Hello and thank you for giving this opportunity to test your website.
To be honest, the first look made me a bit uncomfortable because of
the background black color but when I was on a page for few seconds, I
started feeling good and better. Reason: This site is all about stars,
planets, galaxies and so on. So, the background very well matches the
theme. It was showing the dark sky full of stars. The red font color
gives a good readability with the black background but the blue color
gave a stress to my eyes. May be you would like to make some change
with the blue font color on the main page.
I clicked on the "About the Database" link. The page has very
informative details but it is too long to read. Id have like it much
more if you had couple of links for each section on this page. In
addition, you can put a link to go on top of the page whenever any
section ends. This will help a user to directly go on top of page
instead of dragging the scroll bar every time.
Color combination looks very creative and artistic.
When clicked on "About Contributors", the content looks good but the
page is lengthy which is not required. There is so much of empty
space, which you can remove so that this will remove the vertical
scroll bar. Infact, this you can check for most of the pages. This
will also reduce the download time for your site and in that way, you
can increase the download speed of your site on a dialup connection.
"Whats New?" link showed me a page with a link in it saying "New
images..." but there were no images. Did you miss anything over here
or this is the way it was supposed to be shown? Just a thought.
"Add to the Database" looks very neat and well descriptive.
When I tried to do a "Search", if the search returned zero results or
just 3 results, even than the page had "Previous and Next" text, which
is not at all required. This should come up with link, only when the
result is more than the set number of records per page.
I checked for "View Database" and Im really impressed with the type
of information youve collected. Ive book marked this page for my
use. On the same lines, I checked for w/o Universe notes link, and it
also looks good.
Overall, the site is good, very informative and easy to navigate and
use. It is also user friendly. Just need some minor cosmetic changes
here and there.
All the best.