My New Website - Professionally Done

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Team-Green L&L, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I just got finished with a new website for my second company and wanted some feedback. I am great with SEO and web marketing, but I do question my design abilities and want some feedback on the layout, flow, navigation, and overall readability of the site.

    www.AJSPromotionalMedia.com
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I'm not going to beat around the bush here, so don't take it personally.

    1) You make a note about code validation, yet the page the note is on doesn't validate, and it is using html 4.01 transitional DTD. I will assume the rest also do not.

    2) NO code structure.

    3) NO conformance to accessibility standards.

    I am not going to comment on design other than the menu text should be more visible (larger).

    CSS did validate for the page checked. :clapping:

    Also, no offense man, but at the exorbitant prices you are charging, I would expect ALOT more out of the coding end (assuming your site is an example of what I can expect). Your code not anywhere near a professional level.

    For the cost I would expect a minimum of XHTML strict, CSS 2.1 & 3, and small device support in your output source code. I would also expect support for XML, DHTML, JS, PHP, ASP, databases, Ruby, Ajax, etc..... for page building options.

    If you are going to use your site as the "example", then IMHO you need to clean up the code considerably because you are not even following the basic rules of thumb for helping bots/spiders crawl your site.

    Hope you don't hate me now. :)
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks okay.. but why don't you ask this at a web design forum?
     
  4. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Because I have made all my friends on here from my landscaping company and I appreciate your comments (sometimes). I figured this was a Website Discussion Board, so I'd ask it here.
     
  5. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Nope, not mad, but I either don't agree or don't know where you are coming from on most of this.

    I will post a new thread in 8 weeks, when I'm #1 for 5 of my targeted keywords. Isn't that what I'm really saying I do well?
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    2 Errors :

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http://www.ajspromotionalmedia.com/index-1.html

    4 Errors, 1 warning:

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http://www.ajspromotionalmedia.com/index-2.html

    9 errors, 16 warnings (with XHTML strict DTD there are 54 errors, 1 warning):

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http://www.ajspromotionalmedia.com/index-3.html

    Should I check the other pages?

    No offense once again man, but if I had developers coding in a DTD that is essentially being deprecated, I would fire them.

    WAI -> http://www.w3.org/WAI/

    You asked for input, I gave it. What do you expect from a coder? As I have said before, bots read code. Structure the code correctly so the bots have food.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I do understand "Site Structure" and please advise me on what you have found in my code that violates W3C regulations on site structure. That is of utmost importance to me. I don't think W3C will validate a site with poor structure?
     
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I am getting what I expected. I am not offended at all. It's always helpful to have a new set of eyes.

    I originally designed the site on a Joomla platform, but didn't want to put forth so much time on a site that I didn't get paid for, so I just wrote it in the only language I really know (HTML).
     
  10. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I did some fishing to see if my competitors are writing their sites in (since we are all in the SEO game together) and found that our area's biggest firm,

    www.pixelsanddots.com, uses: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

    Our second largest in Cininnati, Purple Trout www.purpletrout.com, uses: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

    So what is wrong with 4.1 Transitional in an SEO standpoint?
     

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