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Old 10-21-2011
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My website is not 100% finished, but I would still love any feedback regarding the general format and feel of it. I am still working on making the font smaller, as I think it reads now like one of those enlarged print Reader's Digest magazines. Ha ha!

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Like it, nice and clean. Agree about the font size and the rates page didn't want to load up. Looove the paperclips idea
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Old 10-27-2011
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Hi Heather, I really like the look of your site upon first landing on the home page - it's crisp, clean and easy to navigate.

I think it's a great addition that you include an image of yourself - giving a personalized approach, and a human face to the business.

To cut down on the length of the home page I'd move the 'call me' to just the contact page, and perhaps the sidebar of the blog. I'd also move the Twitter bar to your blog (only).

One quick note about your services page - because you've got all the text in an image it doesn't give any SEO value (since Google can't read the text on the image). It's a really cute concept though so in order to kind of 'balance out' the SEO loss on that page I'd recommend beefing up the content in other areas of the site.
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Heather,

I really like you website, I think it looks great so far!
It's very clean looking.
I did notice on item that I think is a typo. On your About me page, where it says "...and take pride in my work in way that..." I would suggest adding an 'a' between 'in' and 'way'. Just helps the sentence flow better.
I hope that doesn't sound too nit-picky!

Otherwise, I really like your site! Great job
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Old 10-28-2011
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Thank you for taking a look, and giving me such valuable feedback. Tess, I did not even think about that text not being searchable (on services page!). Is it possible to add the same text, and put it in black behind the image? Is that considered fair practice? I still need to work on building a lot of content. I have just been so darn busy. I fixed the length of the front page as well.
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Your website looks crisp and clean - good job. I, too, LOVE the paper clips.

For my images of text, I made a div class <div class="type"> that I wrapped my text in and then in my css I added:

.type {
text-indent: -9999px;
}

Basically it just pushes the text out of sight.

HTH

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Old 10-31-2011
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Elise, thanks so much. Can you explain a bit more? How does it manage to push the text out of sight? I mean, what purpose does that serve exactly? I did add a long document (borrowed from Nina Feldman) that hopefully will enhance SEO qualities. Thanks again!
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Hi Heather,

Actually, I learned that technique in a tutorial I did - but, as I was trying to look it up to find a concise explanation of the reasoning for you, I found that using text indent for that purpose is basically the wrong way to go about it. What needs to be used are alt tags, which I had totally forgotten existed, and which make sense.

Then I was referred to [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLvn_WkDJ4&feature=pl ayer_embedded"]this video[/ame] which says Google wants alt tags. And what Google wants...

Also, in the process of researching this I found a great resource: Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.

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I enjoy your light, airy, happy, informative site.

I think your services page is a little cluttered. I wonder if, rather than an image, you could use your background as a page background so that your different services could become clickable. My knowledge of webdesign is almost non-existent; and I don't even know why I'm making the suggestion, but it just seems like a good idea.

Regardless, I find your site informative.
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Good job looks like your on the right track.
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Hello,
Here is the video feedback I made you:

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Old 11-15-2011
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Phillip,

You certainly make some good points about areas where I need to improve. I must say though, I wasn't really expecting the full dress down you handed out. I mean, knocking the amount of Twitter followers I have? That's not really constructive criticism pertaining to my website. And besides, I have been on Twitter all of a few weeks. ?? I'm not out to rule the world via Twitter.

I had never even ventured onto Wordpress before I created this site, and indeed, it is still a work in progress. As you must know, starting your own business is a huge undertaking. So how about instead of breaking people down, you stick to constructive feedback and go a little easier on people's egos? I don't know if the goal of your video is to actually help people like me, or drive traffic to your site. One wonders. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and hope that it's to help. I wish I could say I found your review more helpful.
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Hi Heather,
I understand that the websites in this forum are at a different stage than I usually review
(i have now done over 250 reviews )

I under stand that I have been too hard, and I apologize for that,
When I review a site I just look at a site as if I was a visitor and say exactly what I am thinking.

Twitter is so easy to get followers....

Let me know if you would like a re-review, I promise from now on to keep my negative thoughts about websites to myself (for this forum)

Once again, I am sorry
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I LOVED your website! I think you did a GREAT job!
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