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This is a peer review of Inf-inet.com by Rob Wiley of www.nadmedia.net.

Before diving right in, lets break this down into three steps. The first thing I do when visiting a site is look at the site’s index page at a glance. That involves taking the approach of squinting your eyes and only viewing shapes, checking the page for balance.

The second thing I do is open my eyes a little bit wider (sort of speak) and move my mouse over links to see what appears. At that point I check the over all look and feel and functionality of the mouse-over layer. Finally, I sit back and figure out what works and what doesn’t by navigating the site, checking content, seeing what is relevant, and basically trying to answer the question, “How can I benefit from this web site?”

The first thing I noticed in visiting inf-inet.com is the layout of the index page. The right side table takes up far too much real estate. That entire table needs be reduced and moved to the left of the page. Also you need to put a link for testimonials. At this point, I really don’t know what your site is about and I’m not really interested in testimonials until after you convince me that I should be. At second glance, there appears to be far too much content on the index page. Either condense your paragraphs or provide links for the user. Let the user choose to explore your content. Never force it on them, the same principle that applies to your testimonials. You have not given me any reason to read these long paragraphs. Provide a reason. Most users will just glance at what you have to say and move on.

I do like your mouse-over in general; it looks like I can navigate your entire site from the index page. You might want to consider making changes to your color scheme and the way your mouse-over loads. I am on broadband and notice that it takes some time for the links to appear. Toning down the look of the buttons will make your file size smaller. Using a solid color should be fine for your menu buttons.

Now it’s time to click on! If you have held my interest, I will click on your buttons. Well I just scanned through some pages; “Web design”, “Web Hosting”, “E-Commerce”, and “Business Solutions”. You lost me with that huge graphic on each of those pages. You need to make that graphic a lot smaller or just lose it all together. Make sure you move your right table to the left; your current layout throws the balance off. For the most part, the site is fairly easy to navigate. Make some minor changes and I think users will want to stay a little longer. As far as the question, “How can I benefit from this web site?” I would put you on the list of potential web designers to use and size you up with your competitors. Just visit www.nadmedia.net to find other web professionals. You might get a better idea of what your competitors are doing.

This review has be conducted by:

Rob Wiley
www.nadmedia.net ‘NEW media for a NEW time’

Peer reviewers volunteer their time and effort to help other ebusiness owners with their websites. Please take time to visit this reviewer’s site and say that you think what they’re doing is valuable to the web business community. For a complete listing of sites reviewed, visit the Peer Review section. If you’d like your site reviewed, send an email to editors@ientry.com.

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