Thanks for the Input.
Good luck to one and all.
I think of a homepage like a 30 second elevator pitch: you`ve got to grab them and bring them in and then get into the nitty gritty once they`re interested. Give your visitors a clear, concise, active one or two liner about what it is you offer. If that interests them, they`ll read on to get more detail. Don`t make your prospective client dig to find out if you`re right for them. Give it to them up front.
In the same vein with the elevator pitch, when you step on that elevator with the president of that company, you want to be wearing your best suit and tie. The same`s true graphically for a website. You want to put your best foot forward. I think strong colors like black, white, red, blue or green get your clients excited and interested about what you have to offer. Before the company president hears what you have to say, he sees you first. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So when someone clicks on your website, give them an unforgettable first impression.
To give your logo more pizazz, consider a graphic designer or even a site like www.logoyes.com. A professional appearance can really sell a customer on your service.
If you have a chance, take a look at www.rdbelectronics.net. The owner is a SUN member and his website started out about where yours is. He asked us to critique his site and worked with a designer he found in the forums to really set his site apart from the competition.
Hope some of this helped.
I`ve noticed there are some talented web designers monitoring this Forum. It would be smashing if a few of you design experts could provide me some constructive feedback on my FrontPage design effort on my new web site?
I`m curious to learn if my working on a 19" monitor is impacting the way the pages load/refresh. I`ve compared FireFox to IEv7 and they seem similar.
MS Office Live (Essentials) is hosting this site.
I may have gotten a little carried away with the Insert Graphics Icon?
I`ve tested the speed on a cable modem vs. a buddy`s slow boat dial-up and thus far, all seeems OK.
If you do ping over to my web site so you can tell me about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- there is a FORM you can use to submit comments which would be nice so I can test my data capture process/steps and import the results into my ACT! 2006 SQL database.
I suspect using our Forum to provide me feedback is probably the preferred method - either effort is fine by me and much appreciated!
Thanks in advance to any/all who help me out on this.