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What do you think of my website?

Its not finished yet but just want to get some feedback from others its still under construction

I've preserved .com and .co.uk domains but for now its

www.getprogames.tk

thanks! :)

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  • mrpacogpmrpacogp Posts: 400Member
    Are you using official images from apple?
    Take care about that.
    I like your site.
    If you need hosting or something i can make a good price for you.
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    edited January 2013
    @adamgopro
    If you want some constructive criticism read below, If not; Sit down, Drink a warm cup of tea and look at some of the worlds most famous websites... Examine them... Apply their designs to yours


    - First of the layout of the side is all off, Theres a lot of save for background and minimal space for content, Make the site itself "wider" and the sidebars smaller,

    _ Colours

    I'm no graphic designer, But I can tell first of all as a customer that your sight turns me off straight away.. The colors are either dull... or too monotone,
    Black & White for the menu is a real graphical let down for me.. Try a more sophisticated menu like that on http://apple.com
    "Purple" is heavily used in your design, I don't agree with this - Psychologically, A colored background in a website is BAD (In capitals; yes) You see, Our eyes are used to reading text o white/light/grey/ backgrounds, Which is why most well known websites are white - Stick to the fundamental principals of psychological patterns that we have followed for centuries (In layman's terms stick to what we're used to - e.g) Black text on a white bg)


    - Design
    To be frank/Critical, The site to me is "Boring" Its dull, and very "black" try to be more simplistic or just more flamboyant,
    For design examples I would highly recommend checking out
    - http://apple.com http://amazon.com & My own sites: http://thermo-apps.com & Http://thatdevelopermarket.com

    - The site itself
    To be insightful I would suggest using http://wordpress.com (Free) or http://wordpress.org (When you buy your own host) as these sites provide a lot more tools on the design of your site then plain old html or whatever your using, Of course you can build your own theme (Which I have done) But the themes that come with these services are spectacular - They might breath a bit of life into your site...

    I hope for you all the best in your new site, I hope the above post has helped, If you'd like to ask my anymore questions don't be afraid to PM me or contact me through one of my sites - Remember as Developers a website is a crucial gateway for our customer eco-system,

    All the best,
    J. Leonard - Thermo-Apps
  • Alembic_SoftworksAlembic_Softworks Posts: 114Member
    I found that really helpful, even though it wasn't directed to me. I totally need to redesign my site this summer, now. :-S
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    @Alembic_softworks
    I'm glad you did, I'm delighted it helped somebody - I Have a book coming soon "Web design - The science behind it" with all the psychology explaining why its done.. :)
  • Alembic_SoftworksAlembic_Softworks Posts: 114Member
    @LeonardDeveloper - that's what I'll be studying as I try and grow a business - how to market myself - I think I have to remember that just because *I* like a certain style or colour doesn't mean it will appeal to customers. This stuff is so important, so when someone in the industry offers advice, I try to listen.
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    @Alembic_softworks
    Yes, Your quite right
    Colour plays a vital part in cognitive decisions (Decisions you make subliminally) which makes it **Vital** for us indie devs to use the right colors through out our games
    e.g) Here's my psychological quick quite)
    Red) Warm/Angry Depends on the content
    Yellow) Brilliant for foods and attention
    White) Perfect for all round websites and anything with text
    Aluminium) Not a color, But is used in a lot of products for "The shine effect" (The brain is more attracted to things that shine and are smooth... Eg) Metals, Aluminium is lightweight which makes it even better)
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