Hey there :-) Welcome to SuN.
I *really* like that you have the pronunciation of the name right below
the name logo itself! Excellent inspiration. (Nit-picking, you could
put it in parenteses, if you want.)
One thing that bothered me is that on the home page, you have the three
basic ways to get jewelry: Design your own, ready to wear, etc. Those
titles are in red, and I just assumed I could click on the words and go
to the area of the site. They`re not links. They should be.
I understand I can click the thumbnails, but those aren`t always as
obvious as a title or subtitle. You can keep them red, and they don`t
have to be underlined, but I think people will expect them to be links.
So I went to the Ready to Wear, and was again surprised to see that at
the top of the center was "Design your Own Jewelry." That`s *not* what
I wanted....I wanted "ready to wear."
I would keep each of the three basic forms and categories separate, on
their own page. When I want ready-to-wear, I want to immediately see
ready-to-wear when I click to that page. Not something else.
To that end, the left-side navigation bar should reflect my "location"
on the site. Right now, on the Ready-to-Wear "page," I see that
"Categories" is the top menu option. Where`s "home?" Yes, you have it
in your "tabs" (the little hearts), but I`m not sure that`s the best
place. Let`s see what others have to say.
I don`t even see "Ya-ya`s picks" in the categories on the navigation bar.
When I tried Design Your Own, I saw that I had steps. Fine, no problem.
So I clicked the image of the daisy. I could enlarge it...so? How do I
put that actual picture I clicked on into the line? I don`t want to
"browse," since I assume that would upload something from my computer.
I don`t mind that, but there aren`t any instructions.
I`d have those instructions---not complicated, just a helpful
explanation of Step 1 so I know what to do with the daisy picture I
Overall, I like the site. The colors are a bit grating, and it gives an
appearance that this site is targeting pre-adolescent girls. If you`re
looking for a wider market, I`d give some thought to the color scheme.
Everything ran smoothly, in terms of the site operations, at least for
me (Firefox 1.x, DSL line, 19" LCD @ 1280x1024). It`s more the logical
organization of the content that had these minor issure.