Is my website good looking?

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Hello warriors,

I have built a site not too long ago and I would like to know your opinion about it. You could normally check it out at: Movie Trailers

Is it a website you would buy?

Thank you very much
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Honestly, it looks terrible.
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    • Profile picture of the author echelon
      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      Honestly, it looks terrible.
      Confined To Life, thank you for your honest opinion. Do you think that if I changed the background behind the moving thumbnails it will look better?
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      • Profile picture of the author LearnNOTmoney
        echelon, the layout is ok. The orange is a repellant..
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        • Profile picture of the author echelon
          Originally Posted by LearnNOTmoney View Post

          echelon, the layout is ok. The orange is a repellant..
          Hi LearnNOTmoney, thanks you for pointing out to me what you see being wrong on the site. I had the site in other colors before and I decided to chacnge things to orange. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The orange color has to go. You would be much better off taking a look at itunes and how they design things. Simple and professional looking.
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    • Profile picture of the author echelon
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      The orange color has to go. You would be much better off taking a look at itunes and how they design things. Simple and professional looking.
      Thank you WillR for your suggestions. After reading your advice I opened apple itunes on my browser. I don't know exactly why I did not realize that the orange was not helping the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Did you make the theme yourself? Here's what I'd do.

    - Install WordPress
    - Install minimal theme
    - Get proper logo

    That way, it may look more credible. Yes, the orange is a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author echelon
      Thank you for your tips and suggestions.

      No, I did not make this theme myself. I actually bought it. The problem was that I had the choice between a background that was white or black.

      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      Did you make the theme yourself? Here's what I'd do.

      - Install WordPress
      - Install minimal theme
      - Get proper logo

      That way, it may look more credible. Yes, the orange is a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    This is your competition.

    iTunes Movie Trailers

    See how beautiful and minimal it looks?
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      This is your competition.

      iTunes Movie Trailers

      See how beautiful and minimal it looks?
      That's the type of site you want to be replicating.

      People are now trained to buy from sites that look like that so the more you can mimic that minimalist design, the better. Just changing your background color to white or off-white will make an instant difference.

      There is also a VERY good reason why newspapers have used black text on a white background for the last few hundred years -- because it works. Keep that in mind when designing things. It is natural for us to read black text on a white background. It is NOT natural for us to read black text on an orange background.
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    • Profile picture of the author echelon
      Thank you very much guys. I think that I see now what went wrong with the site. Thanks a lot Confined To Life for showing me this site. It is a very similar type of website that I was trying to build.

      Thanks a lot WIllR for all your recommendations. I realize that I over complicated things.
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  • Profile picture of the author alasdairsim
    Not sure about the sidebar/social icons. Never liked sites that use them like that. I can see why you do it but, from a design point of view, it is much better off static at the top of the site in my opinion.

    Good luck with your changes!
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    • Profile picture of the author echelon
      Originally Posted by alasdairsim View Post

      Not sure about the sidebar/social icons. Never liked sites that use them like that. I can see why you do it but, from a design point of view, it is much better off static at the top of the site in my opinion.

      Good luck with your changes!
      Hi Alasdairsim, I agree that the social icons may look better if they where on the menu bar. I wanted to do it but I did not succeed in placing them there earlier. I have sent a message to the seller of the theme to know how to get this done. Thank you for your suggestions.
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      • Profile picture of the author alasdairsim
        Originally Posted by echelon View Post

        Hi Alasdairsim, I agree that the social icons may look better if they where on the menu bar. I wanted to do it but I did not succeed in placing them there earlier. I have sent a message to the seller of the theme to know how to get this done. Thank you for your suggestions.
        Ah, that's good. No problem, hope you get the changes you want!
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  • Profile picture of the author ZyzzBrah
    The orange background kills my eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Since you asking about the look, i would suggest The Design Review form might be more useful.

    I think the layout is good, but the background color is terrrible, i would suggest to create customrized background (specially since it is for entertainment).

    wish you best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    I agree with the rest of the responses here. That orange color is hard on the eyes and has to go. I'd also get rid of the constantly scrolling Flash box at the top or change it so it only scrolls when a person clicks on arrows. The constant motion gives me a headache.
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    As others have said, the orange needs to go. Studies have shown that light backgrounds (white) work the best for content and are much easier on the eye.

    You DEFINITELY need a new logo.

    The rolling header is distracting and not effective. Better off with a slow fade with 2-3 of the best films that are most recognized.
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  • Profile picture of the author tacitinc
    Not to shabby for a doc site, i have a few myself but yours looks a bit out of date to be honest, decent functionality though from the little click clacks i dabbled in
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Originally Posted by echelon View Post

    Hello warriors,

    I have built a site not too long ago and I would like to know your opinion about it. You could normally check it out at: Movie Trailers

    Is it a website you would buy?

    Thank you very much
    You have to pay me to make me buy it from you.

    Sorry! Honest feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author kumarvijay
    its looking cool now , i like your design and execution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Yeah it looks much better already, well done.
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    • Profile picture of the author nawshale
      it's not look professional . i don't like that theme
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    Looks are not that important (at least in the web business) 4 years ago my website looked like crap but I moved it up with content.

    What you should be concerned is,

    #1 Is it easy to navigate for a new visitor?
    #2 Can people easily find what they looking for?
    #3 Does the site loads faster? test it here: Pingdom Tools
    #4 Does it looks good on mobile devices? test it here: Opera Mini simulator
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  • Profile picture of the author ayomyde
    You can improve on it to make it look better.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotelofnewdelhi
    Honestly speaking, put in some soft background and change the menu bar
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    I can see it appealing to movie lovers out there. I recognize the script and it's pretty much the same as others I've seen on flippa.

    The ad placements seem out of place at the bottom. Can't you put in a side bar on the right?
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    First of all, it's nothing original about it. It exist thousands of similar sites out there so why would your target group choose YOUR site instead of all the other sites when they want to check out movies? It's not to be rude I'm saying this but it lacks originality.

    Second, I don't like all the grey in the design. Somehow it hurts my eyes. So when it comes to design, sometimes simplicity is the best; Remove for example all the grey backgrounds and replace them with white backgrounds and grey elements with black elements because black & white looks much better than grey & grey.


    Regards,

    Jimmy
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  • I'm having headaches looking at the slider in the middle. It makes me sick.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You must have changed it already because overall, it's a nice looking site. Not in the market for one like that myself, so no, I wouldn't buy it, but someone may.

    I agree that the movies slider is too fast moving. Maybe a fade or a slower scroll would work better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Murphysmurfy
    It's clean, but ugly.

    Also the adds are horribly placed and I don't see this website making any type of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    Thank you very much warriors for all your suggestions, tips and compliments.

    Thank you Kumarvijay, Tamalanwar and Jimmy.

    ProServices, yes it seems that the footer could look better. No, I am not aware of a way to put the ads on the sidebar for the home page. I thought about adding one more banner in the footer. But, because of your advice I may have to rethink that.

    Thank you Sbucciarel, I think that I will look for a way to have a slower scroll. Yes, I have made some changes. Thank you for your compliment.

    Thank you very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    I see that you've changed your header image and it looks nice But the menubar is a bit off-centered. Maybe you want to fix that.

    And something else Echelon, if I were you, i would have replaced the 300x250 & the 250x250 banners in the footer with a 728x90 banner. It would have looked so much nicer!

    Good luck,

    Jimmy
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    looks like it's better now..i see no orange color at all. Good job!
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