Just launched this site two weeks ago. Already #1 on MSN for "Parrot Plants", I know, and easy key word.
Tell me what you think!
Its a nice site and the plants look very interesting. Of course, I had a few thoughts..
I'd use a dark green accent color instead of blue in the copy. It would compliment the header. Some of the photos on the Care page aren't showing up, FYI.
You need to do a spell check on the site - there are typos in several places.
If it were me, I'd have a professional photographer take a few photos of the plant for the home page. Some of the blooms close up, and some of the entire plant. One thing that struck me was that I cruised through several pages before I saw what the whole plant looked like. And, a professional could really light up the blooms themselves.
Last, I'd find the best specimen I had of the size that you are offering for sale, and have a professional take a photo of it for the Buy One page.
The site is good. Just some spiffing up here and there might be a good idea!
Good luck with it. If I didn't have a flower lovin' cat, I might be one of your first customers.
Everybody's lousy compared to a pro! Take a look at this site www.MirafloresBracelet.com.
I never expected to get such clear photos of something so tiny! You can see all the detail.
But, when the professionals do it, its all lighting and angles. My experience with the bracelets is probably what brought it to mind. I just know how amazing the plant could look with an expert behind the camera!
angelpure, I was very distracted by the top banner advertisment.
What is your purpose to sell your stuff or their stuff?
If it were my site my name and logo would be top focus and everything else secondary.
I'm not sure about the orange/white navigation links.
I like strong contrasting colors.
Overall the site seems amaturish. Please study the web designs of your successful competitors and learn how to emulate their style.
You're off to a great start with content and the color scheme you've chosen matches your product.
I would recommend working on the layout a bit - with all the borders around your various tables and navigation, it just seems a little busy. I'd also recommend establishing one size for your product photos and keeping them similar for balance. These are easy tweaks and should help improve the overall look and feel.
Love the plants, they are very cool!
I would agree with Marcy on the table borders. The borders actually made me think the page was only as long as the length of the first bordered section.
My suggestion, find a graphic that complements the site and use that as your *buy one now* link, and scatter them throughout text that compliments the plant. Siplify the layout to avoid confusion.
I'm not a huge fan of orange, but in this case it works pretty well ;P
I understand about using color to motivate, this study says red is the color to use, however.
I am sure there are many opinions on this. My only objection to your use of orange here is that you've used white lettering with orange background and the contrast isn't good. Maybe bright purple letters or dark green with orange - just to perk up the lettering ??
Did you pay for that statement or get it out of a cracker? I'd better get on the phone to Coca Cola quick......