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Flavorpill is a lovely site. Carefully curated, some great content and I’m especially fond of the photo galleries. Flavorpill clearly spends a lot of time putting these things together and yet almost all of that work goes to waste.

Why? Simply because when I click through, as I often do, this is what I see.

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Here’s the full size page for reference, scary how long the page is and the % for the focus content drops into single digits when you look at it like this!

#justsayin

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The big bar of features, navigation, search bar, branding (x2) and sign up are all well and good but my purpose as a customer coming to this page is to view and work through the gallery. But roughly only 15-20% of the page is actually the content I’m after – doh!

This is what I want to see.

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Even then, I really want the image top and centre and the rather lengthy description below. Just to put theselves into the customer’s shoes, the guys and gals at Flavorpill should realise that this template layout is seriously munted. Even if the structure of the page is changed – moving or minimising the navigation, the structure of the gallery module itself is back to front.

So, in a nutshell, all the hours spent putting together the gallery, creating the copy, coding the page to draw me in, show me ads, put a shine on the Flavorpill all go to waste for the sake of 30 mins UX.

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The great Louis Armstrong

One of my favourite musical memories is hearing Louis Armstrong for the first time singing and thinking ‘wow, now that’s a voice’. I then trailed through the pop stuff, wondered at the duets with Ella Fitzgerald finally working my way back to his work as a trumpet player (check out his playing with the Hot Five and Hot Seven).

His role in the early days of jazz from the 1920s onwards is fascinating, his life story even more so. Dig into Satchmo, the story is inspiring.

Check out the fantastic new photo gallery from the Gottleib Jazz Photo set.

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