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Mladen Ignjatovic
Mladen Ignjatovic
13,602 Points

Can you please review my first website

This is my first web site ever. The site is not completely finished,I finished about 85% of the site. I completely revamped web site of the local library. This is the official website of the library: www.bibliotekanegotin.org.rs, terrible !? This is my version: http://maki1986.github.io/bibliotekaNegotin/ . Can you tell me what you think about the design, functionality,responsiveness ... Each page is similar so I used ajax to load the content of each page. I tried to make website very responsive, please try different screen sizes. What do you think about the image gallery? (second from right in the navigation). I'm especially interested in what I could do easier, better, clearer ... please be honest. Thanks in advance.

4 Answers

Mladen Ignjatovic
Mladen Ignjatovic
13,602 Points

thanks! :)

p.s. Any suggestion?

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,602 Points

Hey there Mladen,

first off: Congratulations on your first website, you should be really proud of yourself! :) I think you really did a great job, it's fast, responsive and it's a huge improvement to the previous website! Just two things I would improve: I would increase the padding for the body text because the two sidebars are a bit too close to it in my opinion. I would also add the functionality to navigate through the gallery with the keyboard and with "previous" and "next" buttons when you opened an image in the lightbox.

But those are just minor things, so once again, great job, keep up the good work! :)

Mladen Ignjatovic
Mladen Ignjatovic
13,602 Points

Thanks a lot Tobias,

I will definitely improve padding for the body text and that gallery functionality,that is good suggestion, I will work on it.

Jay Padzensky
Jay Padzensky
4,731 Points

Hi Mladen!

Nice work, you should be proud! I just have a few thoughts- The gallery looks great. If you know the coding to be able to implement scrolling from inside the lightbox via a left/right keyboard arrow or left mouse click, that would help users move through the gallery more smoothly.

The book images on either side of the page make me feel really boxed in. On the home page, it makes sense, but as I proceeded through the navigation options at the top, while the content loads very quickly, I felt really closed in by the framing.

Keep up the hard work!

Mladen Ignjatovic
Mladen Ignjatovic
13,602 Points

Thanks a lot for your review Jay. I will definitely work on the functionality of the gallery and I will see what I can do about the rest.

Andrew Chalkley
STAFF
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Mladen

This is great! Really awesome job.

The only main issue I see is that search engines may have an issue indexing your content or presenting the correct content for users. For example, if people searched for "КОНТАКТ bibliotekaNegotin" it probably would land on the home page. They'd have to do another click to get at the content. Whereas if there was a /contact.html page it would land directly on it from a search engine.

Other than that, good job!

Regards
Andrew

Mladen Ignjatovic
Mladen Ignjatovic
13,602 Points

Thanks a lot for your review Andrew.