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I need feedback on my website

smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
edited March 2007 in Website Critique
My web site is finished and I would like to know what other people think of my site. I feel like  I might be a `proud parent` who is blind to the faults of the site. Some feedback from my fellow SUN members would be greatly appreciated!www.northwoodsstateofmind.com
smurph052007-3-15 15:23:41


  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    These are all very good points. Thank for telling me about the site not fitting your screen, I thought that was just my sons computer settings. It fits mine just right but I have a larger screen. I will definately look at the situation with the links and see if I can come up with a solution. Good point about the tabs, I will have to rethink and consolidate them. 
    smurph052007-3-17 18:36:59
  • InactiveMemberInactiveMember subscriber Posts: 12
    Very nice ... could use a bit of sharpening with respect to the copywriting. Great job on the look/feel and overall presentation. Did you ever live in Minnesota? It reminds me very much of Minnesota. I think you`ve done an excellent job!
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    We are former residents fo the wonderful Woodbury, Minnesota...I really do miss that place!
  • InactiveMemberInactiveMember subscriber Posts: 12
    That doesn`t surprise me! The site feels very Minnesota, northwoods, that whole thing. Which is good. Great job conveying the northwoods sort of brand feeling. I have a very cabin-like home in Excelsior on a heavily wooded lot ... on a lake ... could I get more Minnesotan?
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    nhgnikole - what browser do you use? How do you know the jumping thing is due to the coding and what do I do about it? I am talking to the people who are helping me with my site tomorrow about adjusting the size so that it fits most screens. Will that help the `below the fold` problem?
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    OK, I took the alphabet search bar off. Some of the other stuff I will have to have somebody do for me. Hopefully sooner rather than later. I am curious to know what browsers you all are using. I use Firefox and Safari and I have never experienced the tabs `jumping`. However, you have convinced me that this is a real problem because a couple of you have mentioned it. I am wondering if it your browser? Just a thought. I need to make sure my site works with all browsers. 
    smurph052007-3-17 18:36:36
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    Here are the changes I have made so far: I removed the alphabet search bar, I deleted the `products`` tab along the top of the navigation tabs, and I redirected the `home` tab to the landing page instead of the random products page. I cannot figure out how to redirect any other links to the `home` page though, they will still take you to the random products page...uugghh! Hopefully the site will get resized today....as for the jumping tabs and the unreadable font, I will have to have someone more experienced help me with that. Thanks to everyone for helping me polish the site!
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    I changed the number of vertical columns from two to one and I am wondering if the site is now fitting entirely on your monitor without having to scroll left.I need to figure out how to make my `request information tab larger and more eye catching. Perhaps I should change the name to `newletter` and start an e-zine as was suggested.
  • smurph05smurph05 subscriber Posts: 2
    I`m going to try to figure out how to change the font size and color for the navigation tabs. That could be awhile before I figure that one out. Your point about the SEO copy and the product descriptions is right on target. I have started to change the copy on the products to include more keywords. I never thought about adding copy to the resources page, I really like that suggestion. Here is an example of my status as a `noob` ...I just found out today that my shopping cart automatically generates meta tags if the `keyword` field has been used. Needless to say, mine are empty...I didn`t know what that field was for at the time I was building my site! I`ve got so much to learn.......
    smurph052007-3-17 18:36:24
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