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Old 09-18-2005, 02:00 AM
mhpoole mhpoole is offline
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Need some feedback please.

redesigning my website and wondering if you guys could give me some opinions. Its still being loaded but the framework is up.

I mainly deal with moss, decks, and window cleaning.
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:48 AM
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Not bad, I kinda like the way its set up. not sure if I'd change anything on it, so who knows, there may be things that you might change later, but I dont see anything I'd bother to change at all.
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:57 AM
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I would make the template stretch to fit screen. It looks good on a small window, but if you maximize it there is to much dead space on each side of the template. Most websites stretch to fit screen. I'm viewing on a 19" monitor at 1024 x 768.

Visit my site HERE and open it in a small window then grab one side and start stretching and you will see what I mean. Or you can just do the same with this webpage you are viewing now

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Old 09-19-2005, 05:57 PM
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Looks good

The flash intro plays too fast and I couldn't read the text it was gone too fast.
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Whole buncha crud
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Old 09-19-2005, 08:55 PM
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i like it... The only thing that bothered me is the music... i turned it off then went to another page and it came back on. as for the site being stretched I like it the way it is. If you stretch it you may end up with just a few lines of text on some of the pages...
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:34 PM
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Hi mhpoole,

Very nice. I liked the multimedia effect. A very full experience
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:44 PM
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Don't take it personal, I'm sure my site leaves much to be desired but...

Turning off (and getting rid) of your music should increase your EXISTING traffic by 25% while it saves a bit of bandwidth, it's win-win. Your choice, I ran music for a long time myself, despite the traffic loss that's just how I wanted it but the day you get tired of it for whatever reason, it's no loss.

The code at a quick glance looks exceptional other than I'd get rid of a lot of the blank space as this makes your .html file larger. Some space is ok to give it a bit of edging for when you read it / work on it but there's a few lines have like 50 or 100 blank spaces in front of the command.

Other than that, the site meets requirements, has a quality look to it and the navigation is right dandy as well. It is, by all means, a nice site.

I find the copyright statement humorous but not because it's you, I find all copyright statements funny, call me crazy.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:56 AM
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I like the way it looks, not just because I know who designed it (Mark, you must know who I am !!)

My sound is turned off, so I don't know if it had sound. I prefer silent browsing myself. A little movement is fun:

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In the past, I tried a forum, but didn't like getting tied down to it. And it was not on my site. Since a forum can open the door to certain inner workings of an industry, I'd prefer that my potential customers don't have a way to immediately access a forum situation on my site.

If there is a way to get your pictures to enlarge by clicking, that might be a nice addition. But in general, the site looks clean and the colors are nice.

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