Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My comments on blog review from asianblogreview

based on my blog review from Asian Blog Review

Alicia's weblog is based on the simple 2 column layout - 1 layout for the posting and the other as the sidebar. The colour symbiosis is easy on the eyes and it is wondrously pleasant for viewers to read it.

glad that my layout is nice as i've spent hours for it :)

The only part I did not like about the layout was the header image, where she placed a small disclaimer link [If you're new here pls read this first..] just below her tagline. It's small, i think it's about a size 10 font. When it's still an active link it's reddish brown so one can notice it, but when it's a visited link it becomes grey and it blends with the image background, rendering nearimpossible to view.

i think the disclaimer link is ok.. as it's much better than having it at the bottom of my blog where seldom people will know of it's existance.. anyway i'll work on the link color when i've got the time and mood :P

Content wise, Alicia writes her posts in English - though it's broken here and there, the message is easy to understand and to digest. However, her post title irritates me when she places it in mixed capital letters such as "The MalaysiaN FooD".

i admit that my english is not very good in writing.. but happy that it's easy to be understood.. about mixed capital letters... will definitely do something about it :)

In many of her posts, she places pictures which I think is quite fabulous but with too many pictures, loading time increases.

i think pictures in my blog are ok as i've been asking feedbacks frm my readers about the loading time.. i think it is perfectly fine as it's small and in jpeg form (to reduce size and loading time)... furthermore i've created a link for each of the pictures i posted for users to view the real BIG actual size..

Alicia has 12 blogrolls at the moment, maybe it's because she only joined Blogspot in October 2005. Hopefully it doesn't end up like other blogs I've seen that have 50++ blogrolls. Navigation to previous posts/archives is easy.

i've a system which i'm planning to implement should my blogrolls increase.. so it shouldn't be an issue :)

anyway thanx for the review..

16 comments:

Jellyfish said...

congrat wor...

u forgot to put 7/10 :P

Davious said...

well now, since you know what is needed to be done. i do hope that i'll see improvements

Robin said...

hmmm... and I am still the standard template..

Can u teach me how to change?

Davious said...

robin - you can change your template by going to the template page.

Alicia said...

jellyfish : :P hehe nvm la.. later put la.. lazy to change :/

davious : haha sure will for simple stuffs like post's header.. but for the link color haha.. dono when will i settle it...

robin : u have to go to the template tab in blogger and change the contents... if u would like to edit the whole thing.. u will have to pick up some html and do some simple graphic editing..

if u really wanna edit your template.. i suggest that u make a backup copy just incase if anything goes wrong.. (dat's wad i did)

Andreas said...

Your blog really looks good. But, do you really need someone to judge your work? Don't you know that it looks great? Isn't it more important that you can look back, pad your shoulder and say "well done" (Do you do that?)

As long as you like your blog and your lay-out, I believe, it is fine. But congrats to a great job, and a nice evaluation achieved!

Alicia said...

andreas: not to say that i need someone to judge my work.. sometimes it's nice to hear feedback frm viewers :)

narrowband said...

Congrats on the achievement, I find your blog OK. Every blog is unique, as is the blogger. Hence uniqueness is what we (most bloggers), strive to have. And more often than not, it is the contents that keep readers coming back - and not the layout/appearance. However, once in a while, a little critic does let you see from beyond your own point of view, from a different perspective (ie what others think about the layout, etc).

Chen said...

congrats another time :D

one simple request ;)
Do post more pictures of notti boi :D
He is cuteeeeee..
I show my hubby notti boi's picture and he likes notti boi as well :)

Jellyfish said...

cute boi is here again :P

tom said...

The blog is really nice. I think i couldnt be a critic because i would give it more than 7/10. I dont see anything bad in capital letters nor Alicias english - its understandable. Too many pics? heh i thought that the more of them the more info you can get, which is better. The loading time isnt long in a way.

Alicia said...

narrowband: ya i agree with you..

chen : thanx xD.. notti boi pics ar.. gotta snap more .. i think i will snap his pics when he put on his "new year" clothes and become fashion boi or dog model.. i bought him a red doggy-t for new yr :D

jellyfish : oi 8 tangan :D

tom : ya i think that the loading time of my blog is not crappy...

DarReNz said...

ur blog rox always .....2 thumbs up from me !!!

Jellyfish said...

8 thumbs up!!!
kekekeke...

KY said...

pretty good, please feed me btw

Alicia said...

darrenz & jellyfish : thanx :)

ky : feed? o.O