Any Tips on my new website design?

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  • Profile picture of the author Ed Micah
    IMHO, it looks not too bad, except the social network buttons - are they suppose to be in the middle of boundary of two sections? it looks kind of odd to me.

    Other than that, I think the way how all the posts flying down to load older posts is kind of cool.

    And keep on going with the great work!
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Thank you, yes the social media buttons were designed to be there. Do you think they would work better in the light or dark, above or below?
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      • Profile picture of the author Wik
        It looks good, but there is similar sites getting a hell of a lot of traffic (this is why i am broke. com).

        How will you generate traffic and how will you make it a different experience from other similar websites? That is what will make or break the site.

        It does look good though.
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        • Profile picture of the author diehardtwo
          Well compared to my site it looks amazing. But with the uneven slanted design I find it a bit messy. Especially when you scroll down and more drop into place. Thats just my opinion though. Cheers.
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          • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
            Well compared to my site it looks amazing. But with the
            Originally Posted by diehardtwo View Post

            uneven slanted design
            I find it a bit messy. Especially when you scroll down and more drop into place. Thats just my opinion though. Cheers.

            You mentioned uneven slanted design, I don't take any offense but I wonder if you could offer a bit more as to what you mean? Uneven, slanted? Can you provide more, I would love to here it?
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        • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
          It looks good, but there is similar sites getting a hell of a lot of traffic (this is why i am broke. com).

          Originally Posted by Wik View Post

          How will you generate traffic and how will you make it a different experience from other similar websites?
          That is what will make or break the site.

          It does look good though.

          To be honest Thisiswhyimbroke is where a bit of my motivation came from. I think that's where I want to separate myself is with a bit of sex appeal. On the level of, say Maxim. Some cute women, a party atmosphere, etc. I've not been too much into social media but I think this may be a learning experience in that regard.
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      • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
        Originally Posted by pennyroll View Post

        Thank you, yes the social media buttons were designed to be there. Do you think they would work better in the light or dark, above or below?
        I like the social media buttons where they are, actually. Not something you see everyday, so they stand out nicely.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulbangar
    Your website take so long to load mate. You need to put less information on the home page. Your home page is filled with lots and lots of information(photos too). You need a short home page and design should be center aligned.
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by rahulbangar View Post

      Your website take so long to load mate.
      It's only suppost to load 9 posts at any given time, how long did it take. Thanks for the input and what happend when you loaded it. I'm switching hosts this month, which might help.
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  • Profile picture of the author CalinDan
    Myself, I really love it.

    Buuut... I have excellent Internet connection (speed is not an issue). But as you already know, most Internet users battle with slow loading websites daily. Because of all that information, photos and animation you have on your home page, your bounce rate will be huuuge...

    Try testing the speed in which it loads from different parts of the world, where they might not have the privilege to a cool Internet connection like ours.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Regards,
    Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      I have it set to only load 9 posts at one time, is it really that slow? That's a big concern. I'm switching hosts this month. But, I've optimized it according to Google to be a 83 at this point. There are lots of scripts running though... Hmmm
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  • Profile picture of the author Socialbakers
    I really like it. The design is very nicely done.... Two things that came across my mind.

    1. The loading of next posts takes really long time - on the contrary, the visualization of it is really nice.

    2. I just can't get myself used to the free space on the right side of the page. It just seems that it is wrongly centered.

    Otherwise, it looks really good. GJ!
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  • Profile picture of the author ImageNuke
    You should change the design of your "take a look" buttons. They seem blurry.
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by ImageNuke View Post

      You should change the design of your "take a look" buttons. They seem blurry.
      I've been having some trouble with the buttons, I've tried a few colors. Green, blue, etc. None of them seemed to go, but I just created a new button that I think fits. What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author vger596
    Looks good, pennyroll. Similar to Pinterest look and feel.

    By the way, not sure if it in in violation of Amazon's TOS, you may want add some disclosure on earnings, etc.

    What theme is this? Paid or free.
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by vger596 View Post

      What theme is this? Paid or free.
      The theme Shaken grid, they have a free version and a paid version, I'm using the free version. I've made quite a few changes to it and added isotope and infinite-scroll functionality.
      Also thanks for the heads up on the Amazon tos, I wasn't aware of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Erickson
    Not so bad... I like it but WOW some cool things in there to spend time
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Profit
    Overall the site looks very good, but on a few occasions I was reading a product description and the next products "dropped" into place, interrupting my reading.

    To me this was distracting enough to stop reading your products. I might be able to live with the distraction of more content flying on the screen from right-to-left, but from top-to-bottom is too distraction.

    I only speak for myself... While I can appreciate the need to "not wait" or "click to load more content" like other sites, this is certainly overshadowed by the interruption of flying content through what I am reading.

    Aside from that, I think the site looks great; I like the social buttons.
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by Charles Profit View Post

      I might be able to live with the distraction of more content flying on the screen from right-to-left, but from top-to-bottom is too distraction.
      Thanks for the suggestion, a few people say that as well. For now I've turned off the animation until I can find a better solution. Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author webdesignnomad
    Hey Penny!
    I like it! It reminds me alot of a similar website I had going GizmoStash ยป Cool Gadgets, Novelties, Gift ideas and More!
    I think that the "cool novelties" and "gift ideas" niche is a great one to get in to!
    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    Actually I don't like your font size.
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by kazim View Post

      Actually I don't like your font size.
      I think you mean it was too small? I've bumped it up to standard 12 point. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Site looks straight. Who's your target market?
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    • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Site looks straight. Who's your target market?
      Thanks! My target audience is basically the same as Maxim Magazine. Mostly guys who like parties, beer, gadgets, cool stuff, and women who like the same. Age range, probably college to 100!
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