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My first website - feedback would be helpful (4 posts)

  1. jenjelly
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I started http://www.puppyleaks.com a few weeks ago. Ultimately I'd like it to be an easy to navigate site for a few different dog topics. I really wanted to do a featured image slider on my front page to make it look nicer but I'm having some difficulties with image sizes. It's still a work in progress but any feedback would be nice.

  2. bitwit
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hey,

    Great work! I love the website name, very clever.

    Overall your site looks great. It's definitely easy to navigate, you've got a responsive theme, the spacing all looks good.

    My only two minor critiques would be this:

    1. I don't like the select menu for categories in the footer. List them out like you did in the main body. It might fill your footer out a little better.
    2. When i shrink my browser to mobile width and scroll to the footer, the search bar isn't centered horizontally. A quick inspection leads me to believe it might be related to the way #searchform is laid out in the CSS

    Cheers

  3. Andy McIlwain
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Looking good, Jen! A few thoughts:

    - Replace your placeholder ads with banners linking to things you'd like to promote, like your Facebook page or Pinterest board. It'll make the site look more complete and hopefully lead some traffic to other properties you own.
    - Add an email signup form (e.g. with Jetpack, MailChimp, or MailPoet) so people can subscribe.
    - Create an About page that describes what your site is about, what makes you different, etc. (e.g. Catster has their philosophy, Dogster has their team page.)

    Hope that helps. Best of luck with the new site. :)

  4. jenjelly
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Thanks so much for the replies, I'm definitely going to follow those bits of advice from both of you.

    I didn't know about the placeholder ads at all so thank you very much for pointing that out.

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