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Forum topic by Canadian Woodworks posted 09-05-2010 09:40 PM 1615 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


09-05-2010 09:40 PM

Hi all,

Paul here again to bug you to have a look at my site and tell me what YOU don’t like about it.

Future additions

Dedicated page describing advantages/features of the sculpted rocking chair
Artist page – pics, info, about us, history, future

Canadian Woodworks - Custom rocking chairs and tables

Thanks all!

Paul

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com


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lew

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 12:20 AM

Just a thought- is it better to have less on the “index” page and provide links to subsequent pages or have a large amount of information on the index page and then require scrolling to see it?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#2 posted 09-06-2010 12:40 AM

I think you have to find a happy medium, eventually I will have a page just talking about the comfort of this rocking chair, at least I plan to do it like that. So that would remove a chunk from my index page and I actually just removed the large image of the side tables, too big for an index page.

good thought!

thanks lew

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#3 posted 09-06-2010 12:44 AM

The home button between the arrows goes back to the index, I guess that’s not clear cause your not the first to mention that

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 12:41 AM

Very nice site, looks professional, well done. Are you using Word Press? As a rule of thumb the home page should have a brief summary of all things on your site with links to more detailed information. It kinda makes it easier to find exactly what your looking for and if you get lost you just go back to the beginning where it should be easy to find what you need.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#5 posted 09-08-2010 05:01 AM

no using a web site program called, Sandvox for the Mac seems to work well. the blog is done through there program

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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jusfine

2280 posts in 1611 days


#6 posted 09-08-2010 03:58 PM

Paul, nice Canadian site, great photos!

I only noticed one grammatical error on the first page: child’s rocking chair to an NBA stars we have you covered should be star, not stars.

One of the books I really like about web design is Krug’s “Don’t Make me Think”
It will address two of the concerns noted above and how to easily fix them.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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helluvawreck

15959 posts in 1552 days


#7 posted 09-08-2010 04:05 PM

Paul, that’s a real nice looking site. Very clean looking.

-- 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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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#8 posted 09-08-2010 04:20 PM

Thanks for the insights , I think I will check out that book

Paul

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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MrsN

940 posts in 2211 days


#9 posted 09-08-2010 07:38 PM

I think that you should have way less info on the home page (like name, contact info, and a cool picture maybe two) Maybe a tab for new designs or something would help.
The navigation buttons in the gallery were confusing. Not un-useable, but they didn’t flow like I would like.
A nit-picky comment and totally individual preference (but you asked for comments), the photos on the gallery pages are not all the same size and the OCD in me is irked.

Over all, It is a nice looking site. Easy to read and you have contact info and pricing easy to find.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Tom Coster

120 posts in 1524 days


#10 posted 09-08-2010 08:05 PM

Site looks great. So does your work. IMHO the home page flows down well and keeps the reader interested. Maybe putting another navigation bar at the bottom of the page will help to direct the reader to further explore the site.

-- Tom, MI, SC

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Steve Good

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 10:32 AM

One of the best I have seen. Clean, easy to navigate and the pictures look great. The text is pleasing to the eye. The copy is well written. The only thing I can think of to say bad is that I cannot afford that bar stool on the home page. I would love to have 3 of them for my bar. All your work is beautiful.

-- Steve Good, http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com

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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#12 posted 10-31-2010 04:45 PM

Thanks again, for all the comments and suggestions I took everything in and made many changes here and there.

After getting the site to look 90% how I want it, I began concentrating on search engine optimization.

I concentrate on these keywords to be searched under

rocking chairs
rocking chair
custom
wooden
Canadian

I’m proud to say im #5 on google when custom rocking chairs is searched #7 – custom rocking chair #2 – Canadian rocking chairs #8 – Canada rocking chairs

Seo is always on going, there’s many tools out there that are free to use, and lot’s of articles to read.

Paul

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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shipwright

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 06:50 PM

I grew up in a small weekly newspaper family. I proof read without thinking. I loved your “how to” on the rocker but I noticed a couple of places where contractions were missing apostrophes. Spellcheck won’t catch things like were / we’re.
Overall however, a very professional site and I had no problem navigating it. I wish you all the success in the world with it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Canadian Woodworks

622 posts in 1755 days


#14 posted 11-01-2010 07:06 PM

ahhh yes those I know for a fact I haven’t been paying attention to them.

were and we’re

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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