I plan on hosting my dev version of this here: http://www.smoothestcreations.com/cms
Not 100%. We don't go live until May 1.
nice one man
There's absolutely nothing to improve design-wise, its a professional work.
Only thing that might be a problem is the price of the hosting, $14 a month for 5 gig transfer? Frihost has double that for free, and there are plans with 300 gig transfers for less. Just my opinion, I'm sure you've already taken all that into account.
Nice, clean, and professional. I do have 1 criticisms, though. Just like the gothicgeek said, a bit of a better deal on bandwidth would go a long way with hosting these days...
Nicely done ... but i was just wandering if you have considered Human Computer Interaction while you were building the site?
What do you mean by "Human Computer Interaction"?
it's a nice site
and i guesse a good hosting
yeah, that site looks nice Good design
At first sight: The design is nice and clean. Looks professional.
(Forgive me for some hard criticism, but I set the standard higher for webdesigners that sells webdesign.)
When I look again, there are some things that catches my eye. The left coloumn; If you add a guide line at the left-margins, you will add quite a few. Guide lines (as few as possible) can help make a site much more cleaner. There are also 5-6 different left-margins on the main-content. I could make a snapshot if you do not know what I mean.
Also the menu. There are so much space between the items. Some visitors must scroll to see the whole menu.
"Click here for reset", why is this on 3 lines?
I see you offer webdesign. I quote from your site:
Home Page (Is that your title? The title that will show up in google f.ex.?)
When I look at the source code, I cannot believe that your staff has updated their html-skills in many many years. You are using outdated html-code (f.eks. the font-tag, that has been depreciated for years). You do not mark the content of your site properly. F.eks. (these are just some of the things) Headings is to be marked with the heading-tags <h1>, <h2> etc... Lists has also its own html-tags. w3schools can help you make a list the right way: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_lists.asp
This is NOT the way to make a list:
All of the text on your webpage that are pictures, should also be there in plain text (alt="text here" f.ex.). Not everybody can read pictures; screen readers for blind people, search engines etc.
May I suggest a html/css-update for your staff, so that you can make websites for your customers that are up-to-date?
If it is not your staff that made this, maybe they should make it. Remember that your website is part of your portofolio. Yeah! I know... potensial customers probably do not know what html are, but I'm sure they trust you to...
As mentioned. It looks nice. Nothing I havent seen before, but ok. A little mini-makeover might do good...?
Lets see what you got buddy.....
I like your site. Very neat and functional.
However I think that cavey brings up many vaild points. Some of which my sites are guilty of too. For example, I'm still trying to move away from the <font> tag.... grrr...
Hopefully when I finish and post my site, someone like cavey will give me a brutally honest review so I can improve.
But anyways, your site is top notch.
I did not mean to step on anyones toes. Where I come from, we give eachother feedback (both "bad" and "good") to help making the sites better. Not to argue who is the best webdesigner.
I cannot see what my site has to do with this? You posted your site for feedback, not me. Yes, you are probably a better designer than me. You're a professional webdesigner, you should be. The only thing I design, are my personal webpages. But I try to keep my coding tidy and updated, so the webpages will be compatible and fast loading with hopefully all browsers.
First, the site is still in dev, so thats why you see "Home Page" at the top. No that will not be the final title of course. As far as you not showing what you've made I don't except your ideas/points. What do I have to validate that you actually know what you are talking about? I mean you point out the flaws in my html when this site is a cms. Most of the html is generated by that. So before you point out the slinter in my design notice the 2x4 in yours.
I was not giving you feedback to dictate you to rearrange your site after my needings. I'm just telling you what I (a potensial critical web design buyer) see.
Do I know what I'm talking about? Don't take my word for it. You will find all the HTML/CSS-documentation you'll need at http://www.w3.org/
You obviously don't want to have constructive feedback, so I'm sorry I misunderstood you.
Also, I don't care what web editor people uses. It's the results that counts.
I'm sorry if I'm pushing my nose where it doesn't belong, but I have to side with cavey on this one...
Yes, the Website looks very good, considering it's a CMS-based Website. But that makes me wonder... If you're offering Web Design services, isn't it logical to have a custom design for your own Website? It's not necessary of course, but I'd think it's good business sense.
Plus, here's a suggestion that might help the over-all look of the text...
I think it'd look much better if you make the spacing between paragraphs a bit larger, and make the headers underlined or in bold or something to that effect. Right now, I think it looks too cluttered.
Other than that, I think your Website looks visually great. I just hope you get the About Us and the FAQ pages up before May.
Yes, I plan on finishing it of course.
The reason I used a cms is simple. I found one that did everything + more than want I wanted to do. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which way to go. I could have designed one but why waste the time. I'm a firm believer in NOT reinventing the wheel.
About the formatting of the home page text, thnx for the insight. I'm sure it will be re-formatted and reworded a few times before it goes live. I also plan to feature our number 1 product in that space as well.
The Site looks clean and Professional. The Design is good.
The colour combinations that are used here is also good.
I can see the professionalism in your website...
dood really nice site. yeah it looks like it was made by a whole team of pro's. keep it up
good job but i do have to say the spacing is actually really big between the links on the left column
I really like the stripes in the background
The only thing I think you could improve is the header up the top, maybe an image would help is stand out more?
Because to me, at the moment it looks a little plain... ^^;
But apart from that, I have to say it looks great! ^^