[thelist] New site - Critique for look/feel/user experience (http://www.hughblair.com/)

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Sun Apr 7 10:32:01 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Bob Boisvert
> I like the look of the site, as I was going through the styles and clicked
> on style 4 I found that your linked words (registrar, management, software
> tools and so on) within the content were very hard to read and caused a
> little bit of eyestrain to pick them out.

Yep, #4 needs work. Thanks for confirming that.

> You may want to think about link underlines in you content, there's really
> no indication that those words (listed above) are links other than being
> bold.

I wondered how that'd go over. Would you think it acceptable if all linked
items were <strong>? Of course that'd restrict my use of <strong> in other
places. I'm seeing more and more pages with the links -not- underlined. I
was trying that technique, but it doesn't seem to look too good. Thanks.
> all other styles were very pleasing.


> The Question mark when clicked brings up the general info window.  In 800 X
> 600 I have to scroll to read the whole window, this is just a suggestion but
> if you made the window wider you could bring this up a little to prevent the
> scroll.

Will look at that.

> In Netscape 6.2, the gen. info. window's right side ends up behind the .US
> News frame window, same with the copyright panel.

Yuk, thanks.

> In Opera 6 the styles don't work and everything is pushed to the left
> slightly and the .us frame is much wider than in IE5.5 and NN 6.2.  Also in
> Opera 6 the border and main menu are mismatched, the border is behind and
> down from the main menu. US News frame window, same with the copyright panel
> as in Netscape.

Drat - back to the drawing board.

> The color of the site are is great, I like the soft tones.
> I'm on WINNT 4.0 PC IE 5.5, NN6.2, Opera 6

Hey, Bob. Thanks SO much for the detailed look. It's really appreciated.


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