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    Review Post your website for review...

    I have 20 years web design experience, so let me take a look and I'll come back with any constructive criticism I can find that may help you out.

    Don't spam though...

    Thanks to xdam

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    Here's mine:


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    Thanks guys - Iíll come back hopefully tomorrow with some input.

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    There isn't much to review on these!

    Your null links go to nothing, which is null I guess, is that intentional?

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    Default Re: Post your website for review...

    here is mine please review www.ace-tuning.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo_baggin View Post
    Here's mine:

    This sites not online right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carvan View Post
    here is mine please review www.ace-tuning.com
    Home Page
    1. This site has blocked content that breaks the design when I load it.
    2. You must also have SSL now or browsers will tell users your site is insecure before it loads.
    3. How long have you had the site, it looks a little dated and templated.
    4. It's not responsive, it should scale down to mobile, which it doesn't do.
    5. There isn't much in a way of call to actions, this means there's not call for an action to take place, you're getting people on the site then not really telling them what you want to do, you're just placing everything in front of them and hoping they find their way, their should be a flow that leads to a call for an action to be taken.
    6. Navigation text is really small, I would make it bigger and work out what's relevant to stay and what should go. For example testimonials and about us could be one page called why us?


    Others
    1. About - The ebay link should be linked and should really be a button. You're asking too much of someone to copy and paste a link - as stupid as that sounds.
    2. Testimonials - Link to Garage Scheme goes to a broken site.


    Advice Going Forward
    1. Make the navigation better.
    2. Make the site scalable.
    3. Add a contact number top right (empty space above nav) since you put it on most pages.
    4. Make the site flow more, what's your best service? make that the most prominent. When someone lands on the site, it should be effortless to use your services.
    5. Some good examples here of Call to Actions that your web designers should implement somehow for your site.
    6. Add a Captcha feature to your contact page to stop any spam.
    7. Services page should be much clearer and again lead through to an action. You want people to do something when they find what they are looking for.


    Hope you take all that as constructive. Apologies if any offence is caused, I'm just calling it how I see it. My honest opinion, use a different web design company. I can put you in touch with a friend who can do work for you or if the budget isn't there even a site like wix.com might produce something a little more up to date.

    Thanks to xdam

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdam View Post
    This sites not online right now?
    Loads to my landing page when I go onto the net...

    Mind you, it is http not https?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo_baggin View Post
    Loads to my landing page when I go onto the net...

    Mind you, it is http not https?
    Got it, my fault it doesn't work, we force https on everything when linking.

    Let's start off by saying the subject matter, the pictures are brilliant. The website doesn't do the pictures justice.


    1. The logo is pixelated, it's look like it was done as sharp rather than smooth.
    2. The navigation loses it's contrast on a lot of the photos rotating in the background.
    3. I would make the font bigger, it's really small even for me who doesn't like the fonts too big. It's better that it's readable for everyone visiting the site.
    4. Sales should be called Shop, it's not obvious you're selling stuff with just Sales as the label.
    5. On the actual purchase page with the print, there are too many options. All of these options should be in a single drop down and then the price placed next them in there. No real need to have a drop down to show a single price. I would get a Shopify store if you want to get really serious with selling on there. See here - https://www.shopify.co.uk/sell/photography
    6. You can do away with the popup when someone clicks the image, if someone really wants it they can get it. Also you have a big watermark on the image, so let it be out there in the world, if someone sees it on another site they will know it's your work - free advertising.
    7. When I go into sales, the images should be bigger. I can't really make out what's going on. I would do away with the text and just have images fill up the space. Let your work do the talking.
    8. I would move Links in the navigation to the footer, it's not as important as any of the other pages. The more links you have in the header the less direction you have for the user.
    9. I would also consider just having the navigation as Home, Photography, Shop, Contact and do anyway with everything else. You can them make categories within the Photography page for Macro, People, etc. Lead people in a direction, don't show them everything right away.
    10. I'm not a fan of the font, but that's personal preference. It would look much more modern with a Google font.


    That's all for now. I can come up with more, but that's a good starting place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carvan View Post
    here is mine please review www.ace-tuning.com
    @hotmail.com email address on a company website? Not very professional in my opinion.

    It should be whatever @ ace-tuning.com

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    @xdam - I have now enabled https in the security settings.

    Thanks for the review, I'll look into it all.

    Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo_baggin View Post
    @xdam - I have now enabled https in the security settings.

    Thanks for the review, I'll look into it all.

    Paul.
    No problem, get back to me once you've been through it and I'll take another look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdam View Post
    No problem, get back to me once you've been through it and I'll take another look.
    I've done some tweaks and such, but not everything.

    Photium (the hosts) are going to be doing some major updates soon, so I will leave some stuff until they role those out.

    I don't really do photographs to generate money - if someone bought something just to contribute to hosting charges, I'm happy (though no bugger has this year!)

    Paul.

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