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#1 neoaddict

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:42 PM

[a href=\"http://neo-addict.net/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://neo-addict.net/[/a]

Please check the (9) layouts and please tell me your opinion of them, and also try out the tabs and collapsible divs. XD

If you could, drop by the wiki/portal or some other sections and tell me your opinion of them. XD

Also, here's the link to topics that contain the latest bug fixes for my site:
[a href=\"http://neo-addict.net/forums/index.php?showforum=132\" target=\"_blank\"]http://neo-addict.net/forums/index.php?showforum=132[/a]

Thanks very much!


#2 moberemk

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:56 AM

It's an interesting idea-lots of scripting is used, that's for sure. Now, something that annoys me, is the fact that the tabs take an eternity to load. Once they're loaded, they work great; but until then, it's just a "click on the link, nothing happens" situation. Also, I would contain the different sections of the collapsible sidebar, and make it so that when you hover over the sidebar, it will show you that yes, it is interactive; I wouldn't have known that you could use those to collapse if it weren't for the fact that you say it here. The logo doesn't go to the home page when you click on it, something that I've come to expect on websites, as have the rest of the online userbase. Finally, on the tabs, for the current tab, get rid of the bottom border-it's just an annoyance.
On the code side, [a href=\"http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fneo-addict.net%2F\" target=\"_blank\"]here's[/a] a link to your HTML validation-you should probably fix those errors, and get rid of all deprecated tags in your design. It's not that the code won't work, but it seems to have been designed without much look towards semantic meaning, or readibility, or any of those things. But that's okay, because your target audience probably doesn't care.
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#3 neoaddict

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:46 AM

Yeah, I've been trying to reduce the image sizes (I have too much images in the news) and the tabs only load when the page has finished loading and I haven't figured out a way to bypass that.

There's a note on the top left hand corner saying that the nav headers are collapsible. XD

Yeah, I've been trying a good program that can indent my code without my doing it manually - I've got about 90 pages to process.

The online users list just tells you what users are online, nothing more. I don't want to put out the IPs or anything.

I'm pretty sure that tidy coding is number 2 or 3 on bugs for Roots - I got to finish all of those bugs (about 15ish now and get all the incoming done) before the 0.2 version of my site's coding comes out with all the new features.



#4 steviewdr

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:29 AM

Tis ok.
The skins are fine - if thats what you meant about the 9 styles etc.

The size of your main page (http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/)
is 532Kb - that is a bit silly really.
Overl 100Kb and I do be worried.

Ive also noticed on that report - that all your images are html ones and not css. CSS images and background images are the way to faster loading.
Get triming them images - and that way before you can control which images/tabs load first.

The forums are bog-standard. Id like to see you change them with your style switcher!!

-steve

#5 moberemk

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:01 PM

Yeah, but still, it's just an accessibility thing that you want to show that this is something that you can use and not just another header.
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#6 neoaddict

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:32 PM

Not all of my images are HTML ones - the nav bar, footer and header aren't.

I've got a lot of affiliates, topsites and news images, so that's why there's so much.

I'd love to change my forum skin, but the problem is that I don't have a dependable hosting account. I have another hosting account on Freepgs, but Freepgs goes down sometimes so I wouldn't want my members looking at text links, right?

I'll put a little title tag to the left navigation and right.


#7 neoaddict

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:13 AM

Any more suggestions?

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:33 AM

93 images at 1/2 megabyte is unacceptable.

Also the width of the posts divs are too narrow.

-steve

#9 neoaddict

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:30 AM

I want to get rid of the images, but I can't. They're either affiliate/topsite/news images.




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