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    One is an article based site, and I know the articles suck to read because of the page format. It's being changed, as soon as I figure out a way to keep it of a similar style but with a larger text area, the other is a site I'm making for a credit repair service. The content on it is still really rough, but that is the basic design that they like.
    The url's are http://www.skragglies.com, and http://www.finestonlinecreditrepair.com

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    Unfortunately the ad's in your first site complete destroy any creditability for your web design site.

    From the first site though I would say you have some have some design potential and thus think you could do a bit better for the second site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perad
    Unfortunately the ad's in your first site complete destroy any creditability for your web design site.

    From the first site though I would say you have some have some design potential and thus think you could do a bit better for the second site.
    I'm thinking of adding a sub domain that all traffic for the webdesign will go to. The ads are the only source of revenue I have for the new age site, and well, I need to eat.

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    On mouseover the navigation text disappears. I'd fix that. Also, do you really want to use a different font for each link?

    I don't think it's a good idea to include this text on your web design page:

    "If you've shopped around you know that a professional web design team usually charges around $2,000.00. I don't charge that much because I don't want to rip someone off. I'm not saying they do, I'm just saying I don't."

    In my opinion, it does look as though you are suggesting that other designers/developers rip off people, and it makes you look unprofessional.

    I like the look of the brown column, but I don't think the two greens compliment it.

    Just FYI, but you do know about sites that supply similar information, such as the Skeptics Dictionary and Quack Watch?

    I'm a skeptic too.

    Edited to add that I'm only talking about the skeptic site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skragglies
    I'm thinking of adding a sub domain that all traffic for the webdesign will go to. The ads are the only source of revenue I have for the new age site, and well, I need to eat.
    Hosting costs hardly remove food from the dinner table. If they do you really need to consider moving to a different host. Anyway, i'm sure if you styled the ad's a little to fit with your site they wouldn't be so obvious.

    I should probably point out that google search doesn't work on your site. You have an article on plants. I have searched for plants, patty's plants and even 'article1'. Nothing found. All that search bar is doing is showing users the exit door.

    $2000 is frequently charged by professional teams. What are getting for that, a content management system, some flash work, custom logo, a very sweet website design and some work with SEO?

    While I doubt there are many full time web design agencies who still create static .html pages. If they did the cost would be no where near $2000.

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    Going to agree with Beiji here... personally I take offense that you would take a potshot at people who charge that much for a site when it's their main source of income and if you do the math well... you can't even live off of ramen and live in a cardboard box if the market were to have a pricepoint like you were suggesting.
    But other than that, you definitely should have an ad-free design site, and maybe a personal blog or something where you could better incorporate the google ads because right now they're the header, footer, and mid-content distractors on your site.

    On a more serious note please consider alternate text for your links... which are currently picture-only. Anyways, have a good one.

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    Thank you so much for the feedback. Looks like I've got some things to think about.
    I reread the $2000 part on the design page, and yeah, I do admit it was written a lot more offensively than I had intended. I apologize for that. It was written out of personal experience. I got ripped off by an actual reputable design company. So, anyway, sorry.


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