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Old 01-30-2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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I am making a website for what will hopefully be my future business. What do you think of the site so far? Its still under construction, I only have have the index page and the services page done so far, but am gonna work all night until its done or I pass out.

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It'* sexy, I like the colors. I'd like to see some more enticement on the front page (other cars, parts, custom work, etc.).

I'm at a bit of a disadvantage here, I've got a lot of extra cargo that isn't coming out without a fight!
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Trent...it looks like a good beginning. My entire statement of work in our department is web development and systems design. So, if you want some help, drop me a PM.

Not sure how familiar you are with making sites ADA compliant, using alt tags, building the site around .css and using meta tags for search engines. But, that'* where you need to head your site towards.

Black backgrounds are edgy, but unless your using a script to detect browsers settings and readers for the visually impaired, a black background is a killer.
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Trent...it looks like a good beginning. My entire statement of work in our department is web development and systems design. So, if you want some help, drop me a PM.

Not sure how familiar you are with making sites ADA compliant, using alt tags, building the site around .css and using meta tags for search engines. But, that'* where you need to head your site towards.

Black backgrounds are edgy, but unless your using a script to detect browsers settings and readers for the visually impaired, a black background is a killer.
I will condense everything possible to the css sheet once I like what I have, its validated xhtml transitional, and I cant really get much meta data with out content on the site to base it off of.

As for the visually impaired, if you cant get information off my site, you shouldn't be driving a car anyway. . . . . .
Seriously though I am trying to use fairly basic design tools and lots of alt descriptions on this site, I was doing it for completeness, but I will have to look into ADA compliancy. If it gets to the point where I am getting a fair amount of traffic, I can make a high contrast version on the site if need be.
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I will condense everything possible to the css sheet once I like what I have, its validated xhtml transitional, and I cant really get much meta data with out content on the site to base it off of.

As for the visually impaired, if you cant get information off my site, you shouldn't be driving a car anyway. . . . . .
Seriously though I am trying to use fairly basic design tools and lots of alt descriptions on this site, I was doing it for completeness, but I will have to look into ADA compliancy. If it gets to the point where I am getting a fair amount of traffic, I can make a high contrast version on the site if need be.
Just trying to help.
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Very nice PH. I wasn't aware we had so many geeks on the forum!

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As for the visually impaired, if you cant get information off my site, you shouldn't be driving a car anyway. . . . . .
Especially not a car Trent has touched!

Although that doesn't mean they won't be doing research on your site for someone else. You should try to decide what type of work you are going to be doing and to what types of vehicles, otherwise you will have people bringing in riding lawn mowers and boats and all kinds of stuff. Unless that'* what your aiming for lol!
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Just trying to help.
O I know, I am sorry if how I replied sounded wrong. I am knee deep in code and coffee so. . . . .

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Although that doesn't mean they won't be doing research on your site for someone else. You should try to decide what type of work you are going to be doing and to what types of vehicles, otherwise you will have people bringing in riding lawn mowers and boats and all kinds of stuff. Unless that'* what your aiming for lol!
I am planning on doing AUTOSPORTS, so racing lawnmowers are fine, fixing a push mower, not fine
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I like the black background. They work well for me. As a consumer. And I appreciate the extra time and effort I know goes into them. BTW, your Latin sux. ROFL.
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Has nice visual appeal and looks professional! I was surprised how pro it looked. What software are you using to create the web-page?
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Has a nice professional look. Well done. Not to much flash to distract. I've always found less information is better, to much and people get board fast and don't look.
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