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    Redesigned my website to be more USER/ SEO & MOBILE Friendly

    Hey guys I just updated my community based website longislandhub.com to be more be more user and mobile friendly. It covers every single Long Island Town and more.

    Please take a look and let me know where I can improve.

    This page in particular is challenging https://www.longislandhub.com/commack because I keep trying to make it load faster but it is still loading on Google page speed at 39 for mobile.

    Anyone have advice on how to improve this?

    Thank you and also please let me know overall how I can improve the user/mobile friendly nature of the site.

    Best!

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    It looks fine and clean to me, however, I'm not entirely sure what the goal is. It doesn't really lead me along as a user and the information you provide seems a bit random (discover long island, best mexican restaurants, Theodore Roosevelt). I also think the information on the town subpage could be arranged better. For example, I would expect the map to be at the top.

    As for the speed issue, you load a lot of third-party code. Do you need all of it? You also don't have any caching enabled and use a lot of render-blocking JS. Basically, just input your site into speed testing tools and follow their advice.

    https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.lon...b.com/fGrdlcNN

    As for mobile, on smaller screens, there is way too much space on each side. It makes the content hard to read. At least on the homepage. The Google Maps don't look good on mobile and you could add some images in the town descriptions to make scrolling through them more interesting.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by nshep; Oct 15th, 2019 at 03:16 AM. Reason: Forgot to talk about the mobile version
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    Quote Originally Posted by nshep View Post
    It looks fine and clean to me, however, I'm not entirely sure what the goal is. It doesn't really lead me along as a user and the information you provide seems a bit random (discover long island, best mexican restaurants, Theodore Roosevelt). I also think the information on the town subpage could be arranged better. For example, I would expect the map to be at the top.

    As for the speed issue, you load a lot of third-party code. Do you need all of it? You also don't have any caching enabled and use a lot of render-blocking JS. Basically, just input your site into speed testing tools and follow their advice.

    https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.lon...b.com/fGrdlcNN

    As for mobile, on smaller screens, there is way too much space on each side. It makes the content hard to read. At least on the homepage. The Google Maps don't look good on mobile and you could add some images in the town descriptions to make scrolling through them more interesting.

    Hope this helps!
    Thank you very much for your feedback. I have a few questions because you raised a bunch of great points:

    You mentioned how the goal of the website is unclear. Thank you for point that out because if it's not thats a huge problem.

    The #1 goal for the Long Island Hub website is to serve as IMDB.com/Wikipedia.com for ALL Things Related to Long Island, NY. How do you think I can make that message more instantly clear to the user?

    Great point for the List of Town page. The only thing I am still in the learning process of Javascript, so this interactive map here https://www.longislandhub.com/map/li-js-map/ was customized by another web developer.


    Also, for the Long Island Town page https://www.longislandhub.com/long-island-towns I recently added in at the top "NEW! Browse Towns in Alphabetical Order!" which links to this page https://www.longislandhub.com/towns-...abetical-order My Question is do you have any suggestions on displaying the towns. Given I have one that separates them by Township and another by Alphabet. Take in mind this is about Geography and not like a Music Genre so the filter of Townships does serve a useful purpose.

    Thanks again, I really appreciate your feedback


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