One big change that I would make to the entire site is to eliminate the top photo of the house from every page except for the homepage. On the homepage, I would size it down considerably (probably use a different photo).
A few reasons behind this recommendation:
- The majority of people still use a screen resolution of 1024x768. At this screen resolution, the actual copy on each page of your site starts barely above the fold (bottom of the viewable area).
- Using the same large image on every page of the site makes it difficult to distinguish between pages.
- I understand that the desired goal of the image is to convey a feeling and brand, but I think this would be better accomplished by giving more prevalance to your company name (logo) and with well organized content.
- One key rule for using images on a site is that they should serve one of the following purposes:
- Contextually relevant to the content (image of a 2009 Corvette on a page about a 2009 Corvette)
- Navigational aid - Helps people navigate the site
- Company logo
I think the overall layout of the site is fine, with the top tabs and subtle colors, just need to bring up your messaging.
Here's a thumbnail and clickable screenshot of one of your pages viewed at 1024X768 with a red bar added to where I'd suggest you limit any top image.
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