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Rhiannanna (Guild Admin) 6/19/2008 10:45 PM EST : Opinions Please
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Right, i've recently overhauled our website, after a year needed a new look. just wanted some opinions, All guildies say they like iut but after the previous one (where most of the graphics were done in paint lol) anything would ahve been an improvement, and they like me so arent honest

So comments and opinions much appreciated



electraoutlaw (Guild Admin) 6/20/2008 5:14 AM EST : RE: Opinions Please
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I think the site looks really good.  Simple but professional looking, and very viewer friendly.
I love the banner.  Um, the killer bear scares me, but it's still pretty cool.   The tab images look good too.
I also love how you have the roster set up.  I very much wish I knew how to do that, with the link to update info at the top and ability to organize by class/race.

All in all, good job.  You have room for even more customization if you wanted, but it looks good and clean now.
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Rhiannanna (Guild Admin) 6/20/2008 6:38 AM EST : RE: Opinions Please
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thanks its still under construction as i <cough> steal idea's from other sites and spend hours swearing at coding (seem to spend more time in 'control panel' than in game atm)

 The roster i can take no credit for it automatically updated from the 'World of Warcraft Armory' which holds details of all characters, and is just the way guild portal sets it up.


Mottie (MVP) 6/21/2008 5:41 AM EST : RE: Opinions Please
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I like your site! It has a very nice design!

Two things I want to comment about though:
  1. Your news box images are very nice... I bet you spent a lot of time getting them just perfect... but they are a little wide. I have a monitor that is 1280 x 1200 but I never have the browser window maximized. So it pushes your right side content boxes off my screen and I have to scroll over to see them. It's totally up to you, but if some of your members have smaller screens they may visit your site a little less.

  2. When I was scanning through your site, I thought it seemed a little laggy to me. I thought it was just because of your news box having a lot of images and my DSL being flakey again. But then I found the culprit. Your background image named "backgroun4.gif" is 1500 x 2000 pixels and is 687kb in size. With the the gradient you have in it, you can easily crop the image width to say 10 pixels and significantly reduce the size and the lag

    I cropped the image and down to 10 x 2000 and it is now 11kb in size and should look and work the same as the original. Here is a link to the image (I renamed it ) so you can test it out: background4.gif
Keep up the great work and could you tell me what font you used in your Netherspite news box? 

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