Thanks for the detailed review Chuck! I'll have most of these resolved
> Overall it looks great! And I'm very excited to see such a=20
> high profile site backed by Webware.
I didn't want to go live with the Lycos site first, I wanted a lower
traffic site to test on first but that's just how it worked out.
> - I get the impression that your IMG tags don't specify width=20
> and height, because the layout changes after the icons and photos
> in. Adding those specs would make the interface feel smoother.
Good point, I test on a T1 so it's usually too fast for me to notice.
And I try to leave the HTML coding to others :)
> - Your photo icon for search results should have a=20
> transparent background OR you should show a different one on the rows
that are gray=20
> (instead of white).
I just threw that in yesterday from our other site (http://ffs.cc) and
noticed as I was getting ready to leave that it needed transparency.
I'll fix that tomorrow.
> - It would be cool if I could click on a heading to sort by=20
> that in the table.
I'll throw that in :)
> - It would be cool if I could click a ? next to a heading=20
> like BD/BA in=20
> order to get pop up help on it. On the other hand, it was=20
> really obvious=20
> under the detailed listing what that was, so maybe it's not an issue.
> - For Price (like $249,900.00), I would not show cents. It=20
> always looks to=20
> be zero and even if it weren't, it's neglible on prices like=20
I've wanted to strip that .00 off for a while, just never get around to
it. tomorrow :)
> - The city crime info is really cool, but it would be much=20
> more useful if I=20
> could easily compare that to the county, state and country to=20
> get a feel=20
> for whether or not these numbers are high or low. Frankly, I=20
> have no idea.
We were talking about beefing up the crime and school data yesterday
with more helpful info.
> - Formatting under School Information looks a little strange. I would=20
> expect it to look more like Listing Information with the=20
> alternating colors.
I broke that yesterday by adding the collapsing feature and didn't get
around to making the collapsed view pretty.
> I can see the relationship between the collapsed vs. expanded view of=20
> schools and how the formatting probably fell out that way=20
> during coding.=20
> But I think tweaking the collapsed view to look "right" would=20
> be worth it.
True, will do tomorrow :)
> - One of the properties supposedly had a photo, but it was=20
> really an image=20
> that said the photo was temporarily unavailable. You might=20
> want to find a=20
> way to manage or detect that.
We have a simple filter to scan for those that we've seen but finding
them the first time is a challenge. We'll work on that.
> - Your "powered by" logo in the lower right hand corner is=20
> not clickable=20
> (to go to your company or provide more information on the=20
Can't for contractual reasons.
> - On toolbars like:
> | HOME | LOGOUT | CANCEL | SEARCH | HELP | CONTACT US |
> I prefer no separators at all. If you use a in place=20
> of | you get=20
> enough space and the look is clean. Of course, that is a=20
> personal preference.
> At least make your bars a dimmer color than the text, like=20
> what is done in=20
> the Lycos Real Estate tool bar up higher.
I'll pass it on to the designer :)
> - Dates like 2001-08-25 feel like programmer stuff. Perhaps=20
> Aug 25, 2001 or=20
> 8/25/2001 would be better display formats.
True. will fix.
> - It would be nice if you could extend the navigation path up top:
> LOCATION: Lycos > Real Estate
> With something like:
> LOCATION: Lycos > Real Estate > Foreclosures > California > Anaheim
> or whatever makes sense.
Good idea, will try to get that in!
> Again, you've done a great job and I found the site useful,=20
> responsive and easy to read and navigate.
> I can't wait to announce _my_ site... but it's not finished.
I look forward to seeing it. Thanks to everyone involved in WebWare,
Cheetah and FunFormKit, I really love using them!