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Blog entry by WoodSimplyMade posted 10-05-2011 04:10 AM 5028 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone,

Noticed a few people sharing their new website creations to showcase their woodworking skills and accomplishments. I just got mine set up two weeks ago and would love some feedback too! Still trying to fix a few viewing errors that seem to occur on different web browsers.

www.woodsimplymade.com

Thanks for your time and opinions!!

Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com



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Michael1

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 04:40 AM

Nice looking web site Mike. I liked the flow and the picture sizes are nice and show good detail. I really like some of your designs and wish you the greatest success with this. I didn’t have an problems with anything loading. It all flowed really smooth.

Well Done

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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WoodSimplyMade

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 04:52 AM

Thanks for the feedback Michael, its much appreciated!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 07:45 AM

Hi Mike,
Took a look at your site and liked it very much. Clear and concise, a great assembly of lovely projects.
A discerning buyer will be attracted to your site.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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poppatom

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 12:11 PM

Excellent work Mike, I’m sure business will be forthcoming with work like that!

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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Dallas

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 01:02 PM

Mike,
I like it! I like It!

I would suggest one thing, set up a Paypal Business account to take online payments. I’ve been selling online for years and even though Paypal has higher fees than some other options, my sales went up by at least 75% because anyone with a checking account can have a Paypal account and payment is instant.
You can also add the Paypal logo and accept secure instant payments from customers that don’t have a Paypal account.
It’s worked well for me over the last 12 years.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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WoodSimplyMade

188 posts in 1977 days


#6 posted 10-05-2011 03:03 PM

Thank you all for your input

Dallas,
I have PayPal buy now buttons on the jewerly box, clock and home decor sections. Are they not showing? I definately wanted to allow people to pay through pay pal. If they are not showing what browser are you using show I can make sure I fix the error. Thanks for the great comments!

Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 03:19 PM

Mike, that’s a very nice website and you also have a very nice line of products and I hope that you do well with it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dallas

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#8 posted 10-05-2011 06:08 PM

Oops, I was wrong Mike. It’s just there, but doesn’t mention Paypal, just the “Buy It Now” then all the different credit cards that are accepted.

I withdraw my mistake!

Dallas

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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bobasaurus

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#9 posted 10-07-2011 12:34 AM

I think it would be nice if there were pictures of your woodwork on the front page. It seems a little dull right now, not motivating me to browse further in to see your works. Gotta have something to hook people on the first view, since our attention spans are getting shorter by the hour.

Also, you may want to consider adding cutting boards and wind balancers to your products, since both are popular and relatively easily to build.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Don W

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#10 posted 10-07-2011 12:44 AM

First thing I noticed was no wood on the home page. I get back here and I’m the second one to notice. If I’m a buyer, you’ve got 17 seconds or less to catch my attention. You didn’t do it. You got some nice products, I would suggest you put a couple on your first page, that are hyperlinks to were a buyer can get them. Save the index for an index page.

I do like the style, colors and the rest of the layout.

Good luck with the site. I hope you do well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dallas

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#11 posted 10-07-2011 01:48 AM

I agree, put some of your most eye catching work out front on the home page. Make them expandable so the viewer can click and see a larger version, but don’t make it so that it’s much larger than 800X600…. no one likes to scroll across to see a photo and you’ll lose your audience.

Still looks good though!

DF

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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