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    hawaiianhotbox.com design feedback.

    Url:http://hawaiianhotbox.com

    I would really appreciate some design/layout input. I was going for a soft on the eyes/relaxing kind of atmosphere, nothing too in your face. Also, my ctr on ads is virtually 0%, but that isn't a big concern given that I do not have much traffic yet.

    Thanks for your time
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    I was going for a soft on the eyes/relaxing kind of atmosphere, nothing too in your face.
    whoa. really?

    No offense but, as far as "nothing too in your face" goes, it hit me like a frickn' hammer but, of course, I'm completely sober.
    Stop making things so hard on yourself.
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    Haha well it was what I was going for but that doesn't mean I achieved it. Are you referring to the ads or the design in general or perhaps the whole package?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harbingerOTV View Post
    whoa. really?

    No offense but, as far as "nothing too in your face" goes, it hit me like a frickn' hammer but, of course, I'm completely sober.
    I'm gonna have to agree with harbinger.

    Before I clicked the link I thought, "Oh, nice. A simplistic website with some nice gradients, maybe a picture of an ocean sunset?" But when the page loaded, I think I had a mini-seizure.

    Basically, heres what (in my opinion) you need to change:

    • There is WAY too much content below the fold. This makes your load time go up and discourages people from scrolling because the size of the page is overwhelming.

    • Most of the layout images are overpowering, especially the background and the nav.

    • The design feels like something out of 2002. Modern design requires a consistant color scheme, good content placement, and proper design practices.

    Don't take my criticism the wrong way, though. I think your site has potential, but you need to do a bit of work to make it bearable.

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    Your site does little for me, but that's just me.

    The W3C validator at http://validator.w3.org/check?charse...ianhotbox.com/ found 89 problems. This is much less than many sites I've visited; good job.


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