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08-01-2015 04:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: website feedback resource question

I haven’t posted on LJ’s in quite awhile for several reasons, none of which reflect badly on the site at all. I’ve been in a shop “transition” from one building on our property to another which is taking me a whole lot longer to get done than I thought it would (old bones can’t do as much anymore in a day as they used to be able to do).

Add to that the very proud Pappy that I am of our Son who enlisted in the USAF and the time we took to go see him graduate from BMT in San Antonio, and, well, I hope you can see where this is going.

Anyway, in between somewhere, I did find the time to get a very basic website up and running and was wondering if ya’ll might be willing to take a looksee and provide some feedback, both positive and the alternative. This is a work in progress, so please keep that in mind if you do decide to visit.

Thanks, in advance.


Here’s the link:

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 04:43 PM

Welcome back!

Congrats on your son’s graduation. BMT??

I looked at your web site and have a couple of suggestions:

1. Copyright date at the bottom needs to be fixed by changing the date to the correct year and adding your name.
2. You really don’t need your Name and contact info at the bottom of each page, especially in such large font. Anyone you want to do business with will understand what a “Contact Us” page is.
3. I am sure that you will be adding more pictures to your gallery. I looked at the “Boxes” page and the wording seems a little forced.
4. Sometimes the dropdown menu did not automatically close when I made a selection. You may need to alter the script that is displaying it.
5. Again on the “Boxes” page I am not sure about the hexagonal pictures. Remember, the idea is for the perspective customer to focus on your product not the web site.
6. On the “Services” page it seems like the wording is a little forced.

Hope this helps.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 05:03 PM


BMT is government acronym jargon for Basic Military Training – boot camp from my own experience. A lot of things have changed since my Navy days.

Anyway, you’re good. You’re really good! I never even saw the copyright thingy.

On some other sites I’ve gotten feedback from, suggestions are to have that email contact on every page. I tend to agree with you, however, and will make the change soon.

I struggle with what to say on every single page of the gallery sub-menus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The boxes one, in particular, cuz there wasn’t much that came to my mind as I sat and stared at the durn burn thing.

The site is sometimes slow to respond. I’ve also seen the drop down menu try and stay open, but if I moved my cursor, it disappeared pretty quick. If it continues to be a problem, I’ll check into it.

The only reason I used the hexagonal picture format was to keep consistency in the entire gallery. There are other options, but, again, suggestions would be appreciated. Slide show, perhaps?

I’ll also take another look at the wording on every page, not just the “Services” page. Being a technical writer in another, past life puts me kind of at a disadvantage when it comes to stuff like this.

Thanks for all your insights, and it IS good to be back!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 05:22 PM

Great job on the website. Definitely a step in the right direction. I love many of your items. Great eye for the natural look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 05:28 PM

Thanks, Monte.

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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