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Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by tnhomestead, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. tnhomestead

    tnhomestead Regular Member

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    LOL redoing my site from a custom design to wordpress. Theming to get the style I want, needs more work but looking for feedback on color scheme, layout, any other site elements etc. Aint a designer, so b4 i start pushing again lookingfor feedback!
    site is sasquatchhosting dot com
    Thanks again!
     
  2. aldis

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    want a honest opinion? looks pretty amateur. It looks like someone without any web designing skills modified a premade Wordpress template. I don't mean to be rude, I just intend to give a positive criticism review.

    BTW, if you're serious about IM and organic traffic to your site, forget about fancy flash slideshows and switch to something more SEO friendlier which crawlers are able to take a look at.
     
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  3. tnhomestead

    tnhomestead Regular Member

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    Never claimed to be a designer, so I do appreciate the feedback. Will look into getting rid of the slideshows -- thanks for the feedback.
     
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    You can do a slideshow but just ditch the flash. Use a slider and you can show similar images. Also, what are you using for mobile traffic? You need links on the home page for people to navigate, don't rely on the menus. Have a call to action somewhere as well on the first page and reduce the number of fonts.
     
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    Here are some things I noticed

    1. The dark color scheme doesn't create a warm/trustful feeling.
    2. The animation you have is going super slow. I don't know if this is on purpose or not, but it takes away from the professionalism of the site because it seems glitchy.
    3. The biggest issue I noticed is that there are not any obvious calls to action. You should have some order. I think you should have the chart on this page (http://www.sasquatchhosting.com/hosting-plans/shared-hosting/) somewhere on the homepage. It would be helpful

    Hosting is a very competitive niche. Personally, I won't buy hosting from a new guy unless they can really sell me on it. You should turn your homepage into more of a squeeze page: short, simple, and to the point.
     
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  6. AR!ZONA

    AR!ZONA Regular Member

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    It's not being friendly to my iPhone, keeps resizing.
    The whole design is off, nothing makes me think about hosting,
    even though you are mentioning it.

    I checked Wayback, and I prefer the old one. I think with a bit of stylin you would be better off with the original
     
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    First, make your background white. IF you keep using dark color, it looks like a shady company.

    Use a good slider, simple animation and straight to the point.

    Put some dividers to make your design clean. like the footer links to the body.

    Hope it helps.
     
  8. warpaint

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    Your image scroller is all broken and in google search your description is "NEW WORDPRESS THEMES FOR SXALE! Whether you need.".