Okay, I'm going to be brave! Can you review my site please?

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Any constructive criticism to help me improve anything on my site would be received with much appreciation. I've been working on it for a few months now and, although I think I have all the kinks ironed out, if you find any please let me know. The site address is http://www.xtolz.com - Thanks
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Terry

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lambofgod

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Hello Terry,

great site and looks interesting! My only eyesore for your page is the top navigation. Buttons are fine, but they are mainly used for forms and not for navigation. Although those are fine to use, it just makes it seem kinda dull to me. I would like to see a better horizontal menu with more color to match the rest of the site. Great works and t-shirts!
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Looks very nice Terry. Your months of work have definitely paid off.
Have to echo what Dan says about the nav buttons though.
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Hi there

I also post my sites for critique too and I am always pleased with the response that I get. I shall try to do the same for too, honesty being the best policy.

Having viewed your site I would try to create a colour scheme that is constant throughout.

Also I would try to arrange things into areas – not necessarily boxed areas but most things on your homepage look as though they are floating at random points. Try to section things off, keeping things organised and importantly interesting. This will entice your viewer to look down the page.

Viewers tend to view a page like a capital ‘F’ they go from left to right across the top then back to the left and then down the side, then half way up the go from left to right again. Try to design your pages around this context.

The images of the models that you have sporting your catchy t-shirts are headless, this is such a shame. Your site is about freedom and empowerment, lets see this in peoples faces. Smiling, happy encouraging faces. If you still have the images edit them so you can see their faces. Next time you read a paper or magazine look at the adverts and articles that have peoples faces on them – notice your eyes are drawn to those first. Remember eyes attract eyes more than anything else.

Try to install some organisation in to your site it’s very easy to get lost and if a viewer feels entangled they will go elsewhere quickly.

I hope this helps

Thanks
Stewart
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Terry

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Thanks so much, I'm working on implementing your advice straight away. Any more critiques would be welcomed. Terry.
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lambofgod

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Let us know when you update the menu, I'm excited to see it!
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Terry

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I recently did a whole new upgrade for my Yola site. It is now far more simple to follow, has a clear color scheme, a new store provider and new designs - I hope you like it. Encouragement or critiques will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Terry
http://www.XTOLZ.com
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Wow.. very impressive Terry!!

I just noticed one glitch on your "store-front" page. The last row of pictures do not seem to fit. I've attached a screenshot of what I see.



I'm really loving your store design - it's looks really great!
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KanThaiDecor

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I am seeing the same thing...Much improved though!!
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Terry

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Thanks Sanja - I'm suitably humbled.

Weird about the store-front as I can see scroll bars - Thanks because I didn't know that was happening (and to happen to both of you isn't good at all) I think I've been able to fix it now. Whewww.
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Looking really good!! Much more organized and professional. I guess I would like to see a little more on the home page on what you're about.
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Terry

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Thanks Diane, your comments are greatly greatly.
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Cool site, and the best part is that you are promoting something for Jesus
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Terry

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Hi Phillip, thanks and yes, that is the best part - promoting Jesus
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Terry, great site! You have put a lot of hard work into it, and it is certainly paying off!
The only suggestion I have is to take a peak at the text on the left hand side while in the store front.

My only concern for you is the "a" right above the text "see the products that we've created for each design." That is the only thing that caught my attention while browsing through your site!

I am thinking it might be time to order a new t-shirt :)

So you can understand what I am talking about, this is what I see:

All Products
Use
Drop-down Menu

a
See the products that we've created for each design.
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Terry

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Thanks Bri, I've discovered that the arrow that shows in most browsers shows as an a in some others - like the one your using : } I'm fixing that right now. BTW Loving that you love life!
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KanThaiDecor

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Hi Terry ....Do you print your own shirts using silkscreen printers ?
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Terry

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Hi John, no I don't print my own shirts - not my area of expertise : }

My manufacturer uses Kornit's direct to garment optimal digital printing, so my customers can have one shirt or many printed without problem, and I'm able to offer discounts for bulk orders.