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#31 ScottSalwolke

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:02 PM

I definitely like the new version better. The flash here creates an atmosphere, of what the product looks like in a home.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE(ozaark @ May 7 2008, 04:48 AM) View Post
I like how your site navigates I've got a few user experience/design tips..


Thanks ozaark, great advice that I will try to act upon asap! Funny you should mention about the conversions as after the iunitial redesign went up the conversions actually dropped badly. I made a few ameds such as adding in the image based horizontal navigation below the slideshow and a few other bits I read about in a cool book (which I heard about on this site) called 'Don't make me think'. Fortunatly the conversions have reco0vered somewhat but could still be better. I like the idea of cutting the slideshow out after the home page. Don't know why I have not thought of this before but it makes good sense - thanks!

Thanks also Copywriter39 - I appreciate the input!

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:09 AM

Overall, it's looking good from here.I even liked the pictures.Its nice to view a site that is easy on the eyes.
you should have seen some of the combinations I tried earlier on - Shocking!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:06 PM

it looks like you have a code error.

the menu and the image on the right do not line up

[attachment=822:justdine.JPG]

other then that i like the colors and the design is really well made

#35 scouseflip

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:40 AM

Thanks Ceuyan, could you let me know what browser you were using to check this as I can not replicate the problem in FF, Opera, IE6 or IE7.

Thanks for your other comment as well and neka for yours smile.gif

@ ozaark - btw I have not forgotten about your suggestion and am planning another redesign in the near future and oplan to incorporate the suggestions then!

and just in case 1dmf is out there, I know it's not validating at the moment and I promise to sort that out as well whistling.gif

#36 1dmf

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:55 AM

It's Safari scouseflip!

Look at the wierdness it displays our homepage banner as 'Pink' puke.gif

QUOTE
and just in case 1dmf is out there, I know it's not validating at the moment and I promise to sort that out as well
who me angel_not.gif

sometimes though fixing the validation can fix display issues, so it's not all anal geekdom wink1.gif

There could be issues with the latest Safari, anyone aware of issues?

[edit]
I had a quick look at your code, if you change it to...
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#logo
{
float:left;
}

#slideshow
{
float:right;
}


/*=========MENU=========*/

#menu {
list-style-type:none;
margin:0;
padding:0;
width: 140px;
display:block;
}
for the CSS and
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<div id="top">
<div id="logo">
<a href="default.aspx"><img src="Images/just_dine_logo.jpg" border="0" alt="Just Dine Conservatory Furniture / Conservatory Dining Furniture" /></a>
<ul id="menu">
<li><a href="default.aspx"><strong>HOME</strong> <span>- Conservatory Furniture &amp; Dining</span></a></li>
<li><a href="brochure.aspx"><strong>BROCHURE</strong> <span>- Free Furniture Brochure</span></a></li>
<li><a href="ranges.aspx"><strong>DINING FURNITURE</strong> <span>- View Dining Ranges</span></a></li>
<li><a href="showrooms.aspx"><strong>SHOWROOMS</strong> <span>- Find your Local Showroom</span></a></li>
<li><a href="offers.aspx"><strong>SPECIAL OFFERS</strong> <span>- Furniture Offer Details</span></a></li>
<li class="last"><a href="contact_us.aspx"><strong>CONTACT US</strong> <span>- Freephone, Email or Online</span></a></li>
</ul>
</div>
<div id="slideshow">
<div id="headline">
<h1>Conservatory Furniture | Rattan and Cane Dining Furniture</h1>
</div>
<a href="offers.aspx"><img src="Images/1.jpg" name="SlideShow" border="0" alt="Click here for details of the 50% savings on conservatory dining furniture from Just Dine, plus full offer information" /></a>
</div>
</div>
for the HTML , you should be good to go smile.gif

Edited by 1dmf, 07 August 2008 - 06:17 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:27 AM

Thanks 1dmf - I've added the change you suggest but have no means of checking if it has fixed the problem. I was going to install it [safari] just so I could check but our IT man here has just read up on it and found many many articles referring to quite serious security issues with the browser.

Given the amount of trouble we have had recently with the dodgy element out there in the big www, we ain't gonna take any chances - this one inparticular sounds unpleasent!!

Even Paypal have called for people to ditch safari and Mozilla Chief Exec has pretty much called the browser Malware!

Edited by scouseflip, 07 August 2008 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:40 AM

don't worry Scouseflip, I checked it for you , all a-ok theswim.gif tango.gif

Quite suprised to see the info on Safari, does that include the Mac version?

Either way , I ony use it for testing so no biggie, IE7 is still my favourite browser smile.gif

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:01 AM

Thanks again 1dmf cheers.gif

Most of what I have read is focused on Windows, but there are certainly reported problems on the Mac version too...

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hmm...
The structure is quite simple and yet nice to see
The color selection is good, nothing that ruins the sight
The promo is eye-catching, I do lay my first sight on the 50% offer
The content is well arranged
Well Done

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:13 PM

very good, nice colors and clean layout. Only thing i would change is the footer, cant really read anything there

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:28 AM

Hi Again

I have redesigned this site again, basically a re skin of the old site but to allow for a new product range (garden furniture being added - previously it was only conservatory furniture). The garden furniture is not actually available yet but want to start getting a feel for the interest in it and also to get the word out even in a limited way...

Have shifted certain content into a blog attached to the site - mainly the news and articles bits - as it is an easier way to maintain this part of the site. Quite a bit of background changes to make it easier to look after as well but the main thing I'm hoping for is some feedback regarding the design and anything I have missed from an SEO perspective.

Also worth mentioning that the tidbits of product info I have included are actually pinched from a seperate site of ours - an online store that we operate to sell the various different brands and products that we have to offer. I am hoping that this does not cause any performance issues in particular for the images that are pulled in from the other site. This does mean that there is crossover in some of the content for the product pages - is this likely to be an issue?

The site is at www.justdine.com/jdnew/default.aspx

Any feedback would be appreciated, good or bad, thanks

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:33 AM

Nice job scouseflip! appl.gif

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:50 PM

The site appears clean. However, it begs to question the purpose of your website. At first glance, it seems to be more of an electronic brochure. As a consumer, I would be looking for pricing and availability at the store closes to my home. Do I have to call a store to find out?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:09 AM

Thanks 1dmf! I made sure that I checked it validates before I posted it biggrin.gif

Thanks for the feedback smc. The site is 2 stage so we have always struggled with how much info to give away on the site itself - we're trying to entice people into requesting a brochure so that our direct mail programme has the names and addresses it needs to follow up the initial interest. The fear is that giving away too much info will mean people don't need to request a brochure, we don;t get the names and addresses and so we can not work the data for to get the sales.

But this is a balancing act really - do you think that I have the balance wrong, do I need to be giving more info to entice people in? I'm asking the same question at the moment with another site that we run which gives away evenm less info, and am planning a split test somewhere along the line to see what works best, but any thoughts at this point much appreciated!




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