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website- you guys asked for it

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by IMAGE, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    hey here is my new website.

    f a r g o s n o w DOT c o m ( remove the spaces) please dont repost the website name on plowsite without the spaces.

    Its about 95% done, I just have to do some work on the rotating ad spaces. Our radio commmercials can be heard on here also, click the link on the left side.
     
  2. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    That is a nice site
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Ok, one comment
    the commercial stuff is at the bottom. most people won't see it. Everything should display or be linked from the top of the page. People rarely scroll down beyond their screen. (true, check it, professional designers know this).

    You should either get commercial up top, or put a link or something
    JMHO
     
  4. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    looks fancy, i like the radio commercials. but i would definately agree with lone cowboy, you want to try to make the website so they arent scrolling.
     
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    great page, if i enter to win, will you still come out and plow my driveway for free? im only in western ny...
     
  6. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    thanks guys. I am thinking of building a link bar for the top.

    Haha no, sorry redman, you must be in our service area. I still have to create a page with contest details, limitations, and all that fancy stuff.
     
  7. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    hey nice site hows the radio ads doing for you? i thinking about doing something like that if you dont mind what did that cost you?
     
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    pm sent snowguys
     
  9. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Looks good Image. Good thinking having the accuweather stuff there. Just a note, there is a miswording in your Commercial section.

    "The defeats the purpose of being in business in the first place." This sentence doesn't make sense.

    Also, you've got "our" twice in your bulleted points.

    Join our our growing list of satisfied customers
     
  10. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741


    Thanks, I will fix that this evening.
     
  11. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    looks good! how the heck did you get the weather on there? ive been trying to get accuweather on my site no for 15 minutes and it says i cant open the file extension, did you have this problem?
     
  12. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    I paid a friend to build the site :D

    I can do simple html stuff, so I can fix the spelling mistakes, change pictures, and stuff like that, but I asked Dan from LMS to build me a site because I knew he could do better then me.
     
  13. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    did a couple updates, just added an menu link bar, and made the form fields required (took some reading to figure that out lol).

    Thanks for the input guys
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Hmmm, like scrolling down to find forums?

    Or the new posts button?

    Or when you want to type in a reply to a thread?

    Professional designers you say?
     
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    me likey...but seriously nice site, this should definately pay for itself with more customers calling you
     
  16. srg

    srg Junior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 9

    nice site!
    easy navigation is key as people dont have patience to dig around
     
  17. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I couldn't get the radio ads to open. Tried where ever I found the link.

    Good Looking site. Lots of information.
     
  18. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Thanks for the info. On my computer (running vista) when they are clicked they open Windows Media Player automatically and start playing.

    However right now I am on a computer running XP and when I click the link it opens a new blank page with nothing there. However I can download them by right clicking the link and choosing "save target as" .

    If you want to hear them you can download them that way.

    I will look into seeing if it is something I can fix so it works with all browsers/systems easily.
     
  19. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    haha ok its fixed. Actually it was this computer, as I suspect it is with yours QuadPlower.

    I went and clicked on the link again and Windows Media Player (WMP) opened and said I required an update. I downloaded the update (WMP 11) and now when I click the link it opens and runs just like it should.

    So basically you just have to update WMP, and you may have to adjust the settings on it that "allow WMP to open content from the web" (that window popped up on me after the install, and I clicked ok)
     
  20. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I'm running Vista and when I click on it, a web page address comes up at the bottom for like a 1/2 second and then it says DONE. But there is nothing there.

    On a nother note, IT'S SNOWING HERE!! suppose to get 10" to the west of me, and .5" here which sucks.