Calling it a 'mess', a site that a 'thirteen year old would create' and 'dire' is offensive and unnecessary.
We are very much open to feedback, appreciate you taking the time to give your input, but comments like that are not constructive and motivational to anyone involved.
I wouldn't say my comments are unnecessary. Maybe offensive in some respect, although I mean no harm. As a site owner you should surly be open to criticism. I'll break down my comments so I'm not appearing too harsh.
Messy: Personally I find there to be too much text on the homepage. It's a work in progress so I appreciate that you guys are playing around with it and working on a final look. Like I said in my post maybe some experiments with different fonts and playing around with the layout of the homepage may work a little better. Even a banner may work at the top of the homepage and the navigation bar placed a little further down. Obviously these are my opinions and my suggestions. You can just ignore the lot if you like.
Something a 13 old would create: A little harsh of me so I apologise. However I agree with people on previous pages that the design is a little bland. It looks rather basic. Which as I said in my post simplicity is the way to go. However for TowersTimes it just doesn't quite look as quirky as I would have expected. Given the reputation this site has got I would expect something a little more special. But then as mentioned above it's all a work in progress so I won't judge too much at this point.
Dire: I was referring to the banner on the events page and I stand by that. People on the previous page mentioned that "it looks hideous" and it "doesn't look very professional" - I don't see how my comment is any worse? The graphics are good on it and suite TT. It's just the white background that looks out of place. It just needs blending in with the main background colours of the page!
I appreciate all the hard work that is going into the new site. TowersTimes is a mammoth of a website with endless amounts of pages enough to scare anyone away from re-writing, moving around and editing. It's a huge task and I understand these things take time. Although there are just one or two little things I believe could be changed here and there to make the pages of the site look more appealing.
Hopefully that clarifies things a little.