Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by jpmako, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    It's finally up and running...
    Beware it is still in development.
    It should be completed in about two weeks until then you should get an idea of the look/feel of it. Feedback appreciated! :waving:

  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    Very nice ! Looks very professional ! I think stuff like this makes people take us more seriously, and they realize we are not just doing this for beer money.
  3. walker-talker

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

    Very simple and basic....just the way I like things. Do you mind sharing who designed it and the cost?
  4. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    CNY, Matt,
    I do my own design work. I used to do this for a living.
    Cost = many hours of frustration although I still enjoy designing stuff.
    It pretty much resembles my door hangers which were posted here.
    BTW I just received the door hangers back from 48hourprint, they look exactly like what I designed. I am very pleased with their quality.

    Thanks again for the compliments,
  5. JLawn

    JLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Some feedback:

    Your keywords/kickers up top look like navigation. You might want to rethink their placement. I thought maybe they just weren't active yet as I clicked and reclicked. LOL.

    You navigation is too low in the page. I use a high resolution on my monitor so it is also very small. (1280)

    I LOVE how clean it is. You are a designer after my own heart.

  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,908

    looks good, with a nice, clean design.

    a few suggestions:

    if you would save your top banner as the appropriate .gif, it would be about 1/4 the size that it currently is.

    your photos could maintain the same quality and be approx 1/4 the size as well.

    i didn't look at your page code to see if your pages generate on the fly from a db, but why do all the pages seem to be .asp? if they pull from a db, you're not doing yourself any favors when it comes to search engine indexing.

    yell if you need any clarifications.
  7. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    Try this page for a different feel (nav on top)

    Thanks for the criticism
    The images are all going to get resized when the site is complete.
    As far as the .asp pages yes they all will be pulling info from an access DB.
    Most of the websites that I have designed use this method of pulling page content from a database. This allows on the fly changes to content.
    I find this method easier as I just have to update one file and the changes are global.
    Like I said it's not even close to being done....

  8. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,908

    no offense, but for such a simple site, there is zero need to generate content from a db. the reason i say this is that your site will very likely get no love whatsoever from search engines. not sure what your web career was, but you can't design a retail/service site like you would an intranet site, or any other that would be more apt to be db-driven. if you don't want the engines indexing you, do what you feel is best for the running of your site, but if you are using it as an organic marketing method, you're likely to lose the search war right out of the gate.

    my 2 cents...
  9. walker-talker

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

    I like the navigation buttons and the top better. I also didn't seem them. They were on the screen, but just so small I took a little searching around.
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I like the way the images appear in the circular areas. I's almost like looking out a porthole.

    Smooth looking.

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