Most people already know that I redesigned our website in preparation for FIRST a month or so ago and the new theme was put up on the day of the kickoff. However, I really haven’t gotten any input back on it. If you could check my site and basically look for the things that the FIRST requires for the website award. Here are the things that I would like looked at from an outside perspective:
Navigaton - Is it easy to get around? How does the sliding menu work? Can you find what your looking for? FIRST Content - Does it explain what FIRST is? Does it explain it’s vision well? Do you feel there are resources for other teams? Visual Aids - Are their images that help you understand the content? Copyright - Does content sound familiar or have you seen it somewhere else? FIRST Logo - Is it prominent? Hover Over Tips - Are they helpful, or obnoxious? Do they work?
Keep in mind that I realize that we’re lacking a big part of our site right now which is Team History/Team Story.
I like the site, it seems simple enough to navigate with a graphically pleasing and professional look. Content looks to be full and informative overall, and while I have seen designs done this way (generally) before it is still refreshing and unique in its own. Is there anyway to contact you through an email form?
Hover tips may appear to be a obtrusive in some cases, but doesn’t FIRST require that alt and/or title attributes be placed within image tags; not to mention the w3c’s standards which FIRST looks for. :yikes:
I hate to seem completely ocd, but i noticed that on the main/home page, you have a team picture with white lights at the top. It could just be me, but the lights seem to merge in with the background of the page making it look like a wierd dimension issue.
like i said, it could be a little ocd, but i thought that it was worth pointing out.
Other than that, I love the site layout and design, and the nav bar on the side. And I like the glossy images, it adds a nice touch
Navigaton - it is easy to get around, i could find everything easy
FIRST Content - the first content is ok. i couldn’t find anything about gracious professionalism! that is FIRST’s main idea
Visual Aids - where are they? i could only find a couple. in the team history section, i found some. maybe i’m not looking hard enough??
Copyright - it seems to be very original. but i’m pretty new, so i probably wouldn’t have seen it anywhere
FIRST Logo - the first logo is displayed prominently.