[QUOTE=Da_Taxman;2570965]You asked for it…
I agree with what most of others have said about professional look. The first impression is very important. If you offer technical advice (especially web design), the first impression people should get is “That is something I would like to have for myself/my business”.
The first impression is a combination of visual experience (looks and feels) and how things are presented (web address, mail address, business address, etc.).
In business it is invest first, reap later. It is worth investing a bit more in the first impression, people might move on to the next thing otherwise. The investment does not have to be large, but should be effective. Your own domain and corresponding email is a small but effective investment, as already stated by others.
Then the look and feel of the website. In general (my personal preference) I like websites where the home page does not require any scrolling. Try to limit your opening message to a welcome, a few news bites and, by means of carefully selected imaging, a supporting feel of what people can expect to find on your site.
Also, try to avoid people having to click more than 3 times to get to any information on your website. A clear structure with information only a few clicks away will help avoiding people getting bored too soon.
The fading blue in the background is nice. The search bar at the top I would incorporate in the banner of your page, avoid it taking height of your page. The picture in the banner is nice, but perhaps you can make it one wider picture instead of a repetitve picture. Also, I would use a picture with smaller height, it is taking up a lot of the page.
I would try to create some kind of logo for “R and R Digital”, instead of using a bold standard font. The courier font for the text is something that would fit computer stuff, but it is not really a screen font (at least not one of my favorites).
I hope this isn’t too harsh…it is meant to be constructive… I wish you the best in your ventures.[/QUOTE]
Thank you, Tax… this is exactly the kind of comments I’m looking for. I was maybe to over focused on keeping it really simple. I’ve see far too many sites with so much Crap that I get tired of waiting for it to load, then
I wonder what it would be like for somebody with slow internet.