I am working on a realtor website. Coding is not my strongpoint..that's where I hope one of you guys/gals can help me find a solution.
Here's what I have:
I am designing a realtor website. I have the graphics pretty well complete and need to get the coding right in order for all to work correctly.
I will post a link to the graphics to give you a visual on what I am trying to do, but let me first give you an overview.
This realtor is with re/max, and he has two websites. The main website we have full control of every aspect. The other website is where all the MLS listings, featured properties, etc resides, and its coding is controlled by re/max. We have full permission to manipulate our website any way we chose to display their database info, but we do not have access to their coding (for obvious reasons).
So what we end up with are widgets to allow the user to do various search criteria, but once submitted it goes to their database layout, which takes the user away from the main website, and as all of you know, we want to avoid google seeing the main website as simply an "entry page" website as opposed to a full functional website.
Now one solution is to simply place links on the main page of the website rather than the actual search widgets, which would open a page on our server with various iframes to allow the users to do their searches...and we may do that in some cases, but we do not want to do that on the home page. So let me show you a couple of the widgets to allow you to see the coding and the display of those widgets:
Here you can see how its layed out in the graphics (this page is just a large pic file at the moment):
So the way it is setup, it does the search criteria correctly, but it is opening their basic template page. I need to at least have that page open in an iframe to keep the visitor from leaving the main website, but I am also interested in hearing what ideas you have to display in a better way (if possible).
I'm not sure how well Ive explained this, so I will allow for your questions to be asked and answer them timely. Any help would be much appreciated.