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  Asked By: Pallavi    Date: Oct 08    Category: MOSS    Views: 425

I would be grateful for any comments people have about the One-Stop
SharePoint site www.sharepointvillage.com that opened today.



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Claire May     Answered On: Oct 08

The scrolling makes me queasy.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Oct 08

Fonts on the menu are just a little too large.

Answer #3    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Oct 08

I am certain that whoever designed your graphics is probably ecstatic, though I
understand that you made it so large that you have to scroll about to read about
your services. Oh, and your 508 compliance leaves much to be desired. Your menus
are ridiculously long with no #skipnav. My screen reader can't make heads or
tails of your site.

Technologies on the homepage:
Google Analytics
JCarousel Lite
Blog Publishing
AJAX Libraries API
Really Simple Discovery
Live Writer
Conditional Comments
Canonical Content Tag
XHTML Transitional
Friends Network
Cascading Style Sheets

Out of this long list of technologies, one has to wonder why you didn’t design
a site about SharePoint using, oh, I don't know...SharePoint?

Answer #4    Answered By: Dante Parsons     Answered On: Oct 08

We take them onboard and will be looking
to include the option to skip the navigation and certainly looking at the screen
reader problem you encountered.

The issue of not using SharePoint is something we discussed long and hard. It
was decided that at present to prevent any further delays in bringing a much
needed central resource to the SharePoint community to go with WordPress. One of
the main reasons was ease of use for Shop Owners who have to update their
individual shops. Licensing costs were also considered as well as performance
issues. It is our intention to move the site over to SharePoint in the future.

Thank you again for taking time to evaluate www.sharepointvillage.com and hope
you will continue to see it develop.

Answer #5    Answered By: Luke Davis     Answered On: Oct 08

The pages loaded real slowly for me. Maybe the images are too heavy. Also,
the images take up too much room on the page. I found that I had to click a
lot to find information. Might be better to put more info on fewer pages
until you get more content.

What is the purpose of the site? Is it just a pointer to other web sites? Or
is it a directory of SharePoint companies?

Answer #6    Answered By: Daniella Landry     Answered On: Oct 08

Thanks for your comments about SharePoint village.

We have deliberately gone for images and less text to try to make it
appealing and eye-catching to visitors. We have tried to limit the number of
clicks to find information by introducing the shop sections but will review
this following your comments.

The purpose of SharePoint Village is to be a one-stop site for all
SharePoint information and try to give the users an address like
SharePointvillage.com that users can easily remember. It is hoped that it
will become a Gateway to all the great SharePoint information out there. In
the Library section it does just contain easily accessible links to some of
the leading SharePoint Community sites. The main part of SharePoint village
is the section of 'Shops' where somebody looking to find, say a Web Part,
can have see different companies selling Web Parts next to each other and we
hope as well as going in one shop they might go in another. The Free
directory is really an extra to help SharePoint companies just get listed.
We will soon be grouping these also by service offered.

I think my real idea for SharePoint Village is to help some of SharePoint
companies and their products get a higher profile noticed in the SharePoint
World by putting them in a Village that will attract SharePoint people.

Please let us know anything else you would like to see in this One-Stop
SharePoint Shop.

Answer #7    Answered By: Bo Stafford     Answered On: Oct 08

Following comments about too much movements on the graphics making some of you
queasy I have today slowed them down to 20% of original speed so we will see how
they go.

Thank you to everyone at sharepointdiscussions for their terrific input.

Answer #8    Answered By: Jocelyn Shelton     Answered On: Oct 08

The scrolling made me a little cautious as well. Perhaps a fade in / fade out
would work better. Or try taking out the other box with scrolling images below
the bigger one.

Answer #9    Answered By: Joey Soto     Answered On: Oct 08

You have 2 objects that scroll at different rates on the homepage.
It distracts the eye.
You should ave more information above the fold.

Your Shops menu doesn't match the individual option.
For example If i click SHOPS and let the page load and then click web parts it
displays something different than shops-> web parts.

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