Jan 25, 2006, 12:50 PM
Post #5 of 11
Honest appraisal of the site design and implementation itself:
1) Since it is a fixed width, it would look much better on larger browser windows if the site content were floating in the center of the window instead of flush left.
2) The navigation buttons look nice. They feel like the crowd the text in your content area a little bit, but it's not a big issue and I'm not sure if increasing the padding between text and buttons would work or not.
3) The implementation of the look is a bit too image heavy, and while on a high bandwidth connection it's not horrible, it doesn't give that snappy, fast loading impression that is nice to see from a site. There are things that are done only with single images that could instead be done with a combination of HTML/CSS and multiple images, though the implementation would not be quite as simple. This would let you use smaller images to speed load time. A very simple change that would leave the appearance of the site unaffected, but speed load time considerably, would be to just convert all of your PNG images to JPEG images. PNG is a wonderful format, but not the best choice for what it is being used for on your site. There's nothing on your site that would suffer from being a JPEG, and your total image size would shrink considerably.
That's about all that I have right now.