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Forum topic by pashley posted 05-05-2009 06:49 PM 926 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pashley

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05-05-2009 06:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: website

Ok, call me nuts – you might be right!

Total redesign of my woodworking website, seen here: http://newmissionworkshop.com/

Let me know the bad…and the good!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com


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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 05-05-2009 06:55 PM

Very nicely done! I’m a web developer, and I completely understand how difficult it is for someone that doesn’t do this for a living to crank a website out. Other than a couple of the graphics not loading properly (top left navigation bar, and whatever’s under “Thanks for stopping by”), it’s very clean and classy looking, just like your woodworking. Good luck!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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lew

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#2 posted 05-05-2009 07:01 PM

Had the same problem as Skully, but it was no big deal (using Firefox 3.xx).

I did notice that when I navigated to a specific clock page, on the rite side of the screen there were links to the clocks and a Quick Links section. They both take you to the same place. Maybe this is intentional, just thought it was a little redundant.

The site loaded fast, the flash stuff didn’t bog down and everything looked “clean” and professional! The Who’s AmungUs Map is really Cool!! Nice Job!!

Lew

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

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pashley

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 07:08 PM

Any chance you might be able to send me a screen shot of the specific area you are seeing as a problem? You can send it to pat@newmissionworkshop.com.

Also, what web browser did you see it in?

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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Richforever

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#4 posted 05-05-2009 07:32 PM

Nice website! I like the clean, no-cluttered look; the descriptions of the items; the personal nature of why you do what you do; and the mention of heirlooms and family. This appeals to the “belonger” psychographic profile which values “tradition” and fears the breakup of the family unit. The mid-west is predominantly this profile.

If you mentioned a little more about the history of each style, and a particular example of why a family may have purchased it – it might boost sales. For example, there might be a customer who wants to pass a clock to each child as a remembrance of the family.

Much success!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 05-05-2009 07:49 PM

I went there and was fully informed and everything was clear, simple to the point. Great shots of your work, good information. I liked it. I’m no computer guy, so I like simple and clear.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Francisco Luna

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#6 posted 05-05-2009 08:17 PM

Congratulations, what a change!!!
The site is totally new, more light (the other was so dark), in this new web site people feel something is going on….that’s the idea about blogs, instead the old idea about web pages with the same and old info….:-(
Love the way the pictures switc, the logo colors are fantastic.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-05-2009 08:20 PM

A total knock out, home run. one of the best I’ve seen

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pashley

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#8 posted 05-05-2009 08:58 PM

Gee, it doesn’t seem like anyone likes it, LOL!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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isetegija

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 10:59 PM

Very professional looking and clean ( good use of Joomla ).
Only mistakes I find was missing alt attributes for images ( that’s not important at all ).
Best of luck with it!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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pashley

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#10 posted 05-05-2009 11:44 PM

Hopefully I’ll get orders – and Google will rank it nicely.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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pashley

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#11 posted 05-06-2009 03:11 AM

Fixed the too many menu items issue!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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