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I have been really busy lately and I haven't been updating my 'site as often as I would like, I want to give it a new look, any ideas or features you want to see? What do you like? What don't you like, let me know...
mycomputer.com is canceling all their free hit counters as of 1 april so i figured now would be a good time to redo the site, to correspond with having to find a new counter, also does anyone know of any nice small free hit counters?
Check my site out and give me some inspiration, PLEASE!

TIA


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Your site looks real good. You've got everything seperated which is also good. If you only could stop that 404 pop-up screen from popping up every time you click on something. I know there's probably nothing you can do about that though.

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I second that, about Bravenet.com I've been using their services for over a year, and they just keep getting better and better.

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Where did you get the animated mustang? I've been looking for something exactly like that.

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Its ok the way it is but you must be wanting to improve on it or you wouldn't have asked. Feel free to take or leave these comments as you see fit and everybody is different but this is what I saw;

o little black letters on a washed out white background

it was hard on my eyes and hard for me to read. I prefer the house curtains design approach. This is where you use a set of complementary colors, preferablly ones that complement your car color and build a theme design set. for example, medium dark blue letters on a pale blue or baby blue background would take down the background light builb effect and should make it easier to read. you can use other colors with that car too such as shades of grey to silver which I think of as the chrome and metal decor, LOL.

o gratutious use of the words Boss 351

if its not going to have a Boss 351 engine and be built to something approaching a Boss 351 spec then I would pick a more appropriate name. HIPO is just as bad. if its not a real hipo don't call it one. GT, Cobra, Mach, bla bla, all the same.

o TMI (too much info)
you have book thinking which is fine for some things but most web pages are more like trying to keep the attention span of an ADHD on ritilin. for web pages think slide show or a commercial(few seconds, nice, clear attenion grabbing pic and on to the next one).

o theres too many small link pics most of which nobody will probably ever click to see larger images. the larger images aren't all that clear. the pics need a photographers make over. sets of smaller pics can be made into animated GIF slide shows with each image flashing on the screen for a few seconds.

o since the pics should be pretty much self explanatory then the text should be brief

o if a specific subject is much longer than a screen or 2 you will loose your audience, the ADHD effect again.

I hope all this helped some and no I don't practice what I preach on my own page either, LOL. well I try too sometimes. I'm doing some animated GIF pic shows for it but finding enough time is difficult.


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I forget exactly where but I just stole it from someone's site, Feel free to steal it from me....

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since i'm only 19 and i still live with my parents they said the old seats had to go, and since i really didnt have a reason to hold on to them i had to *gulp* throw them out, sorry

thanks for the constructive criticism on my site too, i really appreciate it, every time i ask people what they want to change or what they dont like or stuff, theyre like," its ok"
and then i ask, well what would you change " i dunno" thanks a lot, i'm definitely going to work on the color cheme, but as far as the TMI approach, its going to stay, because when i was looking for info on stuff, more often than not i found half the story and when i wanted more info, i couldnt get any...

Thanks Again

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Hi Todd,
I think your site is a great source of info, and would love to see some changes as well. Here's a little input:

*Possibly change the color scheme to something a bit more exciting (but not something that is overly bright).

*Doesn't Prohosting have a way to put the banner on the page itself instead of as a pop-up? (I can't remember, as I haven't built my site there yet). If so, this might be more convenient than the pop-up.

*I realize some of your sections are blank because you haven't done any modifications there yet. How about putting down some of your ideas/plans in those sections? Just because you haven't done them yet doesn't mean we wouldn't still like to hear about them.

*I agree with you on the information aspect. I'd rather have more info than I need than to have to search for little (yet important) details. This is an area of your site that I don't think needs any real improvement.

*More consistent updates - I realize you're quite busy, but it's nice to see an update at least every week or two. Even if nothing is happening on the 'stang, you could always throw out a link to a new site you've found, or whatever.

-Brian
 
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