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chmpdog

My New Scavenger Hunt website

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Hello all! I am almost done with my website and would greatly appreciate it if the community looked over it for me. The url is www.rushHunt.com.

 

Thank-you,

 

chmpdog

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It looks sloppy.  Just looking at the index:

 

1. A whole bunch of white without a lot to distinguish and separate areas.  In particular, the blurb with the site description suffocates the little FAQ and testimonials below it, which in turn smother each other.

 

2. Layout issues.  It's very disjointed.  Login/register sticks out awkwardly, and doesn't really belong in the area where you pimp your latest hunts.  The heading "RushHunt: Online Scavenger Hunt For Free Prizes" sits unevenly on the dashed border below.  The previously mentioned main blurb/FAQ/testimonial issue.  Your images in the FAQ don't line up with the text.

 

3. I don't get the logo.  I mean, I get the linked "H's", which is clever, but why is there an orange silhouette of a man with his arms crossed staring at me from above the last "T" in RushHunt?  Maybe it's supposed to represent something else, but it looks like a stern authority figure who's not pleased with me.

 

Here's a quick MS Paint rundown of suggestions:

 

http://www.mpphp.com/rushhunt.JPG

 

And the explanation:

 

Move your login/register to the top-right of the layout, where the arrow points.  Make it fit in that black border area (so the textboxes would be side-by-side).  Put a small remember me button and register link there, too (they can be on the line below, but still in the black).

 

Move your testimonial area below the FAQ.  You'll need to get/fake more interesting testimonials, but testimonials that merely say "This is fun!" don't have much value anyway.  Now that I think about it more, if you can get sponsor testimonials, that would be great.  It would be a great way to help your case with future sponsors.  Just be sure to NOT fake those.  You don't want to ever mislead potential business associates.  The key is to let the main blurb, FAQ, and testimonial area breathe.  Since everything will fill the content area horizontally, you gain readability, but at the cost of needing more content to fill the emptiness.

 

Remove the "Leave a comment" form from the index.  Create a separate form that you link to from the testimonial area.  It's kinda chincy to have it like you currently do.  To that end, don't blindly throw up whatever people write.  Only display your very best 4-6 testimonials.  You really don't want "fuck yo momma" or other comments of the same flavor to wind up in there.

 

Do more with your borders.  Color never hurt anyone.  1-3 px solid of the royal blue used for the background would likely look a lot better than black or gray dashes.

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make the page simpler (KISS), there is too much going on, Kind of like these:

https://mysocialcloud.com/

https://www.dropbox.com/

http://getcloudapp.com/

 

Lighten the page up dark colors scare people, unless it is a photo site, design site, creative site, etc.

 

Learn Web 2.0

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/03/10/web-20-tutorials-round-up/

(A good one) http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/web-design/web-2-0-design-style-guide/

https://www.google.com/search?q=web+2.0+tutorials

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Learn Web 2.0

 

Yeah, because the world needs more overwhelming gradients and glassy buttons.

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Learn Web 2.0

 

Yeah, because the world needs more overwhelming gradients and glassy buttons.

 

That isn't what Web 2.0 is. You obviously didn't read my link marked (A good one).

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