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Apr 01, 2015 11:02 |  #1

Just updated the branding and wanted some onsite on the look, feel, how it loads, etc.

All comments welcome.

http://www.michaelcarm​enphotography.com (external link)

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Apr 01, 2015 11:20 |  #2

This is all personal preference...

First impressions: looks clean and simple = good
Mobile version works well and looks good (Android)

Desktop - Google Chrome, I am at 100% zoom and 1920x1080. the text for your menu feels too small for me. I would also make the contact text larger. You want them to see that without having to look for it

I would use quotation marks in the review section and a name after each review if you can

Make the thumbnails larger so I am not forced to click on each one to see it

When I do click on them, the "Prev/Next" it pretty small and not very noticeable. I thought I had to keep going back to see the others.

Your reviews are copied from the wedding wire, I would put the wedding wire logo at the top of the review page or write "Wedding Wire Reviews" at the top. Large enough so people know it is legit. Also make that text a link to wedding wire. The "Wedding Wire Rated" badge has bad contrast and is difficult to read, along with being tiny. I would use the Wedding Wire text logo that they have on their site or make the badge larger


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Apr 01, 2015 11:23 |  #3

I like how the photos are on your Blog section. It's much easier to just scroll down the page through them than to click on a thumbnail to load it and keep click next. Maybe make your other pages like this.


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Apr 01, 2015 12:10 as a reply to  @ BlakeC's post |  #4

Thanks so much for the CC! REALLY appreciate it. My wife was saying last night the link text needs to be larger.


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Apr 01, 2015 12:13 |  #5

sourcehill wrote in post #17500693 (external link)
Thanks so much for the CC! REALLY appreciate it. My wife was saying last night the link text needs to be larger.

No problem! I know my site needs an overhaul too! Its pretty crowded. The text is ok for us younger guys or people who are used to looking at photog sites and know where to look.


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Apr 03, 2015 15:09 |  #6

I like the look of the site, agree about the size of the thumbnails. Your reviews which are good are mainly weddings and family, is this your main interest? If it is I suggest changing the emphasis on the home page, making weddings and families large and fine art etc smaller.

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Apr 03, 2015 15:32 |  #7

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I like the look of the site, agree about the size of the thumbnails. Your reviews which are good are mainly weddings and family, is this your main interest? If it is I suggest changing the emphasis on the home page, making weddings and families large and fine art etc smaller.

BW

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Apr 03, 2015 16:41 |  #8

Your phone number is listed on the Wedding Wire page. For the older people who are not comfortable contacting businesses by other means, I would have it one your website too. Even if you prefer email contacts, not having a phone number on a website says to me "This is a part time business." If that is not the case, have your number on there somewhere. If you don't want the web crawlers to get your number and sell it to spammers, post it by image.


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Apr 04, 2015 08:34 |  #9

the thing that jumps out me the most is you have no "call to action" anywhere on your site. While your site looks nice, you don't really tell people what you do - you simply are showing them what you did.

You need a page describing your services and prices.


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Apr 04, 2015 13:56 as a reply to  @ i_am_cdn's post |  #10

GREAT feedback. Thank you so much brother!


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Apr 07, 2015 08:15 |  #11

On your testimonials page... have you considered breaking them up a bit? At first glance it looks like one person wrote you a book. Maybe try separating them by a name and location.

"Michael was one of the best photographers I've ever worked with"

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Apr 07, 2015 08:39 as a reply to  @ njstacker22's post |  #12

This is an excellent idea. Really appreciate you taking the time to check it out!!


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Apr 07, 2015 08:42 |  #13

njstacker22 wrote in post #17507715 (external link)
On your testimonials page... have you considered breaking them up a bit? At first glance it looks like one person wrote you a book. Maybe try separating them by a name and location.

"Michael was one of the best photographers I've ever worked with"

- Stacy, Dallas TX

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