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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jonesy5149, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

  2. landstyles

    landstyles LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I like your website. Very easy to navigate and informative. Nice work by the way.
    I'm presently working on my new site. Have neglected my old one. Let you know when its up.
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Jonsey. The site look nice but before I comment any further, let Me ax you what exactly do you want this site to do for you?

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  4. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    well im looking to have the background of my company available to a client. wether if it is a home or business. Let them have a sense of what we offer and are looking to do at there place. When you go shopping for something and you find something you like you get the info on it and maybe see what is out there for warrantees or deals....so on
    I would think we i give the costumer my quote they would do just that. Maybe maybe not. Also some dont care but that is life. It is just a little hey how you doing!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2011
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    I sent you a private message
  6. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Thank you DVS and the site that i just lelf was very nice also (the one you had me look at):drinkup:
  7. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Never knew NCMA to be National Contract Management Association, i hear NCMA and think concrete and masonry :)

    live and learn.

    by the way the site is clean in appearance!

    on the to do list for early this year is to contract with a web developer..... i am kinda looking for one that needs a new driveway :) but i am a fairly particular individual when it comes to that type of thing. i appreciate the time that i see in many of yalls sites.
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Pictures are critical. And I always say this! Try to get your pictures to look as close to the pics you see in paver catalogs. Pictures in paver catalogs dont have hoses laying on the patios, and they have a strong, healthy stand of re-established grass around the worksite....not freshly raked out soil. I know many of you are proud to work at a 6,000 sf home. But you need to forget that; i see many pictures of work where the photo shows more of the back of the house than it does if the job at hand. So make sure your photos are focused on your actual work. Wide angle lenses work best for landscapes and hardscapes.

    SVA, let me know if you need some pointers when you get to that point.

    I had received a PM from a gentleman here asking for some website help. I am always happy to help when I have the time :)

    WHat I have to offer in assistance is not information that I want to publically share. We all have competitors lurking here at this site and other sites, so I/we must be carefull with what we offer in regards to website feedback as there are infact tactics that go beyond posting pictures and saying "we're the best and our guys are trained".

    With that said, even though I am happy to offer my thoughts and experience, I must be at least familiar and /or know who I am assisting, as I need to make sure the person I am assisting is not a local contractor or someone in cahoots with any local contractors. I know many of us like to come online and boast our knowledge about everything we know, but this is one subject where we need to think before we speak. If you would like me to share my knowledge with you in this subject, please be willing to share your identity. Otherwise I respectfully advise folks to go online and look for pointers, etc.

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  9. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    I like the website the only thing I would have to say is that the first page has kind of small font and its a little hard to read ... other then that I like it
  10. your site is well designed but flash players cause slow loading times, that could cause problems with google they like quick loading sites because it promotes user friendly site. Some customers don't like waiting for a page to load. pictures are nice, well organized. Over all well done. check out my site i created myself and had to learn all the ins and outs of google, that sucks! they change their rules almost monthly and if you don't keep up you fall behind. www.paradiseviewslandscaping.com

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