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Looking for candid opinions on my blog (7 posts)

  1. olpa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi All

    My blog is new-ish, abt a month old and I'm constantly tweaking it to make it better, and more readable.

    If you have a minute, pls share with me any opinion and criticism abt the site layout, colours, composition, style, etc etc. and how i can improve it. (basically anything that sucks? let me know pls!)

    Here's my link

    Thanks in advance!

    Olpa

  2. Joe Hall
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Awesome blog! I like the idea. However, if i were you I might slightly change a bit of the design options to give your audiance a clearer picture of what your all about. For example when the site loaded my eyes went straight for the image of the coke can. And this continued as i scrolled down for each post's image is relitively large compared to the other aspects of your page. This normally wouldn't be a big deal except for the fact that it took me a few minutes to discover what the topic of your site is. perhaps if you tweak the size of several of your elemens in the header like: making "Skinverse" larger, and then "all.about.skin" maybe in bold or something. Anything to make your topic and title to stand out a bit more! Otherwise its a beautiful site.

  3. olpa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hey RedB, thanks a lot for taking the time to give me feedback. its really valuable for me to hear how it looks to a first-time visitor, and i'll work on your suggestions this weekend.

    thanks again! :)

  4. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I agree; the "logo" really needs to be larger to balance out the post images. And, for me, it would help if the post font was just a little larger.

    That said, what a great blog! I've bookmarked it.

  5. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just to add: your blog is the type that really cries out for a site map. Otherwise, interested readers must resign themselves to clicking the next/previous links at the bottom of the pages.

  6. olpa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hu DianeV, thanks a lot for your feedback

    All this while the blog looked large to me because my screen is set at 800x600. I've reset it to 1024x768 now and it does looks quite small.

    on a separate note, in this higher res, i now see that there's a pretty wide empty space on the left and right margins (!!!)

    rats. if anyone knows how to fix this in my wordpress theme, pls let me know.

    I will look into creating a site map. maybe with a plugin, if there's one. its a good idea cos i did feel that element was missing. i initially put the archive widget on the sidebar, but took it down cos I didn't like the calendar view (month or year).

    thanks again for the suggestions (and kind words!), its good to know i'm on the right track with this. :)

  7. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here's a decent site map plugin that will probably work with your blog:

    http://www.dagondesign.com/articles/sitemap-generator-plugin-for-wordpress/

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