If you have some spare time, review site please :)

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Hi Guys and Gals,

I am trying to build a site / online store around an artist and I was just wondering what people thought of the site and if there was any improvements people could suggest. As I am a little bit of a beginner.

I know its a huge ask but if you have some spare time have a look.


Sara Paxton Artworks - HomeSara Paxton Artworks
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  • Profile picture of the author Husacul
    The website takes a bit too long to lead, you should deal with that first.

    I think that the homepage is a bit too crowded, you should stick with less posts - or maybe switch to a presentation type homepage, not the blog directly.

    Good luck!

    Graphic Designer. I bridge the gap between a great story and the audience it needs to reach.

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    • Profile picture of the author Paxton21
      thanks Ill have a look into some of the cache stuff to speed up the load time first
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  • Profile picture of the author icon24
    Hey Paxton,

    I agree the load time on the site is a bit slow. I noticed a lot of png images and since your site is on a white canvas converting all the png's to jpg's will help the site speed.

    Not bad for a beginner though

    Thanks Joe
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    • Profile picture of the author Paxton21
      Thanks Joe,

      Ill try and change the .PNG files in photoshop then upload them again.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitnessmaster
    I agree with the others on the load time. It seems that it's taking quite a while to load.

    As for the design of the site, I like the simplicity of it because it puts the focus on your artwork, which is amazing! The only suggestion I would offer is to try and put even more focus on your artwork. You may want to consider a different home page layout that displays your different art collections instead of the blog style.

    Great work on the site and on your paintings!
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  • Profile picture of the author zenji
    Looks and feels good but takes forever to load even with my internet that is super fast

    Please do not use affiliate links in signatures

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  • Profile picture of the author hotlinks
    This is a good site to start

    But revenue from the site
    You should work more on graphics and website design
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  • Profile picture of the author weboasis
    Yes, the site is a bit slow to load.

    And I would remove the Adsense banner. I think that it doesn't make sense in a Portfolio website.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author DJL
      IE9 gives me this message: "An addon for the website failed to run."
      In typical Microsoft fashion, the message provides no useful information.

      None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
      --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities (1809)

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  • Profile picture of the author Designs1
    Looking good and like everyone have said, try to get that loading time low. Also add favicon to your site Little but important thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paxton21
      Thanks guys I have looked into the loading time and installed W3 total cache and changed the .png to .jpg. Is there any other methods I could use to make the site faster.

      Thank you all for the suggestions, it really helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Designs1
    Yea it's a bit faster, i guess you need a faster hosting to speed it up more. What hosting plan are you using at the moment?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paxton21
      I do need a new host your right. I got a friend to set it up a while back when I didn't really know much about hosts and I don't think this sites host server is one of the top on offer.

      I may look at switching to host gator or blue host.

      Is it a lot of work to switch hosts?
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