New Business in Wales UK, company YODspica , look forward to a review
New Business in Wales UK, company YODspica , look forward to a review
If you have the skills and ability I would suggest somebody to talk to would be somebody who has a sense of design.
Dreamweaver templates work when used properly and all you need to do is tweak what you have, it basically looks amateur.
Or, who would buy your services?
Checkout the competition because, looking at the backend you have a good idea that is not being presented properly
I would have to agree with Keimos on this one...it's amateur.
The design lacks focus. You need to develop a theme or feel for the site, as opposed to a bunch of different looking elements slapped onto a page. The graphics are all very dated looking. You need to get off the Photoshop bevel and emboss tool.
From the backend there's a fair bit of bloating going on in the code. Definitely looks like the work of a WYSIWYG editor, which again points to amateur. A strong example would be the spacer TD's. There's simply no excuse for using those anymore.
Anyways, I think the biggest area for improvement is developing a global theme/feel for it, and working on the tidying up the markup.
Hope this helps!
good advice hidden among all that bla bla.
uhh, you're welcome (I guess?).good advice hidden among all that bla bla
While the earlier evaluations might have hurt your feelings, they're pretty much spot on. Quite frankly, your site is rather unimpressive. In truth, there's nothing that sets the layout apart from anything a 13 year old with FrontPage can't do midway through a rudimentary web design class.
Whitespace is the latest trend in layout but, be that as it may, you'd do well to remove the enormous banner at the top of the page and put your logo in the top left corner where users expect it to be. Failing that, at least specify border="0" on that graphic.
In addition, you'll find it much easier to attract clients with a site that performs well in the SERPs, so you might want to work on improving your onpage SEO.
For example, the following meta tags are completely redundant and serve no useful purpose other than to slow down page loading and bloat your code. Remove them and let the SE's get to your content more easily.
If you're certain that you'd rather have your copyright in the code and not in the page footer where people can see it, that's your call.HTML Code:<meta name="allow-search" content="Yes"> <meta name="ROBOTS" content = "All"> <meta http-equiv="copyright" content="all rights reserved by yodspica"/> <meta http-equiv="author" content="Elio Assuncao"/> <meta http-equiv="expires" content="never expires"/> <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="english"/> <meta http-equiv="VW96.OBJECT TYPE" content="document"/> <meta http-equiv="RATING" content="general"/> <meta http-equiv="ROBOTS" content="index,follow"/> <meta http-equiv="REVISIT-AFTER" content="4 days"/>
If you want to specify english as your language, there's a better, more efficient way to do it with the following modifier:
You need to rework your meta description and keywords tags immediately. You've used too many keywords and the description is much too long to be effective.What you've done is include a bunch of text that bears no significant relevance in terms of page content.HTML Code:< html lang="en-GB">
Each and every page on your site should have its' own description and keywords and/or keyphrases, so trying to snag every possible word, phrase or permutation that you hope to rank in is quite simply, a total waste of time and effort.
Look at these and compare them to the actual page content, not your site theme, then consider how many of the words and phrases could be applied directly to your site to help is stand out as an authority when compared to the myriad of competing sites.
Again, this will reduce the amount of code that users need to download and, just as important, it'll reduce the amount of code that the SE's need to parse in order to evaluate your page content and determine it's relevance. In relation to writing code, try to adopt the following "Less is more" mantra.
Your "semi-fluid" CSS layout is pretty ineffective because it doesn't degrade well as the browser is resized. Try to work on that as well. Your prospective clients are looking at it, so it's probably a great way to showcase your talents, to put your money where your mouth is. If you want to be taken seriously as a design expert, you'd better show it.
When you've given that some serious consideration, the following links will help you gain a better understanding of fundamental SEO techniques.
All you need for Search Engine Optimization
SEO - Where do I begin?
Canonicalization Prevention Guide
Get yourself a copy of Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think" volume 2.
It'll help you improve your site usability and help you build some credibility as a designer. You'd also do well to read anything and everything you can by Jacob Nielsen. He's one of the web's greatest resources and foremost experts on usability. useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design
This site evaluation took 50 minutes of my time to complete. Want to make it worth my while? Implement the recommendations I've made, take the advice you've been given to heart and make your site sing in the SERPs.
YODspica, please don't feel compelled to waste our time with smart@55 replies. Just say "thank you for your help" and get to work.
Thanks Dubbya, you're the master. When I win an award, I'll mention you .
I guess I was a bit lazy with the SEO part and tables navigation.
I agree with the over use of the bevel and emboss tools.
The different colored links reminded me of something one of my students would do. Plus, I did not like how you have a spry and then when you click on a link it reverts back to a text link. I would make the links the same color and the same format.
Serif fonts. For the size of your text content you should stick with Sans Serif. It did not look good to have all of those different colored links, different font types, etc.
I would redo the banner. The color scheme seems dated. Also, the Introductory Offers pane looks very bad. The pictures do not relate to your buiness, and the font styles look like your were discovering PhotoShop or Fireworks for the first time. I would simplify the look of the images, and stick to one font style.
Also, sell your business. Looking at the pictures I was expecting to see a site dealing with biology books, definitely not an IT business.
You just need to do some tweaking. My first site...hah, what a disgrace/joke...but, we learn from our mistakes and with constructive criticism. Just hang in there.
I would recommend following the standard capitalization rules.....
About yodspica company
I copied and pasted below and actually its kind of funny, but in my browser I see a capital letter in front of every letter, but when I copy and paste, the capitalization goes away.
For instance, I see: "The Company Is Unique..." but when I copy and paste I see the standard: "The company is unique..." (go figure!)
A new company,
Our staff comprises of professionals with a vast range of skills and experience. We differentiate ourselves by the Quality and Range of Business Solutions that we offer, including bespoke applications.
The Company is unique in the way it designs its products, from original concepts based in our R&D and ease of use by the users and the general public, at the point of delivery and operation.
YODspica is proud to be in a niche market where complete Business Intelligence Solutions can be provided to you as part of your operational Business. We can simplify the way and improve efficiency for SMEs in such a way that we deal with any service requirements that your Business may need, as a single company. As a result it reduces costs to you as a client and saves time in dealing with different people. You may be able to find in many directories.
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