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goldenwestlimo
03-13-2008, 10:19 PM
its at URL removed by admin as requested
Check it out and tell me what you think I should change if theres anything that doesnt look right.

Fumigator
03-13-2008, 10:48 PM
Great color scheme, it really fits with a limo service.

You have several different fonts occuring throughout the site, and even on the same page in some instances. You should pick a font and stick with it on every page. For example, the Home page starts with one font, then changes below the graphic. The "Services" page's list changes fonts 3 or 4 times within the very same list.

The Services page has a large empty area before the text starts; looking at the source code it looks like there are a bunch of empty tags thrown in. (I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.12)

None of the pages have a title.

You may want to specify which county, or even state or country, your company serves. (The rates page says "Lowest prices in the county!" but it would be nice to know which county)

The "error" alert on the reservations page contains <br> tags in the text.

When I submitted a reservation I got no feedback if the reservation worked; it just bounced me back to the home page; same with contact form.

One more note; you need to have the name of the company in the header area, so whatever page you are on, you see that company name. Constant reminder of which company we're dealing with helps it stick in the brain.

goldenwestlimo
03-13-2008, 10:53 PM
Oh thank you for all the pointers!! I will look at them. I took the header off and just put the header back on becasue I had to edit it earlier =)

goldenwestlimo
03-13-2008, 10:59 PM
Great color scheme, it really fits with a limo service.

You have several different fonts occuring throughout the site, and even on the same page in some instances. You should pick a font and stick with it on every page. For example, the Home page starts with one font, then changes below the graphic. The "Services" page's list changes fonts 3 or 4 times within the very same list.

The Services page has a large empty area before the text starts; looking at the source code it looks like there are a bunch of empty tags thrown in. (I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.12)

None of the pages have a title.

You may want to specify which county, or even state or country, your company serves. (The rates page says "Lowest prices in the county!" but it would be nice to know which county)

The "error" alert on the reservations page contains <br> tags in the text.

When I submitted a reservation I got no feedback if the reservation worked; it just bounced me back to the home page; same with contact form.

One more note; you need to have the name of the company in the header area, so whatever page you are on, you see that company name. Constant reminder of which company we're dealing with helps it stick in the brain.
Question. Do you know how I can change it so that It will give feedback>>

gnomeontherun
03-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Some of your images are a bit hefty, can you resize them with an image editor instead of with html code? (Example dinners.jpg) They will load faster that way.

Agreed with Fumigator, the font switching is a little irritating when you want to skim the page for information.

Validate! (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http&#37;3A%2F%2Fwww.goldenwestlimos.com&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0&verbose=1)

Apostropartheid
03-13-2008, 11:03 PM
He's right about the font. There are four things I cannot stand: bad grammar, Mac zealots, my wife's habit of spending incredible amounts of money without my prior knowledge, and, the most relevant, terrible typography. You should have one typeface for your body and one for your headings (this can be extended, of course, but it's good to keep to them.) It'll also be nice to have the color lightened a bit to something nearer to #fff (pure white); maybe #111?

gnomeontherun
03-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Are you suggesting that I should not get married then? I still have time to back out... :D

Fumigator
03-14-2008, 12:38 AM
You get married and the money becomes "ours", not "yours" and "mine". Make sure you both talk about this a lot, because the #1 cause of divorce is money problems. As long as you're both on the same page then the rest of marraige is easy. :)

Oh I also recommend avoiding debt, saving up to buy cars even. It makes life Soooooo peaceful. Reluctantly you'll probably need to borrow to buy a house, but other than that just stay away from all debt. :thumbsup:

Your question about how to provide feedback after a form is submitted should be posted in the proper forum (PHP if you use PHP, for example).

YaymeQ
03-14-2008, 05:39 PM
He's right about the font. There are four things I cannot stand: bad grammar, Mac zealots, my wife's habit of spending incredible amounts of money without my prior knowledge, and, the most relevant, terrible typography. You should have one typeface for your body and one for your headings (this can be extended, of course, but it's good to keep to them.) It'll also be nice to have the color lightened a bit to something nearer to #fff (pure white); maybe #111?

Since you hate terrible typography so much, got any atricles on it? I'm lost when it comes to that as I never cared about font before I started designing. Thanks!
YaymeQ

Apostropartheid
03-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Since you hate terrible typography so much, got any atricles on it? I'm lost when it comes to that as I never cared about font before I started designing. Thanks!
YaymeQ
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurt is an excellent crash course in typography, and I highly recommend it. Web typography I've just picked up as I went along. I would hazard a guess that Jon Tangerine (http://jontangerine.com/) would have an interesting quip or two on the subject.

harbingerOTV
03-14-2008, 06:16 PM
http://webtypography.net/toc/

has some good reading

ByronGates
03-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Your site looks clean. The font issued discussed above is the biggest problem. I like the "black" look of your home page. Personally, I would remove the bright and distracting color of the shot of SD. Convert it to a duo tone, and then go back and put the yellow back in the windows.
Like your menu.
Better copy would help alot, get a professional copywriter to look it over. Over all, nice site.



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