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HELP ! Does My Website Look Professional ? (26 posts)

  1. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey frnds,

    I own and run a technology related website called technojourney.com .
    I have spent weeks customizing my website and have made consistent CSS changes. But I still feel that my website is not very professional.

    I don't want to change the theme, but want to make my existing one better.

    Plz pour your ideas to help me out. I am willing to take any suggestions.

    Thank you .

  2. roostertail
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    At first glance, the site is really messy. It looks like you tried to cram every imaginable piece of information onto one page. Your top navigation and the sidebar 'categories' are redundant. There is too much stuff in the sidebar(s).

    IMHO, professional means neat and simple. Because you have two sidebars next to each other, the main body where you have articles is too narrow.

    So, I think you should simplify and streamline the sidebars. Use one instead of two to make the sidebar narrower and make the main body larger. Use better navigation to take the visitor to other pages rather than trying to put everything on one page.

    Good luck,
    Nick

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Definitely a case of information overload!

  4. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you roostertail for those valuable insights on my website will definitely try implementing the ideas you suggested.

    Thank u for your time :)

  5. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for that comment esmi.

  6. MBravura
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Turning down the "brain noise" knob about 90% would be most beneficial.

  7. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    MBravura can you plz be more detailed. Thank you.

  8. john83
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i think there are to much colored "sections" e.a. the combination of adds and social links on the right side.

    also , maybe it is because i am in europe but it takes a decent amount to load. normally i would probbaly already have stopped in out of annoiance. Are u using a caching plugin like wp super cache ?

  9. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey john83,
    Thanks for that piece of advice. M using Wp Total Cache plugin.

  10. jakesyl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Way to Much information the landing page should be clean sleek and proffesional looking try a slider that might help.

  11. popper
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Definetely, information overload. Try to keep things simple, and focus on the content. As said above, you have some redundancies: navigation both on top and on the sidebar (I would eliminate the sidebar one), Facebook connect is also repeated, you have a "most recent posts" widget on a page where you can already see your most recents posts, etc.

    Try to simplify your home page, have only one level in the sidebar, with the most important information, and make your post area wider. Try to give your content some space to breathe.

    good luck!

  12. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you jakesyl and popper :)

  13. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you everyone for your time and help.

  14. devotee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As others have said there is to much information. Also I would:

    Add more whitespace between sections and more padding for text and headlines
    Make headlines smaller
    Make the text in on the frontpage not justified but ragged right, justification makes the text unpleasent to the eye imo, to much space between words.

    Just my five cents

  15. Sparkes123
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Way too congested. Nice amount of content though, just too much to take in on a homepage.

  16. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you devotee and sparkes for your advice :)

  17. jessiehannah
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    your recent posts category on the right side toolbar is redundant, since you have our posts right on the home page. Consider creating a link to your blog, or posts, and clean up the main page. Just my 2 cents.

    Good luck!

  18. crazyjamaica
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi everyone !

    I need your opinion on my website too .That was great and constructive advise ! I need a professional website about Jamaica as a vacation destination and the Jamaican medicinal herbs. I have been getting on an average of 60 visitors each day,but they dont seem to stay and read. do you think my site is too hard on the eyes ? [link removed]. Also is it best to buy a theme ?

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @crazyjamaica: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster's thread. Please post a new topic.

  20. crazyjamaica
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes Maam I heard about harsh people like yourself to newbies. Dont mean to be impolite just thought I was continuing under the same topic.will try to figure out starting a new post.

  21. Technew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good job with your site Nikhil. You've got good content. At the end of the day that's what matters. However, you can try and change the fonts (style and/or size)on the sidebar I thought.

  22. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you soo much technew :) thanks for ur time :)

  23. snowboarder8985
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Honestly, if I saw this site just scrolling around on the internet, I would click off immediately and consider it a spam/phishing site. Way too much going on which makes it hard to be taken as a trustworthy site.

  24. benwon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    very professional ~

  25. realwebtraffic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It really looks very professional site, but when i open the website i see many pictures. I think you think about that where visitors focus on website..

  26. nik8451
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your time and suggestions - snowboarder8985, benwon,realwebtraffic. I will consider them while making changes :)

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