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Old 2nd August 2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Help Needed. Does My Talking Guy Annoy You?

http://ineedprofit.com/test24.htm

Does the talking guy in the right hand corner bother you? If so, what can I do to make him better? Thanks.

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Old 2nd August 2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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I didn't like the scroll/exit bar, so I took that away. Also, he now leaves as soon as he's done talking. Is the link below better or does it still bother you?

http://ineedprofit.com/test23.htm

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Old 4th August 2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Default A few things...

Yes, the talking man does bother me. Let your website speak for itself. If your website needs narration, perhaps you should think about reworking it.

A few other pointers:

1. Everything on the page, including the text, feels like it is too small. You have the space, why not use it? I feel like as a reader I cannot view everything because it is miniscule.

2. There is too much text on the front page. Be brief here... you don't want your website homepage to look like a reading assignment.

3. It is very confusing to a visitor if there are two menu bars. The top bar can be added to the list along the left hand side. This will clean it up and be less confusing.

4. I cannot figure out what the shaded text is behind your logo...

I recommend reading this article to get some further insight:
Top 10 mistakes small businesses make

Let me know if I can help,

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Old 4th August 2008, 08:26 PM   #4
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Hostrail, thanks for the comments. I will definitely make some of the changes you have talked about.

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Old 5th August 2008, 10:52 AM   #5
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Default My vote - yes

Talking guys (girls) always freak me out, especially if I happen to have the volume on my computer turned up too high. I frantically try to turn them off!

I agree totally with Hostrail - The text is so small I cannot read it. I have never been a fan of two navigation bars. It is like opening a book and finding two table of contents.

Sometimes people employ gadgets to make their site appear more modern. I'm not against a smattering of gadgets here and there, but the foundation needs to be the home page layout and design itself - which is very sparse and unappealing right now.

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Old 5th August 2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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I agree totally with Hostrail - The text is so small I cannot read it. I have never been a fan of two navigation bars. It is like opening a book and finding two table of contents.

Sometimes people employ gadgets to make their site appear more modern. I'm not against a smattering of gadgets here and there, but the foundation needs to be the home page layout and design itself - which is very sparse and unappealing right now.
I understand what you all are saying. The two nav bars are suppose to represent two different kind of links.

Making the page modern is not what we had in mind. We want something very simple, useful and easy to navigate.

We will make some changes on the text size and fix a few other things.

Thanks for all of the feedback.

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Old 14th August 2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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I didn't see a talking guy, did you disable it?

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Old 14th August 2008, 11:31 PM   #8
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I didn't see a talking guy, did you disable it?
Yes, we got rid of it.

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