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    Hi - I am new to this group, but I have been reading a lot of the discussions and I have looked at many of the sites posted here for review.
    I am putting together a site, taking my time so not all pages are online yet, but a good sampling are there - Home, FAQ, Articles, Partners, Blog, Contact and a few more deeply linked (the articles, for example).
    I know there is still a lot to do - I am putting this together in my spare time as I am in school full time, so I am looking at another month or so until the main part is finished - of course the articles and the blog and some of the other areas will be updated regularly..
    http://tek-web.ca
    I would be very grateful for any input of a constructive sort - overall impression, layout, colours, content, etc.
    I would also like opinions about features such as adwords etc.
    Thanks,
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    I think overall its fairly neat and tidy, but your logo is letting you down a little. If you're not a designer get a creative buddy to draw one up for you. Your images are a bit too degraded, bump up the quality a bit. Also a couple of your links don't work, services and portfolio. Well formatted menus though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonMc
    I think overall its fairly neat and tidy, but your logo is letting you down a little. If you're not a designer get a creative buddy to draw one up for you. Your images are a bit too degraded, bump up the quality a bit. Also a couple of your links don't work, services and portfolio. Well formatted menus though.
    Thanks for the input. I understand about the logo - I am working on it now, taking a night course in Photoshop and Illustrator - which of the other images are not good enough? This is important to me as I have purchased most of them as web-ready images from an online stock photo source and if the quality is not good enough I will want to discuss it with them.

    As far as the links - as I said in the original post, this is a work in progress and not all of the pages are live yet. That said, the links should not be bringing up a 404 - they should merely be reloading the current page. Are you getting 404's?

    How do you feel about the general look and feel of the site? The layout? I alternate between thinking it is too busy, too much going on, and not enough! Any thoughts about the use of external ads (e.g. adwords)? I tend to think they make a site look a bit cluttered but so many are using them now that it can look a bit bare without...

    Anyway, Thanks again - I'll post the link again when the logo has been fixed!
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    I think that it is nice and clean, which goes a long way, but i don't like the heading graphic. I would try to use a cleaner text art, and forget the 3-d approach. It does look good other than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare
    Thanks for the input. I understand about the logo - I am working on it now, taking a night course in Photoshop and Illustrator - which of the other images are not good enough? This is important to me as I have purchased most of them as web-ready images from an online stock photo source and if the quality is not good enough I will want to discuss it with them.

    As far as the links - as I said in the original post, this is a work in progress and not all of the pages are live yet. That said, the links should not be bringing up a 404 - they should merely be reloading the current page. Are you getting 404's?
    Your pic with mixed images looks pixelly, as a reference the woman holding the phone isn't sharp and is jagged like a jpeg that has degraded quality. You other images are similar, they don't seem sharp enough.

    I wasn't getting 404s on your links, I double checked and noticed that the pages I have problems with just seem to display the same info you have on your homepage. As far as layout and amount of content, I think you have it just right.

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    I agree, long way to go here....

    Your logo def. needs help.

    Honestly if you are in the web design biz, you better have a great website with a great logo or your competition will eat you alive.

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    I understand that you are still in the design phase. I had a look at your keyword tag. Web design, web maintenance, logo design, custom graphics, and custom forms are not even used on the page. Web development is used once and web hosting twice. Keep this in mind after you are designing. You have web design in your title tag. If that is your main keyword you need to use it in all tags and on the page repeatedly. That too I would advise you do a little keyword research before you start. I have changed mine many times and have 129 keywords site wide. This is a very important step.
    Don't work too hard and have some fun with it.

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    Thanks, everyone, for the comments - I know I have a long way to go, that is why I was asking for guidance from the more experienced people here.
    I have been concentrating on my classwork, and have not updated the site since I first posted - when I do, I will post again here, and I hope you will see that your suggestions have been helpful to me!
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    you should work for it. its so dull. put some extra colors on it.

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    The site seems to be very decent , professional and still. The load time is little bit high. Need to improve on quality content.


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