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EMPERORS LIBRARY Inactive Member29 Aug 2014 4:36 a.m. PST

Hi All,

I would be grateful for a few more sets of eyes to have a look at my website and let me know what they think about colour, layout and so on.
Constructive criticism is always valued!
I am still waiting for my TMP Banner to go live.

Paul Cordell

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member29 Aug 2014 6:49 a.m. PST

the white on black text in that size is a bit harsh. Personally, Id prefer a nontranspareny yellowish color if youre going to keep the black background.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2014 7:16 a.m. PST

Or a textured gold to reflect Nappy on-better than black.

I like the fact you can change prices to US dollars easily.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member29 Aug 2014 9:05 a.m. PST

Hi Paul – I was looking at your site the other day, I think it came up on the WWI aviation book thread. One thing I'd like to see is a brief description of each book, just a few sentences so I know what it is (personal memoir, older historical analysis, official history, etc.).


CeruLucifus31 Aug 2014 10:55 p.m. PST

Hobby is probably not the best description for this web site. It seems to be entirely a web store selling some kind of history related documents (or books, I am not sure).

Assuming I was not deceptively directed here and interested in what was being sold, the links all have the same picture even though each title/author is different. This is confusing. Actually, it's kind of weird, and makes one think maybe this is not a legitimate web site.

(If we're just seeing a prototype and you already intend to have a unique picture for each doc then never mind.)

And for the documents I clicked on, there was just author and title, no info, no synopsis, no preview. There is a "Reviews" link over on the left but it's apparently waiting to be populated by future customers so it's no help. Aficionados of these historical eras are probably like everyone else, and will be put off from buying without some more idea of what they might be getting.

Last, the popup to ask about currency conversion looks like those annoying ad popups some web sites run that have to be closed. This one doesn't have a way to close it. It does no harm and can just be ignored but that's not obvious from looking. I'd suggest another method. Many web sites just have several national flags that one clicks on to convert the language and currency. That might be a better user interface if available.

Sorry for the mostly negative response. I think it's smart you are checking what people think before going live.

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