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#1 Oct 02 2012 at 5:17 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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Hey gang!

My name is Decimal, and I've created a new raiding website that I'd love for you to check out. It's called The 9th Buff.

The 9th Buff does away with the one-size-fits-all videos that are either too general in nature or just list abilities from the Dungeon Journal. Our guides take into consideration your role (tank, healer, melee or ranged DPS) and even your specific class and spec when giving you your raid strategy. With an outline of the fight, a list of abilities to avoid and an "Important!" section that will make sure you know the crucial elements of the fights, there's plenty of knowledge for novice, intermediate and even expert raiders to pore through. The guides are also tailored to your specific level of raiding, broken up into 10N, 10H, 25N and 25H.

No matter your class, spec or mode of raiding, The 9th Buff has you covered. If you're raiding Mogu'shan tonight, you need to check out The 9th Buff. And with near-daily updates to all guides and the website in general for the next several weeks as the raids all roll out, this is an exciting time to get on board.

Thanks for your time today. I hope you check out The 9th Buff. If you have any questions or comments, there's a form you can fill out on the website that goes straight to my inbox. Take care and have a great day!


Decimal of Warforged, Moon Guard-US Horde


www.the9thbuff.com

Promotional/Tutorial Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtbsR5xrm9E
#2 Oct 02 2012 at 6:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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What is up with the slim content frames these days? 50% of the website is just background wallpaper. And that header is far too big.1 It's taking up 30% of the middle frame (per page - yes, I've been measuring).

By the way, I'd change the front (index) page a bit. People should not have to scroll down and click a link to get to the stuff they're there for in the first place.2 You've already got a button in the menu that takes you to the class_spec.htm page, but it's called "Restart Selections." Rename it to "Guides" and you're done.

I'd also contact Compusitions and ask them to put "Back" buttons on every page. Webdesign 101: Put a "Back" button on every page (except the index page).3 That was one of the very first things I was taught back when I studied website design. Always give the user a way to "undo" whatever they did.

And yes, I've been trying to make the ZAM designers understand that for the last couple of years, but as the advertisement frames clearly show, they don't listen to me when it comes to designing this stuff. Instead we have this micro-breadcrumb thing which is sophisticated and therefore better. /sigh


1 Designing Headers
2 Five Rules of Effective Website Navigation
        "The most common location of a button bar is across the top of the page,
        as users should not have to scroll down to navigate further into your site."
3 The Back Button - How People Use Websites


Edited, Oct 3rd 2012 2:26am by Mazra
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