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Old 04-05-2002, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Web site usability

I have established a new Web site at www.visibleimpact.com. At 3 weeks old it is doing well. Can someone please go to it and tell me of any usability issues I have not thought of. It has a 'different' look to it! Tell me what you think when you see it and why or why not you would join the site... need more feedback while it is still young...
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Well I'm on a pretty fast connection, and your site took a long time to load. If I were looking for a host, that would be the first thing I would see and probably go elsewhere.

Your page is probably just too graphic-heavy. I'd change it to something more dealing with tables with colors or something than all pictures.
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Actually, it is based on tables and the majority of the graphics were indexed down to 10 or less colors. The problem I had was the SSI tags for the freelance/buyer count, top 3 jobs, and and the referral links. I noticed they really put a brake on it. I took them off but I decided it was better to show people the current counts. So I put a JavaScript indicating that the current info was being downloaded to give the browser some eyecandy. I should make it more than text and probably a swinging annimated gif. or something... too bad it is on the homepage. But when I took of the counts the home page looked empty. Initially, I want people to know that others are registering. But I also don't want to loose them to the first criticle 10 seconds of viewing a site...

I did a test on my server at http://webservices.cnet.com/ping/ and it was rated a 78 ms. Which was average I guess. Kind of slow... I am going to research this a little...

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