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Hello, All!

After a brief stint on CafePress, Pete's Brain Lab (The Coolest T-shirt Designs Ever Created by a Compeltely Fake Laboratory) has relaunched with Spreadshirt as its quality printing and fullfilment partner.

Please visit the site http://www.petesbrainlab.com when you get a chance.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for your time!

Pete
 

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PB Lab said:
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Hi Pete,

Overall your site is really quite good. I like the layout, the concept, and the designs are pretty nice.

I just have a few comments.

1. You have a different tag line on two different pages. On the home page it is "Putting off-the-wall on the shirt" On your "FAQ" it's "One mind, mined". A bit confusing - I'd pick one tag line and stick with it. I like the "off-the-wall" one better, for the record.

2. Your text on the main page is too small (I am talking specifically about the "Welcome" section). It looks good design-wise, but realistically it is hard to read, and because it is part of a graphic, it can't be re-sized by my browser.

3. You have a typo in your navigation menu - "Sea ALL designs".

4. At the bottom of your pages you have a bunch of random text.. "Cool t-shirts are all you'll find at PetesBrainLab.com. By cool t-shirts we mean t-shirts that are funny, smart, unique, weird..." etc etc. Anyone who comes to your site will immediately recognize that it has no value other than to attract search engines. That's a real turn-off. To me, doing that says: I care a lot more about getting people to see my site than actually providing useful information about my products.

If you really want to use this text somehow, don't plaster it all over the entire site. Put it on one page and link to your store from there. Personally, I would just leave it off entirely - A lot of search engine bots are wise to this tactic, and there are a lot of better ways to increase your exposure.

Hope you don't mind the honest feedback.. :)
 

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Jasonda said:
Hope you don't mind the honest feedback.. :)
Not at all, Josanda. Thanks for the typo/type size catches.

Regarding the search-engine-catching wad of type on the bottom. I'll have to ponder that one. Maybe ALT tags under the graphics instead?
 

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Not at all, Josanda. Thanks for the typo/type size catches.

Regarding the search-engine-catching wad of type on the bottom. I'll have to ponder that one. Maybe ALT tags under the graphics instead?
Alt tags are a must. This is especially important not only for the search engines, but it is very helpful for anyone who is vision impared and is using a device that "reads" the webpage to them. :)
 

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Jasonda said:
Alt tags are a must [...] it is very helpful for anyone who is vision impared and is using a device that "reads" the webpage to them. :)
Very true of information (i.e. content driven) sites, but seems a lot less relevant for a t-shirt site (i.e. selling a visual object). Obviously visually impaired people still buy t-shirts (both for themselves and as gifts), but for all that it doesn't seem like a particularly relevant demographic in this case.
 

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Solmu said:
Very true of information (i.e. content driven) sites, but seems a lot less relevant for a t-shirt site (i.e. selling a visual object). Obviously visually impaired people still buy t-shirts (both for themselves and as gifts), but for all that it doesn't seem like a particularly relevant demographic in this case.
Probably not, but you never know. :)
 
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