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Old 03-03-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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hello my name is Spencer and I'm here to intrduce me and my site my site isn't a game host but it's an advertising site I advertise MUDs,browser,clans,and any game you can think of for no cost so I am just here to say that you can send your games my way and we can partner up sites.rune Home Pagerune Home Page
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Welcome Saron!

I'll have my staff check out your site and see what you have to offer. I hope you enjoy TMS!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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i hope you and your staff like it its still needs work but about the advertisement you have to make the ad yourself that includes a video,link,or image link, so you have to do the HTML yourself but the cost to put it on there is free for now so i think i can do something for you site.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:09 PM   #4
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I know the site is new but I am trying to find games to start the adds up.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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so it's been a few days did you like it
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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Critique should you want any, and as you have linked in a public forum, I will exercise my right to speak ^^

1) Text is far too small, with no options to increase it. I am guessing the site is based on a free template program with a built in custom CMS. If you are trying to dip into webdesign, you should go with something like Joomla which combines the ability to have an out the box website, with flexibility to grow your own web design skills. Joomla also conforms to most webdesign standards using a MVC (Model, View, Controller, see Model‚€“view‚€“controller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) standard and has built in accessibility and SEO modules.
2) Moving background is annoying as hell, and detracts from reading.
3) Games listings are hidden behind a login screen, people are getting savvy to giving away their email details, and your site in no-way offers any reason to signup. There is certainly no incentive for online games companies to list with you as they will not gain any SEO advantages which is a primary reason for using directory sites such as this one. Content locked away behind a security login is not content that Google (for example) can spider.
4) The site contains popups, dont know what they are, but dont care, my popup blocker stays on. No good site should have popups anymore, you want a seperate screen to popup, use Lightbox.
5) Punctuation / grammer does not scream professional website, will gaming companies want to be listed on your site at all?
6) From a developer perspective, why RUNE? Where is the about the site section.. about us.. why is there a picture of a skier (assumtion due to ski glasses and snow) with a gun?

from a player perspective

1) Do we need another game directory / discussion site? What is your going to offer that is different?


I am not trying to be nasty or critical for the sake of it. I have been designing websites and webbased applications for a long time (199x) and programming for nearly 3 decades. I was discussing web design with Tim Berners Lee when the WWW was so quiet you could pretty much guarantee a response from anyone with a mail address as junk mail just didnt exist ^^... now I feel really old.... I was quite young then and made the mistake of assuming he invented the internet... tut tut.. but I am sure people still make that mistake even today

I am gathering from your posts you are dipping your toe into webdesign, and its best to stamp on bad habits, and bad design early. The quality and standards demanded today in webdesign mean you need to spend more time designing and thinking about accessibility and ease of use of a website before you code a single line.

Keep at it, and if you are serious about webdesign check out articles written by these guys, World Wide Web Consortium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as they usually will keep you on the straight and narrow. Pick a language to specialise in (I recommend open source such as PHP, but a great commercial one is Coldfusion by Adobe.. a development server is free). Database skills are also pretty much essential (MYSQL, MSSQL).

You can very quickly turn you home pc into a server by installing WAMP, Install PHP 5 Apache MySQL on Windows : WampServer which will quickly and simply give you an Apache / PHP and MYSQL webserver up and running in a few mins.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:04 PM   #7
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maybe I'm not a pro i don't discuss games i advertise now I'm not so sure i want to advertise your mud's,or games. I'm new at this i'm sorry i'm not a pro like you are
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maybe I'm not a pro i don't discuss games i advertise now I'm not so sure i want to advertise your mud's,or games. I'm new at this i'm sorry i'm not a pro like you are
Sorry you feel that way, and my ego is not so fragile that I need to boast, and that wasnt the point of my reply.

We were all new once, I gave you advice as opposed to writing a one line answer damning your website. My very first website was designed for my companies intranet.. a personnel directory and it took me months. When it was finished and went live, it was a hash of bouncing gif's animation, terrible layouts and errors. A few people pointed this out and my only response was "this took me months you bastards" and I got ****ty... then after a few days I looked at it and thought "It really is bad, and very unprofessional". SO I went away, learned how to use CSS for layouts, read all the latest in accessibility standards, and bought magazines so I could see the websites that were winning awards.

I added fireworks, and flash to my portfolio, and scrapped Frontpage and hand coded all my pages in Coldfusion (I now use PHP) and within 3 months redesigned the whole thing and didnt get a single complaint, and plenty of interest. I built in security, and users were able to login an update their own details, upload photos etc.

So in summary You can either take my advice on board (not as definitive advice, but steps towards a goal), or go cry in a corner and give up.. one of these choices is pointless. I do not retract what I have said, the world is full of people who will pay you lipservice to avoid hurting your feelings.. I am not one of them, and the forums are full of people who will slam you down without giving advice, I am not one of them either.

You have the desire to make webpages, Good On You! So now give peope something they need. If you want to take on the likes of IGN.COM etc, give us something better. NOWGAMER have tried, and have come up with a very nice modular site which can be tailored by the user The best video gaming reviews, previews and more NOW! on NowGamer

Needless to say, this is my last comment on the subject with your current attitude. I am not the voice of TMS, just a forum user so please carry on pushing your site by all means.
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