View Full Version : New site looking for critique

02-27-2005, 11:10 AM
The site www.aandequalityshihtzus.com is my first. I would appreciate critiques. Thank you

02-27-2005, 02:17 PM
Here are some personal opinions:

I think your base text size (font size 5) is too big, as are headings (font size 12).
Making it standard size (font size 2) for text would reduce scrolling, and <H1> for headings would be more than large enough.
Also, using <H1> will be recognized by search engines as highlighting important keywords.
I would also reduce the size of the menu images, 50% smaller would be good.
Since your menu is at the bottom, reduced scrolling will make it visible sooner and you home page could be viewed in its entirety without scrolling (after all the home page really has little more than the menu and it is inefficient one needs to scroll just to see it).

You have included unused javascript, like this example:
function loadwindowmale11(){
window.open("males/male11.jpg ","","width=500,height=400,resizable=1,scrollbars=1,stat us=1")
I have the impression you don't know how to use it.
For the upcoming litters page, I would place the Dire,Dame,"litter expected xx/xx/xx" in 3 columns side by side, with a reasonable image size (<IMG SRC="females/female2.jpg " alt="Dame Cinnamon" width="125" height="100">) including the dog name at the top, with a "click to enlarge" text underneath the image in small print (font size=1) for the image clicked to launch a popup window for the full image size, and another link "pedigree" to launch a popup window to show the pedigree.
You can find javascript for popup windows and how to install them by searching the internet. I can help you if you have problems with this.

3=> I would include an intext link to AKC and the "General business Law" you refer to.

4=> On your "reserving" page, I suggest to align left/justify within a centered unbordered table 90% wide, and itemise (using <ul><li></li></ul>), this will give a professional look.

To summarise, my main comment is text size way too big, this gives an infantile impression.
You may want to consider putting the menu at the top beside the "A&E Quality Shih Tzus".
And finally, smaller clickable images side by side.

hth :)

Tom Howard
02-28-2005, 01:47 PM
I have to scroll to get to the navigation and it makes it hard to navigate your site. I like to have the major navigation easily accessible (preferably at the top or on one side).

03-01-2005, 11:17 AM
Nice page.

You might make it smaller by moving all of the styles and such to a seperate .css file.