Is my site too cluttered?

by caseym
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militarytips.net

I've worked really hard on my design and navigation. But I'm starting to feel that my site is a bit cluttered. Should I remove the right nav menu? What about the World War 2 poster? I liked it at first. Does it provide character or is it wasting space?

Let me know what yo think!

Casey
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  • Profile picture of the author hockeyroom28
    I don't think so at all. When I went to it, I was expecting a lot of clutter. I just see a nice, clean 3 col. layout. Nice site.
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  • Originally Posted by caseym View Post

    militarytips.net

    I've worked really hard on my design and navigation. But I'm starting to feel that my site is a bit cluttered. Should I remove the right nav menu? What about the World War 2 poster? I liked it at first. Does it provide character or is it wasting space?

    Let me know what yo think!

    Casey
    Hi Casey

    I'm not a web designer so looked at your site as a first time visitor..


    Personally I think there is nothing more off putting than a sight cluttered with graphics and links. It's distracting.

    But I think you're site 'does what it says on the tin'. It's clean, simple & uncluttered.

    Good luck with it
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  • Profile picture of the author caseym
    Thank you both for your comments. I guess I've stared at the site for so long... I see it in a different way now. I'll keep moving forward.

    My task today is to finish the post author footer for the Base Guide section. One step at a time!

    Casey
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      That's not what I'd call cluttered.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterpryzman
    The site looks great, clean and professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ookie
    Your site is clean, organized, and pleasing to the eye. Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonman
    You can't really 'clutter' using the Thesis theme. Looks clean enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author rtole99
    Very clean and crisp layout. I think you did a good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flaura78
    It looks just fine. Love the header and it is easy to navigate. Np problems with your site, far from being cluttered.
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  • Profile picture of the author caseym
    All, thank you very much for the feedback! I'll keep pushing forward with my design.

    Thanks,
    Casey
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryanbrave
    looks good!
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestlohan
    Well, as a beginner you've done a great job in making the site. Just keep it up and soon you will benefit from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author neno
    I like the design. It is not cluttered at all. Everything like Fonts, Color theme, Layout looks great.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanRobinson
    Nothing wrong at all Casey. A clear and simple 3 column design with a complimentary colour scheme and typography.

    Nice work.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevecane
    Nice WP site, which template are you using?

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  • Profile picture of the author Pricewave
    I don't think so at all! It's actually pretty crisp. Good work.
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    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author icun
    It's not cluttered at all, it looks nice and clear.

    1 thing I noticed though, the helmet in your logo looks like a WW2 nazi helmet....military people might pick up on that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Hi Casey,

    I think the site looks good.
    Doesn't seem to be cluttered as I had expected it to after your OP.

    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author tyankee
    Originally Posted by caseym View Post

    militarytips.net

    I've worked really hard on my design and navigation. But I'm starting to feel that my site is a bit cluttered. Should I remove the right nav menu? What about the World War 2 poster? I liked it at first. Does it provide character or is it wasting space?

    Let me know what yo think!

    Casey

    am i missing something here?? i don't see your site name so that i could look at it..
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  • Profile picture of the author tyankee
    Originally Posted by caseym View Post

    militarytips.net

    I've worked really hard on my design and navigation. But I'm starting to feel that my site is a bit cluttered. Should I remove the right nav menu? What about the World War 2 poster? I liked it at first. Does it provide character or is it wasting space?

    Let me know what yo think!

    Casey

    i think it looks very clean.. and that's hard to do with 3 column designs..
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  • Profile picture of the author kathrynsias
    Great job! The site looks great!
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekaa
    the site is not cluttered , but i guess i know the feeling you have , maybe this not the design/template you want
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    • Profile picture of the author altonjames
      I really don't understand why u are saying it cluttered I found it wonderful:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author dwave
    Looks clean...
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  • Profile picture of the author sweety4
    Your site is clean and looking nice. It is not cluttered.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomma
    Nice design.

    One suggestion:
    In order for someone to give you their email address it helps to formulate a value proposition.

    "Subscribe" is no value proposition. "Instant access" is.

    "Tips by email" may imply a tiny bit of value. "Tips to save you money" implies more value.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjmiller
    Hi, I just wanted to chime in here. I know you already have your answer to your original question, so I won't bother repeating what everyone else said. (Although I do agree with them.)

    What I wanted to say was this: I think you have a GREAT idea for a site. My husband and I are former military, and this would have been something that would have been so, so helpful while we were active duty.

    I realize the site is new, but I hope that you continue to build and develop it. It is something that could become a real service to our military personnel (and yes I have family members that might be interested in your site.)

    Good job, and good luck!

    Teresa
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  • Profile picture of the author Duncan
    Casey,

    Great site, easy to navigate, laid out logically, user friendly. Easy for the search engines to spider too. Again great job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Philip Ruben
    Your site is not even close to being cluttered. You should add more to it as I dont think it has enough.
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