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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Hey all, I've just finished (more or less) my new web page for the Fire Troupe we're setting up and could do with any feedback advice you think about the page.
Also for any UK pro's, advice on the pricing as these were educated estimates.

I was going to put this in the "Other Websites" section but it seems to have dissapeared.

Oh, and any suggestions for a different name would be greatly appreciated. I only used Inferno as it was at the front of my mind when I needed one.

Cheers

http://www.hugbubble.co.uk/fire/Index.htm


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Kurobei
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Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
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Posted:Looks good to me although the more pictures the better!!!

(I can appreciate that you may not have many at the moment!)


whats up with all the limitations?

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Location: London
Member Since: 29th May 2002
Total posts: 2737
Posted:Kewl.
You probably don't want any advice & comments from me.......probably coz none of them would be related to anything you want advice or comments about.

Random being my middle name.....although SmallRandomBoy is a bit of a mouthful, and you're only allowed one per person.


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Cassandra
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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I love the designe for "INFERNO3 with the fire !
I find the letters a bit too small and it makes it harder to read. detailed price are good and clear IMO
More pics would be lovely and also maybe some day pics ? or do you only ^plan on night performances ?

introduction of the performers would be nice

but great job, brother

shine on
Cass


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I really like the inferno heading applet, in fact, I'd go so far as to say it's the best flame related applet I've seen.

I agree with Cass in that performer introduction/bio type things would be good.

Overall, it's a very nice site


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Member Since: 9th May 2002
Total posts: 478
Posted:its turned out as a really good site!! more pic needed. but thats easy to add on when ever

hugs and fluff
lolli x x x



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Allie
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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 10th Sep 2002
Total posts: 30
Posted:Cool site - I agree that the lettering for the text is a bit difficult to read in places (the vertical bars on the letters go a bit to skinny sometimes) especially on an older computer like this one at work!

Love the logos at the top of the home page and the photos are great

Hope this helps!

Allie


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Twirl'N'Burn
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Location: Brisbane QLD Australia
Member Since: 29th Nov 2001
Total posts: 121
Posted:The site looks cool man. You might want to consdier changing over the front from times roman to Tahoma or Ariel (like what you are reading now). I find that they are just a rounder font and much easier on the eye. Anyhows cool site man.

Simply an excuse to play with fire.

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Nice site, Durbs

Two constructive comments

1. 1/10 men are colourblind in some fashion (including myself). Red characters on a black background is very hard to read if you are colourblind. Remember, it doesn't matter how nice the site looks at once, if people can't read it, it's not going to get you any business.

2. Changes for the INFERNO title (see my profile for motive ).

How about FLAMBE, SIZZLE, FLAMEBOUYANT, CAGED HEAT, FRIENDLY FIRE, COALFACE, DRAGONSCORN etc etc

Cheers


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flash fire
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I have to agree with Charles. Although very rare amongst women, I am also red-green colour blind. Trying to read red on black and vice versa is a bitch for me! Sometimes I can't even see the text at all so miss it completely.

There's a few basic rules about page creation/layout re: consideration for the colourblind, poor of eyesight and easily distracted....

Love the fancy flames with writing though!! and yeah - we wanna see how cute you all are - more pics please!


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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Love the front graphic!

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Thanks all for the feedback! Nice to know I'm going the right way.

I'm going to put up "Day" pics when we next go and spin during the day - likewise for profiles.

Charles - Sorry about the name, it was only meant to be temporary! Thanks for the suggestions.

And I'll have a fiddle with the colour layouts too. Have to admit I never thought about it being hard to read - just thought it looked nice
Is it the red-black combination or just having a black background?

And I'll take no credit whatsoever about the flaming applet - I just changed it to suit my needs. I think it was from www.javaboutique.com but I went through so many sites trying to find a good one I could be wrong. Double-click it for more info...

Thanks again.


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Posted:for me, it's hard to see red on any dark background, and vice versa

and it's not just red for lots of colourblind people. Some are green/blue colourblind and I'm sure they find other combos hard to read.

I think dark font - lighter background
lighter font = darker background.

We like contrast


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Alienfox
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Member Since: 30th Apr 2002
Total posts: 130
Posted:Nice!
I'm using IE5.5
Link for poi4.gif seems to be broken.

Not sure what screen resolution you have chosen to design too, but at 800x600 the full size pics are very large (you cant get the whole picture on the screen at any one time)

Now if your just doing it for fun - who cares, people should get a decent monitor - but if your doing it for business, you may want to consider building so it looks good to as many people as possible. i.e. making all the pics the same size, and something under 800x600)

Course you could say sod it and maintain artistic integrity


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Posted:Hey Durbs!

nice one mate.

I'd definitely consider using a different colour for your navigation as opposed to your content. At the moment everything seems to be related to everything else UI wise, and for easy navigation you should demarkate as much as possible. good to see you have your underlines on the links, although you could consider perhaps using graphics to bring the nav forward more? this is a bit nitpickey, but you asked for advice.

With your photoes I think you should try to get some more of the person in there, at the moment you seem to have almost all shots in which the person is not easily seen, just the trails of light. I've seen some shots where the flash is fired at the end of a time exposure to get the person nice and clear amongst the long fire circles...

I'd like to see your contact details available on every page, perhaps between the heading and the nav? dunno. but definitely make it easy for them!

and 800*600 is WAY too big for a single image in the gallery. Some potential clients migth give up looking at the money shot before it downloads...(ahem).

LOL,

Good Luck, and I think I'll catch up with you and your crew sometime...

Josh


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DarkFairyQueen
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Location: The Underworld
Member Since: 9th Mar 2002
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Posted:Don't have time to check it properly now, but from what I saw tis beautiful! I'm very impressed! I'll give it a thorough look tomorrow and give ya mo' feedback



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Dio
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Location: OK, USA
Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
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Posted:I'm not sure about this but you might want to include a segment on the page covering insurance against damages and audience injuries... It's an important business move if you're going to have club owners looking at the site, because they really look at that sort of thing. Hope this helps!

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:All good advice - keep it coming thanks!

Mini-competition. Any ideas for a name? I have as much originilty as a cheese and pickle sandwich so any good thoughts would be muchly welcomed.
My best so far is......
PRIMAL SINGE
Like I said; Poo.


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Durbs
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Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:OK - The new colour scheme is up and bits and bobs have been changed. I haven't been able to update the photos page as I haven't got any new photos.

Cheers all


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