be gentle....new website...all feedback welcome...

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by palawnman, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    any and all feedbacks are appreciated. we have been working on this for a little while and want to get others opinions.

    www.ronslawnservice.net


    Thanks
    Ron
     
  2. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    I don't like that you have to scroll down to see your main pic and I'm on 1280x1040 rez. I wonder how far down the page it would be on 800x600. (plus it looks kinda washed out)

    Plus it looks like Fall colours but it's soon to be spring or the forest is dying.
     
  3. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

     
  4. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    You should "google images". There is no law saying you only have to post your own pictures.

    I'm not too sure about these things but I think people would want to see what their lawn would look like at it's best. Lush and green and finely cut, IF you are trying to sell lawn care services.

    I also think you should look at some of those before after pics. I think its the 2nd from the top...I couldn't tell the difference.

    For a work in progress I think it's looking good.
     
  5. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    We were going back and forth, whether to use images that were not our work....I didnt want to deceive anyone. Its my fault though, b/c whenever we did do big landscaping jobs, that I could have taken pictures of..I would remember all the tools, materials, etc. but for some reason never had a camera. It was the one thing I kept forgetting. But this year I will have a digital camera left in the truck at all times (hopefully it doesnt get stolen). Thanks again for the feedback....

    Ron
     
  6. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    Ron
    i like your color combinations & the look & feel of the page. I do have a few observations though.
    1. I agree that the picture needs tp be higher up on the page. my resolution is 1680 x 1050 & i can only see the very top of the picture. There is plenty of blank space that can be reduced to bring the image up.

    2. personally i would change the font to something cleaner, preferably with no serifs. Readability is key. You have very little time to grab a persons attention before they get bored & move on.

    3. on the services page i would loose the picture of the mower & replace it with a nice picture of a landscape or flowers etc. the site is for the customer & they won't care what your mower looks like. They want a compelling reason to hire you.

    4. as previously stated, take another look at your before & after pictures.
    #2 has no positive impact at all. Yes it has mulch now but i can still see the electric boxes which is a negative for me.
    All of the before & after pictures show the same thing. There are existing plantings in the before (along with a lot of weeds). The after shows the same plantings with new bed lines & mulch. What i would conclude from this as a customer is that you primarily weed, create bed lines & mulch.

    Under services you list lawn maintenance, tree & shrub planting etc. IMO you have to have pictures that benefit/value of hiring you for those services
     
  7. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159


    Thanks for the feedback it is definitely appreciated. One thing that we are currently working on is the gallery section, those are the only pics that I can find right now. Not incredibly happy with them, thats why we cant wait to get this season started so that I can take better pics.

    Ron
     
  8. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Posts: 2,408

    Also, under services and contact us the the title is double listed. Under the service page this may allow you to place the last to services offered under the same column. You may look at changing the ZTR pic with an account, your rig, or your crew using the equipment.
     
  9. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    My feedback:

    1. You need a page title, you may just not have done this yet but its important.
    2. I can't stand how the menu is not even and testimonials is on the next line. If it were me I would make it a little wider so that the entire nav was all the way across, I would also consider moving it below the main graphic.

    Other then that it looks great.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Also when you mouse over the nav i would make it so that it does not go transparent, just maybe the text get brighter or something.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     

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