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Hello, I have started a simple resource page, a landing page for minecraft( http://getminecraft.net/ ). All the best stuff from the world of minecraft in one simple page with quick URLs on the top. BUT, I got some competiton now, after I started getminecraft.net.. another site has come up: http://getminecraft.com/ a really nice site that also!.

 

But what I would like to know, is what can I do better at getminecraft.net? I was thiking of expanding, but I dont know. And maybe put a simple blog script on the front page instead of those buttons?

 

Thanks. What do you guys think? :D

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I like the .com version better. What I don't like about your website is:

 

- Giant buttons instead of proper navigation

- The main site hovers, or seems to hover. Because the ad is underneath or seems underneath it feels like an annoying pop-up.

- Don't call your landing page, landing page.

- What is your website about? What's minecraft?

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I have re-designed the whole page now.. even more simple  ;) maybe ill make the links look pretty one day! there hsould be NO ads on there now!

 

I like the .com version better. What I don't like about your website is:

 

- Giant buttons instead of proper navigation

- The main site hovers, or seems to hover. Because the ad is underneath or seems underneath it feels like an annoying pop-up.

- Don't call your landing page, landing page.

- What is your website about? What's minecraft?

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Your website should be more then a few links. Start with why did you create this website? What is your goal? Do you want to create a community website for Minecraft fans? If it is then you should allow people to sign up and get involved, but the website should also intrigue people that are not yet familiar with Minecraft and be able to learn about Minecraft.

 

Learn about Information Architecture

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Here is index.php. I will pay the guy who does the code clean up. I promise, Its dirty!

<html>

<head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
<title>getminecraft.net - All the best URLs in one place</title>
</head>
<style type="text/css"><!--
body {
color:#00000;
padding:0px;
margin:0px;
background-image:url("Stone.png");
background-repeat: repeat;

}

#bgTopDiv {
    background:url("grass.png") bottom right repeat-x;
    
}#bgTopDiv2 {
    background:url("s_grass.png") top right repeat-x;
    
}




#inhalt {
font-size: 12x;
font-family: arial;
position:absolute;
height:80px;
width:1000px;
margin: -110px 0px 0px -500px;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
text-align: left;
padding: 0px;
background-color: #cad9e0;
border: 5px solid #353535;
}

#headline {
font-size: 12x;
font-family: arial;
position:absolute;
height:80px;
width:1000px;
margin: -1px 0px 0px -500px;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
text-align: left;
padding: 0px;
background-color: #cad9e0;
border: 5px solid #353535;
}

#info {
font-size: 12x;
font-family: arial;
position:absolute;
height:250px;
width:1000px;
margin: -380px 0px 0px -500px;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
text-align: left;
padding: 0px;
background: url(sky.png) no-repeat center top;
background-color: #cad9e0;
border: 5px solid #353535;
}



p, h1 {
margin: 15px;
padding: 0px;
font-size: 12px;

}
h1 {
font-size: 18px;
text-align: left;
color: 210b00;
}

a {
color: #32CD32:
font-size: 13px;
text-decoration: none;
}


--></style>

<body>
<div id="bgTopDiv">
 
</div>
<br />
<div id="info">
<h1>What is Minecraft..?</h1>
<p>
Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Markus Persson, and is currently in pre release beta. It's development started around the 10th of May 2009. Pre-orders for the full game started being accepted on the 13th of June, 2009.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.</p>

<h1>Where should I start.. ?</h1>
<p>If this sounds fun, like playing with LEGOs, you can download Minecraft by <a href="http://www.minecraft.net/download.jsp" target="_blank"; >clicking here.</a> 
We also recoommend that you rent a server from <a href="http://www.multiplaygameservers.com/game-servers/mc-minecraft/"target="_blank";>multiplay.co.uk</a>. Very low prices
with over 150 pre-installed addons. We hope that you will use this page often as possible when you want a fast place to get your URL. Happy mining! <br /><br />
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fgetminecraft.net%2F&layout=standard&show_faces=true&width=450&action=like&colorscheme=light&height=80" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:40px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
</p>


</div>
<br />
<div id="inhalt">
<img src="animals.png" align="right" border="0"/>
<h1><a href="http://minecraft-skins.com/" target="_blank"; >minecraft-skins.com</a> | <a href="http://www.minecraftforum.net/" target="_blank";>minecraftforum.net</a> | <a href="http://mcserverlist.net/" target="_blank";>mcserverlist.net</a> | <a href="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki" target="_blank";>minecraftwiki.net</a> | <a href="http://minecraft.net" target="_blank";>minecraft.net</a></h1>
<p><b>All the best URLs in one place. </b>Easy to remember!</p> 
</div>


<br />
<div id="headline">
<p><a href='https://twitter.com/#!/getminecraft' target="_blank";><img src="Single-bird-32.png" border="0"></a> <?php

$username = "getminecraft";

$prefix = "";

$suffix = "";

$feed = "http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=from:" . $username . "&rpp=1";

function parse_feed($feed) {

$stepOne = explode("<content type=\"html\">", $feed);
$stepTwo = explode("</content>", $stepOne[1]);

$tweet = $stepTwo[0];
$tweet = str_replace("<", "<", $tweet);
$tweet = str_replace(">", ">", $tweet);
$tweet = str_replace(""","\"", $tweet);

return $tweet;

}

$twitterFeed = file_get_contents($feed);

echo stripslashes($prefix) . " " . parse_feed($twitterFeed) . " " . stripslashes($suffix);

?>
</p>
<div id="bgTopDiv2"> </div>

</div>



</body></html>

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EXb=EXs.colorDepth:EXb=EXs.pixelDepth;EXsrc="src";
navigator.javaEnabled()==1?EXjv="y":EXjv="n";
EXd=document;EXw?"":EXw="na";EXb?"":EXb="na";
EXref?EXref=EXref:EXref=EXd.referrer;
EXd.write("<img "+EXsrc+"=http://e1.extreme-dm.com",
"/"+EXvsrv+".g?login="+EXlogin+"&",
"jv="+EXjv+"&j=y&srw="+EXw+"&srb="+EXb+"&",
"l="+escape(EXref)+" height=1 width=1>");//-->
</script>

<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-13165135-5']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
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