I wanted some help improving my website for customers and getting more exposure on the internet through SEO. Can you guys critique my website and offer any suggestions.
EzzyLiving Apartment Locators
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The widespread use of the NARROW page may be suitable for cell phones, etc. But to me it always reek`s of laziness because you could you not be bothered to create a "real" full page site and the narrow page required by handheld devices.
I checked recently and the "standard" format appears to be 1024x768.
The light red text on a blue background should be OK, but it is very close to getting your site ignored by the Google Crawler. Yes, they do rank sites by color scheme before they even check your content, links, etc.
We Canadians would pronounce your site name differently than you intended because we don`t say ZEE we say ZED, but I guess that is of little concern.
I don`t agree about the narrow site. In many cases, a fixed-width site offers some strong benefits. We`re finding that 950px wide seems to work very well.
But a bigger problem is consistency, and content. I see the home page is centered on the screen, but the About page is left justified. Minor things like that detract from the professionalism.
The other problem is content. There`s nothing in the writing to interest me. It looks like a real estate company specializing in rentals and leases, but what differentiates the company? On that About page, it`s really just a lot of words that say nothing.
What I`d like to see on the main landing page would be some sort of interesting, attention-getting sales pitch. What are people mostly looking for when they want to lease or rent living quarters? What are they not finding in general that would lead them to your site?
How do you take that hoped-for search result and build on it?
Another vote for page to page consistency. It really looks unprofessional when a site switches styles on the user as they navigate from page to page instead of it being a seamless transition.
Thank you for taking your time to help me improve my website.Yes I noticed the consistency which is a coding issue that I couldn`t figure out on my own. I will have to have the web developer fix that.
I do have a specialty that I would like to pm you to see what your thoughts are on it. Maybe a paragraph on it and where on the main landing page we can discuss that as well.
EzzyLiving Apartment Locators
713 589 2860
Which browser are you viewing my site with? I see the glitch with firefox but, with i.e. 8 the pages are all centered?
Does anyone know why this is happening?
These topic forums are helpful to the person who creates the topic. But keep in mind that Startup Nation is also an educational site. It`s very rare that what someone asks here has no relationship with what other people are asking.
Rather than use private messaging, why not just carry the discussion forward here, within this topic?
Using Firefox 126.96.36.199
As for why its happening... well, welcome to the greatest joy of us web designers, cross platform and cross browser compatibility. Different browsers can render pages differently (usually due to differences in their DOM Renderer). But different versions of those browsers can behave differently, heck even the same version can behave differently on different OS`s.
Its usually best to combine methods that do the exact same thing (aka using different methods to center the page). This may seem excessive but its good practice to do so as different browsers may ignore one of those methods, thus allowing the other method to work, and achieve the same visual result.