Help with colleague's website

Discussion in 'Offtopic' started by Smaj, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Smaj

    Smaj RawR! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,878
    Likes Received:
    288
    Colleague of mine's got a new website for her hubby's business and would like some advice on how to improve it, as well as good websites that 'teach'/'give info' about dos and donts for that type of stuff. I'm staying well clear given I know her, so would be great if you guys could take a look/post some links.

    Any tips on social media also more than welcome.

    Ta

    http://www.mobytek.co.uk
     
  2. Jazende

    Jazende Sacred vines, entangle the corrupted! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    230
    I've not done this for a long time so this is basicly what jumped out at me at first glance:

    - Try limit amount of different fonts, fontsizes, and fontcolours. Especially across different pages
    - Try keep colours consistent. Maybe it's my monitor at work but Mobytek green ontop looks different from the mobytek down below on the logo
    -
    - Sometimes Mobytek is written Mobytek, MoByTek, MOBYTEK
    - The seperators on the right hand side even differ
    - "About Us" page got a seperator at the top, while the others don't.
    - "Workshop" page got a title for "The Workshop", while other pages dont have their resp. page titles repeated, instead having subtitles
     
  3. Jazende

    Jazende Sacred vines, entangle the corrupted! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    230
    Page: Home
    vs:
    (sidebar)

    should be one-on-one I think?
    Page: the dedicated
    Could probably be split up in real sentences instead of one run on.
    not sure on this one but is this food stations or feeding stations?
    could use a comma between "and" and "should".

    Page: Corporate
    last part reads a bit strange, maybe split up
    Variety
     
  4. Atermors

    Atermors Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    12
    Jaz got a lot of the mistakes already. The major flaw I see is the inconsistency across the board. Especially the font type should be fixed and I would prefer a smaller font size.
    Second to that the scaling. The bar on the right side has this huge VISA etc logo while facebook and the newsletter boxes are cramped. Facebook isn't even usable for me as everything is on top of each other. Furthermore I wonder what purpose the second logo there has (on in the header one on the right).

    On pages like "Commercial/Mechanical Service" there are subsections with only one bullet point like "Keep rolling" which looks very unclean.

    All paragraphs are a bit too far moved in imo, especially after titles.

    Just a small side node: get the site IPV6 ready, I'm currently noticing that immensely as IPV4 accesses are four times slower where I currently am and IPV6 doesn't cost a dime most likely for the website.
     
  5. Smaj

    Smaj RawR! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,878
    Likes Received:
    288
    <3 both
     
  6. Jazende

    Jazende Sacred vines, entangle the corrupted! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    230
  7. Ayu

    Ayu You need help. Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    14,269
    Likes Received:
    542
    I don't even know you anymore.
     
  8. Jazende

    Jazende Sacred vines, entangle the corrupted! Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    230
    I won't hide my enthousiasm over that.
     
    Ayu likes this.