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Website Review - st.jamiemill.co.uk

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  1. Errota

    Errota Established Member

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    Hello fellow NamePro members,

    I trust everyone is well and enjoy their Friday afternoon?

    I was due to launch my company about 3 months ago but I just started to hate the website and therefore I delayed launch to do a rebrand. It wasn’t a complete restyle but more so everything was more thought out.

    So far I have 80% done the homeoage, the icons are just temporary as still awaiting my designer to draw some. And the reviews section is also not redone and still the old design style.

    Let me know what you like and dislike, be brutally honest.

    Http://st.jamiemill.co.uk

    Many thanks
    Jamie
     
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  2. Errota

    Errota Established Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. MasterOfMyDomains

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    Looks pretty good, I cant find anything wrong
     
  4. Tia Wood

    Tia Wood Quality Names. Reseller Prices. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Agreed. It looks nice. Simple, clean. What do you not like about it?
     
  5. Errota

    Errota Established Member

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    Well I quite like the design, but I’m always looking to improve haha! This is the 5th version of that website and each time I try and make it better
     
  6. MasterOfMyDomains

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    Pretty wobbly on mobile like its to wide and learn more words in header are chopped off on my phone
     
  7. strugar

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    Let me try...

    It seems to me your focus was on visual part of website design, while the content is neglected; none of internal pages exist, and there is sparse information on what your company actually offers. There are waves, animation, eye-friendly colours, images are dull now, but you say they will be improved... and in between those images and animations, there are small chunks of text that give a hint about your business.

    I might be out-of-date customer, but I tend to give more trust to companies that explain me what they do rather than to companies that show me nice pictures only.

    So, let's say I am an average Joe; this is what I see when I visit your site. There are a lot of sites that I don't even bother scrolling down, so this opening window is your only opportunity to catch my attention. Design-wise, it looks nice and colours are pleasant, but business-wise, here is what I don't like:

    sitetide-1.png

    If you plan to offer domain registration and hosting, this section of home page must contain domain search form and indication of your hosting niche(s) (shared, reseller, VPS, dedicated...), with overview of the plans available immediatelly below - I visited your site primarily to register a domain or get hosting, not to enjoy its design. I would also recommend to make prices visible in this section, and possibly available coupons/promotions - if I see .com below 10$ and monthly reseller hosting starting at ~15$, I will be more interested to check the rest, than if I have to search for prices somewhere inside.

    Is main menu completed, or there will be more menu items in the future? If it is completed, I don't like that main menu item "Domains" does not link to any internal page, but just opens submenu "Register a domain", which links to the page web-hosting.php. This is unnecessary complication for me - just get "Domains" linked to web-hosting.php, and get rid of submenu, I don't understand what's the purpose of one single submenu item?

    Main menu and footer menu offer Personal Hosting and Business Hosting; section below, though, mentions Web Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. It sounds confusing, name of your services must be consistent. Footer menu does not contain link to domains registration. Main menu contains item "Website security", footer contains "Security settings"; is it the same thing with different titles, or Webiste security is missing in footer menu as well?

    Section where slogan is works like slider when dragged by mouse. If you plan to add more slides to this section, you should also add navigation buttons below or left/right arrows, as it's not intuitive to slide it by mouse.

    There are several typos, but I guess it will be proofread later. The arrow within "Get started" button shows the title "Untitled-16" when mouse-over. It does not obstruct site use at all, but if you're so keen about design, such a detail is not acceptable. ;)

    I don't know if you expect many visitors from mobile, but mobile version has some flaws as well; my phone is Nubia M2, 5.5" display, resolution 1920x1080, runs on Android M; for this test, I used Chrome browser, and this is how it looks like:

    Alert bar at the top, planned maintenance, does not fit the content.

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    When I click menu item "Managed hosting", it opens submenus; but background colour of main item and subitems is the same, which might be confusing; bg color of submenu items usually differs from parent menu item.

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    These two buttons are not nicely aligned; maybe it's intentional, I don't know.

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    For some reason, site has horizontal scroll bar, there is vast white area on the right; it doesn't look nice, and disturbs scrolling as well - I don't expect scrolling to the right, just down, so if scrolling is a bit lenient, it goes to the right instead of down.

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    For this mobile version, I have the impression that entire font is too big, it just hurts the eyes; maintenance notice, logo and menu occupy entire first screen, and slogan with two buttons below occupy entire second screen, and so on, section titles are just too big, should be more subtle.

    That's what I noticed; hope it wasn't too brutal... ;)
     
  8. Errota

    Errota Established Member

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    Yes, mobile hsn't really been worked on yet - I normally get desktop perfect and then do the same on mobile.

    Great review, this is what I want! Thanks man. So text, titles etc is all just random I haven't really thought it out, I like the slider text and that will stay but the rest is somewhat in the moment written, same goes for all links they're temp and basically a placeholder like the images.

    the whitespace/empty space issue is something i'm going to looking into, i'm unsure what to put in there yet, do you have any ideas for this?

    The arrow in one of the buttons, this was something I tested on my old companies website. I would prefer someone to instantly buy than to read my site and come back later, the arrow almost makes the brain think it's more 'correct' to go through the order process. I actually ran this as a test for 2 months and it actually worked and increased sales, so simple but powerful haha.
     

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