08-20-2007, 05:42 PM
Just want to know what you think of the site in general, not including the graphics, because they are currently being fiddled with.
Home page is quite long. and the page design is quite plain.
You are not doing any checking on the contact forms...and people could enter or not even enter any data...yet, a thank you message is shown...which demonstrate that the website is vulnerable to XSS, SQL Injection...etc attacks.
Otherwise, CSS and HTML are valid.
08-21-2007, 03:20 PM
haha... yeh, we got your blank form's last night :P
08-21-2007, 11:48 PM
With the pure red, blue and black it looks like one of those scammy e-book sites - eg. become a millionairre overnight or lose 30lbs in 2 days!!!
Very hard sell and agressive.
And the menu buttons look very 'frontpage', they're very bulky and dont really match the rest of the site, which is flat and plain.
Too much drop shadow and the shadow distance is too far.
Also, consider putting the phone number at the top where people can see it as soon as the page loads (trust me, it makes a difference)
Ditch the xhtml & css buttons - the site's selling flooring and blinds not web design.
...you probably can't talk them into a decent logo if it's already on the van
09-11-2007, 08:09 AM
I checked out your site and its looks really good, the only thing that caught my eye was the lightness of the text color, it made it slightly hard to read, not that big of deal to me but might be for others. But still incorporating the services of any web design company (http://www.************************) might be more useful ( personal experience). Sill great Job on the site I am going to give it my highest ranking
With the text, try this. Duplicate the red text layer placing it behind the current red text. Selecting the layer that you've duplicated, change the text to white, and apply a 2px white stroke around it. Apply the shadow to that, and knock it down to about 25%. That'll make it a bit softer, and it should keep the text looking somewhat more in place.
I must agree, it has a front-page essence to it. You seem to have manually built the HTML, try using a CMS in future to avoid painful hours doing what could be a minor amend updating the pages you have. Also, as NancyJ said, it's best to lose the validating tags, their clientelle won't care or know what it is.
Best of luck.
09-11-2007, 05:02 PM
I kind of support what has been said already, but I don't think the drop shadows are bad. The red lettering doesn't really match the light blue though.
The biggest change I would want to make is to the front page. The amount of small text on the front page and the picture of the van is a bad use of that precious 3 seconds you have to catch and hold potential customers. I honestly thought it was a delivery service or a roto-rooter service at first. This company sells BEAUTIFUL hardwood flooring and blinds-- THAT is what should be showcased with graphics on the front page. Move all that text (which no one really reads, I'm afraid) off to other pages, maybe provide links to each paragraph on the front page, below a large and gorgeous graphic of a hardwood floor that makes me drool.
Check out these front pages for drool-inducing graphics of hardwood flooring: