to be a "stay and read" site, you should use more readable fonts.. and, obviously, put more "readable" information on your pages.
I personally do not like the inconsistency in the backgrounds of each page, but it seems that is the look you are aiming for.
What's unreadable about Eurostile?
try using a sans serif font, such as Verdana... any font with a serif is difficult to read, and a sans serif font looks more professional
Thanks for reviewing. Just wanted to add a thought.
If Henry Ford had listened to everyone else about how senseless a carriage was without a horse...
Nice title bar, I did notice some dithering so you may want to check on that.
I think the backgrounds int the center (rocks etc) should be just above the top and bottom in the center with the sides in gray. It would draw the user to the center more. In your text you may want to look put the captions in Italic and get rid of the all caps words and utilize bold tags instead.
The blue at the bottom seems out of place to me and I would use the gray there as well.
The navigation is pretty bad, I never no where I am.
The best part of your site is the title bar and although it is really really nice, where do you go from there. Take your users on a jorney mate...
While my site is not perfect it may give you some ides about using type. I did DTP for a long time before I did programming so have a look...
http://www.911Link.com - The only free link management service available.
Well, your position on your website is interesting
and certainly bold to say the least.
It appears from the posts so far,We enjoy the fact that our site is not like everyone elses. At the risk of being a little confusing we have gone outside of boredom and the norm.
that others do not agree totally with your assessment
of your site.
Maybe I'm taking your comment the wrong way but, IIt is also because of this that any serious review would take awhile to accomplish and we are patient as this kind of review is what we are after as well.
hazard to say the people that have taken the time
and effort to respond to your request for a site
review... have done so with the interests of you
and your site in mind. The above quote sounds like
1 - you imply the responses have no basis and 2 -
you just want to wait until you get someone to
"love" your site.
I'm sorry if my (or anyone's) comments do not
perhaps it would have been...fall within the bounds of what you are trying to do
better for all of us if you had not posted your
I appreciate your goal of being different and
having loyal readers. I hope you reach and
exceed your goals.
"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art." -Kahlil Gibran
It seems that I have been taken for one of those arrogant fellows you see strolling down the street with their noses turned sharply towards the steel bluegrey sky...
Not my intention...
Just trying to get across the ideas. I do not want people to love me just to understand what I am doing here. So here goes.
Free Leads Warehouse started as a way for people who spend alot of time on the internet to try and manage their resources in a pleasant and profitable way. It really is that simple. I have alot of folks who use it as a glorified favorites menu and write to me with suggestions as to things to add and I am trying to keep up with evaluations and all in order to add the things that I feel add to the site and shoo the things that don't. After all I have all users in mind.
After it began, it sort of blossomed into a giant warehouse of managed resources that try and "tell a tale" (for you Alan) within each category. The first issue of our newsletter which can be found at http://www.freeleadswarehouse.com/info.htm tries to explain the gist of it all and I think it does so fairly well. The thrust is to try and DO something with information that is both empirical and tangible.
In the end, I hope it will form a community of happy surfers who interact with each other and myself to achieve a human powered "live" directory!
SO don't think me arrogant, I am really not trying to be so at all.
I have heard some of your suggestions and I have implemented quite a few of them. I have exited the words in the middle for one "catch phrase" and leave the rest up to my flash site tutor Noe (which will be up and running any day now and is kind of cool).
I hope that things seem abit more consistent. I thank "info girl" for her inconsistency pleas. There were certainly inconsistencies thoughout. Busy me, I have been plowing forward so fast that sometimes it takes me awhile to look back and tidy things up.
So, here is to you all. To all of us. We make a great team! :-)
Benjamin De Mers
CEO Free Leads Warehouse