The Felt Source Peer Review

    July 18, 2003

In our peer reviews, readers offer their unique perspectives on the design of a reader’s site. This time around the review is of The Felt Source, and educational toy company. Check out the critiques readers had to offer and use their ideas to improve your own site.

Good “Feel”

I took a few minutes to look at The Felt Source. I only have a couple of comments. Overall, it had a good “feel” for me. I am an amateur webmaster so I tried to look at the site as a prospective buyer.

Target Adults

I had the opportunity to take a look at The Felt Source, and would like to offer the following comments.

Kids Don’t Have Credit Cards

Browser Compatibility.
The page works nicely in Explorer, Mozilla, and Opera. It passed my first hurdle.

Needs Quality Control

The Felt Source needs some quality control.

High Marks Overall

Thank you for inviting me to evaluate your website. I have worked on this with the checklist on

Too Heavy On Graphics

I’m going to make this fairly quick as there are so many fundamental things wrong with this site technically, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

Information Overload

This website appears to follow the motto of form follows function. Overall, I think the site serves its primary purpose very well, providing its product to consumers. However, the web design leaves something to be desired. Here are some areas I thought could use improvement:


When I first saw the name, I thought – well I do a lot of sewing, this might be a site I would enjoy reviewing. Then I read that it was for educational toys. I decided to look anyway, and I found a number of neat items, if I was a teacher, or a parent of small children I could understand how the kits that were advertised would be of benefit. I did find a number of things about the web site, that I would like to comment on.

Short Comments

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