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New website would love some imput

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Scott's, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I am working on a new website and would love to have some imput and try to make it better. Check it out and post your thoughts.


  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Looks good so far-I like the zero turn with plow logo.

    Few points-dont get upset...

    Spelling and grammar is very amature, and should be looked at very closely.

    Too much emphasis on those race cars-maybe set a seperate tab for them

    That liscenced and insured thing on your home page should go-very annoying.

    Overall a great start-keep us updated on your progress.
  3. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Not at all, thanks
  4. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707


    Very annoying is the licensed and insured scroll you have going on there.
  5. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    No offense either....

    Amature is spelt amateur.
    Liscenced is spelt licensed.

  6. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    Overall, I like it. Here are my suggestions. I hope you aren't offended by any of them, but you did ask :)

    Even though you have a "contact us" link, I'd still put the business phone number on the front page.

    I kind of agree with what others have said about the scrolling message on the front page. I'd put the phone number there, not scrolling, though. Directly under it, I'd put "Fully Insured".

    I love racing, and have been heavily involved with it in the past, but I'd put it somewhere else on the site. As stated before, too much emphasis to it on the home page. Maybe another link tab called "Community Involvement"?

    This is probably nitpicking, but here goes. In "About Us", the top left pic appears to have been taken out the window of a truck. Unfortunately, the mirror of that truck looks to be missing it's mirror glass. If I noticed it, somebody else probably will. You know and I know that that kind of stuff happens, but it may put the wrong image in a potential customer's mind about your equipment.

    As I said above, I'm not looking to pick it apart for fun; these are just my thoughts when viewing it.

  7. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    1. Pick a different font. and color
    2. Write more about what you do/specialize in. List all your services.
    3 Make a sperate page for like "scotts racing team"
    4.You should title your little blurb to the customer somthing like our philosophy or something. It sounds like your mission statement...which is good...but it seems out of place.
    5.Get rid of the flying letters they are real annoying.

    hope this helps
  8. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    What font and color are you talking about.
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thanks for the english lesson. Believe it or not, I even spell checked the post. :drinkup:
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  10. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    on the home page...the green writing where is says welcome to....is the font bold? Maybe it's just me but I would go with something not so "bubbly" and bright...maybe a darker shade?? maybe it is because the font is too small..the about us and contact us pages look better
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  11. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Welcome to Scott's Lawncare & Snow Removal's website.

    We are best known for providing both quality and efficient workmanship to all clients equally.
  12. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Had a bit of time to kill this afternoon....

    Scott's Lawn Care is a family owned and operated business.

    Originally established 16 years ago as Leighton's Snow Removal, we recently began offering lawn care services in 2008. Scott's will go the extra mile to ensure our clients needs are completely fullfilled.

    Scott's Lawn Care & Snow Removal provides reliable lawn care and snow removal services to homeowners, small business owners, as well as commercial and corporate property managers.

    Our fleet of late model trucks and equipment ensure we have the most reliable equipment to get the job done. We take pride in our equipment and keep updating regularily to allow us to better serve our clients needs.
  13. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Its a nice website, just needs some work on the grammar and spelling department, in my opinion nothing will turn off a customer faster than misspellings on your companies literature.
  14. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I agree with you, and dont claim to be an english major, so please excuse MY typos.
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Break out the snow and lawn onto different pages.
  16. hikeradk

    hikeradk Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I happen to snow plow and own a printing company that does website design. Check us out at coughlinprinting.com we are nationally competitive and you can get a professional website package starting at $333 and $65 hosted for the year.
  17. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Thanks guys building a site is not my strong point as you all can see. I knew I would get some good info from this site to make it better . My wife is my spell check and grammar coach but she hasnt had time to go over it and I hate waiting.
  18. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

  19. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    You must of had changed the website since the beginning of this thread.
    It looks good now. There are a couple of things I would change, but who am I?

    I do not specialize in lawncare, though, my website might be able to give you an idea of layout/appeal.
    I am no expert, and I do not believe my site is of the greatest quality, but I do believe it gets the point across.

    Good luck to you.

  20. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    No prob, like I said, wasn't meant as a dig or anything. Hell, it's tame compared to some of the "slang" used here in the Maritimes tymusic