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  1. Joshua Harding

    Joshua Harding AvailDomains.com Gold Account

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    Hey all!

    I'll keep it brief - I've recently re-designed my website: AvailDomains.com.

    If you could give me some feedback on the overall UX/feel of the site, I would deeply appreciate your time and help.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. cipcip

    cipcip Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The website is really nice, I like it.
    What maybe is missing from the website, a back to top button, you scroll a lot to go to the bottom, then you have to scroll again to go to the top.
     
  3. Joshua Harding

    Joshua Harding AvailDomains.com Gold Account

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    Thanks for your feedback, cipcip!

    That's a great point, and definitely something I'll look into. I'm not sure how I'll go about implementing it. I've considered opting for a sticky header, with a "to the top" button included. You've made me consider it further after your feedback :).

    Thanks again!
     
  4. xynames

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    When I click the Find Yours link which takes me to the Undeveloped page, takes forever to try to load and finally did not load at all the first time (Page not Found error), then tried a few more times finally eventually after a long wait did load.
     
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  5. Joshua Harding

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    Damn, that's not good on Undeveloped's part.. Hmm. Adds an unnecessary level of friction to the process. Thanks for letting me know, I'll see what I can do about that!
     
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    xynames XYNames.com VIP

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    It is now loading okay. It must've been a temporary issue at Undeveloped's end.
     
  7. Joshua Harding

    Joshua Harding AvailDomains.com Gold Account

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    Awesome - thank you for the reconfirmation, that was very kind of you.

    It seems throughout these forums that other users have had some issues with loading times as well. Luckily, they seem to be sparse and inconsistent.
     
  8. MetBob

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    I really like your website (and your portfolio of outstanding domain names!). Your logo is nice too!

    My one suggestion is to somehow make it more obvious to go to your section Categories:Curated for you - I think that section does a superb job of promoting your domains, but I think many people will see the link at the top "Available Domains" which just goes to your Undeveloped page, and totally miss it? With curated you use

    I super like your section Effective branding starts with your domain name, and also your FAQs selection. By adding good information like this professionally presented should help your search stats.

    Re undeveloped, had you thought of trying something other than the plain white background? I liked the use of black on your website, but going to your undeveloped with so much white seems a bit jarring. It is true that the simplicity of the two are congruent though. You can see what I did with an image here - not saying it is great, just an option you might consider.
    https://undeveloped.com/domain-seller/robert-hawkes?order=relevance

    Not sure it is relevant, but in case you have not heard of it, the following free service provides an amazing automated analysis on any website, with specific suggestions on how to improve (no association with company).
    http://nibbler.silktide.com/

    On your Undeveloped.com itself, I think you have displaying similar domains turned off. Have you considered having it on, so that a potential buyer may see another option that you have in a related name?

    Best of luck with your enterprise - certainly a super professional web presence! Check it out NPs at AvailDomains.com. people!
     
  9. Joshua Harding

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    Bob - this is extremely valuable and thoughtful feedback. Any attempt to express my gratitude would fall short of its intention.

    I suppose the mix of Categories vs. Available Domains is one of indecision on my part. On the one hand, I want to drive traffic to my portfolio on Undeveloped, as they internally deal with payment processing + escrow, etc. Essentially, entirely hands off once they're funnelled - which is awesome. I agree that if I'm to bother with curation on my site, I should probably make it a priority to drive traffic through there as well. I'll consider it further after having received your feedback.

    As far as the backgrounds of Undeveloped are concerned, I just haven't quite found what I'm looking for. I like the white space, but I agree that it's jarring after redirecting from my mostly dark design features on AvailDomains. I think I'd like for their banner to be larger - the dimensions just don't quite jive with my vision (not to say that your profile doesn't look great!).

    I had the settings on "Bio" rather than "Show Domains". I'm not sure where I stand on it, as on the one hand I like the specificity of the bio for any given domain, whereas "Show Domains" clearly labels you as a domainer.

    Again, thank you for your feedback, beyond what I can express!
     
  10. strugar

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    I have visited the site from mobile, so my comments apply to mobile version. As others said, site is really nice; colours are pleasant and professional, font easily readable, and overall navigation smooth.

    Now, what I don't like; when I first visit the site, most prominent part are two blue buttons, "Contact" and "Find yours", they occupy almost one third of the screen.

    I have just visited the site, so contact button in that position makes no sense to me, I still don't know what your site is about, so no need to contact you. It belongs to footer or somewhere in menu.

    "Find yours", however, opens Undeveloped in a new tab. This again makes no sense to me - I still have not had a chance to read your story and offers, and you are diverting me to external site.

    Similar to Metbob, I like "Effective branding" section; maybe it's too much of a change, but I would move both those buttons away to make space for "Effective branding" slogan. Actually, I prefer that slogan to the currently main one, domain sales made simple.

    Section "Discover" needs to link to appropriate domain, if possible - if I see domain I like in that slider, I will probably want to explore it further. If it dissapears from the slider, which, btw, is also nice, I will have to search for it.

    Buttons for "Brandable" and "Adult" sections are missing background pictures.

    Page "Resources" is missing footer. Actually, footer seems to be quite inconsistent, different for different pages.

    404 for page https://www.availdomains.com/available-domains (link from "Be found" button at the bottom of the page https://www.availdomains.com/value-domain/

    T&C might be more extensive, and merit their own place in main menu, rather than barelly visible in the footer - resembles small print - T&C link is nowhere to be found at home page, only in some of the inner pages! And you don't want to hide T&C.

    In FAQ page, "contact" button on the top, and "Get in touch" just beneath header, and both take me to contact page; why that duplication?

    As for your question, I'm using Android M at 5.5" Nubia M2, and Habit browser. This is how it looks like - as I said, quite pleasant experience, responsive design works flawlessly, no need to fix it. ;)

    Screenshot_2018-03-13-19-24-56.png

    Screenshot_2018-03-13-20-41-33.png
     
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  11. Joshua Harding

    Joshua Harding AvailDomains.com Gold Account

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    Hey Strugar! Thank you sincerely for the feedback. It's very kind of you.

    If I may, what kind of phone are you browsing with? I'm trying to nail the mobile experience as it's so important in today's world. What is it that you mean by one third of the space?

    I'll do my best to optimize it for you and get back to you!
     
  12. strugar

    strugar Established Member

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    As I said, I mistakenly hit "post" button; hopefully I complete it soon, and explain the one third... :D
     
  13. Joshua Harding

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    Oops! Looks like I was too caught up in my reply that I missed your edit, haha. Cheers, thank you for taking the time to be so thorough!
     
  14. Joshua Harding

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    I've since made a few stylistic changes - but as always, it's a work in progress.

    @strugar - the suspense is killing me!
     

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