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    Let me know how I did on my first website

    www.jandmcomputers.net

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    Senior Member splufdaddy's Avatar
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    Hope you don't mind, I edited your post so it was clickable. :ichatangel:

    As far as your site goes: It looks like a quilt. There are three distinctly different parts to it, and they don't match. The frames aren't attractive or necessary. And the backgrounds are kinda cheesy.

    The store portion of your site is basically a front for TigerDirect.com. Having a whole page full of links that look like they're your products, only to be forwarded to someone else's site, is decieving. If you really want it, offer one referral link on a links page.

    Asking for donations to your business is very unprofessional. If you can't afford your server, you shouldn't be adding more sites to it.

    Hope I wasn't too harsh, keep working at it.

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    I agree with everything splufdaddy said. I was thinking the same things......

    The professionalism definitely needs work. Keep working at it. And maybe offer web design services, etc. on a later version of the site.

    Good luck with it!
    Bonnie

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    Senior Member tibberous's Avatar
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    I think you need to rethink not only your design but also your business model. If this is your first website, I would not recommend offering to make them for people, especially as your code is clearly generated. On a side note, $400 is more than I have charged clients for PHP based, mySQL fed web apps. What you charge is your business, but I would recommend you rethink your offering. Also, sites that ask for donations are generally large, nonprofit, and provide a valuable free service, non of which you really seem to do. I doubt anyone will really care if your company website goes down, because it is just that, YOUR company website. While they may use it, it promotes your goods and services, and has no more right asking for donations than Microsoft or Macromedia do. Your site lakes a color scheme, or any scheme at all. It also lacks content, which is understandable if you just made it. The gifs look rather unprofessional, so do the backgrounds, and the fact none of your email addresses end in @jandmcomputers.net.

    If I were you, I would first try to develop a focused way to make money, not the catch-all approach you seem to have in mind. Then try to redesign the site to better fit that.

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    Senior Member dotcommakers's Avatar
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    Originally posted by the_architect71
    Let me know how I did on my first website

    www.jandmcomputers.net
    Need more creativity and proffesionalism!!

    remove bg image

    make new header for site..

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    It's not bad, just looks a little messy and poor quality.
    Maybe try cleaning up the graphics a little and improving the sites appearance. Visitors are unlikely to stick around.

    I agree with what is being said above.

    Thank you,
    Daniel.

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    Ouch, I wouldnt ever buy from a site that has free textures on their site as backgrounds, animated backgrounds like that, and ouch...
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    hmm the nice thing are the nav buttons -- let the snow go -- lose the background image -- there is alot going on with the page --lose the banner at the bottom unless it relates to your site and your gaining somehing from it-- also the images should match your site -- i can see the image shapes
    Mas
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