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kenzomatic said:
Words Of Wisdom said:
kenzomatic said:

Revision - 3.1

 

Best I can tell if one Flash widgit was removed from the front page, or re arranged there would be no reason what so ever why this site could not load dynamicly and fill up 90% of everybodies screen. Hell you could make 2 versions of the widget and have the smaller one load on smaller screens.

 

Just a few comments:

Where did the dropdown menus go?

News article headlines need better visual separation from each other and sides of their containing box.

Sideways font is not easy to read at a glance and is usually avoided for that reason.

Sales areas should have note text in the headline or bottom telling the viewer that numbers are in units sold by retail.

Hot Topics is not intuitive as is.  Post titles should be clickable.  Microsoft's green is exceedingly bad against that background.

Between 1/3-1/2 of the viewing area on my screen is taken up by the header, ads, and the fairly useless newsrotater.  The two biggest points of interest for non-member visitors are sales numbers and news stories.  The more of those that are in the viewable area on-load, the more useful the website will be.

With the placement of Login, I would recommend javascripting a login box sliding down from that area (if javascript is enabled) in order to keep login functionality on the homepage.

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Revision - 3.2

No 300x250 ad at the top right, most popular news is too big, no recent headlines, chart bars want to be at the top, no news rotator, colours still far too bright, big ad in the middle of the page doesn't work, etc etc