If you were going for some kinda retro-mid-90s CompuServe home page then I think you nailed it.
I'm pretty sure this website is just a joke right? To be honest as I'm not sure how anyone could make one which is so bad in so many ways - this might even be the worst website I've ever seen
. If it is not a joke then I think you need to really rethink what you're doing and good luck with the next version.
There are too many problems to list but here are some of the main ones.
1) Design - Your site has no defined sections, and no flow at all. Just going to the home page (http://www.douglasfilmproductions.co.uk/home.html) seems to have some kinda MASSIVE title at the top with text you can hardly read (see point 3) and a sort menu section on the left (although the text overflows on to the main content section for some reason and doesn't seem to be the same when I change pages). In the main content section you then have title boxes (i think) which are not aligned and just create no direction in the flow of the content at all (top to bottom? left to right?). If you navigate away from the home page things just get even worse.
2) Images & Adverts - Just chucking every single animated gif and advert on your page anywhere they will fit does not make a good website - in fact it makes a terrible amateur website. What exactly is this website meant to be, is it for a business? If so then all the adverts make it look totally amateur in every way. Even if its not for a business you might as well drop the adverts because a) they look dire b) you never really make much money from them. If you insist on having adverts then use Google ads in a neat strip down one side and thats it. It looks like you are trying advertise making films and website yet, from this example, you don't seem to be able to make websites (well not design them anyway) and a bunch of badly formatted text doesn't really show you can make films either.
3) Text - Your font, colours and backgrounds to those colours often make it near impossible to read any context. This is like the first rule of webdesign - make content easy on the eye.
Sorry that all seems so negative. To finish on a positive statement : there seems to be some reasonable Photoshop work going on in the title background at the top (not that you can see it as its covered in ads and text).
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