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Tradexchange **My first ever site** New And Improved





ncwdavid
Hey,
I have finally finished my first ever site. I got the template in CSS of someone here at frihost and I mage the header,footer and all the images myself. I coded it in php too. I am just learning so don't be too hard on me in yere comments. I am going to change the whole template and design around when i have time and going to add a feedback and how many of the items you have and that kinda stuff. Hope you like it and register if you want??? Very Happy

Click here to view it.

I know the forum is kinda like frihost at the moment but i am going to change them soon. Its hard work trying to think of your own topics.

P.S. Don't forget to see whats on the "Sales" list.
You might be interested.

UPDATE:
Hey,
I posted a link to my site Tradexchange here a few weeks ago but now i have changed the look and made it more compatible to all browsers so I am looking forward to getting feedback from ye.

Click here to view my site. I am very happy with it and I am adding alot more. If you think I should change anything about it then please post back and say it.

And of course everyone could help by signing up Question

P.S. A member here a frihost called "Hogwarts" helped me with the css but i did everything else on my own like the php coding images and stuff like that.

Please leave feedback positive or negative.
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Detremmerie
I like the idea!

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benjad
Quote:
Lets say that you have a website and you want a custom php script made just to fit your needs you can post in the forums exactly what your requirments are and then im sure another member here will gladly do it for you


Firefox 2.0 is underlining spelling and grammar mistakes galore in the above passage, not a good first impression. (Btw Fx 2.0 Applause )


I strongly recommend adding some content to your site, and then adding a forum to it. You are posting a web site, and then expecting the visitor to provide all the content for it. Your web site should consist of more than just a forum.


From my visit, I assume that the point of the site is to exchange php scripts, and look for help with php scripts. Is this correct? An about page might help, and stating this fact on the front page would be better than explaining the cash mod that most people already understand. Linking to other php resources would be a great asset too. (How can you not have a link to php.net ????)


I don't like a web site that is entirely forum, and I believe there are enough script exchanges/php reference sites out there.

But, your site visually looks good.
ncwdavid
benjad wrote:
Quote:
Lets say that you have a website and you want a custom php script made just to fit your needs you can post in the forums exactly what your requirments are and then im sure another member here will gladly do it for you


Firefox 2.0 is underlining spelling and grammar mistakes galore in the above passage, not a good first impression. (Btw Fx 2.0 Applause )


I strongly recommend adding some content to your site, and then adding a forum to it. You are posting a web site, and then expecting the visitor to provide all the content for it. Your web site should consist of more than just a forum.


From my visit, I assume that the point of the site is to exchange php scripts, and look for help with php scripts. Is this correct? An about page might help, and stating this fact on the front page would be better than explaining the cash mod that most people already understand. Linking to other php resources would be a great asset too. (How can you not have a link to php.net ????)


I don't like a web site that is entirely forum, and I believe there are enough script exchanges/php reference sites out there.

But, your site visually looks good.


From site homepage wrote:

You are only allowed to sell and buy items that can be transfered over the internet via email, download link and so on.


It's not just about exchanging php scripts. it says that in the homepage! and look at this page:
http://www.tradexchange.frih.net/sales/index.php
its all sort of stuff.
benjad
so you are 'selling' copyrighted work?
ncwdavid
benjad wrote:
so you are 'selling' copyrighted work?

I didn't add that. But you don't know. whoever did might have full resale right s to it.
Mosquito.Tyler
Your site has a very attractive design, and I like it. However, the site content is lacking, and the forum looks like a miniature frihost.com.

I do like the concept, but I think that your scope is too broad, perhaps you could focus on one type of thing (PHP scripts for example) then move on to more things when you get more users. Just a thought.

Again, good job on the look.
benjad
Ok, I get it. The sales page is a place where people can exchange cash for things other have posted. From the current look of it, it looks like you are selling these items. Perhaps renaming it from sales, to exchange would be better. (Also, disclaiming yourself from knowledge of content and putting liability on the poster/trader might be a good idea.) Remember the Frihost no porn rule. Better make sure to CYA there.

The scope of your site still is very broad, might need some fine tuning.

I see the about page is coming soon. Slide it left so that is very visible.

Lastly, I think the header graphic needs a little more work. Maybe add a little more depth by adding a few more shadow pixels. The middle rectanges look odd as they are non-symetrical and non-centered. Perhaps also something can be placed into the top grey bar (above the title). Maybe the title can hover over both. Or maybe you can make a cut in the top and add some content there.


Keep plugging away
ncwdavid
I have updated it so please look above. Thanks
plato
Very bad design! Your site doesn't have any harmony. Try to change the view. If you need any more comment notify me.
rajhank
Nice Design as a Beginner, but it is really loading slow though I have a high speed DSL Connection.
ncwdavid
plato wrote:
Very bad design! Your site doesn't have any harmony. Try to change the view. If you need any more comment notify me.


What else is wrong? Everyone I have showed it to really likes the design except you. Where is your site?
plato
ncwdavid wrote:
plato wrote:
Very bad design! Your site doesn't have any harmony. Try to change the view. If you need any more comment notify me.


What else is wrong? Everyone I have showed it to really likes the design except you. Where is your site?

I am a professional web designer and my websites links are in my signature.
ncwdavid
plato wrote:
ncwdavid wrote:
plato wrote:
Very bad design! Your site doesn't have any harmony. Try to change the view. If you need any more comment notify me.


What else is wrong? Everyone I have showed it to really likes the design except you. Where is your site?

I am a professional web designer and my websites links are in my signature.


Could you give me some tips then?
plato
1st of all, you have free space in the bottom of your initiate page, you should fill that blank space with proper contents.
2nd, your navigation bar on the top-left is very simple. Even if you want to use simple links to let your site to load fast, you should design it. As an example what is this ".:Home:.", use some other ways. You also can use useful softwares to do so.
3rd, what does any new visitor find from "Welcome To Tradexchange", you should put some more description of your action in the 1st page. Try to use some other words and definitions. You should attention that the art is to make the visitors to come back to your site and visit it again.
4th, there are also no definition in the task bar, status bar and also title bar of the 1st page of your site. Try to put some contents there.
benjad
ditto.

Design looks just like a table based layout (though it uses css). Looks very stock/standard. The menus are very compressed. Preview your site in multiple resolutions/multiple browsers. Spend some time dreaming about what it could look like, and change the borders.

The purpose of the site is still unclear to me.
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