Startup Website Reviews – Episode 2:


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#1 Vitaly Babiy on 03.30.10 at 8:52 am

Hey Rob, I just wanted to publicly thank you for the review. Having a 3rd party view really opened my eyes. Things that seem so obvious get over looked when working constantly on a website. I really love the idea of adding the pricing information to the quickcheck result page, this tool is used by many people everyday. This should help raise our conversion rate.

Once again thanks a bunch.

#2 Justin Stolle on 03.30.10 at 12:19 pm

I like your suggestions; they’re all valid and valuable for others as well.

The horizontal scroll bar should be removed; it seems that would be easy to fix with this layout. I just think it looks a little sloppy when there’s no good reason for it to be there.

#3 Rob on 03.30.10 at 12:22 pm

@Justin – The horizontal scrollbar only appears because I record these screencasts at 1024×768. The site almost fits into 1024, but looks like it’s about 20 pixels over. IMO this is fine since they are selling to a techie audience.

However, if they check their analytics and they have more than a few people hitting their site with 1024 or below, they should adjust the design.

#4 Chris on 03.31.10 at 1:55 am

I’m enjoying the reviews. I know that you’re good because nearly everything you say is obvious in hindsight. I would like to see a site that you feel is well done, but breaks the mold (no big buttons, etc).

#5 Craig on 04.01.10 at 3:01 am

Great reviews. I agree with @chris, it would be nice to see a review of a site that you think ticks all the boxes.

#6 Rob on 04.06.10 at 6:06 pm

>>I would like to see a site that you feel is well done, but breaks the mold (no big buttons, etc).

I have six-month backlog of sites and I’m going in order of submission so I’m sure we’ll see one in the coming weeks.