My honest opinion is your site lacks pizzaz and originality. It looks homemade and doesn`t reflect your company as being anything special. Also, the font used in your descriptions and writings is boring and dull as are the pages themselves. Your website especially needs to be eye catching and exciting since you are trying to attract clients in hopes to design their websites. I honestly wouldn`t even inquire with your company for a rate if I were someone who happened upon your site in search of a web designer. There is nothing that tells me you do anything exciting and intriguing.
Sorry to be so negative but I am sure you were looking for honest answers and this is my honest opinion. One of the reasons it has taken me so long to find a web designer is trying to find one that I am comfortable with and who will design a site for me that is above all - exciting and appealing. I think I have finally found the right company but it took me a long time. You have a lot of competition in your field so you really need your website to reflect you as being as impressive as you can make it. I truly wish you luck in your venture and I hope I have been somewhat helpful!
Now I`m not a techie, I`m just a startup looking for a web designer - I assume I`m your target customer. Here`s what needs improving (brace yourself, dear, sorry):
Overall, here`s what I think and take it as constructive criticism rather than getting your dander up. I was 6 when those Apples with the black screens with green text were out. I went to a good school and we had computer classes back when a cassette drive was actually a periphery device. That`s what your "web solutions" page reminds me of. I need something modern, catchy, flashy. Do that and you`ll get your customers :)
Best of luck!
no no...don`t think you are being negative...keep them coming!
say what you want as long as you get your point across...it isn`t hurting my feelings, this is business. I am actually looking to have a profound site and require as much feed back as I can get!
Based on your other posting and the information in your site (mainly the quote) it sounds to me like your target audience is more VA customers (repeat business) then it is for Web Design - which is not really a repeat business. Not too many super flashy VA`s out there...I know because I considered doing that myself for a while.
If your target audience is more about administrative work for small offices and independant salesman...or small businesses, I would say your site is pretty good. I agree the graphics are a little fuzzy and I don`t know if you can set up a web page to fit all screens - but it all fit perfectly on my screen so unless there`s a way to auto adjust it, you`re never going to fit everybody`s.
Maybe I`m just less of a flashy person, but I don`t care for some of the sites that I see that are all about flash or squeezing as much information onto the home page as humanly possible - the ones that look like the front windows of a ghetto liquor store. Obviously, it`s all subjective since everybody likes something different...and keep in mind for every person you change the site to attract, there is someone else out there that you are putting off.
That`s my advice.
First I would like to ask you something, was it redesigned by you or a "professional" developer? This is a very poor design if done by someone who is supposed to be a web designer or a developer.
I only had time to check the homepage and here are my comments:
In breif I didn`t find the website appealing or eyecatchy. Also, you mentioned on your website that you offer web development services and I have to say that your website doesn`t reflect a capability of offering such a service.
Sorry if I was too aggressive in my comments but you asked for honest opinions.
My advice. Look at your competitor`s site or simply other sites to see what`s appealing to you. Find a pro web developer, show them the sites you like and have them provide a free mockup for you. If you like it, move forward. The mockup should give you a glimps of their design style to see if it fits you. Your site is simple enough to cost around $200-250 at most to complete. This would also include all images used on your site. And should not take more than 1 week to complete.
A small price to pay for a professional look. In some cases, your site is your first impression. Focus on what you do best... get that client and it`ll pay for the site.
Heck! If you can`t find anyone to do it for you at that price. I will give you a free mockup
I noticed you`re missing testimonials. If you have some, post them.