Hello, everyone...I am a newbie to "SUN", and I think this thread is truly wonderful! So...I am going to try and take full advantage of using it...it is not often when you can get truthful feedback about your "baby" or "pet project", (especially from friends or family) and, in this case, a project that I hope will not only become my primary source of income, but, eventually provide enough income for me to also help produce seed money for an adjunct business. Now, on to the desired critique.
My website is Working Girl Gems, and the address is www.workinggirlgems.com . I also have utilized Hyperstreet`s webhosting as well as their website builder feature. However, since my background is pretty extensive in computers and networking, I also utilize an FTP site to make necessary corrections and changes that I feel Hyperstreet`s program is remiss in, primarily the SEO side of this equation. (Some of the ability to upload files is cumbersome also and I am very comfortable with FTP, so, I use it.)
What I really wish to have critiqued is the following:
- How effective is the template design I have chosen for the business that I am in? (Artisan jewelry) I have not yet changed the primary logo (the lady that appears on all pages, and intend to when I am able to do so, so that I can more accurately reflect the industry. Is this the kind of site that someone will feel comfortable buying Artisan jewelry from? Should I utilize a more simplified, ecommerce "siteish" one-page type of website design, versus the one that I have now?
- Please pay particular attention to my "Online Store". It is the first tab on every page and it is where my "shopping cart" is for prospective customers to make purchases. Is it appropriate for my line of business....should I utilize a separate program to make my own shopping cart and upload that to a new page(s)?
- And last, but not least, are the rest of my web pages appropriate? What I mean to say is, I am hoping to convey as much information as possible without being too wordy. (I personally hate that myself, so I try to be as concise as possible when addressing any issues on my website. I know that robots like a lot of text, however, I personally believe that well written pages and excellent SEO, combined with sufficient traffic/sales to/from one`s site can usually broach that obstacle.
I appreciate any and all comments from serious responders! And...I thank all who do in advance...
(P.S.- I posted a copy of this under "Website Critique 101" I think it was called, without realizing is wasn`t the appropriate place to do so...so I copied that post here, as I should have originally!
Working Girl Gems...Artisan jewelry at affordable prices! http://www.workinggirlgems.com