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  1. dherman76

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    Hey guys, I am releasing my new website today and want to know what you guys think of it: http://www.icomputerservices.com

    Any constructive criticism or comments are welcome. If you do not want to post them, you can PM me or email me.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. richard_wallace

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    Well Done - Quick, Nice Graphics, punchy...

    The only think you might do is make your Main Frame a little bigger - it is covering about 1/2 the screen realestate - for those older folks - that make the print rather small... Might Bump it up. I am viewing in 1024X768 - so you might have sized this for 800X600 - I didn't look at it under that res - so it might be ok with lower resolutions.

    Looks Great...

    Rich
     
  4. dherman76

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    Thank you for the compliments. I designed it for 800X600 - which is what most of the internet uses. I know we do not, but most of my clients do. Thanks again!
     
  5. vraa

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    I can't see anything because I use Mozilla. Might want to include a way to skip the intro, if that's what it is or something.
     
  6. dherman76

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    For the 0.001% of everyone who uses Mozilla, we'll have to forgo your eyes :) Can't please everyone. The site is flash based.
     
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  8. Omerta

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    Looks excellent
     
  9. DrStranglove

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    (My first criticism...)

    What?!?!?! No Porn!?!?!?!?!?!


    Damn!!!!!
     
  10. C. Losito

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    Best looking site I've been to in a while. It makes it clear very quickly what the company has done and what it can do for you. Make the menu a little bigger and I've got no complaints. :)
     
  11. 96impalaSS

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    He has a valid point there ya know.
     
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  13. wax

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    Change background color (in 4 places, not just 1 - look at source page under bgcolor):

    Currently
    rgb value of flash background is rgb 127,0,0 (#7F0000)
    rgb value of page background is rgb 128,0,0 (#800000) [current]

    Therefore, 7F0000 will make background same maroon shade as flash background. Seamless.
     
  14. SupercarGuru

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    Darren, that is nice!

    wow... who did the work?

    -jt
     
  15. dherman76

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    We do design/development (everything it says on the site)
     
  16. cohiba_man

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    Two thouhgts, the porno music didn't fit, and at first glance, I couldn't tell what service you were offering.
     
  17. dherman76

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    John, we have a 'tab' that talks about "Services" - many services listed :)
     
  18. vraa

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    I hate you! Okay, loaded up in IE6 :)

    Extremely tight but takes a while to load. Maybe it's just me and my super short attention span? :)
     
  19. Z0RR0

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    Too small for me too (1600x1200 screen).
    Would be nice if the music could stop at some point too.
    Graphics are VERY cool (most likely the best looking website I've ever seen), but hardly match your services. This would match some more hippie services...lol. Still very nice looking. Perhaps you might want to differentiate more the clickable items from the text ... I found myself moving the mouse around to see if I had clicked everywhere ...
     
  20. SefacHotRodder

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    thats really good.


    i really want to learn flash. Can anyone reconmend an books for a beginner?


    Sorry to go off topic
     
  21. WJHMH

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    Great job, I do like the pimp stylin' music.
     
  22. dherman76

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    Music can be start/stopped from the text on the top right. As for 1600X1200 display - not many people on the internet use that and so we did not design this site for it.
     
  23. DrStranglove

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    I actually do think it looks nice. But I agree that WHAT you are selling needs more of the spotlight. Unless, of course you intend people that look at it to already KNOW what you are selling.

    Also, I would make the "sound off" switch bigger, esp for return users. Constant sound on a web site gets old quickly.

    DrS
     
  24. dherman76

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  25. vraa

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    1920*1440 :) I got used to it after a while :D
     
  26. wax

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    You don't need expensive books & Macromedia-only Flash products.
    http://www.swishzone.com/
    Swish. Same .swf output. Cheaper, better way to do flash/shockwave & with much faster learning curve.
     
  27. TestShoot

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    wrong, 1024*768 is the dominant rez for users, most people that get the free lcd 17" with their 'puter and it is defaulted at the factory to 1024*768. to adapt you liquidize. on my photography site, i see 90% as 1024 or higher. depends on the market and intellegence/savviness of your consumer.

    aside from that i think the 3d is kinda neat, though admittedly, processing power stinks nowadays and rendering that flash for a 1024 site may be troublesome and drop frames. i like the flow of the animation

    http://www.channelminds.com/article.php3?id_article=649
    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
     
  28. dherman76

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    I'm using 1024 but we design more for 800X600 - I took at look at the w3 stats and see where you are coming from. However, the sites built at 800X600.
     

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