Blog Review: Sporty Guy by Ivan Saldajeno

Site Name: Sporty Guy
Site Owner: Ivan Saldajeno
Genre: Sports
Platform: Blogger
Description: This is a sports blog covering the NBA, PBA, UFL, international soccer, boxing, UFC, WWE, NCAA, and UAAP.

Browser Check:

  • ✓Mozilla Firefox 11.0
  • ✓Google Chrome 18.0
  • ✓Safari 5.1.4
  • ✓Opera 11.62
  • ✓Internet Explorer 8
  • ✓Internet Explorer 7

Things to Worth Mentioning

  1. Detailed posts
  2. Consists of only one H1 Tag

Things that Need Attention

  1. There are lots of missing images
  2. Too long posts on frontpage
  3. Slow loading speed
  4. Too many widgets
  5. No redirect for a link with just sharetub.net (without the www as prefix)

Tips from BTT

  1. Most images are broken
    I've actually seen a lot of broken images on the site. Other than it adds up loading speed without rendering an image, you are actually creating a mess in your layout.

    Blog Review: Sporty Guy by Ivan Saldajeno

    This can either be solved by looking for these images and replacing it with a valid one, else you can try to use a script that might fix this:

    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js" />
    <script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
     $('img').error(function(){
      $(this).attr('src', "[THE-PATH-OF-THE-IMAGE-YOU'LL-REPLACE]");
        });
    });
    </script>
    

  2. Dirty Sidebar
    There are too many unnecessary information on the sidebar. These add up the loading time and thus making it slower. You may want to removed some of these widgets. Some of your ads too are cut and so the apperance looks odd.

    sidebar of superstu

  3. Dirty Header
    I suggest removing the ads above, that is if you want to stick with your template. Your template header part is pushed down, and so it actually ruins the design.

    I'm not a designer, I am a developer -- but I know how a design should look like when I see it.

  4. Disqus on homepage?
    See the lower part of your blog, Do you intend to place disqus there? you may want to do some coding on that in order to remove it. Disqus is known for its slow time of loading, placing it on the homepage is really not advisable.

    Blog Review: Sporty Guy by Ivan Saldajeno

  5. Long posts on homepage
    People who are directed by organic traffic would surely land on your post pages, but how about the visitors who intentionally visit your site?

    The long post on your homepage makes it so distracting and unattractive. You may want to study or find ways on how to create a "Read More" or auto-snippet. This will surely come in handy.

  6. Odd display of Linkwithin
    I suggest you lower down your linkwithin posts suggestion to four posts, the 5th display is actually cut.

    Blog Review: Sporty Guy by Ivan Saldajeno

  7. Annoying floating bookmark buttons
    I'm not a fan of floating social buttons, but if you like it and thinks that it is nice, then who am I to speak about removing it. Just make sure that when you display it, display it properly.. See for yourself and try asking other people about it.


BTT Opinion on Sporty Guy


Design 2/5 ★★★★★

As a web enthusiast, I do NOT like it. It looks so messy and unorganized.

I really hate the ads at the top. It pushes down the actual design and it messes it up.

The long posts with videos and images slows down the loading speed and so for a user who do not want to wait will immediately move out of your page.

There are lots of missing images, and it's not because of internet connection cause they are really missing.

Content 4/5 ★★★★

I'm not a fan of sports (specially basketball.. yeah, I know it's weird for a guy ) so it would be unfair for me to make any judgement on this. Anyway, I'm giving my score for the pictures and videos you provided, that's all I can say.

Branding 2/5 ★★★★★

Previously you are using therealsuperstu.blogspot.com and you changed it to sharetub.net -- I don't see any connection between sports on any of these domain names.

Favicon and logo - I could not see them in here. The theme itself doesn't give me a sport ambiance.

Sporty Guy is a nice name though.

Audience Impact 4/5 ★★★★

Since I'm not a sporty guy, there is a lesser chance that I will come back.. On the other hand, sporty people may get attracted to it, but please CLEAN your design!!!

Guest Judge's Opinion on Sporty Guy


For today's guest judge, we have invited Asiong Salonga, a talented programmer to judge Ivan's Sporty Blog. I would like to thank him for sparing some of his busy time for this review.

Here is his remarks:

DISCLAIMERThe views expressed in comments by the guest judge published on this blog site are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of Beneath the Tree, nor do they represent the views or opinions of www.ajibanda.com, or any entity of, or affiliated with www.ajibanda.com

Design 3/5 ★★★★★

I'm not sure whether my internet connection is slow or your page has too many pictures...
Some of the pictures are broken and I just noticed that you placed a clover leaf but I don't get the relationship of it with sports (not unless that you are a Boston Celtics Fan) it doesn't make any sense.

The ads above is not aligned properly, much better kung nakaalign sya para hindi
nababanlag yung readers :))

"Sporty Guy All sports, All computer games, All hip-hop, All the time!" It would be better if you use dark fonts so that it would contrast the light colored background.

You need to improve your design, try checking the site of NBA or UFC.

Content 4.5/5 ★★★★

Regarding the contents, I could not say more, it feels like I was there in the event while reading your posts. I just find the floating thing on the left annoying, other than that, your content was good.

Branding 4/5 ★★★★

www.sharetub.net, when I saw the URL, the first thing that pops into my mind is, this is some
kind of a diary or personal blog and don't have any significance in the sports.. I suggest that you changed your URL if possible.

Audience Impact 4/5 ★★★★

I would surely return to his site because of the content.. even if I have not watched the event, by reading his posts, it feels like I was there. The only downside is, DESIGN has a great factor on it.

Summary

Even though I'm not a sports fan, I can surely think that you are on the right track with your posts depending on how the guest judge review your site. But then as I always say, packaging is important for every user, make sure that you focus too on your design.

BTT Total Rating: 3
Guest Judge Rating: 3.875


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6 comments :

  1. The "Undertaker"5/10/12, 1:25 PM

    The blog design is not manly enough. It's lacking a ball for a blog tackling sports (actually, I think it needs more BALLS, a LOT MORE! If you are getting what I mean **wink**). 

    And Y u NO navigation menu??? (I think the world just ended because of that!)

    No menu and Y "archives" is in the lowest part of sidebar?

    You should change the title "Sporty Guy" to "Basketball Guy", Sports include Tennis, Bowling, NBA, World Cup, French Open, Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Beckham, FIFA, 
    2012 LONDON OLYMPICS, Yankees, Formula 1, etc., etc. 

    it's sooooo much limited, toooo localized than what your title and tagline are trying to offer. It's just a FAIL (for me).

    Man you really need more balls (yes I need to repeat it). 

    Please not basketBall again, other balls :P

    Just not to totally make you down ---- I agree that your post are well written (so much potential mehnnnn!)

    Nakiki-guest judge (can't help it, It needs aid, call the doctor very quick! LOL)

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  2. ooh --- Undertaker add some more hehehehe

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  3. picogenkaku5/10/12, 5:50 PM

    Yung totoo? Winter pa rin ba sa blog nya? :))) 
    Christmas ang ganap? XD

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  4. ms. minchin5/10/12, 9:43 PM

    buti n lng d ako un GJ... kmuntikan ng mpunta skin to buti n lng mabait si asiong salonga harhar

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  5. picogenkaku5/11/12, 3:02 PM

    OKs lang ba kung paki-center ung videos ng YouTube sa mga posts? 

    I don't find it neat kung nasa left ung videos... o baka ako lang talaga yun. ^_^
    Not even I. Hindi rin ako fan ng sports pero you made me impress na nandun ako sa lugar na yun at nasasaksihan lahat. :)) 

    Another is, nakakairita yung social kemerlu dun sa kaliwa... sumusunod lagi sa bawat pagbaba ng page. :)) 

    And... bakit sa bawat posts, may "DONATE"? Hindi ba pwedeng dun na lang sa isang side yung DONATE. parang ang lumalabas kasi, "at dahil bumisita ka sa blog ko, magdonate ka!" yung ganung impact. :)) 

    Dami ding dead links. Baka ang maging impact nyan is sabihin ng audience na "Ay, baka di na to inuupdate..." panget naman siguro kung maisip nila un di ba. :D

    Headers ng bawat posts. Hindi ko nadi-distinguish ung Header sa Post Content... halos equal ang font size eh. :)) Spacing between paragraphs and images? Nagmumukhang cluttered. >_<

    At tapos na ang Christmas sir, bat ganun ang ganap sa blog mo. :)) Next December pa un. -----------
    ayun lang. siguro for additional improvements. pero sir (the owner ng blog ng Sporty Guy), kaw pa rin ang boss ng blog mo. :)) Nakikilait lang ako. XD 

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