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    Hi, this is my company's website. It has valid HTML and CSS. Could you please comment on the layout/design overall? Thank you! :classic:

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    The home page is a content "self serve salad bar" without a sense of priority or any clear idea of a target user or objectives. The site isn't even brochureware -- it's an extended open for business sign.

    Portfolio Screenshots "jump" when hovered. And not in the good "poiintless gimmick" special effect way. You need to recode image links without the underline.

    In contrast check out this site.

    Text is not just that thing that keeps the DIVs -- or tables in your case -- from collapsing. Try real copy, speaking in a human voice, with sentences and paragraphs, designed to achieve some purpose.

    Right now the site is just there to "have a site." This is not technology consulting ...it's technology installing. You need to evidence some strategy, some differentiation against competition, and some reason for a visitor to hire you and not a competitor. There is no theme or business identity, just a color scheme and logo in a layout container. The layout doesn't help the reader, rather it forces the reader to be the hardest working part by throwing site elements at them in the futile hope they'll put up with the confusion long enough to figure things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC856
    The home page is a content "self serve salad bar" without a sense of priority or any clear idea of a target user or objectives. The site isn't even brochureware -- it's an extended open for business sign.

    Portfolio Screenshots "jump" when hovered. And not in the good "poiintless gimmick" special effect way. You need to recode image links without the underline.

    In contrast check out this site.

    Text is not just that thing that keeps the DIVs -- or tables in your case -- from collapsing. Try real copy, speaking in a human voice, with sentences and paragraphs, designed to achieve some purpose.

    Right now the site is just there to "have a site." This is not technology consulting ...it's technology installing. You need to evidence some strategy, some differentiation against competition, and some reason for a visitor to hire you and not a competitor. There is no theme or business identity, just a color scheme and logo in a layout container. The layout doesn't help the reader, rather it forces the reader to be the hardest working part by throwing site elements at them in the futile hope they'll put up with the confusion long enough to figure things out.
    Thank you for that excellent advice. I will take all of it into serious consideration.


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