[thelist] site re-test

David Siedband technique at oceanicsky.com
Sat Nov 6 18:29:40 CST 2004

Your markup and your styles look clean.

A good community site needs an identity.  Why should someone join this 
site?  What kind of people will they find there?  Is this just an 
underground site for people you know, or does it revolve around a 
common interest or activity?

The index page needs more content.  This is where you describe the 
site's identity, and make people want to join.  Consider putting the 
user photos in 1 or 2 columns on one or both sides.  Consider adding 
some functionality that takes more content from within the site and 
takes a recent or random selections similar to what you have for the 
photos.  Things like "photo of the day", or "next 5 events"

The tour page doesn't really provide a tour at this point...  
Merriam-Webster defines a tour as "a journey for business, pleasure, or 
education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting 
point".  This tour doesn't take me anywhere it just describes some 
features.  Consider a tour that consists of several pages, containing 
images of each of the features you list there.  Show an example photo 
gallery or an event.

hope this helps

On Nov 4, 2004, at 2:33 PM, partyarmy wrote:

> I know i posted this a week or two ago, but i only got one response.
> I've finished up my site more or less (in beta now at least), but
> still need to work some kinks out. What kinks? What kinks exactly.
> Hopefully you guys can let me know where design/developement could be
> improved. Cross browser usability, features that should/shouldn't be
> there. Things that should work, but don't, or things that don't work
> as expected, etc...
> http://www.exploded.org/ is the url.
> Thanks friends.
> Codi Lechasseur

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