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Offline ladyj2001

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Help! Is this site easy to use?
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:34:29 PM »
Hi all,

I was registered in the forum before but couldn't remember my username so I've had to set up a new account.

I have set up a site, www.geekschool.co.uk and wonder if you could share your thoughts on the design and how easy you think it is to use? I'm trying to drive as much traffic to the 'Book' section as possible, and would greatly value your opinions.

Thanks



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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 05:23:55 PM »
Hi LadyJ,

Welcome (back) to the forum!  Your site is very colorful & playful! I thing that I would consider if I were you is to possibly raise the 3 boxes a little higher on the page so a first time visitor has a better idea of what is going on.  Also, the Paypal image is overflowing the resources box.

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Offline Korry

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 12:57:14 PM »
It took me something like a minute or two to find the menu and find my way around the page, so I agree with Mark - those three boxes could be of a greater use if moved up. Also, I would change either the link hover color or background color in the first box.

(Paypal looks good on my side - using Google Chrome)

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 01:18:17 PM »
Hi LadyJ,

Wow! There's an lot to love about your site. All that Mark said and more! Really, quite catchy and attractive.

As to design.....when the site loads, it may be a little hard to "get" exactly what it's about. I would suggest putting what you do - as a slogan - up with the Geek logo. Booyah! OK, visitors will "get it" in a New York minute (that's very fast!).

Yeah...move the boxes up and maybe use <H1> keyword phrases as the headers.

The testimonials were a great touch. Great idea and well placed. They do seem like they were scripted with kind of a false tone. Looks like they were shot with a camera. Jolly good quality, ahhh...but maybe a web cam or Skype would look more realistic. Need to be authentic testimonials with all the warts that may come with them.

I'd gather some powerful real testimonial snippets in written form and marry those "snippets" with the revolving family slideshow images on the Home page. So the slideshow would move to the next image and there would be the drawing representing a family with movie-review like statements ("Incredible progress in just XXX sessions").

On the content page, I'd move the contact form up so at least the top shows above the fold. You don't know its there unless you scroll down. Many might just not scroll down and click away from the page?????

That's the lot for now. Hope this helps. Super start to a great site.

Cheerio - Magicman

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 01:27:06 PM »
MM you aways come up with super ideas this I know. I must say you always make some great post
Bill Brooks    hillsborowd@gmail.com

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 12:15:33 AM »
Thanks, Bill. I appreciate your and the compliment. - MM

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 11:30:06 AM »
Welcome back, LadyJ. :welcome:

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 06:13:31 AM »
Really, I didn`t know what the website was about at first. But it`s nice looking.

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Re: Help! Is this site easy to use?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 02:18:02 PM »
Your site is looking great.  Awesome work!  The only thing I would do, is make the 3 boxes on your home page the exact same size.  They just look a bit odd the way they are.  That's totally a subjective point of view, so if you're good with it, leave it the way it is.

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