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    I did some of the coding work on this website, do a heck of a lot more of content work instead.

    Having the age old trouble of struggling to get a regular traffic stream. Any tips, aside from advertising, which I feel is relatively useless anyway?
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    oh and edit to the above. Again it's just a simple template, but I think the new format is much better suited: http://thefzine.com
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    (Original post by carrotdog)
    oh and edit to the above. Again it's just a simple template, but I think the new format is much better suited: http://thefzine.com
    My opinion:

    Although it is a simple template, it feel it's maybe a little bit too simple/basic. Just something like a couple of images or even just a gradient background could make it look a bit more interesting, instead of simple black on white.

    Also not a fan of the font you're using. Although that's entirely a personal thing, but I prefer Calibri or Trebuchet MS.

    Erm, not much else to say really. Maybe more consistency in link colours would be good, eg: You have some links as black, some as light blue, others as red, the twitter thing as green.


    Edit: Oh yeah, this is my main website if anyone wants to review it :P -> Nyxre
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    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    My opinion:

    Although it is a simple template, it feel it's maybe a little bit too simple/basic. Just something like a couple of images or even just a gradient background could make it look a bit more interesting, instead of simple black on white.

    Also not a fan of the font you're using. Although that's entirely a personal thing, but I prefer Calibri or Trebuchet MS.

    Erm, not much else to say really. Maybe more consistency in link colours would be good, eg: You have some links as black, some as light blue, others as red, the twitter thing as green.


    Edit: Oh yeah, this is my main website if anyone wants to review it :P -> Nyxre

    Cheers, yeah I'll try and get some uniformity with links etc, see if I can sort out the Twitter page aswell. Not really sure if I can alter it, it seems to be a non-flexible widget from the original twitter site.
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    www.onehitgamer.com
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    (Original post by Sly-.-)
    www.onehitgamer.com
    Doesn't resolve.
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    (Original post by antriver)
    Whipped up another site: :yes:
    Bump for some comments on this site please.

    "Amirite (meaning 'Am I Right?') is your place to share your opinions about life, love, people and anything else you want. People will vote and comment on what you post to let you know if they agree or disagree."
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    http://www.shamil-nunhuck.co.uk, www.radonsystems.net/newsite and I'll be adding another one on soon
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    Here's mine not quite done yet since i've been working alot

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    (Original post by stitches7)
    Here's mine not quite done yet since i've been working alot

    Internet Marketing San Diego SEO
    So, you're linking to the W3C validator but your pages fail to validate...
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    sorry laser you make me look silly lol, give me a few days im working on a new layout.
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    Could people let me know what they think of http://www.springymedia.com, it's the site for my business.

    I know it's being a bit buggy in firefox, and I'd love to know how it's behaving in IE, I know it works great in Safari
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    (Original post by olly_springs)
    Could people let me know what they think of http://www.springymedia.com, it's the site for my business.

    I know it's being a bit buggy in firefox, and I'd love to know how it's behaving in IE, I know it works great in Safari
    On older browsers your website wouldn't render at all, it would simply be a blank page.

    In your HTML (on pretty much every page) you have got:

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>Springy Media | Home</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Welcome to Springy Media, handling all your writing needs."
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    The description meta tag is missing a finishing '>' bracket. This may sound trivial but if someone is on a very old browser, it may simply not be able to make sense of the HTML.
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    (Original post by darkraver)
    On older browsers your website wouldn't render at all, it would simply be a blank page.

    In your HTML (on pretty much every page) you have got:

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>Springy Media | Home</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Welcome to Springy Media, handling all your writing needs."
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    The description meta tag is missing a finishing '>' bracket. This may sound trivial but if someone is on a very old browser, it may simply not be able to make sense of the HTML.
    Hi, thanks for picking me up on that. does simply missing off that tag stop it from rendering? and will putting it back in sort the problem out?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by olly_springs)
    I know it's being a bit buggy in firefox
    Blimey looking at the code brings back memories of 2005, i.e. table-based layout, and a few other obvious no-nos, for example common CSS not being pulled from an external stylesheet, no H1/H2 tags, you're missing your most important keywords in your title "writing & marketing", a border around your header image on all pages but your first one (I guess with an external stylesheet, this wouldn't have happened), and there's plenty more.

    If you want to do this by yourself, check out w3schools, htmldog.com and sitepoint (and it's forums). Otherwise, I'd have thought, just like you're advertising your business, you should seek professional help with getting this in order (simply by missing the h1 tags and the keywords in your title, you're losing big opportunities for search engine traffic, but of course, there's so much more where you could optimise with regards to this).

    Don't get me wrong, I like the general design of it, just not how you converted it to html.
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    Anyone fancy taking a look at my website and advise me where I'm going wrong....

    Leicester Online Forum, Blogs, Chat

    Had very little registrations/posts... and I'm thinking this is stopping people wanting to register... talk about a double edged sword.
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    My Website Please

    All photo's were taking by me, coding by me etc.
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    (Original post by nitra1000)
    Anyone fancy taking a look at my website and advise me where I'm going wrong....

    Leicester Online Forum, Blogs, Chat

    Had very little registrations/posts... and I'm thinking this is stopping people wanting to register... talk about a double edged sword.
    How have you advertised it? I think that's more likely to be your problem. Are you getting visitors but having difficulty converting them to registrations?
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    (Original post by laser)
    How have you advertised it? I think that's more likely to be your problem. Are you getting visitors but having difficulty converting them to registrations?
    Advertising it over twitter, by posting the local news (with a #leicester) my RSS poster generates. I also tweet about any interesting topics, inviting opinions from whoever happens to read it.

    Elsewhere nowhere at the moment, most places aren't interested in it because of it's lack of members.

    I am getting about 40+ unique visitors a day, and not one even clicks a registration link
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    Hi,

    I'm finishing my A2 courses this year, and last year me and a friend decided to set up a website. It isn't as profitable as we thought it would be, but we've just put Adsense adverts on the site so hopefully it will get more profitable.

    I'm looking for feedback on it at the moment. What do you think of the site? How useful are the reviews/interviews? What do you like/dislike?

    Any constructive criticism or suggestions are welcome. Hopefully 2010 will be a good year for the website. Check the link below and post a reply here. Cheers!

    www.wrenmusicreviews.com

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