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Old or New, which one to use?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Rex Mann, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    I am deciding between my old desing and this new one, which do you prefer and why. BTW: new one is not completed yet



    old site

    new site
  2. Palmer Lawn Care

    Palmer Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 42

    I think the new one is better, the old one is too bare and the intro takes too long to get through

    But sometimes sites that are "bare" are better.
  3. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    The new one by far. The first one - I sat through a half minute of nothing staying long enough to remember.

    One half minute, and I knew nothing about you.

    The second site is better, except for the photos moving which are a distraction when trying to read.

    Why not just put all 5 photos up still?

    Maybe it's me, but I have a tough time trying to read when something out of the corner of my eye is moving.

    Now if you could delay or slow the speed - that would be different too.

    Now I tend to go the old fashion way - photos and text on white background - www.mdvaden.com

    Look at pruning - modern times, but it's still a hand pruner, hand saw, and chain saw - maybe shears.

    The finest pruning and shaping in the world, and still with the basics.
  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    Here is an re-desing of the new site. It is more personalized to our company and to us. It still needs some minor changes.

    Better or worse than the "old site"?

    old site

    re-designed new site


  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi Rex,

    I like your new site.
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    The new.

    I think I know what was uncomfortable about the old.

    Check it out - the view.

    Imagine you were Saddam Hussien or someone imprisoned in a dark vault, peeking outside.

    That's the feel it gives - placing the viewer in a dungeon position.

    The new one is totally different.
  7. CuttersCove

    CuttersCove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    The new by far.

    I was trying to click through the intro. Websites with flash intros are extremely annoying to me unless they are over in a flash (no pun intended).

    I didn't even make it through the intro on the first.

    But the new one is definitely cool.:cool:
  8. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    We decedid to run with the new design for our site. We
    have tweaked it a little bit, and still have a little more to do.
    But, I am very happy with the site. One of my paver vendors paid to have it designed and will pay the monthly hosting. It saves me $70.00 a month.

    Thanks for all the input on both sites.



    our web site
  9. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110


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