Please review my Home Page

by tpdc
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Hi,

Would really appreciate any constructive feed back on the Home Page of my site http:thepersonaldevelopmentcafe.com.

I especially welcome information on the load speed, translator and overall look and feel.

Many thanks
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  • I quite like the look of the site although your right hand column is quite a bit longer than your main content (not a massive issue just something that bugs me). I didn't time it but the site did take a little too long to load imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikedex
    In header section I can see there is a white color line. I feel if you could remove this line then it may be more attractive.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    Yes, it'll better if you remove the white line on the header section.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venkat001
    Your site design is very good but on my system ( XP, 17"") the right side advertisements are bit out of alignment. Please check.
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  • Profile picture of the author salelink
    nice site i like design
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  • Profile picture of the author e2 solutions
    I think you should increase the size of the fonts in the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author anexplore
    It take some time for loading in my PC. After all everything is fine. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author tpdc
      Originally Posted by anexplore View Post

      It take some time for loading in my PC. After all everything is fine. Thanks!
      Thanks for that anexplore. Am working on the speed and hopefully it will be resolved shortly. Thanks for taking the time to look and reply.

      Originally Posted by maxaurelius View Post

      The look of the site is dope. I would suggest your Email opt-in button be on the side of the input field. Right now it's below it. Other than that cool stuff!
      Thanks for that advice maxaurelius. Am in the process of amending the opt-in with a new free ebook.

      Really grateful for you taking the time to look and respond. Much appreciated.

      Originally Posted by ClicProject View Post

      The banner at the top looks like an ad, it does not look like an integral part of your design.

      On the right down the side, you have a load of modules that say :
      search for a job in uk and so on, then a button underneath each that says search for a job - the module header is redundant. Get rid of it and put your text on the button, or get rid of the buttons and just create text links.
      The color of the blue subheadings on the inner pages does not fit in with the template - the blue is to MS paint default amateur. Try making them #919E1E
      Thanks for your feedback- will take a look at all the suggestions and see what can be done. Appreciate your feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    this is one premium design for wordpress, man. if its unique, then bravo. creative, clean design.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxaurelius
    The look of the site is dope. I would suggest your Email opt-in button be on the side of the input field. Right now it's below it. Other than that cool stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author ClicProject
    The banner at the top looks like an ad, it does not look like an integral part of your design.

    On the right down the side, you have a load of modules that say :
    search for a job in uk and so on, then a button underneath each that says search for a job - the module header is redundant. Get rid of it and put your text on the button, or get rid of the buttons and just create text links.
    The color of the blue subheadings on the inner pages does not fit in with the template - the blue is to MS paint default amateur. Try making them #919E1E
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  • Profile picture of the author highlander11
    Site looks good. Load time for me was 5 seconds everything to completely load. The only thing that feels off is the headline with the cup of coffee. Its not the coffee cup more the font in the headline
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  • Profile picture of the author mm1320
    It is a nice "soft on the eyes" color but the page is long and one has to use the curser to scroll the full length of the page. Maybe shorten the page soemwhat.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeekstern
    As far as looks go, the home page is fine.
    As far as design, I have a few suggestions/comments:

    1. The top fold of a website is the most important area on any website. That is the area people first see when going to a website. You have way too much extraneous stuff up there that you do not need. I would consisder getting rid of it. It will also help your page load faster. For example, you could easily get rid of the first thing that has your Home etc on it. You could even get rid of that cup of coffee banner. That would move things up considerably. The think about what do you want your visitors to do? What is your main objective and then put that as high up as you can.

    2. When I went to your homepage all I saw was posts about cover letters. The first thing that came to my mind was to leave your site. Your URL is personal development which is what I expected to see. Not stuff about cover letters. Consider having your homepage contain posts about personal development. There are plugins that give you the ability to have a static homepage.

    3. I would remove the useless link in your footer pointing to that media site. This is especially important since Google recently came out with the Link disavow tool.

    4. Your idea of having your site available in different languages is good. Using that script is not. I recently read something on the Google Webmaster site that shows you how to properly set that up. They specifically tell you to NOT use that script. I have it myself, which is why I was interested in it)

    5. If you are going to use the Keyword meta tag, make sure that the page uses those keywords. Do not have keywords in there that you do not mention on the page. There is great debate over this topic but in my opinion, nobody really knows for sure except Google and the other search engines. In other words, I don't care if someone claims to be a SEO expert or has been doing it for a hundred years. They (and me) really don't know. My personal feeling is that it is there for a purpose, and certainly cannot hurt, if you use it properly.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpdc
      zeekstern,

      Thanks for taking the time to look at the Page and offer some great feedback. I will look closely at all the points you have raised and seriously consider them all.

      Obviously learning how others see the site is so important that all your points need serious looking at. The great thing about feedback is that you get to say what you feel and if someone is prepared to take the time to offer suggestions then I am more than prepared to consider the implications and act accordingly.

      I will let you know any updates as soon as possible.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
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    Your website is already good as it has attracted lots of advertisers.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmiTaylor
    Font is small for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author muddywaters
    The site looks good... took a little long to load though. Are you trying to portray a retro look for this page? I noticed that the header has a white line which I think is a stitch... or at least it looks like one.

    I like the color combination, it makes you want to trust the site. You might want to also work on the images you have on your revolving slider. The text is somewhat hard to read.

    But all in all I think the page rocks
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakos
    Site theme looks great man, if there was a more attractive logo/banner i would give it 10/10
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  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    - Font is small
    - Font type is not that attractive


    So far everything is cool...
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    The load speed of us site is good. But I thing font color is not perfect with background color. Others are alright.
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