Please take a look at my travel website

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I appreciate your opinion about my travel destination website.

The url is:
It took me over two months to build it. Every day try to improve it and put fresh content.

How it looks like?

Thanks!
#travel #website
  • Profile picture of the author bonniecolvin
    You have a really nice site, very functional and full of information. You must be getting/expecting lots of traffic from different regions, so I like the choice of languages to display the site in. I would consider changing the placement of your Google & Twitter icons to near the top as their current placement is a little distracting. I love your blog, I think it is very useful & engaging. When I searched for you on Google you popped up near the top, kudos. It's awesome that you have a newsletter, and I think you have a great site!
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by bonniecolvin View Post

      You have a really nice site, very functional and full of information. You must be getting/expecting lots of traffic from different regions, so I like the choice of languages to display the site in. I would consider changing the placement of your Google & Twitter icons to near the top as their current placement is a little distracting. I love your blog, I think it is very useful & engaging. When I searched for you on Google you popped up near the top, kudos. It's awesome that you have a newsletter, and I think you have a great site!
      Thanks for your time to take a look at my website! Highly appreciate!
      I think too that i must change my social icons to somewhere else. Maybe above the newsletter or in the top as you said.
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      • Profile picture of the author bookworm techie
        You have a nice travel site. I like to color combination. It would be great if there is an About page and the Contact Form in contact us was already expanded
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        • Profile picture of the author speedakias
          Originally Posted by bookworm techie View Post

          You have a nice travel site. I like to color combination. It would be great if there is an About page and the Contact Form in contact us was already expanded
          Done! Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author JFSG
    Your site looks great! However, I noticed that among your paragraphs of words, there are too many links to various areas of your website. In my opinion, it looks a bit ugly to have that many words with links. Nonetheless, you have a nice design there!
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeye
      Originally Posted by JFSG View Post

      Your site looks great! However, I noticed that among your paragraphs of words, there are too many links to various areas of your website. In my opinion, it looks a bit ugly to have that many words with links. Nonetheless, you have a nice design there!
      I agree. With so many links opening in the same window, people will soon be lost on your website and eventually lose interest. The design looks good. I'll suggest you get a larger and more professional logo and the white texts on the main navigation bar actually confuses me. I know you're trying to explain further but it actually works to the other side. Home, Explore... pretty much explain what it is about very well.
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      • Profile picture of the author speedakias
        Originally Posted by mikeye View Post

        I agree. With so many links opening in the same window, people will soon be lost on your website and eventually lose interest. The design looks good. I'll suggest you get a larger and more professional logo and the white texts on the main navigation bar actually confuses me. I know you're trying to explain further but it actually works to the other side. Home, Explore... pretty much explain what it is about very well.
        I change the menu details and already remove the most of the links in the main page. But with the white text in the main menu i think it looks more good. I don't now.

        I think i like my logo
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  • Profile picture of the author weboasis
    Don't forget to change the Joomla favicon to a new one.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by weboasis View Post

      Don't forget to change the Joomla favicon to a new one.

      Good luck!
      I try many things but i cant change the default favicon! Very strange!
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      • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zazz
        Originally Posted by speedakias View Post

        I try many things but i cant change the default favicon! Very strange!
        If you know where the original is locatedm and you have "write" permissions on that file, then the answer it: YES YOU CAN ! (oops, sorry, watched too much elections sfuff lately).

        Love Italy, so your site definitely gave me the itch to look for a plane ticket. Hopefully, self control prevailed. Still, wasn't easy.

        Dont know if someone mentioned this, but I'd change the proportions on the home page from 50-50 (the split of the body text) to what you have on the Corniglia page, for example. In other words, the left side "prepare for..." takes too much real-estate in my view, so I'd give it half of what it has right now (or make it 30-60)

        here's an example of proportions which seem to work for me:
        airtransat.ca
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        • Profile picture of the author speedakias
          Originally Posted by Bryan Zazz View Post

          If you know where the original is locatedm and you have "write" permissions on that file, then the answer it: YES YOU CAN ! (oops, sorry, watched too much elections sfuff lately).

          Love Italy, so your site definitely gave me the itch to look for a plane ticket. Hopefully, self control prevailed. Still, wasn't easy.

          Dont know if someone mentioned this, but I'd change the proportions on the home page from 50-50 (the split of the body text) to what you have on the Corniglia page, for example. In other words, the left side "prepare for..." takes too much real-estate in my view, so I'd give it half of what it has right now (or make it 30-60)

          here's an example of proportions which seem to work for me:
          airtransat.ca
          It's easy for me to change the proportions but It's one of the most important part of the site the booking search engine! Maybe I try it to see! About favicon I locate the default but simply don't change! Something else happen! I hope to figure it out soon

          Thanks for your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author rahem
    beautiful design the page good
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  • Profile picture of the author speedakias
    Also change and the social icons in the top of the page! It looks nice now!
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  • Profile picture of the author towarek
    looks good for me. Nice color scheme.
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  • Profile picture of the author Egils
    Very good done! You need to change title's fonts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    It's just an awesome site . Basically I like the slider on top. those images are really attractive. I wished , I was there when I saw that. I like your site topic and design also.
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  • Profile picture of the author imdesigner
    I also have a travel website.. currently top site for its country...
    would you like to exchange links.. pm me
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by Egils View Post

      Very good done! You need to change title's fonts.
      Originally Posted by kazim View Post

      It's just an awesome site . Basically I like the slider on top. those images are really attractive. I wished , I was there when I saw that. I like your site topic and design also.
      Thanks for your time to take a look at my website!
      Which titles fonts to change?
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  • Profile picture of the author lightswitch
    Hi Speedy,
    I like your website too.
    It has a nice clean and polite stlye.
    The Slider looks very nice.
    There are just a few details you should correct. The previous responses gave you a hint already.

    But the cosmetic details I am talking about are:
    - change the Joomla favicon for one created by yourself
    - the Subscribe orange button, is not vertically centered.

    All the rest look harmonious.

    Congratulations!

    Cheers
    Alex
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by lightswitch View Post

      Hi Speedy,
      I like your website too.
      It has a nice clean and polite stlye.
      The Slider looks very nice.
      There are just a few details you should correct. The previous responses gave you a hint already.

      But the cosmetic details I am talking about are:
      - change the Joomla favicon for one created by yourself
      - the Subscribe orange button, is not vertically centered.

      All the rest look harmonious.

      Congratulations!

      Cheers
      Alex
      Finally i change it!
      Thanks for your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusiness
    Love your site design, you did a great job on designing it and the color scheme as others have noted is very appealing. Wish i had your skills at designing i have many travel domains i would like to flesh out.

    ebusiness
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    • Profile picture of the author densho
      I'm amazed by your website. It's absolutley beatiful, it has a very nice structure, it's easy to navigate, very well picked color scheme for a turism website, also the content is well written.

      Congratulations for your effort !
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      • Profile picture of the author speedakias
        Originally Posted by ebusiness View Post

        Love your site design, you did a great job on designing it and the color scheme as others have noted is very appealing. Wish i had your skills at designing i have many travel domains i would like to flesh out.

        ebusiness
        Originally Posted by densho View Post

        I'm amazed by your website. It's absolutley beatiful, it has a very nice structure, it's easy to navigate, very well picked color scheme for a turism website, also the content is well written.

        Congratulations for your effort !
        Thanks! Both of you!
        It took me over 2,5 months to built the site and the relevant articles! I spent many hours and finally I think I made a good work!
        I keep improve it with your help
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  • Profile picture of the author ujubo
    Hi there Speedakias. I have a quick question. Is this a wordpress site? If so, how did you go about offering the translation of the text? I am trying to do the same but have no idea how.
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by ujubo View Post

      Hi there Speedakias. I have a quick question. Is this a wordpress site? If so, how did you go about offering the translation of the text? I am trying to do the same but have no idea how.
      No! Im only use Joomla! and this is a translation module by google!
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      • Profile picture of the author speedakias
        Originally Posted by bonniecolvin View Post

        I like it! This isn't really a tip, just a suggestion, but on your header "WELCOME TO THE CINQUE TERRE" might look more professional if it was designed, or part of your logo. But, your website looks awesome.
        I changed it put it looks ugly with a bigger logo/banner

        I make a little more changes especially to the blog section.
        I think it's ok now and looks more professional!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rotwic
    Really good site, that! Just came back from spending about 15-20 minutes reading about Italy!
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by Rotwic View Post

      Really good site, that! Just came back from spending about 15-20 minutes reading about Italy!
      Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    Only a word for this "Perfect"
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by thom08 View Post

      very well done. Like the colors.
      Originally Posted by AmeliaEric View Post

      The content and color scheme of your site is pretty good.
      It has a lot of helping stuff for visitors, very pleased by visiting your site.
      Originally Posted by YongC View Post

      Only a word for this "Perfect"
      Thanks all of you
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    I like the website. It looks modern and nice. The color combination is also good.

    I noticed that there is an image (of stats counter) that's not loading in the footer.
    Is it just me or is it a temporary bug?
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  • Profile picture of the author Masinizator
    Amazing color scheme!
    But white text on #00c0c2 looks not enough good...
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by Masinizator View Post

      Amazing color scheme!
      But white text on #00c0c2 looks not enough good...
      What text and where? In the main menu?
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      • Profile picture of the author speedakias
        Originally Posted by Huy Phan View Post

        I like the website. It looks modern and nice. The color combination is also good.

        I noticed that there is an image (of stats counter) that's not loading in the footer.
        Is it just me or is it a temporary bug?
        It looks ok for me! Both desktop and IPad

        Originally Posted by Student78 View Post

        lovely site. Makes me want to know more about the place.

        Small tip: On your guides page and blog page, you have adverts on the left. I would personally move them to the right because with content being king (in which yours certainly is) we want your content to remain the focal point. Besides. The guides and adverts cannot be missed. Its just not the first thing the eye may prefer to see. Further more in terms of readability, it makes the eye have to shift unnaturally to start reading the content.

        Ive noticed that you have widgets on the left (or ads beyond the page fold) but that is not distracting like the colourful ads thus its still easy for the eyes to find the content with minimul effort.

        On the whole its excellent. Well done.
        Thanks for your tip. I may change the position of the ads in the blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author LindaYzq
    Really nice, like the colors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hypnotik
      As for me all is good, usability and colours are also great. Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author indefinitely
    It's good that you use joomla for this As many travel sites out there are made from wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Student78
    lovely site. Makes me want to know more about the place.

    Small tip: On your guides page and blog page, you have adverts on the left. I would personally move them to the right because with content being king (in which yours certainly is) we want your content to remain the focal point. Besides. The guides and adverts cannot be missed. Its just not the first thing the eye may prefer to see. Further more in terms of readability, it makes the eye have to shift unnaturally to start reading the content.

    Ive noticed that you have widgets on the left (or ads beyond the page fold) but that is not distracting like the colourful ads thus its still easy for the eyes to find the content with minimul effort.

    On the whole its excellent. Well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedakias
    ok i change the position of the ads in the end in the blog section.
    Add a module for most read blog posts and a calendar. Looks ok now
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  • Profile picture of the author timmor29
    Looks really nice. It's great that you're regularly updating it. Nice, simple design with pleasant colors. Good content. Keep up the good work
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  • Profile picture of the author wilhb81
    WoW, the site is very well designed and informative. Just one word for you here, Speed... "Figo!"
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    • Profile picture of the author speedakias
      Originally Posted by wilhb81 View Post

      WoW, the site is very well designed and informative. Just one word for you here, Speed... "Figo!"
      Originally Posted by timmor29 View Post

      Looks really nice. It's great that you're regularly updating it. Nice, simple design with pleasant colors. Good content. Keep up the good work
      Thanks both of you
      What is figo?
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