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  1. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://www.media55.ca

    the showcase is static

    but the wallpapers rotate

    check the web price calculator, you will like it

    check the web and video portfolios

    open to any comments

    m55

  2. btechnol
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very nice website. A few things to consider and look at, in my opinion. First the fonts for the menu and <h1> <h2>.... are not showing up great (I'm using the latest version of the Google Chrome browser). Secondly, you might want to consider putting a copyright notice at the bottom of the page just so everyone knows that the content belongs to Media 55 Enterprises. Third, there is an issue with the portfolio page. When I tried to view the increased size Media 55 Enterprises photo of the website, the video (which is above) was in the way of the photo. Fourth, some of the landing pages are empty or say under construction, but you might want to consider a mini sitemap feature. For example your page (http://media55.ca/media55.ca/wordpress/media55/) says under construction but you might want to put "See our full line of services: Web Design & Development, Video Production & Photographing, and Graphic Design" with appropriate links to the pages.

    I LOVED the Web Price Calculator. GREAT idea and gives the customer/potential customer an idea of how much things cost. You might (if possible) want to re-affirm somewhere at the top of the page that the calculator is just an estimated price and actual price is based on customers specific needs.

    The rotating photo background really grabbed and held my attention. Also, you might want to consider adopting a privacy policy. Before I buy anything from anyone, I want to make sure that my information will not be freely sold to everyone else. Having a privacy policy in place allows the potential customer to know that their information and payment information will not be spread throughout the internet. People do check them and ask questions about them from time to time.

    All in all GREAT site.

  3. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Btechnol,

    First of all I'd like to thank you very much for all your comments and taking your time and looking and the site and your very nice comments.

    1) You said that fonts for the menu don't look good at Google Chrome. What's you OS? I tested it on Chrome and Firefox at Mac and IE,FF at Windows. It looks OK to me, do u use Windows?
    2) There is a copyright but it not easily noticable because it is white. I just changed the color
    3) When I increase the size of the page it is ok at FF and Google Chrome at Mac. Also that video code comes from Vimeo. I wanted to use tubepress but it didn't work for vimeo. I am really open to try a new video gallery.
    4) For under constructions parts you are absolutely right but I am waiting for my manager to give me some text for there, that's why I am leaving those pages underconstruction/

    Thank you very much for your comments

    I really appreciate

  4. btechnol
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using Windows for my OS.

  5. Diogo15
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cool site!!,...
    @btechnol is right, the fonts for the menu and titles, are NOT with antialised, so it show all the pixel curves... looks wrong just in CHROME latest version,...

    and the "web price calculator", its AWESOME,... how do i get one???
    is there any plugin or something???,.. did you made it??

  6. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I will install Google chrome to a Windows machine to see how it looks.

    Web Price Calculator is written with Java Script Diego. I searched for plugins but I was not able to find something suitable. I added the html file, includes the javascript code, in an I-frame to wordpress page.

  7. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there any idea to make the header font anti-aliased for Google Chrome?

    I installed Google Chrome to my Windows machine and I understood what you mean.

  8. Diogo15
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hard question... =(

  9. Simonsblogoflife
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, sarkut

    Nice website - I installed the same theme on my WP today - I have a quick question: How did you get your frontpage sliders to only show part of the text, on my site the 3 sliders are showing the entire post.

    Thank you for your time, and well done on the site it is a good read.

    All the best
    Simon

  10. jeFFF
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Sarkut,

    Take a look at this for font smoothing under Chrome :
    http://maxvoltar.com/archive/-webkit-font-smoothing

    This is CSS 3, it's a great features. I put this on all my new sites.

    Cheers
    jeFFF

  11. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Simon,

    Prepare posts to only show at front page slider.

    I made a category "pillars" and put that category to slider. I customize the pillar category posts to show there, other posts won't show up at the front page.

    And thanks for your comments

  12. mdevaney
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    three thoughts

    1. your cufon is hard to read
    2. your drop caps don't look right
    3. although a scrolling background is neat, one nice image should do.

  13. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks mdevaney,

    Which browser and operating systems do you use?

    Scrolling background is there to impress visitors because we design webpages.

    Thanks

  14. total14
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Using a theme to promote a web designer - perhaps it would be more impressive if you designed your own site!! - just a thought not being rude or anything.

    Simon just add the 'read more' break in the WordPress edit post area and that is where your snippet will end.

    iain

  15. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Iain,

    The point of using CMS is customizing its functions according to our needs. As long as we can change the images, edit the CSS to change the fonts, color and basically the view, it is good for us.

    We don't see any point to design a website from scratch and work on it for weeks while we can customize a them in a few days. It is an engineering discipline, doing the best thing in a limited time which is called efficiency. If customer needs we can design it from scratch, we can even develop a CMS from scratch.

    We are pretty happy with WordPress and themes, a little customization usually does most of the work.

  16. Diogo15
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @sarkut @total14

    I think both of you are right, i have spend too many time JUST designing a theme for a client and somestimes he isn't totally satisfy, its so much more efficient and clever to involve the client with choosing a theme, it is a lot more quicker and the level of satisfation is bigger.

    In the other side, a WEB DEVELOPMENT COMPANY in 2011 should INNOVATE.

  17. srjp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Diogo15, I've seen similar calculators elsewhere, if you look at the page source it always seems to make reference to dq_estimate_wizard.cfm and I'd guess DQ is these people: http://www.designquote.net/html/dq_estimate_wizard.cfm

    I've no desire to suggest who did it first or if anyone copied anyone, but it would seem there's a script out there somewhere that will do it for you without the need to create your own forms.

    Re the post title - no, I had no idea that was a wordpress site! I think it's very attractive and didn't realise such a theme existed. Although running my screen resolution (1366x768) I only saw the very top lines of the three boxes and IMO it would have more impact if these loaded more prominently on the screen's first impression. Can't cater for all screens of course.

  18. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi SRJP,

    If you look at the source you cannot see any estimate.cfm because as I already explained above it is written by JavaScript. You don't need to use any cfm for it.

    You can see the code here: http://media55.ca/media55.ca/wordpress/wp-content/themes/InStyle/web-price-calculator.html

    I have first seen it on designquote.net and designed my calculator. I think it is a very good idea.

    Thanks for the comments, I think it is a really nice theme, new trends is rotating backgrounds, it looks more dynamic.

  19. srjp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Sarkut, I must apologise for my very badly worded post - I don't mean to question your claim that you wrote it in JavaScript yourself!

    Where I wrote, 'I've seen similar calculators elsewhere, if you look at the page source it always seems to make reference to dq_estimate_wizard.cfm'

    I should have clarified to what I was referring, viz. 'I've seen similar calculators elsewhere, if you look at the page source on those sites it always seems to make reference to dq_estimate_wizard.cfm'

    Sorry for any confusion!

  20. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is OK, no problem. We prepared JavaScript here: http://media55.ca/media55.ca/wordpress/wp-content/themes/InStyle/web-price-calculator.html and them embedded it with IFrame to: http://media55.ca/media55.ca/wordpress/web-price-calculator/

    any other comments on http://www.m55.ca ?

  21. denysaputra
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Nice site, just my opinion. I think you visited color for the menu bar is less, maybe you can use red. It will look match.

  22. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the comment Deny,

    I tried it after I read your comment, it looked nice but one of the wallpaper had a red line over menu and it didn't look good under it.

    mmore comments on http://www.m55.ca

  23. imatiler
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Awesome Effort!!
    You should feel very proud.

    I have the same issues with the top menu. (Pixelated Font)
    You may need to change the font your using as it's not very web safe.
    You could try the google fonts that get loaded with the page but that may blowout you load times.

    I'm running FF on windows 7 32bit.
    1680 x 1050 screen resolution.

    Have you checked your Google Analytics for the most common screen resolution and browser options of your visitors?
    That would be the first place I would go and replicate the most common to see how it presents.

    Well done
    Mick

  24. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Mick,

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

    It is a great idea to check Google analytic to figure out visitors and make the changes according to it.

    I ll need to test the page on windows FF on 1680 x 1050 resolution.

    Thanks

  25. capar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Which template is that and how do you make the changing background?

  26. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There are a few templates with rotating background images. I think it is the new trend.

    I am using elegant themes.

  27. capar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Isn't it make the page loading time longer? Because it is loading 3 wallpapers at the beginning.

    Also different wallpapers are getting loaded for pages. It shows 3 wallpapers at the same time at initialization.

  28. sarkut
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It just takes a second to load for me, Also Alexa Analytics show the loading time good, it is better than the 50% of the web sites.

    I think it is Ok because it doesn't take a long time.

    I don't know if anyone has a problem with page load time?

  29. barryha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Never trust your own computer's load time if it has a local connection to your server.

    For me, page load time for me is 2.64 sec to onload event, and I have a 24 mpbs connection on the west coast. It might be a little slow but I sure didn't have a noticeable delay.

    Image bg1.jpg loaded in 1.25 sec for 397kb. It downloaded in parallel with bg4.jpg and bg10.jpg. Maybe the first big background image will load faster if you can delay the beginning of the second background image load.

    Great looking website!

  30. TimeHealer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I REALLY like the price calculator, it lets people know what they are going to pay up front - more sites could use it.

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