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hello
could you please see the design for my Software and Games Download website
what do you think?
thank you
#design #free games #free softwares #good #software download #windows software
  • Profile picture of the author Trey Walter
    By and large I like the design. There are some things I'd change though:
    • This header under the navigation bar is too long. (I'm talking about the line starting with "SECURE DOWNLOAD".) Try to shorten the text so that it doesn't wrap around.
    • Your menu at the left looks strange when you hover over multi-line elements. Either change the image you're using or avoid using multi-liners.
    Hope this helps.

    Trey
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    • Profile picture of the author psweb
      hiya,

      I would change a few area's of the design,

      1-The large blue footer area, I think it is too large and distracts from what matters, I imagine you have done this for SEO purposes, although I would recomend it still needs to look friendly to the user. As a user none of that would benefit me. If you are to keep the footer content perhaps make it less paddered so it makes best use of the space instead of a large gap on both the left and right.

      2- I would ensure that your site is cross browser compliant, for example the translate area on the left isn't aligned correctly with the rest of the left col content. (infact its not all visable in firefox3.5.7). (doesn't look like the css padding is working correctly)

      3. Also i would change the username and password area, because grey text on a black background is difficult to read.

      Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Nguyen
        errrm... for me a little bit of the site on the right hand side is cut off and theres no scroll bar to view it properly

        im using firefox on win xp pro sp3
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  • Profile picture of the author bilgaes
    I like Coffeeinacup software. They have some free versions but the paid allows you to do the live editing on your site. Try out the free ones and see if it is to your taste. What may be one mans/womans goldmine may not be another's.

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  • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
    thank you all for this great reviews! you are the best.thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeevee
    Most of it is good, but I dont like the headers. Its not clean enough. Remove the bar under the secondary navigation because its not clickable and looks confusing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerome1111
    I like the layout and design of the site especially the details. On contrary to some opinions on this thread, the large blue footer works for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author yeekhui
    Originally Posted by downloadvyp View Post

    hello
    could you please see the design for my "Software and Games Download" website
    what do you think?
    thank you

    Wow... that is a big website... The webpage look clear...
    But I think the bottom need some change...

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ingomkt
    I like the layout. It just seems a little boring, so maybe add some images of people or quality seals at the top. I also know that a smiling person works well, since female faces get attention help to get people interested. The first impression is important since users will just click away from the site if it doesn't catch their eye.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandyPeaks
      I'm using IE6.0 at present, and many of the graphics aren't loading. Not sure if it's just my outdated browser here. I find the images a little too large, and the text is too close with no margin in between.

      I, too, find the footer overwhelming, and the text being black on blue and centered is not easy to read. The header is a better size. I would change the header graphic to something which grabs attention - even an advertising banner - something to tell the user that you have what they're looking for!

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author devearoux
    First of all the logo of your website needs change. I can't understand the text of the logo until i read the address bar.
    Waoh, the footer is way too big. Shorten it by atleast 400% or more. The left links grey color is quite dark. You need to change it.
    Layout is simple. I think its ok. Not bad. Overall nice work. But a little touch here and there and your website will be good.
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    • Profile picture of the author mcook
      I think everyone else has made some good points. The only thing that I really don't like is the links in the sidebar on the left are indented way to far out. I guess that is just my opinion but it makes the page feel lop-sided.
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  • Profile picture of the author duncanb
    I think your logo could be a lot better/cleverer.
    People automatically judge a site/company by their logo.
    They gain an impression of the company from this visual stimuli.
    Especially in this industry!
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  • Profile picture of the author duncanb
    I think your logo could be a lot better/cleverer.
    People automatically judge a site/company by their logo.
    They gain an impression of the company from this visual stimuli.
    Especially in this industry!
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  • Profile picture of the author rtcj
    I like the design and theme. Very interesting. Two Thumbs Up!
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  • The site isn't bad but it's a little cluttered.

    The nav section is good, your logo is ok.

    The search box on the left isn't positioned correctly in Chrome (it's overlapping into the body content)

    The log in section is hard to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    yes, I agree with Orlando it is cluttered.
    Try to fit-on the screen some of the navigational
    list on the left sight. It is overlapping on the FF browser.
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      Originally Posted by ngseosept View Post

      yes, I agree with Orlando it is cluttered.
      Try to fit-on the screen some of the navigational
      list on the left sight. It is overlapping on the FF browser.
      i tried,but seems it does not work
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  • Profile picture of the author Alley
    I like this design, it is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author stellamary
      I like to manage the web design as possible as better one...if you have the enough time and mind....go at glance in site also take steps to contact me for the feedback.....I hope you will......
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  • Profile picture of the author Micheallatour
    overall it's pretty good, I would advise you to re-make the
    logo and put a scroll bar in, other than that you're golden
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Scott
    Very clean, great colors and structure... but very plain and flavorless for a gaming website.
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      Originally Posted by Jason Scott View Post

      Very clean, great colors and structure... but very plain and flavorless for a gaming website.
      thanks for the review. it's not a gamming website. it's a download website
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  • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
    Originally Posted by johnbass View Post

    overall it looks good, there are however a lot of things going on. The call to action could be more clearly displayed
    what do you mean by "the call to action"

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TubongLugaw
    Originally Posted by downloadvyp View Post

    hello
    could you please see the design for my Software and Games Download website
    what do you think?
    thank you
    is this Wordpress? What template didyou used..?
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      Originally Posted by TubongLugaw View Post

      is this Wordpress? What template didyou used..?
      no,this is joomla
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethemery
    I like the design too but the overall website does need some work. You are off to a great start though! Nice work
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  • Profile picture of the author Cruiser
    I always scroll through a site to review it...and limit myself to 5 seconds. It's good but not grabbing my attention. Test test test I would say!
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    • Profile picture of the author johnwalton
      Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post

      I always scroll through a site to review it...and limit myself to 5 seconds. It's good but not grabbing my attention. Test test test I would say!
      I agree, great site. Now its testing time: )
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      • Profile picture of the author condra
        It looks too much like a blog to me. I usually prefer a home page to have lots of space and imagery.
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        • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
          Originally Posted by condra View Post

          It looks too much like a blog to me. I usually prefer a home page to have lots of space and imagery.
          hmm yes,the main page it is a blog
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  • Profile picture of the author soniia21
    I would move your "Menu 2" with the privacy policy etc. into your sidebar as the last box, to reduce your footer size.

    Also, the first paragraph in your footer "We offer you..." I would remove and put into a link called "About Us" and put this at the top of your page in your header links.

    ...and VERY important: Move your subscription box further to the top, if not at the top of your sidebar! You should make it a priority to build your list of subscribers, you need to make sure that the opt-in form is above the fold i.e. your visitor should be able to see it a soon as they arrive on your page and not scroll down to find it. (don't let them find it, make it really easy for them to opt-in)

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      lots of great reviews.warriors ,you are the best! thanks again
      if there is someone who would like to add a review,this is still open
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  • Profile picture of the author supermail
    Ive used that "infolinks" before - it make you hardly ANY CASH per click and it ends up frustrating your users... So it's really not worth it.

    I recommend you remove it. Just my personal opinion :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      Originally Posted by supermail View Post

      Ive used that "infolinks" before - it make you hardly ANY CASH per click and it ends up frustrating your users... So it's really not worth it.

      I recommend you remove it. Just my personal opinion :-)
      for me is making the most money.more then adsense
      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author thrilrich
    Downloadvyp,

    Well, I could do more to spice up the header and logo though. It's kind of norm header which I find it is not outstanding enough to capture attention.

    The block of blue bg for the footer with the info below is a bit over emphasized as it is too contrasting. Unless that's objv, I suggestion u tone down the blue colors.

    The gap between the each image and body content on your post shd preferably have space gap of 10 to 20 px. Now they are too close to be read comfortably for the eyes.

    Other than that, all is good. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author dinhquanghuy
    I like the font you used ,but I feel this design lack of space . Why don't you try to apply a grid for yours
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  • Profile picture of the author zenaire
    What more could I say...before entering into your post I have seen it on fire...Just one thing..its time to work harder to get a better ranking..
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    • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
      Originally Posted by zenaire View Post

      What more could I say...before entering into your post I have seen it on fire...Just one thing..its time to work harder to get a better ranking..
      seen it on fire? what do you mean?
      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author downloadvyp
    Originally Posted by johnbass View Post

    Nice mate, keep it up
    thank you
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