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    Hey everyone. I would like to get some feedback on my new web site.

    http://dcmowing.com

    Thanks

  • #2
    It's a bit on the "blah" side for me. The colors are "depressing"... maybe something a bit more vibrant would help.

    The word "Mowing" that should be in the header is showing up below the black line - "floating" on top of "home" and "about us". (Does it appear that way for anyone else?)

    The phone number is shown twice, but in a different font, AND style. One has dashes" and the other has "dots". Stick with one or the other.
    Personally, I'm a big hater of the "dots". I don't know who thought that it would be "trendy" to do phone numbers "European style", but I'd like to punch them in the... (ahem) sorry, ummm... what was I saying?




    I like the "guarantee" you have listed, and the "coupon" isn't a bad idea either.
    Sorry I didn't look at the rest of the site... gotta hit the bed. I'll check it out again later.

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    • #3
      I was going for clean, simple, and easy to navigate. Thanks for the feedback

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      • #4
        Welcome to our forum!

        I think your site is good, solid, and functional. It should serve you well.

        As you reflect on it now, do you have future plans for it?
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        • #5
          I would like to have some links and online bill pay in the future. I will wait and see what type of response I get from my current/ new customers and make adjustments accordingly.

          Thanks for the feedback

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          • #6
            It looks like you used some absolute positioning improperly. The text spills out of its container in certain places. I'd say the template needs some work.
            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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            • #7
              What a nice site Mark. Did you do that yourself? The only view I get is from my computer, and everything looks fine? Any suggestions?

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              • #8
                Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I programmed the entire site, including the content management system.

                I'm going to attach some screen shots of your site to show what I mean. Tell me if you can't view them.

                Ooh, it looks like you're doing some keyword stuffing. That'll get you penalized on google.
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                • #9
                  Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I programmed the entire site, including the content management system.

                  I'm going to attach some screen shots of your site to show what I mean. Tell me if you can't view them.

                  Ooh, it looks like you're doing some keyword stuffing. That'll get you penalized on google.

                  Freaky. I just went and looked at his site, and it doesn't look the same for me as it does in your screen shot.
                  In your screen shot, "DC Mowing" is a bold, sans serif font (like Helvetica), but when I view it, the same text shows as a serif font (like Times Roman).
                  And the text that your screen shot is showing out of place, is not the same as when I'm looking at it.

                  (posted 30 mins after you posted, btw)

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                  • #10
                    It might help if you all post what browser you are using to view the site with. They do not all show up the same. PITA for designers.

                    Death to IE.
                    Pat

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                    • #11
                      It might help if you all post what browser you are using to view the site with. They do not all show up the same. PITA for designers.

                      Death to IE.
                      Firefox (2.0.0.20)

                      I'm on an old Mac with a fairly outdated OSX 10.3.9


                      Maybe it's just me.

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                      • #12
                        Webpage is OK.

                        As far as the browers go, you simply need to download most of them and cross browser check your site, all designers do this. I would not try to code HTML or XHTML unless you have too, most templates are not that great either.

                        Get Dreamweaver, and Photoshop, and Illustrator.

                        Use illustrator for Vector art that you need to blow up, business cards, vinyl etc.

                        Use dreamweaver and draw absolute Dive tags and edit the images. It's so easy and is pretty close on all browsers.

                        Use photoshop to edit your images.

                        I also didn't really like the lawn mower, picture with the faces. You can also use illustrator to draw a webpage then export to html.

                        Boughter you site is pretty fresh. Nice job on the background graphics.

                        I personally don't like to call my company "lawn care" or "mowing" because people assume that that is all that you do this may limit the services they call you for. My company name is "landscape Services" and some people find it strange that I clean gutters etc. just people are SLOW

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                        • #13
                          The reason i said the page was OK was because I feel that a "unprofessional" webpage can actually be a bad thing. Not that yours is horrible just saying in general, a bad webpage is worse than no webpage. I feel the same about signs. I sometimes see crappy spray painted signs, to me all that says is my company is broken.

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                          • #14
                            ... Use dreamweaver and draw absolute Dive tags and edit the images. It's so easy and is pretty close on all browsers. ...
                            I'd advise against using absolute positioning on major page elements. There are so many gotchas with absolute positioning that I'd just say don't use it at all.
                            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                            • #15
                              The reason i said the page was OK was because I feel that a "unprofessional" webpage can actually be a bad thing. Not that yours is horrible just saying in general, a bad webpage is worse than no webpage. I feel the same about signs. I sometimes see crappy spray painted signs, to me all that says is my company is broken.
                              It's a good point. I always say "having a poorly designed web site is like handing someone a dirty and torn business card".
                              Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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