[rlcwebdev] Fwd: Re: New website

  • From: Chris Shepheard <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rlcwebdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:27:06 +0100

Doesn't seem much activity on the list yet so perhaps these comments from
Jackie Dalley might be a good starting point.

Chris

----- Begin forwarded message -----
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 13:53:32 +0100
From: jackie <jackie@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Chris <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [rurallife] Re: Fwd: Re: New website

My two-penn'orth (+ my husband Bob¢s):

* The site doesn't work as expected with no javascript
* The front page is far too important to be cluttered up at the top with
stuff :-
* With javascript, the front-page pulldown on "Museum Guide" is 'stolen' by
the slideshow from below the 'wheelwright shop' item!
* The pull-down "Museum Guide" is incomplete (e.g. no 'Schoolroom') but is
already too long for the page!
* The header image is too high and the wood-flooring gruesomely
inappropriate. Height of the RLC Logo would be better
* The front page sideshow (only works with javascript) is intrusive &, with
the header, fills a 1024x768 screen completely!
* 'Latest Event' box has a nugatory 'acorn-in-eggcup' icon which plays
inappropriate music when clicked if javascript is enabled!
* The 'ideal' front-page would have a smaller header, below which is the
"Upcoming Events" & "Latest News" etc, which is currently below first view
on a display.
* On the front page it would be good to have icons (maybe on LHS below
"interactive map") for 'Free Parking', 'Wheelchair-friendly' and 'Dogs
Permitted'. These 3 items can be very important to potential visitors!
* Page identifiers are needed. Once on a new page, you are lost! Maybe
'breadcrumbs' (Bob's tech term) would help? 
That's the main things from us!

Jackie

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-- 
Chris Shepheard

Director
Rural Life Centre
Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL
01252 795571   www.rural-life.org.uk

Chris,
Jackie asked me to help her email her thoughts to the list, and today I did so, only noticing afterwards that I replied using a 'from' address (jackie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) that is not the one on which she receives the list. As no bounce or list-appearance has resulted after 2 hours, I thought I'd send it direct to you, so her ideas at least don't get lost! It would be rude to send to the list again...
Regards,
Bob.

-----------------Jackie's email-------------------

My two-penn'orth (+ my husband Bob’s):

* The site doesn't work as expected with no _javascript_
* The front page is far too important to be cluttered up at the top with stuff :-
* With _javascript_, the front-page pulldown on "Museum Guide" is 'stolen' by the slideshow from below the 'wheelwright shop' item!
* The pull-down "Museum Guide" is incomplete (e.g. no 'Schoolroom') but is already too long for the page!
* The header image is too high and the wood-flooring gruesomely inappropriate. Height of the RLC Logo would be better
* The front page sideshow (only works with _javascript_) is intrusive &, with the header, fills a 1024x768 screen completely!
* 'Latest Event' box has a nugatory 'acorn-in-eggcup' icon which plays inappropriate music when clicked if _javascript_ is enabled!
* The 'ideal' front-page would have a smaller header, below which is the "Upcoming Events" & "Latest News" etc, which is currently below first view on a display.
* On the front page it would be good to have icons (maybe on LHS below "interactive map") for 'Free Parking', 'Wheelchair-friendly' and 'Dogs Permitted'. These 3 items can be very important to potential visitors!
* Page identifiers are needed. Once on a new page, you are lost! Maybe 'breadcrumbs' (Bob's tech term) would help?

That's the main things from us!

Jackie


On 24/05/12 11:31, Rural Life Centre wrote:
AlexaBarrow@xxxxxxx wrote:

Oh dear!!!!  A recent message in the visitors book in shop said that our
website undersold the place or words to that effect!

Alexa</HTML>
It's a pity, then, that more volunteers don't seem willing to get involved
in upgrading our site!

The only interest I've had so far is from Alexa and Suzan - thank you both.
Please don't start to feel lonely!

Chris


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