No, we are not professional web designers or developers. Our specialization is IT support, custom computer building, server maintenance, etc. However, we have added "basic" web design to our list of services because we kept being asked if we would make just a basic site for web presence. While we are far from professional, we have the skill neccessary to modify templates and html and host the site for them. Our clients know that we are customizing templates, but they lack the funds to pay for professional, from scratch, site design (minimum $1200 around here). It has payed off for us actually. It`s a sort of back to the basics idea.
I get the feeling that you were trying to test my knowledge in your post. However, from a visual aspect what can I add to the site to make it better <<<maybe I should have clarified that?
On another note, we do plan on adding "professional" web design to our services. We could hire someone like you to design sites for us and we host them. We are actually overwhelmed with clients who want web design and hosting (we use it as an upsell). The problem is, they aren`t willing to pay more than about 200 dollars. Understand that startups and small businesses have small budgets, and we have catered to that. Now if later on, they want a more professional site, then I could charge them what you would charge me for you to design it.
So, with all that said. Thank you for questioning my code, but I wasn`t helpful, sorry. Tell me what I can do to make it more visually appealing and easy to navigate and get the point across effectively. I will have other sites for you all to critique in the future, so now you know what I need.
And since I have your attention, we will be needing professional site design in the near future. Maybe I can get some professional help!?
P.S. We used Image Line Software to build the site
Jason, I wasn`t trying to test your intelligence, I`m pretty sure you have a high understanding of technology... (you`re an IT guy) I have an IT background aswell... But the last time I messed around with a large scale Network was when Novell was used as the Login Client.. and when things used to work off of, Windows NT. The best OS Microsoft put out. Now I just do it for myself, and for small businesses but that is not my concentration, I hire to handle that for me...
For it being a code generator, videographer is correct, you only have 1 HTML error which is your html 4.0 transitional tag (the header which can be fixed) and the CSS errors that are showing up right now are because the scroll bar color changer only works with Windows Browsers, loose the browser color changers and that should make your web site validate on the CSS side. but there might be other simple problems that can be addressed.
So let me ask you? you are charging 200.00 per web site? Brother, that`s toooooo Low. I know you`re trying to make a buck but don`t kill the industry like that. I know you`re trying to help your customers but, for $200.00? you`re saturating the market. If you`d like I would be more than happy to help you, but instead of you charging your customers let me quote them, and in return you get commissions..
Where are you located?
Nuevolution10/8/2008 2:03 AM
Web Developer / Owner / Consultant
When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!