I`m a gadget freak, and love looking through mail-order catalogs. There
are some great gadget sites online, too, and I`m interested both in the
products and the ideas that went into inventing those products. Your
site reminds me of that kind of place.
The one issue I have is that it got a bit strange as I scrolled down,
looking at the list of products you`re discussing. The right two
columns emptied out, and the whole site sort of "shifted" to just the
one narrow column on the left.
Is there some way you can show only a couple of products on the left,
at first, then have a link to a new area that provides a more balanced
The writing is a bit weak, some of that being the typeface, some being
the humdrum content itself. Even so, the overall idea is pretty nifty.
Depending on how you intend to earn money from this, you might consider
working with a copywriter. I`d also suggest some sort of logo and
"tagline" up at the top, in the banner area. "Dwellogy" is a peculiar
term, so it would help having a 10-word pitch/explanation, I think.
If you keep the one headline, "Cool Products from Cool Stores," you can
remove the "On Sale." Then you actually could use that as your tagline;
hard-code it right into the top header.
You then could have your disclaimer about products potentially being
sold out, or that you don`t guarantee all products to be available as
your first paragraph of the left-hand column.
I read some of the content in the middle column, and that too was
pretty weak. Aside from grammar issues, the type size was even smaller.
But I get the idea that you`re looking at the back-story for various
products, and I think that`s a cool idea too.
One thing that was just plain weird was seeing a link, "Continued on
Page 42." Who numbers pages on a Web site? :-) I`d change that to "Read
more..." and leave it at that.
I did click the link, seeing it was another item on sale. But again,
the empty left columns made that particular page unbalanced and
uncomfortable to the eye. I`m not sure....can you adjust the template
so that the front page is 3 columns with the sidebar, but all the
remaining pages are 2 columns?
If not, then you`ll manually have to balance out the two content columns better.
It was a little annoying seeing three articles separated, but all about
Momma. Ordinarily, you`d write one article about the place and combine
each separate idea into that single discussion. That`s "editorial"
layout, as different from graphic layout, design, and content layout.