DIY Websites

Discussion in 'Websites reviewed' started by Dale O, May 8, 2009.

  1. Dale O

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    Hi everyone

    I have created my websites using graphics from webgraphic creator & I would love some honest feedback if you wouldn't mind, in the near future I would love to build my websites using more graphics than I have already there, but, if you think that too much is not good, I'd love you to let me know.
    Thanks Dale O
    ps, here's the weby's
    http://www.lookreadlearn.com
    http://www.diy-ceiling-wall-texture.com
  2. Wicked

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    I think a person can use as many graphics as they like but its always good when they are relevant to whats going on with the web page. I see a lot of people who have small personal sites put any animated jumping around graphic they see on their site cause it amuses them. You have to keep graphics on your type of site limited down to being related with the business rather than what you find interesting. The better question is what your audience will find interesting rather than yourself. So far it seems your graphics are tuned in with your website. Alot of information on your sites so my apologies if I did not read it all. Though I feel your websites meet the point of what you are trying to sell I think you may want to look into a more condensed way to display your site. As much information viewable (yet easy on the eyes) with little scrolling as possible. This will give your sites a better business feel and make future consumers more likely to feel comfortable buying from you. Perhaps you can cut down on some information and put it on a separate page and just include a text link for site viewers to read that info if they need to.

    I hope I made some sense and keeping in mind this is all just my opinion. One thing to always ask yourself is look at your sales page and ask yourself if you would buy something from it. If you are not comfortable with it then make changes till you feel it has a professional nature. However many people use the style of sales page your are doing and it works but to me it seems like it needs some sort of template around it to present the information. Now the Look read and learn site is more appealing to me because the layout is easier to pay attention to.

    Now let me give an example of what I mean by the information being presented in a template format. I sell a little piece of software on my website called Vendomatic. Now I am in no way pointing you to a product to buy but I want you to see the screen shot for the product. In the screen shot scroll down towards the bottom where you will see the type of sales pages the software creates. Notice it is in a template and is nicely readable. I think that is the type of thing your ceiling website needs. Perhaps not the exact way as the screen shot but something similar. Easy to read and looks pro.

    http://www.cheaptodownload.com/screenshots/vendomatic.htm

    Again I hope I made some sense.

    P.S. The numerous white line breaks in those screenshots are just spaces between each image.
  3. Dale O

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    Wicked, thank you for your input.
    And I think you are quite right, the sample that you pointed me to, (the layout etc from your link:) is I think much easier to navigate & looks basically neater.

    I have never had any feedback on what & how my websites feel & look like to other users (I just carried on & done what I think looks good) but with your comments they are helpful, so thanks.

    I intend to create a new layout very shortly & will be checking out your software.

    Again, thanks & very much appreciated. Dale O
  4. Wicked

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    Well again the object was not to point you to the software but you are of course free to check it out. If I am to be entirely helpful then search the net for "Sales page generators" and see what fits you.
  5. homesight <img src="images/ranks/mod.png" />

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    Hi,

    I don't chime in too often but after looking at your site i can tell you're just learning web development. I would recommend picking up some online tutorials on developing in css with table-less design. You'll be able to do some really cool things plus you won't be inhibited by the restrictions of tabled layouts.

    The best way to learn is to download templates and start playing around with the code. See what it does and how it affects the page. If you're using Dreamweaver you'll have no problem seeing changes instantly. Other wysiwyg editors will work as well.

    Any questions let me know.

    Thanks,
    Ryan (a.k.a. homesight)

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