An overhaul on my site! Please take a look and review it. Pretty please!

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Whew... it's finally done! I've been busy trying to make everything work on my site. Working with semi-transparent backgrounds has been quite tricky.. but I think I got it to work well. I welcome your suggestions please. Also.. let me know if the site loads up quickly enough. I've been playing around with preloading the images to see if this helps any.

Thanks everyone!

My site: http://littleus.yolasite.com

My old site look if you want to compare: http://littleusdesigns.yolasite.com
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  • happy it's all done!

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nice - thats what 2 months of knowledge does.

I love the random facts.

Lee.
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PS - it did take a while to load - ive seen a script for preloading also - dont know if its better or worse - on the one hand yoiu get the whole site if you wait - on the other hand you could be reading the site content while you wait - its a tuff decision.
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Thanks Lee!! I just remembered.. I should add a favicon! Whenever I see your name on site reviewing.. I always am reminded of that! =)
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I know what you mean about the pre-loading. The reason why I decided to go for it is because in order for my slideshows to work, for some odd reason, they have to be on a png background. Well.. my png background is huge! I tried to compress it but it still so big because my background is one big image that covers the whole page. So, I figured that if I use the pre-loading script, this will place the image into the user's cache. So, when they navigate from page to page, they won't be stuck waiting for this png background to load up. I guess I was thinking if my readers don't mind waiting for a few seconds in the beginning, then they could have a nicer time navigating in the site.
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Turned out great Joy....It did take a few seconds for the page to load though....I have considered tilt view myself...You just made up my mind for me.Working with transparencies and staying translucent can be a bit tricky....one little oops and all is opaque again.
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No no sorry...I like the tilt a lot. I think saying something is loading lets people know they are not stuck so I see it as good....Page to page navigation was fine also.
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Thanks John. =) I'm still a bit iffy about the tilt viewer. Trying to imagine someone like my mom trying to manipulate it. Not so sure if she will like it or not.
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Well I did fall out of my chair while looking at the tilt view....But that could have been caused by the Savannah Boomer sent me.
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HAHAHA!!! Too funny John! =D
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Hey John,
The slogan goes.....It's dry....., but you can drink it!
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Littleus... you never cease to amaze, wow!

I love the background; and my favorite part of the site is the About Us page and the very cool stuff you have going on there.

Congratulations!

Emmy
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Thanks Emmy for your wonderful compliments! That "about us" page drove me crazy for two days!!! I'm glad to see that all that effort is paid off! =)
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Littleus ur site is simply amazing
its new look is very well designed
keep up the awesome work on your site.
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Thank you John for your lovely words! I do appreciate it greatly!
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I'm at a loss for words.
All I can say is, you have done an Egg-cellent job!
You are a Egg-spert site builder now Littleus.
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Aww thanks Boomer... you made me feel Egg-stra special! lol =)

BTW.. with your internet connection Boomer, have you had any problems viewing my site, specifically with the little image rotator thing I have on my homepage? I seem to recall you had problems with Ed's picture trail.
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No problem at all Lu. Fine and fast for me!
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Thanks for letting me know Boomer.
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BTW.. people.. the redirect page (the one that says , "thanks for being patient..." - is the wait time too long or short? When you are actually re-directed, is the site fully loaded? or when you get redirected, the site is still loading? I have the wait time for 4 secs. Just trying to figure out if that's enough time for all the images to get preloaded.
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really it would depend on the amount of data that has to be loaded - im sure thats enough - perhaps even 2 or 3 would do.
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Really.. 2 or 3 secs should be enough for all my images to pre-load? My png background is a whopping 850kb image!
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Hey Littleus,

Very nice! Maybe have something like what you have on the about us page on the loading thing, that would keep people interested. But make sure it's not big, don't want a loading page for a loading page!
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That's an interesting idea Connor! Thanks for suggesting it!
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hey littleus!

is that my watermark background script i see!?!

it looks alot better that Your old version!

Alex
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Okay.. not too big of a deal then. Thanks for letting me know. =)
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its okay :)
(i may be getting a new moniter soon!)
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Whoo hoo!! That's exciting! Then, you'll see what the rest of us are seeing! =)
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i know (i am going to make sure its a widescreen one !)
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Alex... can you take a look at the blog page and let me know if you still have to scroll?
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its even worse now.
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ugghh.. really? I made it smaller! okay.. I'll re-work the size again. Thanks Alex.
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Take a look now Alex.
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perfect!

it looks brilliant :)
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Great! Thanks for being my guinea pig! =)
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wey hey!
its okay :)
Alex