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My Site ... Your comments.

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by 1BadHawk, May 24, 2005.

  1. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,866

  2. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    thanks tony, for the reminder... but since then the web site has changed formats dramaticaly. The site then was my second try and buiding a web page and due to the replies I took it offline, rebuilt it, then put it back online. Now its a totaly new site / design. Hense the new post.

    Must not have too much time on your hands if you have to search and dig up old posts.

    A much more proctive reply would have been to comment on the current site, but to each is own.
  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,866

    uh, hawk... no searching involved. in fact, your original thread on this is still located on page 1 of the web threads, so please spare me the histrionics. there is no more tired phrase on internet message boards than, "must have too much time on your hand to dig up old posts". i haven't had the time to post in 5+ weeks, so likely, your previous thread was the last i replied to.

    and i did comment on the current site, but i did an edit/delete because i thought it seemed too familiar. that's when i looked at the previous thread. sure enough, all of my comments, to which you had replied "wow Tony... lots of good pointers." seem to have been disregarded. so, why bother rehashing it? seriously, why? even one of the most basic, and helpful of changes (the css to it's own file or the code-forced, heavyweight images) was ignored and still being brought up by people in round 2. same goes for your ignoring of +/- 80% of the browser market (internet explorer), and further narrowing your consumer audience by apparently ignoring the dial-up users. so if your targeted customer is netscapers tied into broadband, you're on your way. you've managed to highly target approximately 5% of the 'net-using public.

    "but to each his own".
  4. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    It's nice, I like the set-up.....keep it up, show some equipment pics.... :)
  5. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Contrary to what you think, I have taken into consideration the many suggestions from the previous post. I tried fix/repair/modify what I could to the best of my ability.

    Im not sure I know what images your talking about that need to be resized but I have resized just about everyone I can. There may be one or two that slipped thorugh.
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,866

    the images on the main.htm page, if my memory is correct, are upwards of 97k, when they could be of like quality and maybe top out at 12k. i would guess it's due to using code to force, say a 600x600 97k image, down to a 200x200 97k image so that it fits in the area you want.
  7. 1BadHawk

    1BadHawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    When I resized the images, I didnt know the exact pixel size they needed to so I reduced them to an approximate size, and then fit it in the code. So my starting 640x640 pix was reduced to 190x110 , then fine tuned with the code to fit where I wanted it. I didnt realise that even then it was still too much to download. Everything I use is cable or DSL, dialup is prety much obsolete around here.

    For you.... I will go back now that I have the site designed and know exactly what size the pics should be, and re-adjust the pics so they are to the pixel.
  8. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I think it would look more professional if you made your own flash intro - that way you could take off all of the "free flash advertising" junk.

    I would be able to make a flash intro almost exactly like it for you - just feel free and contact me.

    Seth Goings
  9. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Messages: 303

    I hate flash intro's.....As soon as i hit a site with one...i'm gone!

    My vote is to concentrate on your main page.
  10. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    That's why I told him I'd like to help him out with the flash intro - he doesn't have an option to opt-out of the flash intro.

    I always put an html page up that lets you choose if you want to see it or not.


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