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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Green Dreams, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    Greetings....I just wanna say "Thanks" agian for the template that I used on my website. I have gotten several compliments, the latest one today from someone who called to ask some questions. Unfortunately he was out of my service area, but the first thing he said was he liked the website...alot.

    So, Thanks Again!

    Andrew Leeper
  2. Team Gopher

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

    Hi Green Dreams,

    You are very welcome. I am glad to hear it helped out.

    If anyone else is interested, remember you can download our web templates for free and use them for your business. They are a great way to get started!
  3. Dman1214

    Dman1214 Banned
    Messages: 118

    Green Dreams, If you weren't already aware, the photo on your home page is probably the most heavily used image in the industry, in fact CL/TG uses it in alot of their advertising. It does nothing to set you apart - not being critical, just informative. Dman
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Looks good...I am using the same template as you. You might consider taking off those "sample photos" though and use your own. I thank you also Gopher.
  5. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    While I agree with you guys on the sample photos, here is the problem, I go to one of my lawns that looks great and take a picture. The picture never even comes close to having the color saturation and hues that these professionally done photos do. Unless I'm going to pay a pro to take pictures of my yards and make them look like my eye sees them, the alternative is one of these sample photos.
  6. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i didnt think anyone could stripe like that with southern grasses :dizzy:
  7. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    LOL...being in the business, we notice things like that right off. My webmaster said he had no clue that those weren't from around here. And like he said... no one else will either. If someone asked and they have, I fess right up that they are not mine.

    I have tried to take pics to replace them. And like turfsurfer said..they suck.

    Heres some real ones...





  8. Team Gopher

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

    Hi Green Dreams,

    The photos you posted do look good.
  9. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Your pics look good, but I would only have your truck in 1 or 2 pics. Let your quality of work show fully in your pics.
  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,830

    i agree that you could do something with your own pics. pics 13, 22, and 23, if you'd get a bit closer in (crop the master image before shrinking it) and lose the truck, would look nice. you can mess with the color/brightness/hues/contrast in most image editing software, so give it a shot.

    oh, and the truck is not a bad thing, it's just it doesn't pop in the pictures. when you compress your images, the first thing to go is any text featured in it, so that kind of kills the truck quality.

    just remember to take as high a resolution pic as you can with your camera, then edit it, and then shrink it down to the size needed. many make the mistake of shrinking, then trying to work with the pic.


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