Looking For Website Feedback Please.

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Hi guys,

Looking for some feedback on my site; Blogington Post

Just spent the last few days or so giving it an overhaul after a long period of neglect. And many things were broken as a result.

So areas I'm particularly interested in feedback on are;

Page speed and loading, because I've had issues with this so any feedback good or bad would be great.

How the site looks and performs on mobile so if any of you guys are accessing the forum on a smart phone or tablet your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Also had an issue with my RSS feed and trouble being found in feed readers. So if anyone could give subscribing via the feedly widget on site a try, or any other feed reader you use, and let me know how it goes. No need to stay subscribed after of course.

A lot to ask I know and any other feedback in general would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author HA-Dave
    First thing I noticed that seemed a bit off was the rss 'logo' image. I would probably recommend changing that as it just looks very generic imho.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Over all I think it looks nice. Clean and a crisp. It loaded real fast for me.

    One thing that I noticed was the post list to the left. Just doesn't quite look right, like the images blend or mash together. Just looks odd. Maybe even a 1 pixel black border around the edges of your images so it defines their space a little better? Just a thought.

    You also use many of the same images over and over. Would look better to have more different images.

    Just my opinions
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  • Profile picture of the author GodRtio
    Hi Blogington,
    You site look great. I really like the design.
    I think you should work on your logo.
    Your logo should look unique, help us identify your website with other website.

    Have a greet weekend

    GodRtio
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    • Profile picture of the author Blogington
      Originally Posted by HA-Dave View Post

      First thing I noticed that seemed a bit off was the rss 'logo' image. I would probably recommend changing that as it just looks very generic imho.
      Have changed it back to a plain logo and got rid of the RSS icon. I think you're right about it being generic and out of place, I only put it on to add some color really.

      Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

      Over all I think it looks nice. Clean and a crisp. It loaded real fast for me.
      Thanks Ron.

      Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post


      One thing that I noticed was the post list to the left. Just doesn't quite look right, like the images blend or mash together. Just looks odd. Maybe even a 1 pixel black border around the edges of your images so it defines their space a little better? Just a thought.
      Yes I noticed something similar in a few browsers when I browser tested it. It might be the theme or maybe having different sized images is an issue. Will be using the same standard sizes in the future though.

      Do you mind me asking what browser you were using?

      Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

      You also use many of the same images over and over. Would look better to have more different images.

      Just my opinions
      Yeah this is due to past laziness unfortunately. But good reminder, and I'm going to add it to my editorial guidelines so I or anyone else who contributes to the site in future can't publish content without adding unique images.

      Originally Posted by GodRtio View Post

      Hi Blogington,
      You site look great. I really like the design.
      I think you should work on your logo.
      Your logo should look unique, help us identify your website with other website.

      Have a greet weekend

      GodRtio
      Thanks for the kind words.

      And yes I think I will adding a new logo design back on my to-do list.


      Thanks guys for the feedback so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    It did take a long time to initially load for me.. No other complaints that I can think of though. looks good!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blogington
    Thanks for checking it out.

    Yeah there seems to be an unknown issue causing it to randomly load slowly or not at all sometimes.Need to get to the bottom of why that happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author thememass
    Your website is fast enough for me I like the fully responsive design of your WP theme. I tried on both PC and mobile devices to see that it looks good as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author aesnyahsan
    Everything is Good including the loading time...
    Two things I would like to mention,
    first is everything on your homepage is too close to each other, it would look more nice if you make some space, especially in between posts.
    Secondly, you are using word "admin" as your name, instead use your real name that will increase the trust of the reader...
    Thirdly, you are using low quality graphic, use high quality picture that will catch users eye
    Fourth, use your real picture instead of BPost, again it will increase trust..
    Fifth, you have a comment form in your contact page, thats not look good
    Sixth, use a unique logo instead of simple text that will increase your branding...

    thats it... Have a nice day
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    • Profile picture of the author Blogington
      Originally Posted by prinxahsan View Post

      Everything is Good including the loading time...

      Two things I would like to mention,
      first is everything on your homepage is too close to each other, it would look more nice if you make some space, especially in between posts.
      I don't have this issue on my browser or on most of the browsers I've checked but it does look cluttered on some. So I think this is browser compatibility issue.

      Originally Posted by prinxahsan View Post

      Secondly, you are using word "admin" as your name, instead use your real name that will increase the trust of the reader...
      That's true, but I'm not looking to build a personal brand, but one that is independent of me. I could however still use something better than just 'admin'. That's something I need to think about.

      Originally Posted by prinxahsan View Post

      Thirdly, you are using low quality graphic, use high quality picture that will catch users eye
      Yes good point. After the overhaul I had to change the size of my images to fit with the theme and new look but it came at the cost of image quality. I will be aiming for high resolution and quality from now on though.

      Originally Posted by prinxahsan View Post

      Fifth, you have a comment form in your contact page, thats not look good
      You must have an eye for detail, I didn't even notice this until you pointed it out. Fixed it now.

      This is why feedback is a good thing

      Originally Posted by prinxahsan View Post

      Sixth, use a unique logo instead of simple text that will increase your branding...

      thats it... Have a nice day
      Others have mentioned this too so it's on my to do list.

      Thanks for checking it out prinxahsan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlo Manf
    Hi Blogington. It's a clean design, but I think there should be an introductory paragraph or two on the front page to tell visitors what the site's about. Also, I think you should include an excerpt for each post displayed on the front page, to make it more enticing to read more.
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  • Profile picture of the author webelement
    The overall design looks neat. Just few things to improve though. The logo should have at least an icon or emblem and you might want to change the font and color of the logo so it would be more noticeable. You can also change the hover for your navigation at header, maybe a rectangle or a rounded rectangle so it will stand out more. Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blogington
    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    It all helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author medigio
    I think your blog concept is good and it loaded fine for me on a couple different browsers/ devices. Not all were perfect but the content rendered just fine. I'm a visual person, and the only thing I would change would be the blog excerpt images on the home page. There are a lot of WordPress logos, which to me seem like multiple blog entries about the same thing. I think it would be more visually appealing to have nice lifestyle images (which would be your blog header images) flow down the page. but that's just me.

    Good luck with your blog!
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  • Profile picture of the author APMalloc
    I made a screen cast video of my first five minutes using your site. Hope it's useful!
    http://youtu.be/uk1TLcPIi2M
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  • Profile picture of the author plumt
    "click here to add footer navigation" in the footer - really needs to be altered or removed... you should probably put your copyright there.
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