Hey, Sorry for the late reply. Here's my feedback.
The design is alright. It's not terribly bad, but it could be better. If you want some inspiration, you could check out Bootstrap[^] or Foundation[^] for free CSS frameworks or Theme Forest[^] for paid premium templates.
The images on the front page are squished. Try to size those with a standard ratio. The design could use more color. Again, check out the links above. The blue colors on the text in the front page listing make me think they are links, but they aren't. Blue text usually means links, so if you don't want those to be links then I would change the color.
The listing page is lacking in a lot. Again, I have to point back to those links above. It almost seems like you wrote the CSS on your own, from scratch. I admire that, but I would use a little help from a framework or a template. The "Return to Listing" button doesn't work. It doesn't take me anywhere. You might want to look at your code. The click to zoom link links to the same small image. I would try to get a bigger image to show in the zoom section instead of the same small image. That way the customer can get a better look at what they are considering purchasing.
When I go to search for a gun, it gets really complicated. Unless I know the exact gun (make, model, etc.) that I am looking for, I get pretty lost in the searching. Maybe create a simple search and an advanced search.
I'm not so sure what the point of the links page is. Is it a blog? Or like an RSS that will update with new links? Or is it a static page that you will update with links when you feel like it? It might be more simple to create a wrapper for another blog platform like Tumblr or something.
The Terms and Conditions and Privacy links are generally in the footer (which is also missing).
You could add a Captcha box to the contact form to deter spammers. I personally hate spammers and try my best to deter them as much as I can.
If you are looking for some good footer content, look no further than your About page. The bottom part of that page would make a great footer for the website. Otherwise, you could do a generic Copyright and link to the bottom part of the website. But you should have a footer.
That's what I have right now for you. I did not create an account and log in. If you want my feedback for that part of your website, I would rather you create an account for me and send me the credentials. Also, feel free to message me whenever if you have any more questions. I am always willing to help you out.
Are you still looking? I am working on a personal project with a few other people and it's been pretty much put on hold for a bit. If you still wanted to get on a team, we can take a look at what you can do. It's not a website game but a web application though.
I m looking for 1 or 2 people to start creating a RPG online game with HTML5, nodejs and any other technology that is needed.
the thing i have in mind is a 3d game with low res but good looking game like http://www.playtankworld.com/[^]
three js is awesome but i dont know if it's just in a point that such a game can be created with.
the alternative idea is a classic 2d sprite base game.
i have really good ideas in mind so it can be really awesome.
I've developed a site that I'd like to get some feedback on. I think it's ready for primetime but before I start trying to get actual users, I thought I'd ask the kind-hearted folks here on CP to help me out and shake out a few more bugs and give me some thoughts on the UI and usability.
The primary audience is criminal defense attorneys (I'll expand to others later) where they can keep track of their clients, and said clients’ bills and cases.
The front page extends beyond the right-hand border of my browser, it would be much better if it adjusted itself to the window's dimensions. Other than that, there is nothing to see beyond a PDF file which I did not read. I think the services of a graphic designer would help you with your marketing strategy.
Different from lots of others; which was the point of my comment. You cannot know what resolution any user will be at so you need to fix your pages to adjust to any one. But I do feel that your front page does not have a lot of visual appeal, nor does it really explain what the site is about.
Just happened to come across this, don't know your status on this but if you are still testing, here's my input.
-Page keeps changing size depending on which aspx page your filling the content place holder with, e.g contact page is extremely thin.
-Your master page should always fill or at least appear to fill the browser.
-Logo is pixelated and needs anti-aliasing
-Lack of visual appeal... have to agree with Richard on this. In this day and age, if you want a professional looking site, the bare minimal is hover over effect for menus, yet nothing happens on your left menu, which really looks like you just stuffed some hyperlinks there.
Sorry but didn't have time to sign up and test the insides of it, but I'm sure you've tested that yourself, I know what you already done takes a good amount of work, but it could still be better.
There is a website called Theme Forest[^] that has a bunch of themes based on the Twitter Bootstrap framework that sometimes don't even resemble Bootstrap. They are cheap and very useable. If you are going to make money off your product, you can buy a $900 license or charge your customers and extra $15 or so whenever they sign up and then go buy another theme manually.
That might help your website design a lot. If you would like me to help you along this process, I certainly can. Just let me know.
I have build a new software called "Speaker admin": http://www.greennaturesoft.com/products/spkad/
It use .Net framework 3.0.
Will it work in Vista, 7 and 8 without any installation of .Net framework (Vista comes with .net 3.0)?
I have only win7 - 32bit machine.
Can someone please test it for me in Vista, 7(64) and 8... (NO install / NO admin rights needed)
I will give you the activation code for free (Email the req code to email@example.com)
I'm willing to help you out. I dual boot my 2 TB hard drive with Windows 7 (x64) and Windows 8 (x64). I also run Fedora Linux (not that applies :P). I also have VirtualBox that I can load up some other OSes and test for you.
Let me know if you want me to help you out. I can download the app tomorrow. Shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I sent a request and am waiting for the activation code. In the melee, going by the screenshot, I observe that one of the screens has a typo. The word 'Cancel' in 'Change Password' has an inadvertent typo:
Tested on: Windows 7 (x64), Windows Vista (x32), and Windows 8 Pro (x64)
Pros: The interface is simplistic. The user knows mostly what they want when they open the application. The usage of the application is very intelligent. It works to turn the sound up, down, and off. It works with a hierarchy also. The first checked box is run first. If that’s not checked, it moves to the one below it, and so forth. It allows for password protection, so that you little brother can’t get on it and mess with your settings. It allows for activation.
Cons: Some of the bugs and let downs I encountered while testing this application are as follows:
• When I muted the currently enabled level, then unchecked the level, it would not unmute. It will unmute when I uncheck the mute checkbox. But when that box is checked and I uncheck the enabled checkbox, it will not unmute itself. This could be solved by copying the code from the muted checkbox to the enabled checkbox.
• When closing the application, it will not put the sound back to where it was before opening the application. This might be a good idea to have. If you think that maybe some people might not want that, you could add a checkbox for it in your settings panel.
• I’m not sure the reset messages button is needed. You might want to put that under a menu or a right click menu instead of devoting a whole button to it. It might become wasted space.
• In my version of Windows 8 (which I downloaded when it was first released and installed onto my VirtualBox), I had to install .NET Framework 3.5. By the time your users use this application, more than not they will already have at least 3.5.
• In Windows 8 (x64), when I click the mute checkbox, it mutes. But when I uncheck it, it doesn’t unmute. Could be a bug in your code.
• In Windows Vista (x32), when I boot my computer, it asked permission to run the program. That’s most likely just Vista’s crappy security.
My 2¢: Here are some of my recommendations to you, to help you better design/develop your application:
• A possible right-click menu for the tray icon. At least include an About item, Open item, Close item, maybe a Website item also. This way the user thinks he has more options than just one form that opens every time he wants to change something. You can add an easy access menu to turn on/off certain levels.
• In my opinion (and everyone has a different one ^_^), I think it could use a better interface. More separate between certain areas of the program. A menu bar? These are things I like to add into my applications. I love the whole Metro look that new programs like GitHub and Stardock are using. But that could just be me ^_^.
• When I checked the Password Protect checkbox without entering a password, it threw me an error. A more user friendly approach would be to redirect the user to the password box to enter a password. You can create an If block to determine whether or not a password has already been set (like you probably already do) and if so, then you don’t show the form.
• A way to implement even more security into your application would be to have the user type their password in again to disable the password. Many applications utilize this technique like iOS (iTouch), Android, and many more.
• Going off of what Vasudevan said, you should implement links into your application. Links to your website or to the email addresses. A user will think it too much work to select the email address, right click (cause they don’t know the wonderful shortcut keys), click Copy, open their email (web email or desktop client), create a new email, paste the email, and then start typing. They just want to click the email and have it all done for them. (The beauty of computers … they make us lazy :P)
• One thing you might want to implement later on in your development process would be the use of a time picker instead of the numeric up and down controls. When using the time picker, you don’t need the date part of it to be used. Just the time. There are ways of doing this. And I think it would help your overall design of the program.
Overall, I really liked the application. It's a good application that can help many people. I will probably continue to use it on my personal machine.
I was happy to help you test your program. I love testing other peoples work. And I like it when people test my own work also ^_^. If you need any help creating/implementing the things I recommended, feel free to contact me. You already have my email. I’m always willing to help others out. Also, if liked what you read, please tell others that I test applications and give them reviews.
Am new to C#. This is my first C# app (Except "hello world"). I was developing this daily.
I was corrected most things you told me.
Please download here if you like. http://www.mediafire.com/?buf14dp8hsbnura[^]
And if you like to keep this app on your PC,
Please give me the Request code (Press "Activate the FULL" in App window).
I will email back you the Activation code. (email@example.com)
Request code is based on your PC Hard disk serial number. If it not displaying, tell me, it must be a Bug too.
And can you please do a little more help?
You told me it is not working on Win 8 without .Net 3.5.
So i have created a separate versions for (vasta or 7) and for win 8.
Download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?buf14dp8hsbnura[^]
If you have a win 8 PC without .Net 3.5 installed , can you test it again?
And can you test it in Vista again now?
And can you tell me what is the "Permission" message it brings? UAC or other?
Am not Rich. I have only one PC (Pentium 4 with windows 7 32-bit). It is not powerful enough for virtual machines.
Okay, so I was able to test it again on my personal (where it worked fine), Windows 8 where it worked great also (no more having to download .NET 3.5), and on Vista. Vista still wanted admin power. And when I restarted the OS and it tried to run (after I gave it permission) it gave me this error:
************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the expected range.
at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
at SpeakersAdmin.Form1.TimerEventProcessor(Object myObject, EventArgs myEventArgs)
at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
So you might want to look into that.
I sent an email with my product code. Still waiting for a verification code though. Looking good though, mate!