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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 08-14-2014 03:59 PM 1683 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2014 03:59 PM

Just started a new website and I need your guys opinions.

I haven’t loaded all the stuff on it yet. I just want to see what you guys think about the layout and looks. Does it look nice, does it have a nice appeal?

Let me know what you think, good or bad.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 04:06 PM

The site looks good but, at least for me, it is slow to load the pages

-- Bert

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 04:36 PM

Site loading time seemed normal to me. Overall look of the site is pleasant. Let us know when you have the rest of the site loaded. I like to see how things integrate with each other.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 04:55 PM

Load time for me was fine.

Since the site isn’t finished it’s hard to tell what the order form is for but if it’s what the name suggests then I would remove it and get a shopping cart. People are used to the “Add to cart” type buttons and having to fill out an order form may be a turn off. How would you order more than one item?

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 09:25 PM

Th Times Roman (?) text on the home page is a little difficult for me to read – I understand that non-serif fonts such as Arial are better suited to the web, like on your Chip Carving Page.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 09:32 PM

Loads fine and looks good to me. Good luck with your endeavor!

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 10:31 PM

I like the overall look. The text being centered appears a bit strange to me, especially the very short lines such as “not regretted it since” and “like it”.

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 11:32 PM

Any web site will appear different based upon the browser used and screen resolution, this is why web designers will test a site with various browsers.

In my browser (IE 11, win 7) there are a couple of text problems. See screen grabs below:

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#8 posted 08-15-2014 04:41 AM

So far it loads OK for me and looks nice. There are several English and punctuation errors, such as:

The angle of the cuts play a huge part in the outcome

I would write ‘the angle of the cut plays a huge…’ or ‘the angles of the cuts play a huge part’

After a period, you should leave a space between the period and the next word.

How the light falls on the piece creating the shadows, is what chip carving is all about
I don’t think you need the comma in this sentence.

There are a few others, mostly in the fundraising section. I can point them out to you if you like.

Good luck with the website!

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