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12-29-2008 06:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: website


I’d like to hear back from you regarding my just launched website.

I’d like to hear both the good and the bad.

You can see it at:

Thanks, much!


-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 06:47 PM

Patrick, it looks pretty good to me. I can navigate around the site easily enough and everything is pretty straight-forward. Have you considered putting your address and contact information on your welcome page? the way it is set up now you can be contacted only via e-mail and must go have a Windows ID account, which, for instance, I do not.

Just a thought.

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 07:31 PM

Bookmarked, thanks for the link.

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 08:24 PM

All looked good and clean to me.
Only thing I’d say is that, having looked at the source code for the home page, I see no meta-tags for (some of) the search engines to use to help people find you. There’s a lot of meta-tag info out there if you do a search for it.
I didn’t understand Scott’s comment though – the “contact us” bits looked like normal “mailto:” links to me, so I don’t see what a Windows ID has to do with it? I guess if “mailto:” isn’t set up on the user’s machine they won’t work, so a “written out” email addy would be a good idea.

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 08:31 PM

I’m not quite sure either. I have clickable links with “mailto” mostly on the FAQ page, so people can just click on the link, and their mail program should start, filling in my address and the subject line.

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#5 posted 12-29-2008 09:01 PM

I’ve added a “hard” email address in a couple of places, so people can just copy and paste it into whatever email program they use….

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#6 posted 12-29-2008 09:17 PM

Not bad , clean and simple. Best of luck with it!

In the Welcome.html line 63 is a only mistake.
In the FAQ.html line 57 and 127 are mistakes and something wrong whit the last “mailto”.

And its good idea to have written out email address too ( I do not have eny email reading programs installed on my PC).

And certainly U need
<meta name=”keywords”>
<meta name=”description”>

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#7 posted 12-29-2008 09:27 PM

Interesting combination of products. Lecterns and clocks.

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#8 posted 12-29-2008 09:28 PM

Thanks much!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#9 posted 12-29-2008 09:36 PM

Very clean, which is what I prefer. I want to be able to go to a website and instantly find what I’m looking for without hunting all over the screen.

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#10 posted 12-29-2008 09:38 PM

You should consider building lecterns with a clock on the front :)

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#11 posted 12-29-2008 09:42 PM

Hopefully, I’ve accomplished cleanliness with style, Greg.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#12 posted 12-30-2008 12:04 AM

Content – It’s all about you and your hopes… not about the customer and his
self-interest. Hard to read that tiny serif type against that background.

You need to make it very, very easy for people to buy. Tell them how much
and where to click to get it.

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#13 posted 12-31-2008 11:17 AM

All i could do was get to the Welcome page you must be working on the rest.

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#14 posted 12-31-2008 01:22 PM

I really like the colors you chose. As others have noted, the navigation is straightforward and easy to use. I think it is a well designed site. Good luck with your ventures.

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#15 posted 12-31-2008 01:22 PM

Nice site and nice work.

I notice you use iWeb. So do I. You can put a great web site together with no html skills if you want to. It works almost like a word processor then voila. It’s web pages. Cool program.

If you want search engines to pick up on your site more this little freeware program can make a simple webpage that you upload at your site folder. Google will then pay particular attention when it crawls the net looking for new pages. Link below. (iWeb and this program only work on Macs btw).

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