OK I guess

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by JDUtah, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Well I guess it is time you get to critique our website.


    What do you like and dislike? Programming? Design?

    How well do you think it sells?


    (Sorry the layout isn't CSS guys!)
  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Bump a roo
  3. Precedence

    Precedence LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    It's good, only things I'd change are; take the sound off for sure and the mouse over thing is a bit scattered and weird it doesn't need to be spread out like that

    Oh and remove the css validator on the bottom of the pages if the site isn't using css.

    Colors are good and the everything seems to work.
  4. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Thanks for the input. I go back and forth about the sound.. any other opinions on that?

    The scattered text on the homepage fits with other ad campaigns.. so it is a keeper for now.

    The site does use CSS, just not for layout. Thanks for the response!
  5. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Hey, just found your thread - but I'm too tired to analyze it. I'll try to check it out tomorrow. I'm enjoying the music right now, though. VERY relaxing. :clapping: ....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
  6. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    I like your site. I would rate it one of the better ones I have seen.

    Usually I hate music on a site and if I click on a site and there is music I am out of there as fast as I possibly can be. Most always when the loud music some put thier on their sites comes on I jump about 2 feet out of my chair. I find your music on your site to be rather pleasant and in keeping with the organic theme. My first advice to anyone with music is usually to get rid of it. With yours I think it is a plus.

    I like the logo at the top of the page. The text scattered all over the place, some with links and some without seemed a little disjointed at first but actually it only took 20 seconds to grow on me and I think it makes your site distinctive and for me it works.

    Nice site.
  7. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Glad to be of service whoop. :)

    Thanks for the opinion Turboguy.

    Anyone else?
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Pretty good all in all, nice and clean with no eye burning colors. :)

    Some issues on design (not commenting on content).

    1) Get the quote JS out of the header and put it in a file.
    2) Need some indication the JS is needed when it is disabled
    3) Links at the bottom of your main content area do not have enough padding
    4) Your meta content is mighty slim
    5) The main page hover/accordion effect needs work, and the "links" should lead to a static page in the event JS is disabled
    6) Accessibility compliance is pretty much non-existent
    7) Your doc outline is shaky
    8) Didn't hear the music since I have flash disabled by default, but I also do not like sites with music.
  9. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,020

    I hate sites that auto play music. You cannot save them in a file because if you "open all in tabs" you have to tab through them all to find out which one is playing. Plus you might be listening to your own music.
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Thanks Kiril and THC. I will be removing the music and clean the home page asap.

    Kiril a couple questions if you have the time...
    I thought W3C validation helped ensure Accessibility compliance. Are you talking about the need to use Javascript to navigate? Were you referring to something else?

    Thanks again guys!

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