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1464, Validate my new portal
Posted by vijaya, Fri Jul-27-07 01:28 AM

I have released the beta version of my company's portal and
would like as much feedback as I can get. This is a paradigm
shift in the way current portals work. This portal is a social
networking portal through which one can

Sell/buy items on a garage sale in their neighborhood
Maintain friends' and relatives' anniversaries
Avail a personal finance tool to save and grow income
Network within their neighborhood, their interest group etc
Get guidance on vacation spots depending on one's budget,
time, and choice of interest
Place an ad for one's skilled services (electrical, plumbing,
driving etc) for availability and requirement
Show case one's talents (painting, photography, dolls, candles
etc) or buy unique items that you may not fin in shops
Attend classes for special exams, yoga, dance, music etc
Get counseling help for personal, education, finance, health
Plan one's day more efficiently
Maintain personal / medical journal
Kids section

The portal address is

Since this is a beta version, only bare-bone content is built
and the screen navigation may appear rough. It does require
little experience of working on computer applications. The
production version is being constructed now with all the web
formats and graphics and sponsors' ad links. 

This feed back is mainly to get feed back on the features.

Thanks in advance for all your help in evaluating my portal.


1467, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by Pepperfire, Fri Jul-27-07 06:09 AM
Well, I've signed up to give feedback, but waiting two days is going to give you a delay in getting feedback from me... I'm leaving town at 3:00.


Tina Brooks, VP Marketing
Brooks Pepperfire Foods, Inc.
Makers of Peppermaster Hot Sauces

Eat more peppers!

1475, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by vijaya, Sun Jul-29-07 09:58 PM
Hi Tina,

Thanks very much for signing up.Actually it is an automated process that happens every night. By now you must have got signed up.

There is a feed back menu option available in the portal.

Once again thanks very much for your time and I look forward to reading all your feed back.

1884, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by BigIdea, Mon Nov-26-07 04:59 PM
1887, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by vijaya, Mon Nov-26-07 11:08 PM
Thanks very much for your wishes and the feed back. Can you also give feed back on the usability of the portal?


1945, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by will2power, Wed Dec-19-07 05:02 AM
Your site needs a lot of work on the front end. I'm not speaking of the coding on the back end, but the user presentation leaves a lot to be desired. These days, the best way to attract users is to provide them with an interface that is attractive and functional. The days of the plain text website are long gone. if you're looking to keep people coming back, you're going to have to add more to what they see. Determine a color scheme, a layout. You may have to hire a web designer to come up with something, or perhaps you may want to go somewhere like and purchase a template that your script can be adapted to. When it comes to websites, presentation is everything.
1948, RE: Validate my new portal
Posted by vijaya, Wed Dec-19-07 07:25 PM

Thanks for the feed back. The web graphics and animation will be in our production version. What we are looking right now in our beta version is the search parameters for different menu options, navigation, features etc (mostly on the content).