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536926723_Inactive (New Admin) 12/17/2003 8:21 AM EST : Order of Loki (EQ)

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Ok, I'm not sure I want to do this, but I would really like some feedback on my site so far.

Order of Loki

Please be kind!
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/17/2003 12:38 PM EST : RE: Order of Loki (EQ)
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Your intro is cool, and I like your medals. Your background image is also cool, although it seemed to affect load time (even with DSL) due to the file size. Either that or my computer at work is a piece of crap.

I have a few suggestions/observations; do with them what you wish:

The world wide time thingie is kinda cute, but distracting. The important stuff on your site is the actual content: forums, roster, event calendar, guild information, etc. - you don't want to distract your visitors away with too much blinky stuff. On the other hand, that tool might be really useful in a content box on your events page.

You might want to pick a main font, size, and color for your text, and then pick a couple of variations that you can use for emphasis. Too many different fonts, colors, and sizes in your text can be very distracting and difficult on the eyes. Keep your background image in mind when you pick your “standard” fonts and colors; your members and their eye doctors will thank you.

Your events calendar looks a little smooshed - you might want to move the “news” box over into the left side so the calendar can have the middle and right areas all to itself.

There's a broken image in the news section on your home page. You might want to either fix the image or edit the image out of the news item. When potential recruits and allies visit your site, you don't want them to see broken images on the front page; you want their first impression to be a very positive one.
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536926723_Inactive (New Admin) 12/17/2003 1:20 PM EST : RE: Order of Loki (EQ)

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Your background image is also cool, although it seemed to affect load time (even with DSL) due to the file size. Either that or my computer at work is a piece of crap.


hehe... that's one of Guildportal's own default layout backgrounds.  I went the easy route and just chose one that already existed -- so far.  I wanted to concentrate more on content than looks, figuring I can always modify it in the future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the suggestions.  Some of them I'm taking to heart and working on. 


There's a broken image in the news section on your home page. You might want to either fix the image or edit the image out of the news item. When potential recruits and allies visit your site, you don't want them to see broken images on the front page; you want their first impression to be a very positive one.


Hmmm... that's strange, because I don't see any broken images.  I'm assuming you're talking about the picture of the raid.  It shows up just fine on my end.....  It's probably because I'm using a free server for the images an all.....
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/17/2003 2:52 PM EST : RE: Order of Loki (EQ)
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We ran into something similar with someone in MG that had their sig pic hosted in one of those free servers. It showed up fine for him but nobody else, because the image is cached locally when you visit the free hosting site. But yeah, that was the image I meant.
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536895502_Inactive (New Admin) 12/18/2003 6:23 PM EST : RE: Order of Loki (EQ)

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showed fine for me


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536926723_Inactive (New Admin) 1/29/2004 9:13 AM EST : RE: Order of Loki (EQ)

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It appears to me that instead of submitting Guilds for Spotlight Review on the main GP page, that everybody is using this to solicit reviews for their sites.  Maybe Aaron should change the name of this forum to “Website Review” and just browse as he sees fit to put Guilds on his main page.....

I for one am happy that ANYBODY looks at the website, let alone gives me some suggestions!  I'm also always open for more reviews so if anybody wants to take a look now, I'd appreciate the feedback.....

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