What do you think?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Braveheart, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
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    AcornLandscaping.com
     
  2. B & B Yardscape

    B & B Yardscape LawnSite Member
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    I'm lazy. Make it a link so a new window opens automaticly.
     
  3. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
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  4. B & B Yardscape

    B & B Yardscape LawnSite Member
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    I have looked at and commented on a lot of web sites from this and other forum sites. Yours is the first one that I have to say, Wow!

    I'm not sure how big of a company you have, but it I get the impression that you are on the larger side and very professional.

    The music just came on. I would probably remove that. Alot of searches are done at work and people don't want to get caught and the music might give them away.

    Are all the pictures that switch in and out of your work? They don't have to be because you are not representing them as yours. On the Landscape Maintenance page you have a picture of a golf course at the top. It is very pretty, but I'm going to assume that you don't mow that golf course. I would recommend pics of your clients properties.

    Love the 888-70-ACORN phone number. Again very professional.

    Just some notes

    You have:"Acorn Landscaping, full service landscape design, installation and maintenance firm, based in Port St Lucie, Florida, has earned the reputation as the Treasure Coast’s premier landscape contractor. We provide our customers with a professional experience from start to finish. "

    I would put:"Acorn Landscaping is a full service landscape design, installation and maintenance firm, based in Port St Lucie, Florida. We have earned the reputation as the Treasure Coast’s premier landscape contractor by providing our customers with a professional experience from start to finish."

    Very nice site.
     
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, great feed back and I agree! Now I need get to work on it...
     
  7. WebMan

    WebMan LawnSite Member
    from D/FW TX
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    Why all the employee "hiring" stuff on the home page? I'd suggest a different page for "Employment"

    And why the old 1990's 800X600 if it's not a template you can't change?
    Those old 800X600 sites on today's monitors make the text small & hard to read and I have to scroll down when all your content would easily fit my wide-screen without scrolling, even with bigger type size.
    I have a scroll wheel and know how to use t, but not everybody does...but everybody does hate scrolling.

    As far as the site, clean & classy looking, probably suits your market, could use a little more sales incentive (why should I call or contact you now?) but overall very good...I'm just prejudiced against any 800X600 site, as I asked a guy today...do you see ANY major corporations or companies with sites like that?
     
  8. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
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    Good point, I'll look into that...
     
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ever notice that paper for reading and typing is primarily about the same width as an 800 pixel web page?

    And why?

    Because most people don't want to have their eyeballs rolling right and left.

    So yo have an excellent page width.

    In short, 800 pixels is the premium size page for reading and eye comfort.

    As for the design, I think it looks great. Personally, I'd rather have my own photos in the layout. But either way, it looks good and nothing is too flashy.
     
  10. cbscreative

    cbscreative LawnSite Member
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    I would also agree with keeping the 800px width. There are still plenty of 800x600 users out there, and you don't want to force a horizontal scroll bar on them. Long lines of text are more difficult to read just as noted above.

    Overall, I like it. Nice and clean, good use of color, and it's simple. More is not necessarily better. The only problem I noted was the Coming Soon on the Plant Finder page. I would recommend masking the link until the page is ready.

    I do agree the copy could be stronger though. Think about why someone should choose you, and write the copy to answer that question. If necessary, hire a pro. Good copywriters are worth far more than they charge because the rewards of good copy keep coming back over and over.
     

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