Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Too Cluttered

    June 18, 2003

Re: Shadow Domain… here’s my comments for what they’re worth…

  • Offer something for free, even if it’s only a picture for the kids to colour in – perhaps hide it on one of the pages to make me look through the site. Change it regularly. Or include a humour page where visitors could contribute appropriate jokes.
  • Navigation is a royal pain – having to go back to the main page to then get to the next set of products is really off-putting. How about some links from one product page to the next/previous?
  • It would help if some of the pages had a few more products on them or were combined together. Some pages look like the empty shelves of a shop on the verge of bankruptcy.
  • There’s too much stuff on the main page – message board, survey, counters, guestbook etc etc – much of this should be on another page – perhaps called “community” or something. At the moment the start
    page is just too messy – like an over-decorated Christmas Tree. Keep it simple.
  • Can you “add to shopping basket” between pages? (I didn’t dare try in case I ended up buying something!)
  • What is that picture at the top of the main page all about? – looks like an amateur snapshot of a dead bat (or was that the intention?). Remove or replace!
  • I’m not usually a great fan of over-animated websites but this one is crying out for something like swooping bats and howling wolves when you first arrive.

Gordon L. Hewstone B.Scm, Law Practice Manager,

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