claytonwest — 2012-04-24T16:37:02-04:00 — #1
Please critique my new website for Moving Home
This is my start-up business that provides On-Screen Moving Quotes.
Please let me know what you think of any of the elements.
sergiu_mihu — 2012-04-24T21:17:26-04:00 — #2
Very clean, unified colors, I really like the design. A clean design, with the content straight to the point, easy to view the purpose of the website/company.
I only wonder what's with the Quick Access bar at the bottom, on the homepage: eshop, blog, FAQ - these sections need to be activated and populated at some point.
Advice: move everything 30 pixels higher. There's like 30 pixels of white space at the top, which makes no sense to me.
claytonwest — 2012-04-24T21:25:30-04:00 — #3
Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. All the Links for the Quick Access bar are fully functioning links. perhaps your page didn't quite load all the way.
Thanks again for taking the time.
sergiu_mihu — 2012-04-24T22:09:34-04:00 — #4
The page loaded all the way, I suppose I just passed with the mouse over the images, which are not included in the links. Hovered over the image, saw nothing happening, assumed links were not working. Simple case of bad user assumption/input - one can never foresee what a user might end up doing or what a user assumes about the purpose of a certain visual element.
claytonwest — 2012-04-24T22:52:20-04:00 — #5
I totally see your point there. This is why a fresh look at these things are invaluable. Will consider links to the images.
irishman — 2012-04-25T09:30:52-04:00 — #6
Quite like it, although its not my favourite shade of blue. Agree with what others say about dead space at the top, esp as you need to scroll down to see the last 30 pixels at the bottom
claytonwest — 2012-04-28T19:53:29-04:00 — #7
Thank you very much for taking the time to view my site. The more subjective views the better. Will give your suggestion sme thought.
pixelhippie — 2012-04-29T07:06:14-04:00 — #8
I love the clean design. Easy on the eyes and super simple to grasp upon first arrival. I agree about the whitespace but I'm also seeing a bit of redundancy with navigation. Perhaps you could get rid of the bottom navigation links which only lead to parent categories anyway, and move the 'Privacy', 'Terms', and 'Sitemap' inline with the bottom footer bar.
Also, perhaps consider making the 'Moving Offers' link on the right fixed so it scrolls with the page. That way it's always within easy reach.
Minor, but the 'Back' link at bottom is unnecessary. 'Top' link is great though.
I really like the featured content area on home page.
Overall...awesome site man! Keep up the good work. Spot on.
claytonwest — 2012-04-29T08:04:34-04:00 — #9
Thank you very much for all your comments. I really appreciate the time you have taken here to help us see the other angles. A few people have mentioned the whitespace in the top header. I view the site on a really large widescreen monitor most of the time. This is great for full scope on pages but of course brings about such issues. Will seriously give this issue a second look.
Thank you again for your kind comments. If I can return the reviewing favour at any point, please me me know. Wishing you all the best!
saudi_toefl — 2012-04-30T03:13:02-04:00 — #10
Not a design expert, using IE 1024x768, I found the main page informative and clear. The top orange button going down-up seems out of place. Its not clickable for me unless I go really close to the edge of the screen (right). There's a little bit of scrolling left and right allowed for no apprent benefit.
A marketing point - your first line about your services - "Move as little or as much as you like" is just not a good opener since it doesn't give any valuable information about your company or your services. I thought: O wow, they let me pick what I want to move! (As opposed to them just telling me what they will and will not move!)
Your "About Us" page has a big empty blue space for me, more than 70% of the height of the screen, before any information is listed. So it basically looks like a blank page until I scroll down.
claytonwest — 2012-04-30T09:57:12-04:00 — #11
Thanks a million for reviewing our site.
We hope to add a video on the site at some point to explain fully how it is our service work. We actually hope to offer a service that moves 'Anything' to 'Anywhere' in the future. For now we are a moving company that will do just that for Home, Business and Students in whatever capacity.
I might be wrong but I think your browser may need updating. I have in the pass experienced display and operating issues when not running the latest version of a browser.
Again it has been very kind of you to take the time. Let me know if I can return the favour.
claytonwest — 2012-05-02T14:28:36-04:00 — #12
Hello again people. Made some changes to the homepage. Less whitespace at the top of the screen. What do you think?
trazzy — 2012-05-11T10:31:37-04:00 — #13
The design is not bad, nothing too much and looks very nice!
codie — 2012-05-11T13:56:41-04:00 — #14
Pleasing design, clean layout, effective logo. Perhaps having the phone number available at the top of all pages would increase telephone inquiries. Also, viewed on iPhone, and didn't notice any technical errors.
naughtnotions — 2012-05-11T16:18:05-04:00 — #15
Hi clayton! I have three words for your site....I love it! Very clean and symmetrical! I love the Blue Box company name with the color scheme. I believe the combination is very aesthetically pleasing for anyone visiting. Can you design my site??? lol haha just kidding. But seriously, it is a really cool, smooth flowing site. If I were moving, I don't think I would have any problem finding what I needed on your site. The only thing I would suggest is the "moving" the Offers button (lol...pun intended) so that it is more visible to the consumer right off the top. Sometimes, I have been known to click on the offers before I actually click on the services offered. Other than that, I think you are right on target.
claytonwest — 2012-05-13T10:36:48-04:00 — #16
Thank you for your kind remarks and taking the time to review our site. It's work in progress and we are trying to loo at it from as many subjective angles as possible.
Let e know if I can return the favour.
claytonwest — 2012-05-13T10:44:36-04:00 — #17
Thank you so much for your review. Put a lot of time into trying come up with simple and effective design and branding for the site and the business. This is the final phase of development for us so will look at the overall placement of all the elements for the footer and header for pages. Thanks again for looking at the displayed result for the iphone. Actually looked at the ipad as well as being one of the mediums that may be more popular for users to use. Time allowed for testing to extend that far. Thankfully we did not realise any browser display issues.
Please do let me know if you need a website reviewed anytime.
claytonwest — 2012-05-13T11:22:06-04:00 — #18
I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to look through the website and then offer creative feedback. Balance in design was so important to us. The placement of nice looking, somewhat reassuring elements to purpose (subjective) was planned to allow for a nicer place in be in and interact within. The overrall design approach goal was to allow for a clear message to be put out there.
With all that in mind. We tried to include only elements that have a function and/or a purpose. The natural end result came about from throwing out the first design, going with the second re-design, then moving from the top of the homepage to the bottom and re-thinking and improving on each of the elements.
You Offered suggestion for the 'Offers' buttons. I agree with you totally (great minds think alike eh?). Actually what is to happen quite soon is the inclusion of a button above it (With a link to an instructional video - As to how our service works). This will mean a little more will be happening in the corner. The colour of the other button should make that area more noticeable.
Thanks for all the smiley faces. Lol. If you need me to review your Website for you or offer subjective critique. It would be a pleasure. Please let me know anytime.
If you are on Facebook, do join us to see the changes. Updating the page all the time.
naughtnotions — 2012-05-14T06:59:50-04:00 — #19
No prob, Clayton. (there i go with the smileys....i guess i'm just cheesy that way...haha) I will def check out facebook. i will also keep an eye out for your changes...can't wait to see the finished product! re: my site....it's under construction again...right now, the host has made some changes, and the site will be down for another day or so, but once back up, because of all of the wonderful advice on this forum, i am making some serious changes...can't wait for that either! hehe So, once I get it up and running, I will let ya know so you can give me that "subjective critique"! See ya soon!
mattmny8 — 2012-05-14T16:32:33-04:00 — #20
Great site, very congruent and you can find what you need with speed and ease. The color scheme is good and current. Very minimal scrolling and my page loaded instantly in Chrome.
The "offers" button is a little out of place and harder to find, perhaps consider drawing more attention to this,...but then again, I'm probably nitpicking to try to find something. Overall, a great above average site!
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