would love some advice from the more experienced

  • mattboyslim

    #8267

    Hi all,

    I have begun my journey designing a website for the first time and would love any advice for improving it.

    I am a brick layer and my sister has just started as a qualified Personal Trainer so i jumped at the chance to build her a website as it’s something i’ve always been interested in.

    If anyone fancies having a look and giving some feedback and ways to improve the functionality or design then it would be hugely appreciated as i have found myself in a rather steep learning curve!

    Website is http://www.lmrfit.com

    Many thanks for any advice / feedback,

    Matt

    stevieboyee

    #40831

    Hi Matt,

    It’s a good start for some one that’s never done a website before – well done.

    Couple of points:

    1/ Loose the search bar – very few people use them, plus there’s not a lot to search on the site anyway.

    2/ Lose the comments widget – again no point in that

    3/ Tone the font size down – far to ‘in your face’..!

    4/ white space at right of header – make header same width as page layout

    5/ I would always put a contact number in the header area as well for this type of site

    6/ For a personal training you MUST have an about me page…

    7/ Tone the footer colour down a lot – and blend the text in – it’s not an important area for visitors

    8/ Reduce the size of your background picture its far to big @ 1.4MB that just adds load time

    9/ Add a newsletter subscribe widget

    hope that help a bit.

    Steve

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #40832

    Moved to Showcase.

    Agree with most of the above.

    Quote:
    5/ I would always put a contact number in the header area as well for this type of site

    You can also add this to the menu area if you use a custom menu.

    Quote:
    8/ Reduce the size of your background picture its far to big @ 1.4MB that just adds load time

    Definitely!

    mattboyslim

    #40833

    wow that’s some great advice, thanks guys 🙂 looks like i have my weekend sorted out for me! One thing i dont know how to do is get rid of the comments widget though, its been bugging me for a while but i cant do anything about it! there is no plugin that i installed apart from the ‘really simple twitter feed’ widget so i have no idea where it has come from!

    stevieboyee

    #40834

    Can’t see any comments widget – perhaps you have fixed this now..?

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