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Welcome to my Hot Springs Website (12 posts)

  1. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi all.

    I'm a bit of a geography geek and so decided to build a website about hot springs called (surprisingly enough) Hot Springs Guide.

    I have written articles on specific hot springs adventures as well as on topics having to do with the nature of hot springs. I also included a searchable database (using the TablePress plugin) that I continue to add to and update.

    I'm trying to both entertain and inform, all the while keeping a uniform look and feel to the site. As this is my first attempt, I would really appreciate some input about what you folks think.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Have you thought of getting rid of all duplicate content on the Home page?

  3. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thanks for your comment Andrew, I removed the Tab Widget from the sidebar on the Home Page and replaced it with a drop-down Archives menu.

    Do you guys feel that the Hot Springs Search table on the top menu bar is intuitive?

  4. webene
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    The background is a bit overwhelming. What is your goal with this website?

  5. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi webene.

    Are you referring to the dark water background? I found the lighter b/g that came with the Point theme a little... um... "pasty?" And so wanted to darken it. Do you think a solid color would be better or maybe a more subtle pattern?

    As far as intent - well, of course there is some ego wrapped up in this effort to inform and entertain. I guess the hope is to gather a bunch of information in one place that is not specific one particular developed or commercialized hot springs. I would certainly like to eventually develop an area for discussion of hot springs related stuff.

  6. vortex357HY
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Design's too square. Droplets are not. You should find a way to round things, and hot springs is associated with freshness, so the background should be brighter. A vivid ocean blue would be better. People don't like to swim in dark grey water.

  7. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you for your input vortex. I'm going to play around with these ideas as soon as I can find some spare moments.

    And you are right... I have a lot of difficulty jumping into dark water! My imagination is way too active.

  8. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I have changed the background to a blue and added a logo to the title header along with a favicon.

  9. DYC - The Voice Of Generation
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Need to put more widgets under right sidebar. It looks odd while scrolling down due to empty area there

  10. HotSpringsGuide
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi DYC. I decided to include a linkable list in the sidebar to all of the hot springs information pages. What do you think?

  11. DYC - The Voice Of Generation
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Yes that will look great. You can also add rating widget in that area. no these days its a main attraction part.

  12. forestborj
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi HSG ,

    The aquamarine blue has brough your website a clean look, let your visitors feel Happy cool . Also i have got a look on your meta, i think it can be very beneficial if you include the second keyword you use on your description , on your title, also if you can reduce your keywords list to 7 or 8 keywords.

    Cheers.

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