Peer Articles

Damashi Peer Review – Make It Easier To Find Products

My first thought as I look up here is “Oh my gosh! How confusing!” At second look I CAN see where to go and find things but perhaps a separator from buttons and text using a pale color would be nice. The white background has got to go.

Damashi Peer Review – Only Keep What’s Relevant

I always try to find a positive in every site…and I think DAMASHI has a good start with solid, to-the-point content and a interesting product concept. Here are my suggestions to improve this good site:

Damashi Peer Review – Make It Appealing To Customers

This site is not terrible, but it could certainly use some enhancements. The navigation is not intuitive and the content is not conveniently laid out. Trying to read it is difficult because of the different font sizes and colors.

Damashi Peer Review – Provide Background Information

It’s a pretty good site; these comments are more about turning a good site into a great site, not correcting major flaws.

Damashi Peer Review – Keep Visitors Coming Back

In this review we will address the utility of the site for e-commerce and not the design itself; recognizing however, that the two are not easily separated in practice. We will also focus principally on the opening page and the overall site concept.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Fix The Basics

OPENING PAGE AND MAIN CONTENT – Upon entering the site, first impression is a personal home page due to the background, the animated gifs, and amount of scrolling and large text. My recommendation would be to create a standard template for all pages to follow.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Bad Design, Poor Graphics

Well, viewing the site was a little shock at first, but it was not the site’s content. In general, the whole site looks more like a personal webpage than a commercial website. The general design is very bad and the graphics are lacking.

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.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Enhance Non-Goth Appeal

Let me begin by saying that I am not a “goth” individual and I know very little about the culture; however, I did find several items in your inventory that I could see myself or others like me purchasing for various reasons unrelated to the “goth” culture. Having said this, here are my suggestions for increasing your site’s trustworthiness and attracting more visitors.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Too Much Empty Space

I went to Julie’s site and even though this is not my thing :) I wanted to help her because I could relate because I’ve seen my site for so long that I can’t see it objectively.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Too Cluttered

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

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Optimize For Search Engines

Julie makes a common mistake in thinking that being “listed on several search engines” will bring her traffic. A site can be listed in every search engine in the world but not have enough traffic. Being listed and being found when people look for the service or goods you sell are two entirely different things.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first NetDummy peer review of the site Shaddow Domain. We here at NetDummy realize that this site was a bit, well, over the top. Two of you even complained about our selection. So allow me to explain.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Make It Livelier

I had a look at the site, and its not bad – better than I could do, but a couple of things struck me.

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Short Comments

Not all reviewers send in lengthy reviews, but many have good ideas regardless. Here are the short comments:

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Theme Has Potential But Site Needs Tweaking…

Site theme has lots of potential. The merchandise is really cute. That’s why I’m taking the time to reply. But…

Shaddow Domain Peer Review – Too Much Scrolling Around

Like Julie Pedersen, Web Mistress of Shadow Domain, I too am a self taught web designer, (approx 6 years) who’s need to come to grips with the web & web design, was driven by other business demands. I now design a limited number of web sites for small to medium businesses.

Damashi Peer Review – Spruce Up The Code

The first thing I do, is view the source file to see if good and proper Meta data is present. Brian appears to have done a good job of including this at the top of his file, making it search-engine friendly.

Damashi Peer Review – Better Use of Links

The Damashi logo is such a nice piece of art that the quality of the image maps surprises me. And when they are simply text, why put them in an image map in the first place? It would seem to me that rather than have the funny boxes at the top (that you could put into a table and make them text links, and thus more prone to higher search engine placement), he could use art.

Damashi Peer Review – Text Formatting Gone Crazy!

Nice website. Loads fast and you get a vague idea of what you stumbled onto. Sort of. You know they’re trying to sell you a book, and you have links and plenty of info on there to get you on the right path. (Does that sound too “Zen”?) Unfortunately, there are hinderances to the website that keep it from becoming one with itself. I’ve listed them as follows:

Create A Cohesive Look For Your Site

A Site Review Of Gaslamp.org By Anne Lawrence of Citec.org.

If an older crowd is part of your target market, either increase the font size or refrain from using dark backgrounds. Some of the text was very tiny and difficult to read. Make sure the contrasting colors for text and background make it easy to read.