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    This is my site for my web design business. Looking for advice. Thanks!

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    Okayy site issues that are immediate:
    1. Your site doesn't fit a minimum 1024x768 screen. It has scrolling bars at the bottom which is a no no in the web design world.
    2. Change your menu layout to something like this: Home | About Me | Portfolio | Pricing | Contact - Also keep that menu consistent throughout the site, last thing you want to do is confuse potentials by having random places and different menu systems each page.
    3. In your body tag in css add margin:0;padding:0; this will make the slideshow fit the top and left of the screen instead of leaving a white gap.
    4. About page: TITLE TOO BIGGGG!!! lol scale it down to 1 line if possible. (after fixing your site width issue)
    5. About page: dont use adverts, clients will close site and go somewhere else.
    6. About page: Break up your text, try putting it in columns instead, this will be pleasing to the eye, currently it just looks plonked there.
    7. About page: I have no idea why there are photos of cats etc on this page. Remove them. If they are designs put them under a portfolio tab instead. It makes the page look clumsy.
    8. Pricing page: This Sentence "My Prices will absolutely shock you... especially if you have seen the prices of competitors" Sounds really really bad. It gives the impression you are extremely expensive and you've given an advert to other competition for your client to go to... NOT a good thing.

    And LAST but not least.....NEVER BUILD SITES IN TABLES!!!! They're designed for data ONLY! real webdevs and designers use <div> coding instead.

    There a few more issues but that should keep you going for now.

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    It looks like you have a lot of potential as a designer, but are not utilizing it correctly. What I mean by that is that the layout is lively and it looks like you had a good idea to start off with, but then something happened. You went overboard with the creativity.
    Go with what m3n0tu18 said up there. Stay consistent, because right now, it's coming off as a bit chaotic. Organize everything, and I think you will have a great site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetle, post: 216985
    People nowadays want to see progressive, yet simply designed websites. Your website needs to have a goal in mind, all while maintaining originality. I have seen this design more than 5,000 times on the net.
    This thread is really for the purpose of offering help and advice to the person whose site is up for review. Your comment has no suggestions on how to improve the site, only a vague criticism about not being terribly original, and a statement that you have seen this design 5,000 times before. Having seen a design 5,000 time suggest a certain amount of experience - if you have anything useful to offer, suggestions about fonts, colour schemes, etc, why not put some of your experience to use by helping someone out?
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    I love the home page. But the rest is crazy and chaotic :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovenose, post: 217053
    I love the home page. But the rest is crazy and chaotic :-(
    So is the home page, because it changes now and then
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    The homepage changing really threw me off. And, no offense, but the images you're using there look like a beginner was using photoshop because they were bored. They do not look of good quality or skill, imo.
    Everything looks too big! And some consistency between the pages would be great. Going from the about page to either the home or contact page was confusing to say the least.
    M3n0tu18 really had a lot of good input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamalloy, post: 217084
    The homepage changing really threw me off.
    I kind of agree with your statement there. The issue I now see (after you brought it up, good work ) is that the images change too quickly. Ideally he needs a fading image-to-image rather than BANG BANG BANG if you get me.
    I can see what he is trying to achieve though and have a rotating Background image for the wallpaper if it were, just needs a little tweaking
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    Wow that is super retro!

    The best advice I could give to you is to start with either a template, and modify it up, change colours and background and all text etc to make it your own. Or better yet just start with a grid system like 960 grid or 1140.

    What that'l do is get you this retro sort of css1 design approach, and stop you using tables.

    Another tip is to make every web page the same layout! Don't drastically change your website one page to the next. It's all about the usability of it.

    You've put probably a fair amount of effort into this I'm sure, but I would have to recommend restarting it from scratch.
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