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    scartlane
    scartlane  368 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Mar 2012 - 9:11 PM

    After winning a website in the fantastic EPZ Christmas awsome comp.
    Well Draft one of my website is now complete.
    I have a few areas to expand more but I'd welcolme some CONSTRUCTIVE feedback from the website

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    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Mar 2012 - 9:26 PM

    Good start. I would lose the search box until you have plenty of content. Also there's a bit of a bug on that template as the photos box is overlapped on the search which I'll ask the IT guys to fix.

    scartlane
    scartlane  368 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Mar 2012 - 10:02 PM

    Thanks for that,
    Ill remove it for now,

    scartlane
    scartlane  368 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Mar 2012 - 10:09 PM

    i think i best put the url on lol,
    its http://www.scartlane.co.uk

    rhousham
    rhousham e2 Member 7432 forum postsrhousham vcard United Kingdom
    5 Mar 2012 - 10:59 AM

    Hi I've just moved the Latest Gallery Photos down a touch so it doesn't overlap.
    If you ever need to contact us remember that you can use the contact us here or there are links through the help center in the admin to make a report/contact us.
    http://www.foliopic.com/helpcentre/report/report-make
    Richard

    chrissp26
    chrissp26  1039 forum posts United Kingdom
    1 May 2012 - 8:44 AM

    There are a couple of issues that you might want to address.

    The fixed position background photo makes the black text that sits over the top of it almost impossible to read. As a photo can have lots of areas of colour its not a great idea to use text over the top in case the colour of the text merges with a colour in the image.

    I would suggest removing the photo all together and perhaps look at having a featured image at the top of the page instead. Or perhaps use a solid background for the content area and a photo behind everything else?

    This is how the text currently looks:

    untitled-2.jpg

    This is what the page looks like with a solid background:

    4-untitled-1.jpg

    Or you could use some CSS3 magic:

    5-untitled-1.jpg

    This one sets an opacity of 0.95 onto the background so the content behind shows through.

    There are also some validation issues with the site. There is a center tag used to wrap the entire content for instance. You can see a from W3C's validator: W3C. Invalid markup can hamper your SEO which will make it harder for people to find you.

    Hope this helps

    Chris

    scartlane
    scartlane  368 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 May 2012 - 3:46 PM

    Thanks for you input, I shall take it on baord and evaluate,
    As for the centre tag i am using foliopic to organise my website, im not sure if this is a problem with their templates or with the html i have written.

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