[LINK] Feedback on Joomla site
ivan at itrundle.com
Tue Jul 3 19:14:31 EST 2007
It's been mentioned before on Link, but the lack of obvious links is
the only significant criticism that I have with the site.
To confuse matters, you've got at least three different types of
links, only one of which is easily understandable (the underlined
Whilst it might pass W3C XHTML 1.0 guidelines (which is good), it is
not entirely user-friendly because of the unclear navigational
elements dispersed around the site.
The A+, A-, R and <> make little sense to me - whilst the 'A+/-'
seems logical enough, the 'R' and '<>' is incomprehensible to this
WWW veteran. Why not simply have fluid width for everyone?
One other thing. If I increase the font size in my browser, the style
sheet breaks, with text overlapping. And the A+/- fails when my
browser uses the minimum font size dictated by my browser rules, and
not the A+/-.
I suggest that the home/about us/contact us moves to the sidebar menu
where everything else is. I don't see a reason to have it floating in
The font choice for the main logo is odd, and looks very odd on my
Further, the arrow next to 'Main menu' doesn't make sense in that it
is different to the other arrows.
Also, the 'contact us' is hidden by two icons on my machine. Overall,
I suggest that the CSS is worked over to be more compatible with
Other than that, it's generally clean and uncluttered, and easy
enough to understand.
On 03/07/2007, at 4:10 PM, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> Oh kind people of the 'Link Insitute':
> I continually receive feedback that CMS is the way to go for web
> publishing and given that our site was ancient, I decided to spend
> time to see what all the fuss was about. I chose the Joomla package to
> test with. Over the past few months I used it to create a new site
> for our
> non-profit organisation. You will find the results at:
> I would really appreciate _constructive_ criticism as I am
> certainly not a
> web master, although I do have experience in graphic design and visual
> arts. Depending on how things go we might set up CMS for our
> members to
> use, all of whom are also non-profit organisations.
> Also, as a not so hidden agenda, I'm sure quite a few people here
> will be
> interested in what CASE does. Have a read and let us know what you
> and if you have any questions. At our next AGM we will be looking
> for some
> 'movers and shakers' to join our Management Committee and take the
> organisation to another level.
> Thanks for your time.
> Darrell D. Burkey, President
> Computing Assistance Support & Education Inc
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