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07-25-2007, 11:34 AM
Please take a look at www.nasaplant.com & give some comments


07-25-2007, 01:13 PM
its clean and its tidy

its an info page which is doing a good job. If i was in the market for plant machinery id give them a call because i can identify what they do straight away. You don't shop at these places through compulsion to buy. You dont really get passing trade.

its not bling...


But does it need to be? Maybe not.

it doesn't grab me by the vegetables and make me go Wow but again I'm not sure if it needs to because of the market it represents. (steel boots, oil and boiler-suits cant be bothered with SKIP INTRO buttons)

You need to concentrate getting it ranked and listed

marketing, marketing and more marketing.

07-25-2007, 02:36 PM
Hi Soad,

I agree with DJ, I think it looks good and clean but it seems to need something more. There is so much white it gets a little lost. I like how the like he give has a yellow background and then the rest of the site is white with the gray header. It pulls your eye right to the center of the page right into the site. That was a good use of a background color.

I think a soft gray or a real light blue background would help isolate your site from the mass of white and make it pop more. I have attached a sample to give you an idea of what I mean

Enjoy the marketing, you think building the site can be a pain - lol

d a v e
07-25-2007, 08:02 PM
the red hover on the main links really doesn't work against the blue - i would keep the hover colour as white and just underline it.

site is clean and easy to navigate

you need proper alt text for your images (not e.g. alt="logo1")

07-26-2007, 01:18 AM
gets the message across well l, which is what it needs to. If I had broken plant I want it fixed not take time to admire the way the site was made.
i think the white background looks ok but I guess it is personal preference.
I would make the address clearer, maybe a bit bigger in the header amd repeat the tel numbers in the footer. Many customers will probably call as a next step rather than send an e mail

07-26-2007, 06:52 AM
Thanks guys I really do appreciate your comments & will make a few changes, once again thanks

07-26-2007, 06:57 AM
Look nice,

You had the critique from the others so no need for me to picknpoke.

It looks ok in FF too which is nice. No difference on re-sizing the windows but as mentioned please re-name your alt tag.

Well done, now google.


07-28-2007, 10:57 AM
Have must some of the changes check it on www.consumer-issues.co.uk

07-28-2007, 11:13 AM

however like a news flash you want the services on the front page in bullets


Have the telephone number as the prime focal point

d a v e
07-28-2007, 03:56 PM
and you still need your alt text there... it's easier to do it when you insert the image ;)

07-28-2007, 05:37 PM
Dave hi,

You mentioned the 'alt tag' twice but still soad has not done them. What about you explain why the alt tag is so importtant, maybe then soad will realise the reason then make them right.

I do know why we use the alt tag btw...:mrgreen:

d a v e
07-28-2007, 08:10 PM
it's important for people with using screen readers (to read out the site text to them) because they have vision limitations (so they can't see enough/at all of the images, so it makes sense to 'show' them the alternative text to those images.

writing 'alt=nav_bottom' is meaningless to anyone but the designer ;)

the alt text should provide a textual equivalent to the function of the image, along with the title attribute for expansion:
so for example the Hotline image should be something like

<img src="images/nav_bottom.gif" alt="hotline 01902 791694" width="196" height="45" />
pretty crucial if you want someone to phone who can't access your images!!

and your top image could be

<img src="images/nasa.JPG" alt="Nasa plant repair services" title="Deepmore close, Four Ashes Industiral estate ... Tel: 01902 ... " width="780" height="150" />
then they could 'see' more than the attached picture in this post ;)

oh and for those people still on modems (there are some!) they will see the text if they are browsing with images off

it *may* also help in your search engine , er, searchability ;)

07-29-2007, 06:59 AM
Thanks very much for the advice, I did not realise that the alt text was that important but thanks to you guys I do now

Please take another look the modified version is temporarily at www.consumer-issues.co.uk

A couple of issues I cant seen to fix is the main index page views fine in Firefox but in IE6 a margin appears at the top

Also how can I reduce the hight of the footer

Once again thanks for all the advice


Soad (System of a Down) wicked band

07-29-2007, 12:32 PM
Aerials and B.Y.O.B

wot a tune!