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Old 10-03-2010, 11:21 AM
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Umm in user point of view, a block for "you may like this too" when viewing certain quote page (eg. bruce lee) can help user to click for the next quote.

That is just my thought though.
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:56 AM
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Good idea, i like that.
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:31 PM
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Why not get pictures and add the quotes underneath for a fresher look? There are so many ways to do this and you have plenty of source materials. Get creative and excellent idea for a theme.
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:59 PM
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Umm in user point of view, a block for "you may like this too" when viewing certain quote page (eg. bruce lee) can help user to click for the next quote.
Yeah, I've been thinking in such directions, it's a larger project. I started with adding links back to all authors of the same letter at the end of each person page, but I also got the feeling it would be more useful if I linked to something more relevant to the visitors possible interests. Great idea

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Why not get pictures and add the quotes underneath for a fresher look? There are so many ways to do this and you have plenty of source materials. Get creative and excellent idea for a theme.
I thought I had a lot of pictures with quotes underneath... You mean the way I'm doing it now is a bit static and could be more creative?

Today I launched my first complete made up character by the way, the most creative attempt I've pulled off for quite a while.

Anyone like it? --> Angry Blob
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:34 PM
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What I meant was...

You can have your page with celebrity images and quotes for each saying on the page. If you are more tech than graphic than please take it as a suggestion if you wanted to have some more fun. I see your vision and it looks good.
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:29 PM
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Maybe in the picture browse area for example instead of just stating their names I could have a short quote from each person there instead, that may be more interesting
 
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:25 PM
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I love the idea of the site. The only concern would be copyright infringement referring to the images on the site's homepage being hosted on your server. There doesn't seem to be and disclaimer or legal notice page.
 
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:52 AM
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To add to the technical part:

Page Speed Score: 85/100
What you can do:

Leverage browser caching
Parallelize downloads across hostnames
Serve static content from a cookieless domain
Optimize images
Remove unused CSS
Use efficient CSS selectors
Enable compression

As far as design is concerned:
Decrease the size of the tagline under QuotesPapa & try to fit it under "Q" & small "p". The text of the logo also looks jagged. Please look into it?
Usually, when I have to go to the home page, I click on the logo. Maybe you could add a link to the logo for the home page.
Do you really need to have glossy orbs for the flags? Some are even distorted.
The "More Than..." with its arc & shadow, makes it look very amateurish.

I like your site. It's informative & fun. Keep up the good work
 
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:26 AM
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I have got to chop some of the pages into shorter versions, speed starting to lag a bit. No wonder with like 200 * 2 pictures and 200 links in the people page for example oh gosh.

The "arc & shadow" shall be gone sooner or later. It's one of those temporary perks. Thanks for mention, hehe.

A lot of good input, at least I'm heading somewhat in a proper direction
 
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:38 PM
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To start with. I like the idea of the site, good idea.

Now down to a few things that came to my mind.

First thing that I noticed was how I couldn't go to the home page clicking the logo, which is a bit of a bummer.

Second thing that came to my mind is that the pages are way to long and quite intimidating at first glance.

Why not make it say 10-20 quotes per page and then people can change to next page? This way you'll increase your total page views, and (at least to me) give a feeling of more fresh content.

Now it is indeed a shame you didn't use php since then everything could have been done automatically. For example giving random quotes at the front page. As well as the mentioned thing with how many people at the site.

Another thing that struck my mind was that the black border color felt a bit strong. And at some places a bit cut off. And the sidebar is a bit too far to the right. Perhaps add a "margin-right: 5px;" just as you have a left:5 at the content bar.

Also adding "margin: 0 5px 0 5px;" to the footer will fix the same issue there. Do the same to "navbar" but reduce the width to 980.

Also, if you're manually adding the boxes. Creating a class named "nobottom" giving it "border-bottom:0px;" and then giving the last box that class. Like this: class="box nobottom" and you'll lose the double lines at the bottom of the sidebar.

Last edited by Exoclyps; 11-11-2010 at 04:43 PM.
 
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 PM
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IMO

angry blob is a bad idea.
Maybe it was fun, but ...

otherwise, your site is delightful.
 
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:28 PM
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Oh My GOOOOOd~~~~

I so want to add a link to my logo leading to the index page, but I can't wrap my brain around all the CSS SSI DIV hux flux





Currently the logo is placed like this:

#header-logo {
background: url(../images/papa.jpg) left top no-repeat;
height: 130px;
width:270px;
float:left;
margin-right: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
margin-left: 5px;
padding-right: 0px;
padding-bottom: 0px;
padding-left: 90px;
margin-top: 18px;


And basically I just want to take out that div, throw it in the garbage and replace it with something like this:

<a href="http://www.quotespapa.com"><img src="../images/papa.jpg" alt="Home" width="100" height="100" border="0" align="left" /></a>

But that doesn't work. The picture and link would work, but the paddings & margins doesn't work and the "translation" box ends up under the logo, making the whole header look messed up



I did some digging online and found some instruction how to place a div link under the picture or something, but I couldn't get it to work.

Aaarrrgh~!

Help
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:42 AM
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If you go down and recreate the whole logo as a picture I can provide a code that lets you use the nice picture but can keep the H1 text for google.

Just like on my website.

At your site I was only able to pull of getting the text as a link so far. But I'm sure I could pull it off though.
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:39 AM
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Could be simpler than I thought.
But what about changing: padding-left: 90px; to "0px"

Then lets make a little change:

Current
<div id="header-logo">

<h1>Quotes Papa</h1>
<div class="description">The Papa of Sayings</div>

</div>

Change to
<div id="header-logo">
<a href="http://www.quotespapa.com"><img src="http://www.v7n.com/forums/images/papa.jpg" alt="Home"></a>

<h1>Quotes Papa</h1>

<div class="description">The Papa of Sayings</div>
</div>

Also add this to the css
#header-logo h1 {position:absolute;top:0px; left:90px;}


Then change this
.description {
color: #333;
font-size: 18px;
margin:10px 0px 0px 25px;}

To this
.description {
color: #333;
font-size: 18px;
position:absolute;top:60px; left:125px;}


That should do it.
To tell you up head I've changed the location of the description to look like suggested earlier in the thread like this:


If you want to push the "Quotes Papa" and description down a bit. Just add to the "top" part in the css.

You might want to take copy of your code as I've not been able to test it, so what I gave you is more like a first try change if I where to do the same thing myself, and thus can need some working to get out right and so on.

Either way, the big bad guy you had before was the "padding-left: 90px;" that pushed the image around.

I hope it works. And if you still want the code to use both image and text (this way both viewer and google is happy) I'll get it for ya!
 
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:50 AM
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I give up on this logo link issue for now. I've made 5 attempts already, and even though the result got better and better, but in the end there was still some bug or problem with it. Argh~

Regarding Angry Blob (Rabble), I kind of agree. He's one ugly and overly negative addition really. But instead of killing him I'll try to compensate with more and more positive and great content

I'm experimenting with a new add-on module kind of feature. The Blog has been up for a while and seems do be doing alright. This time I added a Q&A forum.

Would be great to get some feedback on that one.

http://www.quotespapa.com/answers/

Especially on the category structure... thanks a bunch~~

Last edited by Quotes Papa; 12-09-2010 at 12:51 AM. Reason: Forgot the link as usual
 
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