I agree that the overall look of the site is nice. :-)
I`m using FireFox 1.x on Win98SE. I too noticed the tabs at the top
"bounce" to the right when I hover over them. Probably just the
location of one of the underlying graphics...but it`s no big deal. It
is noticeable, though.
I have a 19" LCD panel, set to 1280 resolution and the right side of
the page went off MY screen! Hokey Spoons! I wonder what it looks like
on a 17" tube-type monitor! :-)
I wandered around, looked at stuff. I like fishing, so went into that
area. Oddly, when I clicked on the coasters and "coaster options"
dialog box, nothing happened. So I don`t get why they`re on the page?
What mostly bothered me is the table along the left side of the page.
I wanted to see typical navigation buttons. At the top, the tab for "Products" is way over in the middle of the right-hand
side, kind of lost. But I go to these kinds of places to see what
they`re selling. That "Products" button should be at least the second in from the left....in my opinion.
I want to very quickly "Browse" the store. I didn`t really care to see
the whole list of all the categories along the left. That, I figured
out very quickly from the Products page. Instead, I would have liked
bigger buttons, only a few of them, one of which would be a "Browse"
In other words, I`m not used to navigating the whole site from the tabs along the top.
To me, left-side navigation buttons are the "main headings." Top-row
tabs are the "subheadings" of the site. The main buttons are "home,"
"shop," "browse," "search," and that sort of action-oriented stuff. The
tabs along the top are the extras for "about us," "contact," "shopping
cart," "account," and so forth. They`re more maintenance-oriented.
Maybe it`s just me, but that`s what I expect to see. I just was bored
looking at the left side of the pages, over and over again when I
already knew I could click "Proucts" for the same info.
I tend to think that nothing on a Web site should be "redundant." Put something there once, and that`s it.