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Promise Land Ranch    Posted 11-22-2004 at 13:19:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ok I took and updated my website per everyone's suggestions....And What do ya think? I added a couple more pages and lots of pictures.

Thanks for the suggestions,

Shelby



PLR    Posted 11-22-2004 at 18:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
thank you for everyone for your suggestions and comments. I hope it does what it is intended to do.

thanks

Shelby


mud    Posted 11-22-2004 at 15:23:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got a terrific site. i bet you will do well with it too.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-22-2004 at 14:53:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks great Shelby, I can't do much for a critique, but I like what I see.
Good job.
Ron


tacon1    Posted 11-22-2004 at 14:41:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shelby, I like the site, but I have one question.
What kind of animal is in the photo on your home page, and why does it have two green tails? LOL.


Salmoneye    Posted 11-22-2004 at 14:03:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like it...

And The Girl says she likes the 'Hippy Cows'...

:-)



George in TX    Posted 11-22-2004 at 13:52:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't say anything the first time around but if you really want a site critique ...

Gerrit mentioned the cursive fonts being hard to read. I agree and say they're almost impossible for me to read. Use something more readable.

Since the site is after all a commercial site your first concern should be accessibility. A readable font makes it more accessible to more people. Another concern is what browser a person is using. Not everyone uses Internet Exploder. I viewed the site with IE ver.6, Opera ver.7, Mozilla ver.1, and Firefox ver.1. All the browsers would display the site will enough to be readable which is the main concern. However the site does have some HTML errors but nothing that would structurally wreck the site. They still need attention to make a valid site.

See here:
http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.promiselandranch.net%2F&warnings=yes

I do have a couple of suggestions. First wipe Frontpage from your computer. Then take the disk it came on, walk out in the yard, throw it like a frisbee and never look back.

Learn to code HTML by hand and then learn CSS to style the page the way you want it. Also go here:

http://www.htmlhelp.com/bbs/

Read a bit to get the "feel" of how things are done then ask questions. Next pay attention to the help and suggestions they give. Some of the best web designers in the world hang out there and they love to help people willing to put out a little effort and learn.

Good luck!


George in TX - again    Posted 11-22-2004 at 15:03:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read my post a couple of times and I'm afraid I might have discouraged you. If that's the case I humbly apologize as that wasn't my intent. My intent was to encourage you by providing constructive but critical comments.

I'm sure your real skills are in raising beef and hogs and not with web design. At least right now. With a small investment of time and effort on your part spent in learning HTML and CSS you could be a great web designer. You have a knack for what needs to be said and how to say it to promote your products. But a commercial site needs to cover all the bases if it is to provide enough income to support itself.

You've already invested time and effort in building the site and money in registering the domain name and finding a host to park the site on. Now just invest a bit more energy in learning how to do it right and you'll be ahead of the game.

Now there I go again. Your site is not wrong at all, it just could be better. Does that make any sense or am I just digging a bigger hole for myself?

In any case I'll help if I can. There are thousands of HTML and CSS tutorials on the internet and I can point you to a couple of good ones if you want.

I'm going to quit while (maybe) I'm ahead. And a sincere Good Luck to you!


toolman    Posted 11-22-2004 at 13:27:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
very nice shelby, im sure you,ll be adding to it all the time. take heart to what DC tells you i can spend hours roaming through his, take care and good luck.


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