Can You Review My New Website?

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I apologize to the mods if this is in the wrong place.

Would you mind taking a look at www.timothytorrents.com and letting me know what you think? I would really appreciate it.

I want to make sure the website looks as nice as possible. It is still a work in progress, about 2 days old. Still got a long way to go!



Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author its
    Let me first start by saying it's not bad, but if you want some constructive criticism here it is (And I am very picky):

    Navigation: There is some inconsistencies in your navigation. The navigation is white text on a black background which matches your headings on the left. It makes it less intuitive to a user whats a link and whats a title. Similarly you have four random links 'ABOUT. BLOG. FAQ. ORDER NOW.' at the bottom of the page which don't match the top (or contrast enough to feel intentional)

    Font: I'd test some different fonts and sizes. Something slightly larger might feel a little cleaner rather than squashed.

    I see it's a free theme but those are just my initial thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Thanks for the feedback. I am tweaking it now.

    The reason I included the links at the bottom is to help people actually see the pages because the navigation bar text is so small and I can't figure out how to change it. Maybe I will try a different theme if I can't get this to look right.

    Do you think I should remove the links at the bottom of each page?
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  • Profile picture of the author LindaH2
    Maybe you could use a more attractive color and background but not too much and not too fancy.
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  • Profile picture of the author its
    Having the links at the top of the page and the bottom isn't a bad idea, but to be honest I feel that theme leaves much to be desired.

    As Linda mentions though, don't try anything too fancy.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I agree.

    The theme is a bit too compact for my tastes. But I like the overall design... I will tinker with the colors and fonts to see if I can make it look better.

    Thanks for the replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Changed themes. I want to increase the overall size of the template so that the text in my posts does not look so condensed. If someone could help me do that I would really appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author its
    To be honest the new theme looks a little cheap. I'm a little busy right now but if you wanted I might be able to help find you a theme that with a couple modifications could really work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author prince55l
    Your site need a lot of work, the theme does'nt look professional, the subscribe part is not organised on safari browser on ipad, your business introduction does'nt go with me, for complete 5 minutes, i don't even know what you are offering until i have to take the pain to read everything before i understand you are selling your writing skill. Why not replace that "Introduction" with a good introductory caption like "Professional Writing Service". With that any body at a glance will know what you are selling. That your order now will be more noticeable with a bold image order now or paypal button. The story about skill, experience is too long, make it short and straight to the point. If i am a buyer, i will never waste my time reading all those things. I believe most internet buyers behave like that. Look at your competitor page , that will help you to build a great site.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by prince55l View Post

      Your site need a lot of work, the theme does'nt look professional, the subscribe part is not organised on safari browser on ipad, your business introduction does'nt go with me, for complete 5 minutes, i don't even know what you are offering until i have to take the pain to read everything before i understand you are selling your writing skill. Why not replace that "Introduction" with a good introductory caption like "Professional Writing Service". With that any body at a glance will know what you are selling. That your order now will be more noticeable with a bold image order now or paypal button. The story about skill, experience is too long, make it short and straight to the point. If i am a buyer, i will never waste my time reading all those things. I believe most internet buyers behave like that. Look at your competitor page , that will help you to build a great site.
      Thanks!

      You made some great points. I will try to make the changes. Right now I don't have cash to spend on a premium theme, but if anyone knows a good theme that would work for this kind of website, please send me the link and I will buy it when I have the cash.

      Right now I can only stick to free themes....

      Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author sohailglt
    you need to change the theme and choose some good and attratctive theme.....
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by sohailglt View Post

      you need to change the theme and choose some good and attratctive theme.....
      I agree. But I can't find any decent free themes at the moment. When I have enough cash I will buy a theme. Any suggestions?
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      • Profile picture of the author Isaiahas
        I have visited your website.Your topic is very interesting buy your theme is not according to your topic you should change your them.But overall your website is very informative and i really like your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I changed alot of things. could you take look now and let me know what you think? thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin012
    It's not bad if your just looking for an online presence, although but there are a lot of free dynamic themes you can get online if your looking for a more professional look.
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  • Profile picture of the author danstriker
    I don't think it looks modern enough. Try some sharper colors and maybe a nice image slider. Better typography can also enhance a website a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author samuelallister
    It looks nice, and straight forward, honestly. However, the biggest issue I have is with your header. It looks plain, boring and uneventful (no offense).

    Perhaps you should make a logo or a headliner with Paint or Photoshop. If it's anything, one of the biggest eye catchers is your header. Add a slogan in your logo and if your website is something to be seen as an investment of your time, definitely consider hiring a freelancer or someone who is a professional with creating logos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
    Here's a header I did for you real quick - go ahead and use it if it seems to be an improvement for you - 940 x 180 should be about right as I recall:
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

      It's not bad if your just looking for an online presence, although but there are a lot of free dynamic themes you can get online if your looking for a more professional look.
      Yeah, I have been looking for some good free themes but I can't seem to find any that I really like. Do you know where I can find some good clean free themes? Thanks!

      Originally Posted by danstriker View Post

      I don't think it looks modern enough. Try some sharper colors and maybe a nice image slider. Better typography can also enhance a website a lot.
      I think the theme I use has a image slider function, I will see if I can activate it somehow. Thanks for the feedback! I will tinker with some different color settings.

      Originally Posted by samuelallister View Post

      It looks nice, and straight forward, honestly. However, the biggest issue I have is with your header. It looks plain, boring and uneventful (no offense).

      Perhaps you should make a logo or a headliner with Paint or Photoshop. If it's anything, one of the biggest eye catchers is your header. Add a slogan in your logo and if your website is something to be seen as an investment of your time, definitely consider hiring a freelancer or someone who is a professional with creating logos.
      Yeah, I will definitely work on a header. Thanks for the tip!

      Originally Posted by Matthew Shelton View Post

      Here's a header I did for you real quick - go ahead and use it if it seems to be an improvement for you - 940 x 180 should be about right as I recall:
      Oh, wow. Thanks so much!! I will use this header for now while I work on something else. Thanks!!

      So I got a lot of work to do now! Thanks everyone for the tips and feedback!
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    Your weblog has some good business potentials, of course if you do some tweaks, that would be much better. About the header image, I guess it needs a better picture, some graphic which tells the audience what your website is about, and perhaps you can assign a proper Alt attribute to it. Right below the header, there is another phrase which points to your homepage, exactly the same message appearing on the header image, try having it replaced with another text message, one which points to another web page.

    If possible, move the Twitter shortcut link a bit to the top of your homepage to make it better seen.
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  • Profile picture of the author webzie
    According to me your site is looking good I really appreciate your work color combination is looking good, i must say you have done amazing work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    The very top, where it says TimothyTorrents Freelance Writer has a color scheme clashing with the rest of the website.

    The content is well-written, however. And did you just say you charge $0.02 for 100 words!!! Or was that a typo...
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbee20

    Here is a header that you can use if you like it.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      0.02 per 100 words should be 0.02 per word.

      No?
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Nothing special but I like the way you organized navigation and layouts.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post

      0.02 per 100 words should be 0.02 per word.

      No?
      OOPS! I can't believe I missed that. Thanks for pointing that out!

      Originally Posted by ecoverbee20 View Post

      Here is a header that you can use if you like it.

      Thanks
      andy
      I downloaded it and will use it. Thanks a lot!

      Originally Posted by jrjohn View Post

      The very top, where it says TimothyTorrents Freelance Writer has a color scheme clashing with the rest of the website.

      The content is well-written, however. And did you just say you charge $0.02 for 100 words!!! Or was that a typo...
      Typo, fixed it now.

      Originally Posted by yestyle View Post

      Nothing special but I like the way you organized navigation and layouts.
      I still have a lot of work to do!

      Thanks everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author ICTBoost
    Hi, this webdesign is very basic, but loads quickly.
    Also the navigation is clear, so i will think that your website visitors will find the information they need.
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