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#1 jersey3681

Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hi all,

I had a friend who started to create a Wordpress website for my business and stopped mid way so I had to finish it up. I have no idea about website design so I just wanted to ask for a few opinions on what is good about it but especially what is bad. I would like to know if you can understand the services we are offering, if you can read it easy, if its attractive for potential customers. My website address is www.helphut.com.au

Thak you for your help

#2 Brrrroooce!

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

The font used for the top menus is hard to read.

#3 fit_dad

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Nice looking site.  I agree with Brrroooce that the font in the menu's should change.

Generally speaking, a clean sans-serif font is best for that.

#4 jersey3681

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

I am having troubles with the fonts because the theme I am using has Google fonts that Ive never heard of so its hard to pick the right one. Im used to those from Word...Ive changed the menu font now so hopefully is better. Thank you for your suggestion.


#5 fit_dad

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Looks much better! original.gif

#6 BentoBaby

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

I think the text is difficult to read. The site is also quite busy.

Also, you don't mention where you offer services? Or if you do it isn't easy to find...

#7 jersey3681

Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Thank you for your reply. The area was mentioned in the About us section but I added it on the home page as well. The text is difficult to read - is it because of the font used, the way is arranged on the page or the context? The site is busy - what do you mean?

#8 BentoBaby

Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE (jersey3681 @ 27/03/2012, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for your reply. The area was mentioned in the About us section but I added it on the home page as well. The text is difficult to read - is it because of the font used, the way is arranged on the page or the context? The site is busy - what do you mean?


I think the font doesn't help plus it is all quite squished. There is A LOT of information on each page. For example, I think having the expanded menu down the bottom plus the new page section with each service is probably overkill. I would just have them on the right and when people click they find out more. I found it overwhelming opening each section of the bottom one because by the end I had a huge page of writing.

#9 canucktracy

Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

I work in web design and I think you have done an excellent job for no experience.  It's really well done!

#10 Stellajoy

Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

You need to turn on mobile version.

Agree the font is horrible. Clashes with the logo and title font which are quite professional.

#11 BentoBaby

Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE (canucktracy @ 27/03/2012, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I work in web design and I think you have done an excellent job for no experience.  It's really well done!


I should add that I also think you have done a great job. I was only pointing out the small negatives as you asked for this info original.gif

#12 jersey3681

Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

I tried to turn on the mobile version but I need a landing page and I have no idea how to create it.
Does anyone have experience with Sociallite theme from Wordpress and can help me pick a font that is more suitable?

In regards to the services I did want to explain them in detail as this is a pretty new concept in Australia and especially in my area so I wanted people to understand it well. If you pick a service from the drop menu at the top then you will have only that service open. If you want to check all the services then you open the services page and then keep reading from the Acordion menu which opens one at a time.

It's hard work trying to learn all the HTML codes. unsure.gif

#13 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

FWIW I really like it! I didn't think the same of the other points, and was clear what you were offering and clear how to find the information. BUT I'm very familiar in using the theme designs it is based on.

#14 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:01 PM

Usually the themes have a support forum. That's a good starting point to find hints about how to change certain elements without hassle original.gif

#15 jersey3681

Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thank you for the positives, Im trying to fix now the negatives. I did figure out how to change the font, I just don t know which one is suitable for an easy reading for my potential customers.

#16 nicoleiv

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

I think it looks great, well done.

#17 charliebean

Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hi,

I am a WAHM freelance web designer and even I find that some Wordpress Themes are not as easy as they like to make out so I think you've done a great job original.gif

Feel free to PM me if you need any extra help or advice original.gif

#18 Nanns

Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

I like your site.

I think your prices are very very cheap!

#19 MeNelly

Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:52 PM

Your site is awesome.  I wish you much success with your business original.gif


#20 The Falcon

Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:05 PM

I'm guessing you have already fixed all of the previous issues mentioned, because I have just looked at the site for the first time and it looks great!

#21 jersey3681

Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

Thank you guys...unfortunately the business doesn't go very well so I had to get a part time job to survive... sad.gif

#22 darcswan

Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (jersey3681 @ 28/06/2012, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you guys...unfortunately the business doesn't go very well so I had to get a part time job to survive... sad.gif


The set up is the fun part of business - you're getting to the real stuff now.  You need to be a little bulldog relentlessly pursuing opportunities for your business.  What are you doing to promote yourself and make sales?  Have you been in contact with other personal service businesses to see if you can form an alliance/referral scheme?  What about something like a gym - you'd get good economy of scale doing errands like grocery shopping for people who are in their zumba class!


Also, have you seen www.airtasker.com ?  You might be able to supplement your income through there, as the tasks are similarly aligned... It might help you pick up some more permanent customers as well.

#23 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

I think it is unrealistic to put a site up and expect to suddenly do well. I think an online business is something that grows over time and you'd never be able to rely on it as a sole income until its been developed over a few years with a regular client base. It doesn't mean it won't work. Just that these things take time, unless you have a lot of $$ to invest in advertising and that seems to shoot some people into stardom the first day. I think the media give a false view - when you see these ACA like programs that show off a business who suddenly got 3000 orders in their first day - do you realise they had to pay probably tens of thousands of dollars to get that place on ACA? Money talks and it makes people think that you can just open a site and boom off you go with a turnover to make you fall over. It doesn't happen like that for most people and it will take lots of hard work and lots of time. I hope that it succeeds for you. Just have some patience and determination. Your site looks fine original.gif




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