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    A local company that I did some web design work recently changed there name and wanted their website updated a bit to reflect that. I was hoping to get some opinions on what you think of the new design. I am still planning on doing a few tweaks over time to get it up to speed.

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    The social media icons are in a odd spot, covering what looks like a logo for this company? No matter the case its cluttered where the social media icons are placed.

    Products and Services page's are both extremely bland, maybe try using a different font? or color scheme? Everything just seems empty and blank, at least on those two pages.

    Also maybe grey the text imput areas on the contact form? Just to show some contrast.

    Just my input though.

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    You need to fill this site out before you submit it for review. It's an ecommerce site with no commerce process or anything to buy. At the moment, it's just a header image, text, and a map.

    I see the blog too... but you haven't incorporated the contents into the website via sidebar or feed.

    As for SEO, here's a big tip: always manage your browser title. Currently, it just displays "Services" or "Blog." Outside of the home page, you should always append the business name afterwards, like "Services :: Baseline Sports & Apparel".

    Like I said before, this looks incomplete. When I started out making websites, I often left a lot blank or used filler, because I wasn't sure what to insert or I didn't get proper input from the client. In the end, I realize that most of the time, the client doesn't know squat and wants your leadership in the design process - if they don't tell you, just ad lib. Your client hasn't gotten you an inventory list yet? Throw a basketball, golf club, and shuttlecock in your inventory. Add random prices. Add a description. Both your client and the people doing reviews (us) will appreciate such a forward gesture because it'll help give us a better idea of how it'll look.

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    Well, the client is a little difficult to deal with. The company as a whole is somewhat computer illiterate but like to stand their ground on certain issues, so I in a way have to take heed with what I change.

    The area up next to the social media icons was clean and I had a simple image that fit the website but they wanted the St Louis Arch and the other items, so their graphics guy made it and sent it to me, and they wouldn't accept anything else in that location.

    So I have been trying to work around their less then stellar ideas in a way. The whole blog issue is another story.

    The eccommerce store is actually ready to go live, but I am waiting for the client to provide me with paypal information and more. I already have items uploaded and ready in the backend but the client wants to wait to launch it.

    So it isn't necessarily bad communication but trying to make the client happy with some of the odd placements.

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    If you edit line 3 in your /plugins/social-media-widget/social_widget.css file to read:

    .socialmedia-buttons {
    margin-top: 65px;
    margin-left: 260px;
    }
    The social icons will be to the right of the skyline silhouette and lower in the header - that will look a bit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 250277, member: 20289
    If you edit line 3 in your /plugins/social-media-widget/social_widget.css file to read:

    .socialmedia-buttons {
    margin-top: 65px;
    margin-left: 260px;
    }
    The social icons will be to the right of the skyline silhouette and lower in the header - that will look a bit better.
    Thanks for that tip. I will go and edit that and see how it looks. As for content on the front page any tips for improving that? The shop is going to be for sports equipment that they sell, but they primarily do business in screen printing, embroidery and things like that. (Printing t shirts for schools and business)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_Froning, post: 250288, member: 31154
    Thanks for that tip. I will go and edit that and see how it looks. As for content on the front page any tips for improving that? The shop is going to be for sports equipment that they sell, but they primarily do business in screen printing, embroidery and things like that. (Printing t shirts for schools and business)
    let me know if it works for you.
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