New Site

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by boatdrinks, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. boatdrinks

    boatdrinks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Just getting started and under construction. Im going to be adding a lot more information and pics in the near future.
     
  2. boatdrinks

    boatdrinks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    OMFG. The FIRST site I have looked at in this forum that validates!!!! Granted your using a transitional DTD, but still man ... :clapping:

    Now you need to work on the structure and accessibility components of the code.

    Not sure about the design and content ... a bit sparse and I have almost no idea what services you provide other than mow and blow, and even that is not really stated very clearly.

    Pictures make absolutely no sense ..... I hope they are placeholders.

    You need to get rid of the JS only menu, .... or at least provide some graceful fall back for browsers that don't support JS for whatever reason.
     
  4. Team-Green L&L

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

    Very nice to see a valid site. Give it time and content and that task tends to increase a tad. You do have some CSS errors which are easy to fix:

    URI : http://www.cutteam.com/Welcome_files/Welcome.css
    14 .Body Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    48 .Title Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    62 .style_SkipStroke Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    66 .style_SkipStroke_1 Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    70 .style_SkipStroke_2 Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    74 .style_SkipStroke_3 Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 0.98
    88 .style_1 Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    92 .style_2 Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    96 .graphic_generic_body_textbox_style_default_SkipStroke Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    102 .graphic_generic_title_textbox_style_default_SkipStroke Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    106 .graphic_image_style_default_SkipStroke Property opacity doesn't exist in CSS level 2.1 but exists in [css3] : 1.0
    147 body Property -webkit-text-size-adjust doesn't exist : none
    177 li.full-width Value Error : width only 0 can be a length. You must put an unit after your number : 100
    URI : http://www.cutteam.com/Welcome.html
    21 Property word-wrap doesn't exist : break-word
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    All but 1 are not valid errors given you were using 2.1 validator. Using the CSS 3 profile only 3 errors are reported, 2 of the 3 are parser errors.

    li.full-width should have a unit specification and the class should be renamed.
     
  6. boatdrinks

    boatdrinks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thanks for the input. I know i don't have a lot of info on there yet, that is a project im currently working on.
     
  7. WebMan

    WebMan LawnSite Member
    from D/FW TX
    Posts: 11

    Like I have said a hundred times here and nobody listens...now I know how great you think you are and have no reason to call you.

    How about:

    "Tired of your old landscape?

    How about a landscape project that's "picture perfect" and done right, on time, and saves you money?

    We may be a large company but we treat every client as our most important. Our specialists take the extra time to make sure your finished project is exactly what you had in mind-"picture perfect" and done right; and years of experience allow us to accomplish your dream in the most cost-effective way. A beautiful landscape and money left in your pocket when we're done. Contact Mike's today and save on the new landscape you're dreaming of."

    Can't anyone here see the difference? It may not be perfect. It was a "quickie"...I didn't really think about it like I would if I was "working" but which one is more likely to get "Joe Customer" to call?
    Yours sounds like you are just another company saying what they all do "were are the best, we are large & fast growing (who cares?) etc. etc.

    If you look at your copy & my example you will see I said all the same things, but in a way that is a benefit to me...Joe Customer. Yours sounds like you are at a landscaper's convention and somebody asked you to tell us a bit about your company. Mine says if I call Mike's... I'll save money, I'll get what I'm dreaming of, it will be picture perfect---those are benefits, and all I did was show how your features (years of experience, doing the job right, cost-effective), and turned them into benefits "dreams come true" "money left in my pocket" "just what I wanted"... those are benefits and benefits sell, features don't.

    So I have now posted the same advice here about 100 times or more but landscapers are so doggone proud of how great they are they have to boast about it instead of telling the customer why it will be good for them to use your company...I have never seen one concentrated group of people who absolutely can't grasp this concept as I have on this forum. I've given dozens of examples and lots of tips...but the next time somebody says "look at my site" it will be just like the one before it. I think there's no point in trying to convince anyone here what works. Those that do don't ask "look at my site" they already have it...and the ones that ask for help never take the advice I gave somebody else 2 days ago ;) just seems pointless :hammerhead:

    And yes, code compliance is becoming more important and eventually will be the rule rather than the exception but lousy text perfectly validated still won't sell a single person on calling you...
     
  8. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Posts: 203

    I'll be honest and say your site needs some work, and I don't see the need for the picture of your xterra, but I don't want to beat you or the site up as bad as some of the previous posts.
     
  9. lawnprocut

    lawnprocut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

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