My completely redesigned website...

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djlouie atlanta

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Hi guys,

After months of late nights, headaches and joy; I am happy to finally have replaced my old website design I had since 2003. I would appreciate any positive/negative feedback as I put a lot of time and effort into it. Thank you in advance for this.

www.djlouie.com
 

robertbenda

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At a glance, I like it. Dark backgrounds are hard for folks like me with astigmatism, but this isn't too bad (much better than pure white on black). - dark on light is much easier on the eyes, though.

Your header is a relatively famous piece of stock art, but the rest seems great. Your header doesn't tell me where you are or have your email.

On your services page, you have to scroll down to find weddings, which I assume is your primary market.

Your about us is just a list of things without mentioned what's in it for them, really. Also, is there always 2 people: A DJ and MC; or are YOU always their MC? Wasn't clear if you have staff or not.

Overall I like it. Great work.
 

Billabong

Rock Lobster
Nice job, very cool.

I'd second throwing an email address under your phone number, either in the header or at the bottom under your address in the box.
Or change the "Share" at the top to "Connect" and add a button for email, like on your "Contact Us" page.

But your site totally blows mine away so who am I to judge? :)
 

djlouie atlanta

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On your services page, you have to scroll down to find weddings, which I assume is your primary market.

Also, is there always 2 people: A DJ and MC; or are YOU always their MC? Wasn't clear if you have staff or not.

Overall I like it. Great work.
Thanks for the feedback Robert. I added a top button to be the weddings (my primary market)...Thank you!!

On the DJ/Mc..I still think it is clear that all formal events have 2 people..this is how it's shown:

- Two Entertainers at every formal event (One DJ and one MC)

Thank you again for your valuable feedback!
 

maestro

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I am sure you spent a lot of time on it, congrats! Something I noticed right away was that the colors and initial screen shot of ScratchLive would most likely NOT appeal to woman / brides. If those are your colors, fine but one thing you can do to make them stick around longer than 5 or 10 seconds is... get rid of that ScratchLive shot and replace it with the image you have of the bride kissing your cheek. That will make them stay, for sure.

Your logo bugs me a bit cause DJ looks like IDJ and your name gets a bit lost at the same time Try adding a bar to the top left of the D and dropping the vertical line of the L a bit. I sketched (very quickly!) and scanned what I'm talking about.

Just my immediate thoughts... Take them however you wish, just trying to help. :)
 

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robertbenda

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On the DJ/Mc..I still think it is clear that all formal events have 2 people..this is how it's shown:
I meant, if it's YOU, personally, who is at every event, you should promote that fact, instead of mentioning a generic MC. Sort of a 'I'll be there every step of the way, and at your reception as MC, guiding...' etc.

If you have a staff and they might have someone else as MC, the staff should be on the site somewhere.
 

djlouie atlanta

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I meant, if it's YOU, personally, who is at every event, you should promote that fact, instead of mentioning a generic MC. Sort of a 'I'll be there every step of the way, and at your reception as MC, guiding...' etc.

If you have a staff and they might have someone else as MC, the staff should be on the site somewhere.
I see what you meant now. My other 2 guys are there. We can do 3 events at a time and we have assistants. I am just working on the assistants' bios. But the other 2 have been there below my picture:

http://www.djlouie.com/13/about-us.php
 

djnutz

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Hi guys,

After months of late nights, headaches and joy; I am happy to finally have replaced my old website design I had since 2003. I would appreciate any positive/negative feedback as I put a lot of time and effort into it. Thank you in advance for this.

www.djlouie.com
I have a very simple suggestion: Post your website on a website design forum for review.

Some food for thought on this topic: Many of us when talking with potential clients will advise them that they really need to hire "experts" with "proven success" to make sure they have the best chance for success on their big day. Many here have given our opinions about the guys who say they "specialize in," then list a dozen different kinds of events. This business is one of creativity and originality. No two events are the same. That mentality can lend itself to some thinking they have what it takes to design an effective website.

If you want the best chance for success with your website, I suggest looking for someone who "specializes" in websites for our type of work. Perhaps you could find someone local and offer some kind of trade out. I am having my website looked over by a local web design company in exchange for trimming some trees for the company's owner. (I own a chainsaw and a ladder, he needed a few tree limbs cut, knew I was able to help, called me and we set up the trade)
 

bill_smith

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I could not read the FAQ. I'd suggest a change of colors for the text , no matter how hard i looked and what angle, I could not make out any of the answers. I've got good visio nand no glasses;)

Else, I love it.
 

robertbenda

Active Member
I have a very simple suggestion: Post your website on a website design forum for review.
For the HTML side of things, I agree. Then send it over to sales for content. Then have some women/brides check it out for overall aesthetic. We DJ's, however, can give it an 'at glance' test and note things like missing info about where he's located, and other common pitfalls.

I took over my own website design because, my first two web designers were not good; the third was no longer in the same career by the time I wanted an update. Oh well.
 

djlouie atlanta

New Member
I could not read the FAQ. I'd suggest a change of colors for the text , no matter how hard i looked and what angle, I could not make out any of the answers. I've got good visio nand no glasses;)

Else, I love it.
Bill, do the answers look blurry to you, or you just couldn't find them period...if the second, you have to click on the question. Please let me know.

http://www.djlouie.com/13/frequently-asked-questions.php
 

bill_smith

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Hi Louie When I clicked, the questions moved up alright but the answers were in a very darkset type, and the background made them almost impossible to make out. It was like reading in the dark with sunglasses. The type is black, and the background is dark gray. Ifyou lighten the background to a lighter shade of gray I think that would solve it.
 
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djlouie atlanta

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Hi Louie When I clicked, the questions moved up alright but the answers were in a very darkset type, and the background made them almost impossible to make out. It was like reading in the dark with sunglasses. The type is black, and the background is dark gray. Ifyou lighten the background to a lighter shade of gray I think that would solve it.
Thanks for the input Bill..I am trying it here with different browsers, pcs and laptops and looks good, but I guess if you are having that issue, some other viewers may too. Is there a way you can check from another devise sometime and let me know if it still the same way? Thanks in advance.
 

bill_smith

MobileBeat Moderator
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Same results at home Louie. Using IE8 at home and work. But any browser should work.

The gray background for the answers is very dark, and the black type is nearly unreadable.

But it's OK. As long as you like it, and do not see a problem with it, and others can actually read it, it's all good.
 
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