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LuckyDuct
« on: May 04, 2004 06:29:28 PM »

ok, so I just finished making a new website for my purses, and was wondering if it looked good?? I know there are still some broken links and stuff I need to add and change, but overall? THANK YOUUUUU. http://www.luckyduct.com

-RAchel
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2004 04:35:06 PM »

That was one dang cute/cool site you have missy! I am in awe of your talent. It's a very user friendly site.

-Joey
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LuckyDuct
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004 03:53:14 PM »

Hi all. so a few weeks ago i made a whole new website, and a couple days ago i switched around the layout of the purses. does it look somewhat professional?  any suggestions are welcome. thanks!!!!
-rachel
http://www.luckyduct.com
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dahlea
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004 09:58:48 PM »

I like the colors of your site, but I'll tell you, when your page first loaded, I was really turned off by your links at the top of the page. Things on Paint or whatever program that was definitely don't look professional. If I was a random shopper who happened across your page, I really wouldn't like that. Other than that, you have really good product. That's my only complaint about your page!
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grossholes
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2004 11:00:31 AM »

I like the colors of your site, but I'll tell you, when your page first loaded, I was really turned off by your links at the top of the page. Things on Paint or whatever program that was definitely don't look professional. If I was a random shopper who happened across your page, I really wouldn't like that. Other than that, you have really good product. That's my only complaint about your page!

i really beg to differ with you.. i have a whole website based on stupid ms paint shit! (www.geocities.com/grossholes).. i think the paint program is a wonderful misunderstood program.. why does a website need to look professional in the first place? looks pretty dandy to me  :-D
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2004 11:17:05 AM »

why does a website need to look professional in the first place?
If it's just your personal website, it doesn't.  But if you're setting up a website as a shop, it should be professional looking.  Why?  Because the website is all that potential customers have to go by in evaluating you.  If it doesn't *look* professional, they may think that you don't run your business in a professional way, too.  And so they'll be less likely to trust you with their money and credit card info.  Just like if you had a store that was messy looking.  They may assume that if your website looks sloppy, you are a sloppy person who is sloppy in business dealings.

LuckyDuct, I think that particularly since a lot of your stuff is recycled/repurposed you need to give the impression that you are detail oriented and putting out a quality product.   Because if something made out of trash is done sloppily, it looks like trash rather than like a cool reinvention of   a consumer item, you know?  I think everything else about your site is great and has that polished look you need, but I agree with dahlea that you should change those buttons. 
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grossholes
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004 02:29:46 PM »

in all honesty, ive never gone to a website and thought "i dont like the way they didnt use a professional program to make the layout of their site, theres no way in hell im buying this stuff". thats kind of like looking at a person on the street, eyeing out their clothes, hair, and facial features, and judging them on their capabilities as a person.. i guess all around it just depends on the person.  the buttons are fun if you ask me, the only problem with them would be the fact that it was saved in a .jpg format which gave it that kind of dusty around the edges look to them.
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mew
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2004 04:28:04 PM »

This is probably just personal preference, but I think the colour scheme is a bit strong.
The problem with that is that the bright fuschia and other colours end up making all the photos look rather washed out and rather grungy.
If you want the colours of the products to stand out and look better, then I'd suggest a more subdued background.

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it was saved in a .jpg format which gave it that kind of dusty around the edges look

I have never heard of that, unless the compression on the jpgs is really high and you're sacrificing that much quality for file size. Newer software can compensate by having specific "save for web" type options that cut down file sizes without quite that strange look.
 What other options are there really? .gif has only 256 colours, .png isn't supported by most browsers, and many other options are just far too large in file size.
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LuckyDuct
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2004 06:17:51 PM »

oh wow thanks everyone. Grassholes- best site ever! i was trying to go for that whole paint shop coolness-look, but i guess not everyone thinks its good. maybe by saving them .gif's or something i'll find a happy medium. and thanks everyone else, this really helps me!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2004 02:30:34 PM »

i agree with melidomi ( i believe i spelled it correctly) it needs to look professional. potential customers judge your site when they first go on it.
if your selling things, its much more important.
and yes.. the color scheme hurts my eyes.. a color like fushia should be used to accent things / should be used sparingly...
just a thought
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