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Website #1: The Beginning Is Here

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Blog entry by Bradley Anderson posted 605 days ago 839 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve just finished adding content to my website, which will be my show case of work, video reviews, project pictures and videos along with a online shop which I will be selling some of my timbers I use for my projects. This web site have been in the making for the last few months and now is full of picture and info you everyone to see, so please drop by and have a look.
http://www.i-m.co/bradanderson/BradAnderson/
So yes before you all say it I know I don’t have my own domain name up and running yet but that will be coming very soon, in the mean time I am using this sub domain as a test run to get all the bugs out. So any feed back would be great.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - "Walter Blodget" https://www.facebook.com/bradandersonfinefurniturewoodworking



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thedude50

3511 posts in 1102 days


#1 posted 605 days ago

i suggest you get rid of the quick changing windows they are a novelty and are not good for commercial sites also the page looks a bit confusing to me I tried to scroll to the bottom and found that the page wont go all the way down think this is because your on a free site you can get a good site on hostgator for 5 bucks a month and not be restricted like this . I think you should look into joomla templates and things like that that give you a professional looking site I think you have a good idea it just needs a little polish and a little bit less flashy gimmicks more pictures etc make it easy to read people dont stay on busy sites. good luck with your project

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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RonInOhio

720 posts in 1488 days


#2 posted 605 days ago

I think you should have a seperate “about you” link and keep your text short,double-spaced,broken up into paragraphs, and to the point. People tend to skim web pages .Also the font for your Introduction/description is way too small.

I would also agree that in this day of so many free or widely available professional looking templates , its really the only way to go. Leave the coding to the pros. This lets you concentrate on the content.

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Howie

2656 posts in 1547 days


#3 posted 605 days ago

couldn’t get anything to work…..

-- Life is good.

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RonInOhio

720 posts in 1488 days


#4 posted 605 days ago

The other thing I noticed is there is a conflict on the splash page.

Is this High Quality Joinery or Brad Anderson Woodworking ?

I think it would be better with just the pic and create a sense
of curiosity about who you are and what you do with a seperate
link.

Keep each page about one specific thing you want the reader to focus on.

One suggestion is try Wordpress. Lots and lots of free templates. There is
a fee for business websites I believe. Been a while since I used it but
it was one of the most widely used blog platforms.

This is your first try so don’t give up. Your site is workable, just needs to be
tweaked a bit.

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thedude50

3511 posts in 1102 days


#5 posted 601 days ago

I think a custom site is the right way to go. I just think you should use a better package like phpnuke or joomla. our site was built on Joomla and there are tons of free templates we made our own and would be happy to make you a theme for a good price one that wont break the bank. But what is wrong here is mostly a lack of coherent content . I presume your trying to sell your work so stay on task and keep things focused on that . I would be happy to sell you a space on my server for 5 dollars a month based on 12 months paid in advance and I will even help you build your basic page. I can install joomla and get you going. I can help you if you want help and my price is good your site will not cost a lot to do what it appears you want it to do. Pm Me if your interested I will be very happy to help you.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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