Design & Publishing Center  /  WebDesign & Review  /  WebDesign Critique department

Web Design and Review - reviews your website

Good site, minor problems

GeoProducts Site

This is a review of GeoProducts Company Site, original comments: I worked with the company to try and put together a site that would provide some basic information on their product and how it can be applied. It is mostly for business to business.
Reviewed by: Leona
 
This is a good site! I like the colors, they're consistent and contemporary/classical. The graphics - the webbing in the background - is a nice, fast loading touch.
      I like the "Alt" text on the photos - detailed and descriptive. Overall it loads fast and looks sharp & professional.
Some suggestions:
That being said - here's the stuff that wasn't so great:
  1. The main text is a little too small for me to read comfortably on a 1024x768 screen, I think it's set at about 8 point.
  2. The graphical menu on the left has white boxes come up when you do a mouseover - looks like a special effect didn't quite load there.
  3. The alignment on the "diamond" menu on the left is a bit weird - I wasn't sure if it was deliberate design or just poor alignment, but it's very disconcerting because it doesn't seem to follow anything logical, like "the page you're on is offset to the left". It varies from page to page.
My last comment is that while the photos on each page are nice, many of them take too long to load and aren't worth waiting for.
 
Overall, I really do like the design on this site. Good job, whoever did this one! Looks like a lot of work and thought went into it.
 
Editor Notes:
Thanks, Leona. It's nice to get two points of view from two different designers. We agree with the "offset" comment -- seems more like a mistake.
      Be sure to see Bennie Taylor's review of this site.
 
Posted: 1/1/2003

Return to the Critique Department Index   |   Or: Select a reader site to review!


Design & Publishing   /   WebDesign & Review   /   See the current newsletter

Submit your web site for review... by using the Website Input Form.
 
Become a WebDesign reviewer! ...become a regular, and be promoted by The Design Center. Just review some sites that have been sent in by readers. Post your reviews individually to our REVIEWS page, where you'll find everything you need. If you'd like to publish your articles, hints, tips or tricks in the pages of WebDesign & Review then read our "Readers Guidelines."


Thank you for visiting WebDesign & Review at http://www.graphic-design.com/web/
Notes: The screen shots herein represent the copyrighted works of their respective owners, and are used here for editorial demonstration purposes. Permission has been granted to display and review all sites in WebDesign & Review by the website owners. Please read and be aware of our Legal Properties & Disclaimers document.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Showker Graphic Arts, for the The Design & Publishing Center.   WebDesign & Review, Pixelsmith, WebEye are all trademarks for The Design & Publishing Center. WebDesign & Review is a wholly owned publication of Showker Graphic Arts & Design, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Other products mentioned in these pages are the registered trademarks of their respective owners.