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Toolup.com Peer Review – Retool Navigation

On first glance, and during the initial loading of the site, (approx 1 minute) the “left column” overlaps onto the main body of the page, which was a little disconcerting for about a minute or so (Looking at the site through a 56Kbs modem connection) but then pops into place with no overlaps once fully loaded. That was a relief! Once all the java is loaded moving around your site is pretty quick.

Can You Have Too Much Content On Your Site?

This is a peer review of Inf-inet.com by Mary, of Contractechies.com.

I do believe this site has too much content. It makes for a messy web site. Simple is better and makes for easier navigation.

Damashi Peer Review – Improve Navigation

I decided to take a look at the Damashi website because I also have a martial arts site.

I used the following criteria to evaluate the site:

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Fix The Navigation

I must say.. the site does offer a very focused type of product.. but that is not the issue at hand.

Rethink Your Navigation Flow

A Site Review Of Gaslamp.org By Bill Bradbury of Identify.com.

First and most notably is the omission of an “about” page. Visiting this page for the first time I really wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Even though you have a statement “an eclectic…” I’m not sure what the site is for, what does it do for me and why would I come back?

Create Cool Site Navigation in a Flash

So you were just at a website and were so impressed with their navigation bar you want something just as cool for your own site. No problem. If you know where to look you’ll find plenty of generators that will allow you to easily pump out some very slick menus.

Toolup.com Peer Review – Reorganize Navigation

Sorry, but your navigation drove me nuts.

Toolup.com Peer Review – Simplify Navigation

The overall site design loaded quickly, and the aesthetics of the site weren’t too bad. The only comments I have are:

Site Review: GasLamp.org

The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16 & 1/2 block area in downtown San Diego. We are a nonprofit charged with marketing the area and bringing business to our merchants. Our site receives between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors a month seeking information on Gaslamp Quarter businesses and events.

Shari Thurow Answers SEO Questions
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Ask Shari anything about search engines and see your answer published in DevWebPro’s weekly SEO Corner column.

Have a question? Ask it here.

Jamie Kiley Answers Site Design Questions

Have a web design question? Need some advice on how to make your site’s design more effective? Jamie covers questions on how to design a professional website that will motivate your visitors to take action.

Keep Your Navigation Simple!

Navigation must be simple. Since it’s the backbone of your site, it’s imperative that visitors be able to understand it. Here are two tips on how to make simplicity a reality in your site:

Simplify Your Navigation

Since navigation is the backbone of your site, it’s imperative that visitors be able to understand it. Here are two tips on how to make simplicity a reality in your site:

1. Your link titles need to be understandable.

Visitors need to know exactly what link to click on for the info they need. Unfortunately, visitors frequently get confused and don’t understand what a link means. Consequently, they aren’t sure what info they’ll find at the other end of the link.

More Laws of Effective Navigation: Navigation Must Stand Out

You’ll need to have a clear section of the page designated for navigation–one that a visitor will immediately recognize as the navigation area when he arrives at the site. Navigation should not necessarily be the prime focus, but it must be highly visible.

On many sites, the main navigation is overly subdued. It sort of “lurks” on the page, but it’s not the kind of thing that really gets to a visitor’s consciousness. It gets drowned out because there is too much color or excitement in the rest of the page.


The first immutable law of effective navigation: It’s gotta be readily available.

Visitors should not have to hunt for your navigation or wonder where to find it. If you’ve done your job right, it will be right there when they are ready for it.

The struggle in creating good navigation is to figure out what type of navigation the visitor is going to need, when he is going to need it, and where the most effective placement will be.

How to Design Your Navigation Structure & Common Navigation Mistakes to Avoid

Searching for information on the Web has recently become like a mine field. You find the site you want, only to be greeted by pop-ups when you enter, pop-ups when you are on the site and pop-ups when you leave. Other sites use a flash introduction, make you wait several minutes (which feels like hours), until the page finishes loading. Heck, you just want to find the information as swiftly as possible without having to watch out for these mine fields.

How to Create an Effective Navigation Structure for Your Site

A ship captain traversing the open seas without a good navigation system will surely get lost. Maybe he’ll strike sharp rocks and his ship will sink. A visitor who arrives at your site and can’t navigate it for the information they seek, will surely get lost also and leave in frustration. Your ship (your web site) will also sink if this continues to happen.

Website Navigation

Thinking of a web site as an architectural design is actually a good analogy. It must have a structure expressed as continuity in the layout scheme. It must be functional in the value of the things that it offers the visitor. It should be pleasing in the form of its design and detail. And it should be easy for a first time visitor to find their way around. When finished, your web site can be comparable to a skid row warehouse or to an architectural jewel such as “Falling Water” by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Web Site Text and Navigation

Ever been to one of those ever-so-cool (at least that’s what the web master thinks!) sites with colored text on a dark background? Do you find it difficult to read? Don’t worry – it’s not your eyes! So do I. So does everybody!