View Full Version : Need your feedback! - vodkagarant.com
04-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Please review the design of vodkagarant.com (http://vodkagarant.com)
I need your feedback to see how well the design and navigation was developed. Any comments are welcome!
I actually liked it, and found myself reading deeper into the site.
I love the bottle motif, running the left side on all pages. Excellent.
However, one quibble:
The site is fresh and crisp -- but that dark, black arrival screen betrays the lively impression of the interior. The dark "Welcome" might send some visitors to the back button! I don't think you need it. Let people arrive on the front page of the site.
04-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Fred, thanks for reviewing the site. On the subject of the landing page: I totally agree with you and will relay to my client, but that is what the client wanted. Perhaps I can persuade him that he doesnt need that page, because he really does not - and you're right it is too dark and unwelcoming, and it does not go with the style of the rest of the site.
Thanks again for your review and your comments!
04-30-2007, 11:43 AM
I realy like your Home Page as well - as wella s your overall content theme.
One thing, however, is that your top logo and tag line are somewhat lost within the background image. Might want to make the logo a bit more solid - perhaps with a very slight drop-shadow to make it stand out a bit more fromt he background.
Also, the tag line "Russia's Number One Vodka" seems to be in a faded/hidden mode on all pages. Is this for some kind of subliminal effect? otherwise, I don't see why you need to fade/hide it as much ... be proud and display the message outrght.
Last constructive suggestion . . . . I would move your "Product Spotlight" toward the top - under the "Russia's Number One Vodka" bar - with the "About Us" section being next and the "Awards" section at the bottom. Not that the awards you've received aren't important .... but the purpose fo yoru site is to promote and sell the product - correct? That being the case, you want your potential customers to see the product(s) right off the bat - first thing. Once you have them hooked (within 3 seconds, generally) they will see the other information and want to investigate further.
Just some suggestions. Overall, it looks very nice !!
05-03-2007, 08:11 AM
Nice layout, but a few areas to improve:
- landing page is completely useless, i was expecting a flash site, the image takes a few seconds to load and gives nothing to the user
- it breaks in firefox.
- nested tables and image based layouts are never a good idea, if you are capable, do it in css if not try a hybrid (tables/ css). thsi will make the site a lot more search friendly and speed up the load time.
- url rewrites? i'm not sure what you are doing there, but there is no point in hiding teh URl of teh pages in teh address bar. Page titels are extremly important as are the URLs
- iframe is not the best way. if you really need a scrolling content block you shoudl use a scrolling div, this way the content is fully displayed in the browser at all times and you won't encounter cross browser issues (considering you write teh CSS properly).
Like I said, it looks great, but there are technical issues that shoudl be addressed.
05-09-2007, 04:54 PM
I really think you should learn from the masters at bacardi.com, sirnoff.com and greygoose.com - make the website more fun and graphic intensive, show some yuppies or whatever you target market profile person is enjoying a drink at a hip bar. You goal is to get people to want to have a drink now so next time when they think of drink, they will think of your brands.
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