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Misdesigned UI, invalid HTML, some contrast problems and lack of content.
I appreciate the irony that for tools of dissent, your first idea is to include some Google shit so that Google can also be aware of who's interested in dissent.
On the upside, it has https and is lightweight.
The mis-design was intentional. I wanted ugly but obvious. That said, if you really think it'll just distract rather than help it stand out then I'll change it. I'm working on getting the site fully compliant with accessibility standards and design will need to play a part in that too I guess.
The rest are good points. I'd only included the Google shit because Edge didn't seem to like my local fonts. Can be removed and just go to the default if needs be.
I'm also not too worried about invalid html as long as it doesn't break anything but, if its obvious and frustrating then I'll fix it.
My main goal was lightweight, simple and informative.
Ideally I'd also not have the twitter tags and social shit but I want people to eventually share and the tags will then be necessary.
The misdesign is the splash-page. They sucked in the 90s, and they suck now. Replacing "click to enter" with "scroll to enter" is just as bad.
The website isn't informative because you just list the tools, but the explanation what they even do is somewhere else or just missing. People who already know these tools don't need the whole website.
The HTML is not just formally invalid, also the heading hierarchy is completely botched up because you're misusing heading tags for their default appearance.
Why do the cards even wiggle around on hover when they are not clickable? That's "oh isn't it cool" design junk.
For fonts, just use font-family and check which system fonts come closest to what you want on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Point taken on the design front.
The site isn't meant to be too informative. It was, originally, just going to be a directory with some information on the item pages themselves mostly because I'm unsure on the complete legality of combining dissenting messages while seeming to help people skirt privacy tools in an age where that is borderline illegal.
It's also a first pass. At first I just want to help people who are maybe less tech savvy find tools to help them stay more anonymous and secure while protesting.
So not quite dumb enough for who I'm aiming to help. Ideally it was for anyone and everyone. I've started adding in some information about why encryption and tools are important.
Perhaps it needs to be more hands-on than I'd wanted. A simple directory is only useful for people who know what to do with those listed items.
Thank you for the honest feedback. Design will be pulled back, more information and better explanation on what is being shown.
10Dev52532dThis is more a design thing:
I viewed it on a 1300 x 731 screen, and there was a little bit of x overflow. Not a major issue, but a little annoying
Updated design completely, it might be too simple now but the information is what I want focus on. No more Google Font and I'm adding in a lot more information today.
Thanks so much for the feedback, seriously. Made me realise I was being an idiot with a lot of the choices made. Simple is better than complex
Fast-Nop2682531d@Charon92 The annoying splash page is still there. It seems really hard to let go of that crap.
The heading levels are still botched up (though there's an h1 now), you should never underline text unless it's a link, and the validation still fails.
However, the cards don't wiggle anymore, and the lower part is now sequential which makes more sense.