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Old 09-03-2012, 11:26 AM
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Hmmm, that is troubling. I know the Wix flash sites are useless but I thought that would be remedied by using HTML5, guess not. What do I do, slip in some HTML code into the background so it's invisible on the site but google will pick it up?
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This is where the matter of "What is HTML5?" comes into play. An HTML5 document can be anything that adheres to the spec, which Wix is doing, but it uses javascript to insert all of their content. Is that HTML5 compatible? Sure. As implemented, is it SEO friendly? In a word, no. Greg's link shows you that their implementation really is no different than their Flash sites. Best implemented, an html5 compliant site's code can, and should, look like an HTML 4 site, albeit with the changes to the tags that 5 brings.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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In doing a run through of the site, we've touched on the major seo issues, but in terms of usability and other things you might want to look at...

The overall design looks good, but white text, especially in volume, can become a tiring/difficult read when there is a stark, black background.

The photography is amazing. Love seeing business owners recognize that everyone here works in a visual medium and the site pics should be taken seriously and reflect this reality. With your gallery, I would add context or details to what each pic shows. The customers might find it useful, and the engines will like the additional content.

The home page has it's text content center justified. For anything more than a sentence or two, it becomes an odd read. We "naturally" read left to right, content that is left justified. From a continuity standpoint, the rest of your site is left justified.

On the "how much does a new lighting system cost?" and "we repair systems..." images on the home page, I would add a hover interaction, such as a border color change, so that people don't miss that these are actually links. I don't think I saw any other navigational images on the site, and I missed them twice because I wasn't looking at them in that regard.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:01 PM
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Excellent, thank you guys for the feedback on the site. Clearly there are some critical things I need to address.
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