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Soad
03-06-2008, 04:55 AM
Please could you rate this site http://www.rickmarplantsales.co.uk/index.html

I did not create this site just need some feedback

Thanks

davidj
03-06-2008, 06:43 AM
it looks a little bit amateurish

i was going to show you what the competition have done by showing some examples but when i googled "plant machinery" the results were the same. They all looked cheap. Maybe its an industry thing. Yours is one of the better ones.

OK lets look at your work...

The font is wrong for the site. It needs to be styled
The logo quality is poor. Is this intentional
The lady on the banner does not have anything to do with PLANT sales. We need to see the machinery in action in a quarry or on a building site with professionals using it. A montage banner would look good.
Why do you have a link to the BBC. This is very strange
remove the counter. Its pointless.
personally i would remove the premises pic. Take shots of the products and add specifications. who wants to see a factory unit
The link to BOMAG Group takes them to the site which has a buy online section! Why would you redirect users (buyers) to another shop front? and are they cheaper than your own site? This is a worrylets look at a site which has been designed
ignore the content but look at the design

http://www.mavada.com/
http://www.limelightnetworks.com/

This is the level i would expect for my own business as it screams quality. This reflects on me and my business and that projects confidence in my product

use this site for some inspiration

http://csscreme.com/

to summarise

Its clean but needs more attention to the details.

its probably one of the better examples i have seen in that market sector but that has more to do with the quality of work within the other examples i looked at

domedia
03-06-2008, 01:59 PM
1 out of 5

-layout is classic but execution is amateurish
-HTML is broken, so is any accessibility
-Graphics are amateurish as well
-No semantical markup

This is obviously done by an amateur, but I judged it as a business website.

Is this a redesign you're going to take on? If so I would remove the link in the url above, this thread might show up for people searching their domain name :)

Rob_Che
03-06-2008, 02:13 PM
I agree with DavidJ... Here's some things in addition.

- It looks like a corporate share save site or similar... stock images (file under business misc)
- Look at this CASE (http://www.caseih.com/home.aspx?RL=ENEUUK) ~ It's plant hire but it's TOUGH !
- It sounds cheesy but consider metal finishes to panels, chequer plate, and diggers - make the diggers overlap the edges of borders - this adds to the feeling of SIZE!
- Look at the picture of the girl on the header, then look at the pictures of the staff - does it give a good representation of who you're dealing with?

I think the format could work with some tweeking if the content is good enough... also - I wouldn't use Hotmail e-mail addresses, doesn't look too professional.

Hope that's not too harsh.

Rob

davidj
03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Look at the picture of the girl on the header, then look at the pictures of the staff - does it give a good representation of who you're dealing with?

Hahahaha <- a little bit of wee came out with laughing ^

domedia
03-06-2008, 02:30 PM
The Compressor page was the most impressive one.

Rob_Che
03-06-2008, 02:55 PM
* Rob sends Tena Lady to toon :) *

I think there are just too many pages to fill... why so many ?
They're not a multinational... keep it simple and styled.

If you add an animated gif of a Digger 'digging' I'm gonna kill someone... ;)

domedia
03-06-2008, 03:02 PM
If you add an animated gif of a sigger 'digging' I'm gonna kill someone... ;) I don't think the author of this site is in this thread..8)

Rob_Che
03-06-2008, 03:28 PM
I don't think the author of this site is in this thread..8)

I saw the thread post 2 ways:
1: Either SOAD is showing a site a 'friend' has done
(in the same way that i tell people about myfriend that wert the bed while drunk :roll: )

2: SOAD has been given the task of improving the existing a site.

Either way - no diggers.... although 'Site under Contruction' could be used for comic effect... :)

davidj
03-06-2008, 03:36 PM
shame

cant beat a nice JCB all yellowy like!

in a battle of diggers i think the JCB would win as it has a front shovel for attacking and a back bucket for sneaky attacks

Rob_Che
03-06-2008, 03:56 PM
...and a back bucket for sneaky attacks

so many jokes... so little time...

Soad
03-07-2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks for all the input I am very grateful, I am friends with the guys at the company and am looking to improve it for them