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I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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cruiserweight ba*****@yahoo.com wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/


I like it a lot...flexes about nicely when I alter the size of the browser
window...hits hard with the selling point right from the off...legible,
clear and easy to navigate...fine craftsmanship IMO

I'd add keywords and description meta tags...they may not affect search
engine rankings, but description is served by some search engines with the
search results so you may do better in terms of attracting visitors if you
have a well chosen description...keywords helps YOU keep track of what
keywords you have optimised each page for

on which subject...you NEED to change the page titles...after your domain
name they are your best way of telling search engines what your site is
about...at present most of the title text on all of them is identical,
this is missing a major opportunity...start every page title with the key
phrase that defines the content of the page, add Red Raid as an addendum
if you wish, but start the title with something unique to the page

ditch the links page...add the bike links to the about the bikes
page...add the Cambodia related links and the map of Cambodia to an about
Cambodia page

since you've got two languages I'd consider adding a language meta tag so
that it's easier for some search engines to categorise according to
language

I think you could also get as good a result with even less mark up if you
used a css layout

it's damn good though

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eric
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Jul 20 '05 #2

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ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise.

alt.html.critique is a more suitable place for this.
The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/


Congratulations, it's been a while since I've seen such awful crap.

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Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #3

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"Spartanicus" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise.


alt.html.critique is a more suitable place for this.
The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/


Congratulations, it's been a while since I've seen such awful crap.


Then you've obviously never seen: http://fkfcu.org/
Doesn't that make you want to deposit ALL your money with them?

-karl
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Hello,

alt.html.critique is the correct newsgroup for website critique :)

Saqib Ali
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ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote in message news:<18**************************@posting.google. com>...
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.

Jul 20 '05 #5

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cruiserweight wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.


Before you even consider having others look at it, you should run it through
the validator:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...raid.com.kh%2F

You have many errors, some possibly caused by having the DOCTYPE declaration
in the wrong place (which makes a DOCTYPE override impossible).

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Shawn K. Quinn
Jul 20 '05 #6

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On Mon, 10 May 2004 19:00:07 -0500, Shawn K. Quinn
<sk*****@xevious.kicks-ass.net> wrote:
cruiserweight wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.


Before you even consider having others look at it, you should run it
through
the validator:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...raid.com.kh%2F

You have many errors, some possibly caused by having the DOCTYPE
declaration
in the wrong place (which makes a DOCTYPE override impossible).


After you correct the HTML errors, check your CSS.

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ is one good place to check, but
http://htmlhelp.org/tools/csscheck/ will give all sorts of warnings as
well.
Jul 20 '05 #7

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cruiserweight wrote:
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.


Looks good and behaves well in Firefox 0.8. The coding, on the other hand,
is atrocious.

Time to visit the validator:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...edraid.com.kh/

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Mark.
Jul 20 '05 #8

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I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.


I like the site
Just one point. Grey text with grey lines in the background diminish the
lisibility.

cpmac
Jul 20 '05 #9

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> http://www.redraid.com.kh/


Congratulations, it's been a while since I've seen such awful crap.



Oh come on ! It's technically a very broken site, but we can fix
that.

The idea is good, and the visuals are quite attractive. This is
exactly the sort of site that this newsgroup and community ought to be
able to help out with.

I'm with Shawn on this one. Run it through the validator and fix the
tech glitches, then come back and ask for feedback. If there's
anything specific that you don't understand, then ask.

As to direct feedback right now, then personally I find the contrast
poor between the grey text and the striped grey background. Thanks for
getting the font sizing right though, so that I can easily resize it
in my browser.

Then you've obviously never seen: http://fkfcu.org/


Is that for _real_, or is it a scam set up by some 419 con ?
I've seen worse, but not lately.
Jul 20 '05 #10

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Andy Dingley di*****@codesmiths.com wrote:
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"Spartanicus" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message

>> http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Congratulations, it's been a while since I've seen such awful crap.


Oh come on ! It's technically a very broken site, but we can fix
that.

The idea is good, and the visuals are quite attractive. This is
exactly the sort of site that this newsgroup and community ought to be
able to help out with.

I'm with Shawn on this one. Run it through the validator and fix the
tech glitches, then come back and ask for feedback. If there's
anything specific that you don't understand, then ask.


I'd say scratch the validator for the moment and get on immediately at
looking at doing it with html 4 and a css layout (and running that through
a validator when it's done, of course)...as early efforts go it shows a
lot of promise...there's been some thought about site structure and the
marketing angles...cut out all the surplus mark up and it's a workable
concept...so I'd suggest aiming for doing it right next time rather than
having an intermediary stage of a valid table layout

there's no point a new designer learning old tricks

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eric
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Jul 20 '05 #11

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"Andy Dingley" <di*****@codesmiths.com> wrote in message
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"Karl Groves" <ka**@NOSPAMkarlcore.com> wrote in message

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Then you've obviously never seen: http://fkfcu.org/


Is that for _real_, or is it a scam set up by some 419 con ?
I've seen worse, but not lately.


That is 100% real.
My last job was with a credit union and my first day there, I was told to
"get a feel for what other credit unions are doing".
Well, most of them are so bad, that it didn't matter what I did for them, it
would be better than 99% of the other credit unions out there.
None was as bad as the one I listed above though.

-Karl
Jul 20 '05 #12

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points well taken. thank you. i will post in the correct place in future.

ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote in message news:<18**************************@posting.google. com>...
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.

Jul 20 '05 #13

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Follow up:

Thankfully, this board showed me the error of my atrocious and
appalling HTML ways. While I can't be bothered to go back and fix the
redraid site, or at least not right now, I have put the new knowledge
to use in my current project

http://www.k4media.com/veiyo/

Further, I have asked for critiques in the appropriate place,
alt.html.critique.

Again, thanks for the constructive feedback!

ride on

ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote in message news:<18**************************@posting.google. com>...
points well taken. thank you. i will post in the correct place in future.

ba*****@yahoo.com (cruiserweight) wrote in message news:<18**************************@posting.google. com>...
I am a web designer working in a virtual vacuum. Any and all feedback
for my latest project would be immensely appreciated. I am assuming
this kind of request is okay. If not please advise. The project is

http://www.redraid.com.kh/

Further, I would be more than happy to help any others in a similar
situation.

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