Jazzed up my site - Time for 2nd look?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by mdvaden, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, I messed around with a page my webmaster put on my site for me long enough in notepad, that I finally started to figure our a tad bit of code. So, after several months, I tried my hand at DreamWeaver that my son handed down and it looks like I may be able to handle my edits myself now.

    I feel a bit like a kid on training wheels - lot's of room to learn.

    If you get a moment, check out my pages and tell me what you think. It's not graphically designed, but it's quite a bit different than it was.

    I know it displays right with firefox and Netscape 5. or 6.

    If anything is odd - sorry about that.
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    its clean and simple, awesome.

    the only problem is it is too long. most people can only handle about "3/4 page" of reading. right now when i view your site i see text from the top of my browser to the bottom, followed by another 2 pages of reading. i just scrolled over it and read the captions by the pictures. its just too much to sink in at once.

    i'd suggest tryin to condense it a little. you have a lot of menu context on the left side too, make levels like 'portfolio' 'services' x y and z. then under those topics have a couple of links to the subtopics. create layers, if the person is interested in it they will click through a link or two.

    Just my $.02
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi mdvaden,

    I enjoy your site updates. You always have such a great wealth of information on them.
     
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Works on Macintosh (Safari). I like it. If it were mine, I'd make a point of including Latin names for those folks who might want further information. The pix are nicely done and I'd (personally) rather scroll down a lo-oong page that see a few pix and have to click to the next page. You might want to consider a page of thumbnails - have the option of viewing the page(s) as thumbnails, as a full view, or as a list (names only, no pix). That way, the person viewing chooses their preferred viewing mode.
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Thanks.

    Yes, I can see some modifications coming along some time in the year or next winter.

    At least for now, I kept the "long" parts down low if someone wants to read and the essentials for getting work up high. Unless it's an advice page.

    I may look into those menus where mouse-over-button slides out a secondary menu. That's about the only way I could break the pages up smaller without the menu actually growing longer.

    My next adventure is probably a new image for the top border - but I'm in no hurry.

    The real "joy-joy" part is that I don't need to pay a webmaster anymore considering how often I like to plug info into the site. I'm glad I figured out the basics. I can't say it was a piece of cake, but it seems not much harder than getting the feel for MS Word's bells and whistles.
     

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